White House News

Obama: Jobs growing, but 'we've got to do more'

President Barack Obama says the economy keeps creating jobs, but with many still out of work, "we've got to do more."

Friday - 05/04/2012, 04:07pm EDT

Obama pushes for passage of Dream Act

President Barack Obama is telling Hispanics he is ready to sign a bill that would allow illegal immigrant students a path to citizenship, a measure he calls a "common-sense" reform.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:30pm EDT

Obama invites African leaders to G-8 summit

President Barack Obama is inviting the heads of four African nations to join other world leaders at the G-8 summit to discuss food security on the continent.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 04:17pm EDT

White House is silent on fate of Chinese activist

The White House is sidestepping questions about how the U.S. might resolve the predicament surrounding a blind Chinese activist who sought refuge in the American embassy and who no longer wants to remain China.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 02:15pm EDT

Gov. Scott: No downtown gun ban for GOP convention

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has rejected a request from the Tampa mayor to prohibit the carrying of guns in downtown during the Republican National Convention this summer because it would infringe upon "sacred constitutional traditions," according to a letter released Wednesday.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 05:28pm EDT

Highlights of US-Afghanistan agreement

Highlights of the strategic partnership agreement signed by President Barack Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai outlining the relationship between their countries after the U.S.-led war ends in 2014:

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 02:30am EDT

In Kabul, Obama highlights foreign policy record

President Barack Obama answered political taunts with presidential muscle Tuesday, addressing the nation from Kabul as Republicans said he's overdoing the celebration of Osama bin Laden's death one year ago.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 08:49pm EDT

Secret trip trickled out then the trickle stopped

It was the secret that bent but never quite fully broke.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 07:47pm EDT

Obama tightens penalties on Iran, Syria

President Barack Obama is tightening penalties on foreign entities and individuals who try to evade sanctions on Iran and Syria.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 03:37pm EDT

Obama: Bin Laden anniversary time for reflection

President Barack Obama portrayed the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden as a time for reflection Monday and pushed back on criticism that the White House was using the occasion for "excessive celebration."

Monday - 04/30/2012, 04:02pm EDT

Obama: N. Korea hostility a weakness, not strength

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Monday decried aggressive acts from North Korea, including its recent failed rocket launch, and vowed to maintain a unified front against such provocations.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 03:58pm EDT

Obama criticizes GOP in speech to union members

President Barack Obama is rallying union workers by painting a bleak portrait of America's infrastructure. He blames Republicans for focusing on tax cutting rather than creating jobs by updating and rebuilding highways, railroads and airports.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:57am EDT

What happened in Colombia didn't stay in Colombia

The Secret Service does not often get a black eye behind those oh-so-cool sunglasses. It's got a shiner now.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 03:02am EDT

Romney, Secret Service, GOP: Obama mocks them all

President Barack Obama scattered the barbs during the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner as he poked fun at White House races past and present, the Secret Service and Donald Trump.

Sunday - 04/29/2012, 02:06pm EDT

Blind lawyer's escape to overshadow US-China talks

Less than a week before annual U.S.-Chinese diplomatic and economic talks, relations between the powers risked sharply deteriorating Saturday with an escaped Chinese activist reportedly under American protection and a U.S. fighter jet sale to Taiwan now being considered.

Saturday - 04/28/2012, 04:08pm EDT

Obama 'angry' about Secret Service scandal

The White House says President Barack Obama is "angry" about the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 02:13pm EDT

Obamacare collapse would put employers in charge

If the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, don't look to government for what comes next.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:24am EDT

Obama honors national teacher of the year

President Barack Obama is honoring Rebecca Mieliwocki (Mil-WAU-kee) as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:26am EDT

Nonpartisan gov't auditors rebuke Medicare bonuses

In a blow to the Obama administration on Medicare, government auditors Monday called for the cancellation of a costly bonus program for private health plans that congressional Republicans have criticized as a wasteful political ploy.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 05:04pm EDT

Reports cast doubt on European missile defense

Major delays, cost overruns and critical technological problems are plaguing a missile defense system designed to protect the United States and Europe from an Iranian attack, Pentagon advisers and government investigators say about one of President Barack Obama's top military programs.

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 08:53am EDT
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