White House News

Obama adviser hedges optimism on stricter gun laws

The Obama administration says it's confident stricter gun laws can be passed, but it's hedging its optimism by stressing just how politically difficult it will be.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 04:32am EST

A closer look at the inauguration schedule

The schedule for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (all times EST):

Monday - 01/21/2013, 04:10am EST

Obama: Inauguration celebrates US, not election

President Barack Obama says his second inauguration is a celebration of the country and its citizens, not the election results.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 09:34pm EST

Out-of-town cops sworn in for inauguration

More than 2,000 police officers from across the country have been sworn in ahead of Monday's presidential inauguration.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 05:00pm EST

Obama's campaign looks to legislative fights

President Barack Obama's campaign racked up 332 electoral votes and helped the president win a second term. Now it hopes to score legislative victories and build the president's legacy.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 03:00pm EST

Obama's Inauguration Day is a day for MLK Jr., too

Monday's inaugural may be President Barack Obama's big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 02:33pm EST

A closer look at the inauguration schedule

The schedule for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden:

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 01:44pm EST

Guests for Obama's private swearing-in

President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate White House ceremony, with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia at his side. A look at the other guests who bore witness to Obama's swearing-in:

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 12:53pm EST

Obama sworn in to second term as president

President Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second four-year term.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 11:56am EST

Obama worships at historic AME church in DC

President Barack Obama worshipped and celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday at the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 11:24am EST

US wants to know how Algerian attack unfolded

The White House says it will work with the Algerian government to understand how events unfolded in the terrorist attack on a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 11:10am EST

Oath of office taken by Vice President Biden

The oath of office taken by Joe Biden on Sunday as he begins his second term as vice president:

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 10:19am EST

Obama, Biden lay wreath at Arlington cemetery

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 09:03am EST

Biden sworn in to second term

Vice President Joe Biden has been sworn in to a second term.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 08:22am EST

Obama says US ready to assist Algerian officials

President Barack Obama says the U.S. stands ready to provide whatever assistance officials need in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Algeria.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 06:04pm EST

Dear Mr. President: One glimpse of your nation

Dear Mr. President:

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 05:39pm EST

"Ace of Cakes" bakes the Obama inauguration cake

Baltimore celebrity baker Duff Goldman is making the cake for President Barack Obama's Commander-in-Chief's Ball.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 02:55pm EST

Presidential vehicle sports new license plates

President Barack Obama's ride has a new license plate.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 02:39pm EST

Unexpected inaugural moments make history, too

The inauguration of a U.S. president is traditionally a highly scripted celebration, with seating charts, schedules, dress rehearsals and planning committees that map each moment of the history-making day from start to finish.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 01:59pm EST

Latest inaugural forecast: Bit warmer than in 2009

Consider it the first fact check of a Barack Obama campaign pledge for his second term: Will he, or Mother Nature, deliver on promised warmer Inauguration Day weather?

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 01:58pm EST
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