White House News

Netanyahu: Obama 'gets' Israeli self-defense right

Israel's leader says President Barack Obama understands that Israel has the right to defend itself from an Iranian nuclear threat.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 04:48pm EST

Obama recasts birth control debate on own terms

President Barack Obama waded deep into the culture wars of American politics by rushing to the defense of a female law student Rush Limbaugh verbally attacked.

Saturday - 03/03/2012, 06:52pm EST

Obama to deliver commencement address at Barnard

Barnard College says President Barack Obama will speak at the school's graduation ceremony this spring.

Saturday - 03/03/2012, 10:28am EST

Obama promotes conservation of US public lands

President Barack Obama is drawing attention to the nation's parks and open spaces, saying conservation of American attractions and resources creates jobs, assists the recovery and even contributes to less foreign oil dependence.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 06:00pm EST

Obama calls student in contraception debate

The White House says President Barack Obama has called a Georgetown law student whose stand on contraception coverage prompted Rush Limbaugh to deride her as a "slut" on his radio talk show.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 02:42pm EST

Obama to address economy in political important NC

President Barack Obama will travel to Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday to speak about the economy.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 12:34pm EST

Obama calls governors of states hit by twisters

President Barack Obama has called the governors of six states recovering from devastating tornados and said he was ready to assist with their needs.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 04:51pm EST

Clinton: Auto bailout most important Obama move

Former President Bill Clinton says the auto industry bailout was the single most important decision by President Barack Obama _ even bigger than pushing his health care overhaul through Congress.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 11:43am EST

NKorea says it will halt some nuclear activities

North Korea raised hopes Wednesday for a major easing in nuclear tensions under its youthful new leader, agreeing to suspend uranium enrichment at a major facility and refrain from missile and nuclear tests in exchange for a mountain of critically needed U.S. food aid.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 10:46pm EST

Obama salutes Iraq war vets at White House dinner

With a formal dinner for the few, President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid solemn tribute to the many.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:57pm EST

Obama sets up trade crackdown office

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the creation of a new enforcement office to challenge what he called unfair trade practices in China and other countries around the world.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:37pm EST

Obama welcomes TransCanada plan for new pipeline

The White House on Monday welcomed a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 06:30pm EST

White House helps pay for NYPD Muslim surveillance

The Obama administration said Monday it has no control over how the New York Police Department spends millions of dollars in White House grants that helped pay for NYPD programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance. In New York, the police commissioner said he wouldn't apologize.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:43pm EST

Obama urges governors to boost education funding

President Barack Obama Monday urged the nation's governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforce is crucial for the U.S. to remain competitive with other countries.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 02:35pm EST

Governors headed to White House meeting Monday

The nation's governors are going to the White House on Monday to discuss ways to bolster job growth and improve their partnerships with the federal government.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 04:44am EST

Obama toasts governors for hard work

President Barack Obama is promising the nation's governors they have a strong partner in the White House.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 07:58pm EST

It's not easy for presidents to say 'I'm sorry'

Nearly every president ends up saying he's sorry for something America has done _ from a bomb gone tragically astray to the locking up of Japanese-Americans during World War II. This time it's disrespectful disposal of Qurans. And again there are critics who see an apology as a sign of weakness or a failure of patriotism.

Saturday - 02/25/2012, 03:14am EST

How the poll was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK Poll on the federal budget and Congress was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Feb. 16-20. It is based on landline and cellphone telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,000 adults. Interviews were conducted with 700 respondents on landline telephones and 300 on cellular phones.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 03:08pm EST

Obama: Choice for Latinos in 2012 won't be hard

President Barack Obama is telling Latino voters their choice in the election "will not be that difficult" because he's the only one who backs comprehensive immigration reform.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 12:13pm EST

Obama signs payroll tax cut extension into law

President Barack Obama signed the payroll tax cut extension into law Wednesday, notching an election-year victory and rare bipartisan agreement in the continuing partisan battle over jobs, taxes and debt.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:16pm EST
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