White House News

Menu for the White House state dinner

The menu for Wednesday's state dinner at the White House for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha:

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 04:50pm EDT

Obamas' gift to Camerons: grill, chef jackets

It's time for David and Samantha Cameron to fire up the barbie again _ and not just any grill.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:28pm EDT

Obama: US, UK committed to Afghan mission

Leaders of the United States and Britain outlined plans Wednesday to shift the NATO war effort in Afghanistan toward a back-seat advisory role while Afghan forces increasingly take the lead, but stressed that the two nations remain committed to the mission there.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 02:05pm EDT

Ally-on-ally killings muddy path for US pullout

The Obama administration is only beginning to calculate the pace of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan beyond this summer, facing an endgame fraught with political risk and complicated by shocking setbacks like the alleged U.S. slaughter of Afghan civilians.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 09:46pm EDT

Awards honor youth pursuing science careers

Nithin Tumma, a 17-year-old from Fort Gratiot, Mich., has won this year's Intel Science Talent Search for his research on breast cancer treatments that are more effective and less toxic.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 09:04pm EDT

Analysis: Obama tested by events outside control

This is the economy election, right? Tell that to the world.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 09:58am EDT

Shootings further dent Americans' support for war

The weekend massacre of Afghan civilians, allegedly carried out by a U.S. soldier, newly undermines the rationale for a war that a majority of Americans already thought wasn't worth fighting. But the Obama administration and its allies insisted Monday the horrific episode would not speed up plans to pull out foreign forces.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 10:34pm EDT

Obama calls Afghan killings tragic, troops to stay

President Barack Obama says the massacre of Afghan civilians, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier, won't change U.S. strategy or plans for keeping troops in Afghanistan.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:41pm EDT

Obama: Killings show need to turn over security

Obama: Afghan killings underscore need to turn over security and bring US forces home on time

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:27pm EDT

Obama seeks to restructure job training programs

The Obama administration wants to streamline federal job search and training programs to make it easier for displaced workers to find new careers.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 04:07pm EDT

US seeks to contain damage from Afghan shooting

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta both called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express their condolences after an American soldier in Afghanistan wandered off base and allegedly gunned down 16 villagers. Panetta vowed to "bring those responsible to justice."

Monday - 03/12/2012, 04:55am EDT

Emails show White House input on Sherrod ouster

White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal emails released by the administration.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:54pm EST

Obama says nation needs changes in tax laws

President Barack Obama told business leaders Tuesday that the nation needs to reform its tax system to help boost the economy, saying the American people "instinctually understand" that the U.S. needs a more balanced approach to solve its economic problems.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 09:34pm EST

Analysis: Obama demands his say on GOP's big day

I'm the president. You're not.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:56pm EST

Obama: I don't know what's in Limbaugh's heart

President Barack Obama says he called a Georgetown law student who was labeled a "slut" by radio host Rush Limbaugh because he doesn't want people who speak their mind about policy issues to be discouraged or attacked.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:01pm EST

Obama: GOP candidates display 'casualness' on war

President Barack Obama says Republicans on the presidential campaign trail display casualness about war when they urge military action to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 01:53pm EST

Obama announces new housing initiatives

President Obama is announcing new mortgage relief for members of the military and veterans as well as homeowners with government-insured loans. The initiatives are the latest administration attempt to help borrowers struggling under a depressed housing market.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 01:19pm EST

Obama, Netanyahu talk unity, underline differences

Taking sharply different stands, President Barack Obama on Monday urged pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his nation's right to a pre-emptive attack. Even in proclaiming unity, neither leader gave ground on how to resolve the crisis.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 01:26am EST

Obama shifts G-8 from Chicago to Camp David

The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:37pm EST

Netanyahu gift recounts Persian plot to kill Jews

Israel's prime minister likes to draw on history to dramatize the threats the Jewish people have faced throughout the ages.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:11pm EST
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