White House News

Michelle Obama honors community youth programs

Michelle Obama cited the "transformative power of the arts" Monday as she presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 community-based, after-school programs that reach underserved youth.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 10:26pm EST

Obama's education agenda dominated by loose ends

President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, experts say, with practical budget issues and an age-old power struggle between Congress and the administration getting in the way.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 05:05pm EST

In unusual CIA case, FBI detoured from usual path

The way the FBI responded to Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails, which ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen, is the exception, not the rule.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 01:35pm EST

Fiscal cliff negotiators are facing high hurdles

It's entirely possible that lawmakers and the White House will reach a deal that staves off an avalanche of tax increases and deep cuts in government programs before a Jan. 1 deadline. To do so, however, they'll have to resolve deep political and fiscal disagreements that have stymied them time after time despite repeated promises to overcome them.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 10:32am EST

Naming dilemma for Obama: Is it Burma or Myanmar?

President Barack Obama's landmark visit to Myanmar, known by the U.S. as Burma, brings up an unusual problem of protocol: What does he call it?

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 04:36pm EST

White House: Israel has right to defend itself

The White House on Saturday defended Israel's right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, blaming the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group for starting the conflict.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 12:44pm EST

Obama turns to foreign policy with Asia trip

In his first trip abroad since the summer heat of the re-election campaign, President Barack Obama will seek to reinforce American influence in Southeast Asia in spite of the large shadow cast by China. He will become the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar, an appreciation for its steps toward democratization, as well as Cambodia.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 04:12am EST

Women in Petraeus scandal had visited White House

The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal _ the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome emails that led investigators to uncover the illicit relationship _ visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions. Neither woman met with President Barack Obama during their visits.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:05pm EST

Obama aides: Myanmar visit not a 'victory' lap

White House officials cautioned Thursday that President Barack Obama's historic trip to Myanmar, a onetime U.S. adversary, should not be viewed as a "victory celebration."

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 06:10pm EST

US condemns barrage of rocket fire from Gaza

The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 11:23am EST

Obama wants 'conversation' on climate change

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration has not done enough to combat global warming but said he hopes to begin his second term by opening a national "conversation" on climate change.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 04:34pm EST

Obama: 'Still time' to resolve Iran nuke dispute

President Barack Obama says there is still time for the United States and Iran to resolve an impasse over Iran's nuclear program.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 02:37pm EST

Colo. man accused of threats against kids, Obama

A suburban Denver man has been arrested after telling his therapist he wanted to shoot children, kill people on Halloween and kill President Barack Obama, federal court records show.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 11:27pm EST

Shaping a security team, Obama's challenge deepens

Barely a week after winning re-election, President Barack Obama suddenly confronts a deepening challenge in assembling a new national security team, his task complicated by a scandal that has cost him a CIA chief and raised doubts about his Afghanistan war commander.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 06:42pm EST

Top bishop: We won't give in on birth control rule

A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 04:48pm EST

Congress wants answers on Petraeus affair

Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 09:55pm EST

Highlights of 'fiscal cliff' taxes and cuts

The so-called fiscal cliff is an economy-rattling combination of expiring Bush- and Obama-era tax cuts and major across-the-board spending cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs.

Saturday - 11/10/2012, 02:02pm EST

Labor: Tax the rich, don't touch safety nets

After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night.

Saturday - 11/10/2012, 04:08am EST

Obama to hold news conference on Wed.

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday, his first since being re-elected to a second term.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 03:29pm EST

Obama to travel to New York to view Sandy recovery

The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to New York on Thursday to view recovery efforts from the massive East Coast storm Sandy.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 02:32pm EST
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