White House News

Glance: Implementation of health law by state

Monday - 12/03/2012, 08:38am EST

Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

It's health care brinksmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 08:37am EST

Obama pipeline decision may preview energy policy

It's a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he's won a second term, his next move on a proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada may signal how he will deal with climate and energy issues in the four years ahead.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 11:29am EST

Obama defense pick could come sooner than expected

President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary of state, several senior administration officials tell The Associated Press.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:38pm EST

Senate backs quicker withdrawal from Afghanistan

Reflecting a war-weary nation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan after more than a decade of fighting.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 10:51pm EST

Man arrested after incident with Romney motorcade

The Secret Service said Thursday a man interfered with a motorcade carrying Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as his vehicle arrived at a secure checkpoint near the White House. The man was later arrested after he became combative during an interview with a police officer.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 06:57pm EST

Obama and Romney together: Chili, not chilly

Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:28pm EST

Courts to hear challenges to Obama appointments

In a major test of presidential power, federal appeals courts are starting to hear legal challenges to President Barack Obama's decision to bypass the Senate in appointing three members to the National Labor Relations Board.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 01:02pm EST

Montana tribal elder who 'adopted' Obama dies

An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has died.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 06:48pm EST

Zippers and "Bo-flakes" deck the White House

"Bo-flakes" featuring the first dog and ornaments fashioned from zippers are among the new twists on traditional favorites at the White House this Christmas season.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:03pm EST

Obama calls embattled ambassador 'extraordinary'

President Barack Obama is hailing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as "extraordinary" as she continues to face scrutiny over her initial comments about the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 03:36pm EST

Geithner, lawmakers ready for `fiscal cliff' talks

Two of President Barack Obama's chief negotiators will meet on Thursday with congressional leaders to gauge prospects for a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 02:35pm EST

Obama hails Mexican president-elect in WH meeting

President Barack Obama hailed an "ambitious reform agenda" set forth by the incoming president of Mexico as he and President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday at the White House.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 06:55pm EST

JFK's last night recalled as key event for Latinos

President John F. Kennedy was supposed to just stop by and wave hello.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 04:04am EST

First lady welcomes Christmas tree

First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the holiday season by welcoming the White House Christmas tree.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 12:42pm EST

Obama celebrates quiet holiday at White House

President Barack Obama celebrated Thanksgiving quietly at the White House with his family, friends and some White House staff members after phoning 10 members of the U.S. armed services in Afghanistan.

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 01:02pm EST

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 06:38pm EST

Obama hails ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 01:53pm EST

Myanmar says it's ready to sign nuclear agreement

Little noticed in the warm glow of President Barack Obama's landmark visit to Myanmar was a significant concession that could shed light on whether that nation's powerful military pursued a clandestine nuclear weapons program, possibly with North Korea's help.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 04:27am EST

Obama, Wen hail US-China relationship

President Barack Obama says the U.S.-China relationship is "cooperative and constructive" and that it's important that the two nations set "clear rules of the road" for trade and investment.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 12:21am EST
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