White House News

Obama refuses to pick sides in Super Bowl

President Barack Obama isn't picking sides this Super Bowl Sunday.

Sunday - 02/05/2012, 05:14pm EST

Obama pushes for veterans jobs programs

In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would put veterans to work rebuilding trails, roads and levees on public lands.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:20pm EST

Obama to host state dinner for British PM

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the British prime minister and his wife for an official visit and state dinner in March.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:19am EST

Obama says his policies are extension of his faith

Blending politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, from Wall Street reform to his calls for the wealthy to pay higher taxes.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 10:22pm EST

Obama wants small-business bill this year

Seeking cooperation in a polarized climate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to act quickly on bipartisan measures that would extend tax breaks for small businesses and help startup companies raise money. He said he would sign the legislation "right away."

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:45pm EST

Obama plays up auto industry success story

President Barack Obama hailed the rebound of the U.S. auto industry on Tuesday, trumpeting an economic story he hopes to use to his political advantage in key Rust Belt states such as Michigan and Ohio. In a not-so-veiled shot at Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Obama said it was worth remembering that there were some leaders "willing to let this industry die."

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:47pm EST

Obama meets Georgia leader amid Russia dispute

President Barack Obama offered encouragement Monday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia's hopes for a preferential trade agreement with the United States, but said the country has a way to go in its economic reforms.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:57pm EST

Plan would help military families take leave

The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are injured or called to active duty on short notice.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 02:59pm EST

Obama uses tax proposals for his political message

Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, but it's a plan that stands virtually no chance of passing Congress.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:40am EST

Obamas wrap up weekend with visit to museum

The first family wrapped up a busy weekend with a walk Sunday to the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Sunday - 01/29/2012, 07:07pm EST

Obama pokes fun during dinner for capital elites

President Barack Obama told some jokes and poked a little fun at himself as he addressed the Alfalfa Club dinner, an exclusive annual black-tie get-together of some of the capital's movers and shakers.

Sunday - 01/29/2012, 02:21am EST

College presidents wary of Obama cost-control plan

Fuzzy math, Illinois State University's president called it. "Political theater of the worst sort," said the University of Washington's head.

Saturday - 01/28/2012, 11:49am EST

Ariz. police officer's Obama photo prompts probe

The Secret Service says it's investigating a Peoria, Ariz., police sergeant who posted a photo on Facebook that shows a bullet-riddled T-shirt with the image of President Barack Obama.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 04:51pm EST

Obama-Brewer friction on display on tarmac tiff

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she meant no disrespect when she pointed a finger at President Barack Obama during an intense discussion on an airport tarmac. But the Republican governor says the Democratic president showed disrespect for her by abruptly ending their conversation.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 12:09am EST

Parent of Obama-backed battery maker goes bankrupt

The parent company of an electric car battery maker that received a $118 million grant from the Obama administration filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 11:37pm EST

Thousands of federal workers owe back taxes

President Barack Obama has preached that all Americans should pay their fair share in taxes, but a government report finds that tens of thousands of federal employees _ from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama's executive office _ collectively owe the government billions in back taxes.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:51pm EST

Obama sympathizes with father of rescued American

President Barack Obama says that as a parent, he sympathizes with the father of an American woman rescued this week in a secret raid in Somalia.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:39pm EST

Obama plays down encounter with Arizona governor

President Barack Obama says his encounter with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has been "blown out of proportion" and was not a big deal.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:36pm EST

Panel: Start now to replace Nevada nuke site

The United States should immediately start looking for an alternative to replace the failed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, which cost an estimated $15 billion but was never completed, a presidential commission said Thursday.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:26pm EST

100-year-old arrived too late for mention by Obama

A 100-year-old man who was supposed to get a shout-out from President Barack Obama Thursday for his long life and lengthy marriage arrived too late and was dropped from the president's prepared remarks.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:29pm EST
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