White House News

Groups protesting at the Republican convention

Several groups, primarily labor organizations and those supporting President Barack Obama's economic and health-care stands, plan to demonstrate outside the Republican National Convention in the coming days. They include:

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:15pm EDT

Protesters begin to arrive in Tampa for RNC

Republicans aren't the only ones determined to come to Tampa, even as Tropical Storm Isaac heads toward Florida. Protesters are coming, too.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 03:16am EDT

First lady announces new hiring push for vets

First lady Michelle Obama chose a naval station in the electoral battleground of Florida to announce Wednesday that 2,000 businesses around the country have hired or trained more than 125,000 military veterans and spouses in the past year, exceeding a White House goal of 100,000 by the end of next year.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:24pm EDT

Obama extends federal pay freeze

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he is extending a two-year pay freeze for federal employees until at least next spring.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 12:53am EDT

Obama extends federal pay freeze

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he is extending a two-year pay freeze for federal employees until at least next spring.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 12:41am EDT

First lady hits gym before dawn _ and before hubby

Daily workouts at 6 a.m.? Not bad, Paul Ryan. But there's another influential political figure who's apparently often finished with hers by then: Michelle Obama.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:51am EDT

Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November

President Barack Obama says he doesn't believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that the reductions won't occur.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 08:23pm EDT

US: Assange trying to distract from sex case

The Obama administration on Monday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making "wild assertions" about U.S. persecution to deflect attention from sex allegations he faces questioning for in Sweden.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 03:18pm EDT

Obama: GOP candidate's rape comments 'offensive'

President Barack Obama says a GOP Senate candidate's comments on rape are "offensive."

Monday - 08/20/2012, 01:44pm EDT

First lady hosts kids at lunchtime 'state dinner'

At the first ever White House "kids state dinner," first lady Michelle Obama told America's top junior chefs Monday that the dishes they cooked up are proving that fun eating can be "healthy and tasty at the same time."

Monday - 08/20/2012, 01:12pm EDT

First lady to see Sikh shooting victims' families

Michelle Obama plans to go to Milwaukee to meet with family members of those killed and injured in a Sikh temple shooting this month.

Saturday - 08/18/2012, 10:47am EDT

Florida highway offers clues to presidential race

Beyond the theme park billboards that promise worlds of fantasy and adventure there is reality along this road that ripples across the state, small measures of struggle and survival in today's sputtering economy.

Saturday - 08/18/2012, 09:47am EDT

White House offers states $470M for roads, bridges

The Obama administration is making nearly half a billion dollars in unspent highway funds available to states that promise to use the money to create jobs and improve transportation.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 01:47pm EDT

Obama 'disappointed' by Russia band verdict

A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama is disappointed by the two-year prison sentence imposed on a punk band in Russia for protesting president Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn).

Friday - 08/17/2012, 01:27pm EDT

First lady visits Aurora, Colo., shooting victims

First lady Michelle Obama has met with some of the victims wounded during last months' massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and the medical staff that treated them.

Saturday - 08/11/2012, 07:20pm EDT

Pawlenty stumps for Romney as Ryan named No. 2

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty kept right on campaigning for Mitt Romney after he was passed over once again as a vice presidential candidate on Saturday, praising pick Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as a "bold thinker" and vowing to do "all I can" to help the Republican ticket win.

Saturday - 08/11/2012, 06:35pm EDT

Obama: Attack at Sikh temple assails religion

President Barack Obama says an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is an assault on religious faith and has no place in the United States.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 10:45pm EDT

Obama may act to stop infrastructure cyberattacks

The Obama administration is weighing plans to use its executive power to press U.S. businesses to better protect critical industries from potentially crippling computer attacks, after Congress failed to pass such legislation last week.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 06:40pm EDT

Obama calls Singh to express condolences

President Barack Obama has called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (MUHN'-moh-hahn sing) to express his condolences over the shooting deaths of six Sikh (seek) worshippers at a Wisconsin temple.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 12:46pm EDT

Obama announces $30M more in drought assistance

President Barack Obama is directing the Agriculture Department to authorize an additional $30 million to help crop and livestock producers in drought-stricken areas of the U.S. The spending does not require congressional approval, and the money has already been allocated to the department.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 04:49pm EDT
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