White House News

Obama: Egypt not an ally or enemy

With anti-U.S. protests spreading in the Arab world, President Barack Obama says the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally, "but we don't consider them an enemy."

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:23pm EDT

White House: Deplores prophet film inciting raids

The White House says the U.S. deplores the content of an amateur film that denigrates Islam, but America's free speech rights allow such films to air.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 01:28pm EDT

Ryan: Attacks a reminder world needs US leadership

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's defense spending cuts "breed weakness" and that the United States can't afford that posture following the killings of four Americans in Libya.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Obama, Clinton statements on Libya attack

Statements by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as released Wednesday by the White House:

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:18am EDT

White House Big Dig ending, but what comes next?

The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 03:40am EDT

Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government's most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs _ which is up for renewal this week on Capitol Hill _ has inadvertently gathered intelligence about U.S. citizens.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 08:54pm EDT

Draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by the Homeland Security Department and new regulations covering especially vital systems, according to a draft of the order obtained by The Associated Press.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:21pm EDT

Obama briefed on 9/11 anniversary preparations

President Barack Obama has been briefed by his top national security aides on the government's preparedness ahead of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:12pm EDT

Obama called steaming mad over failed budget deal

President Barack Obama is acknowledging he was angry with House Republicans last year when a supposed "grand bargain" budget agreement with House Speaker John Boehner collapsed.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 04:29pm EDT

Obama to observe 9/11 anniversary in Washington

President Barack Obama will mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a series of commemorations in and near Washington.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 12:52pm EDT

US faces deadline on Haqqani network decision

The Obama administration faces a weekend deadline to decide whether the Pakistan-based Haqqani network should be declared a terrorist organization, a complicated political decision as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan and pushes for a reconciliation pact to end more than a decade of warfare.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 04:06am EDT

Obama drops by `The Buff' restaurant in Colorado

President Barack Obama has made an appearance in "The Buff," visiting a restaurant by that name in Colorado.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 03:19pm EDT

Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

Beer lovers, the secret is out.

Saturday - 09/01/2012, 05:55pm EDT

Obama vows help to soldiers, marks Iraq war end

In an election-year reminder that he ended the war in Iraq, President Barack Obama vowed Friday to help soldiers, veterans and their families overcome economic and health care struggles as they return to the nation they have served.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 05:25pm EDT

Democrats encounter bumps on the road to Charlotte

When Democrats from around the country gather next week in Charlotte to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term, some may not feel completely at home despite the Southern hospitality.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 04:07pm EDT

US waives visa ban for Myanmar official visits

The Obama administration took another step Wednesday in unraveling tough U.S. sanctions against Myanmar by waiving a visa ban to promote engagement with its reformist government.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 04:01pm EDT

Obama: Americans ready to help out during Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac neared the Gulf Coast, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Americans will help each other recover, "no matter what this storm brings."

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 03:43pm EDT

New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

The Obama administration is set to announce new regulations that would force the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks to nearly double in the next 13 years.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 12:07pm EDT

Romney faces balancing act with convention, storm

With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Republicans left open the possibility of bigger changes to Mitt Romney's already-shortened convention, mindful of political awkwardness in celebrating while severe weather threatens New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Sunday - 08/26/2012, 07:29pm EDT

Obama: Armstrong one of America's greatest heroes

President Barack Obama hailed the late astronaut Neil Armstrong as one of the greatest of American heroes, "not just of his time, but of all time."

Saturday - 08/25/2012, 05:35pm EDT
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