White House News

Birds hit vice president's plane while landing

Officials say birds struck Vice President Joe Biden's plane as it was landing Thursday night at Santa Barbara Airport in California. Nobody was injured.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 06:38pm EDT

Obama salutes Wounded Warriors' bike riders

President Barack Obama has cheered on 22 injured service members who spun their way around the South Lawn of the White House in specially built bikes, part of a Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to raise money and attention for their cause.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:44pm EDT

Obama to speak at Holocaust museum

President Barack Obama will mark the annual commemoration of the Holocaust during a speech Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 01:07pm EDT

2 supervisors in prostitution scandal identified

The identities of two Secret Service supervisors who have been pushed out of the agency in the wake of a prostitution scandal have been revealed.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:18pm EDT

Obama honors Crimson Tide for BCS championship

President Barack Obama is honoring the University of Alabama football team for winning the BCS championship in January.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 02:48pm EDT

States asked to apply for unemployment test plan

The Obama administration is looking for states that will experiment with unemployment insurance programs by letting people test a job while still receiving benefits.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:44am EDT

AP source: No drugs found in agents' hotel rooms

Secret Service investigators have interviewed all the maids and cleaning ladies at the Cartagena hotel where 11 agents were staying when they allegedly brought prostitutes back to their rooms. A person familiar with the investigation says the hotel workers told investigators they found no drugs or drug paraphernalia in the rooms of the agents.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Obama called Warren Buffett to wish him well

The White House says President Barack Obama has called Nebraska billionaire investor Warren Buffett, a day after Buffett said he had been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 01:32pm EDT

White House condemns photos of military, corpses

The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is "reprehensible."

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 01:05pm EDT

White House threatens to veto GOP business tax cut

The White House threatened Tuesday to veto an effort by House Republicans to cut taxes for millions of smaller businesses, calling it an unproductive giveaway to many of the country's most profitable companies.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 07:08pm EDT

Pipeline prompts veto threat of highway bill

The White House is threatening to veto transportation legislation that would extend money for highway construction projects through the end of September because it would mandate construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that President Barack Obama earlier blocked.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 04:16pm EDT

First lady calls Trayvon Martin death a 'tragedy'

First lady Michelle Obama says her "heart goes out to the parents" of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 03:21pm EDT

Obama: 'Angry' if Secret Service allegations true

President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that "of course I'll be angry" if those accusations are proven true by an investigation.

Sunday - 04/15/2012, 10:29pm EDT

Obama says US can't afford tax cuts for richest

President Barack Obama says the nation can't afford to keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest, "who don't need them and didn't even ask for them."

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 10:38am EDT

Obama says US can't afford tax cuts for richest

President Barack Obama says the nation can't afford to keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest, "who don't need them and didn't even ask for them."

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 09:46am EDT

White House condemns unrest in Guinea-Bissau

The White House is strongly condemning efforts by Guinea-Bissau's military to seize power from the country's civilian leadership and calling for immediate restoration of the legitimate government.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 08:14pm EDT

Obama pays $162,074 in taxes on $789,674 income

Pressuring Mitt Romney on taxes, President Barack Obama's campaign re-released more than a decade of tax records Friday, a political maneuver designed to pressure the Republican presidential candidate to divulge tax records beyond two years and to stop "hiding" details of his huge personal wealth.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:57pm EDT

US overture to North Korea fizzles with rocket

President Barack Obama's hopes of using diplomacy to defuse an unpredictable, nuclear-equipped North Korea fizzled with that country's failed rocket launch, leaving Obama with little to show for his overture to the new North Korean leader.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:47pm EDT

Obama creates working group on gas drilling

The Obama administration said Friday it is creating a high-level working group to coordinate federal oversight of natural gas production, amid industry complaints that excessive regulation could stymie a natural gas boom that has pushed prices to 10-year lows.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 04:00pm EDT

Biden, wife pay $87,900 in US taxes

For Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, this year's tax return looks almost identical to last year's.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 11:15am EDT
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