White House News

Holder: House committee vote 'unwarranted'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says a vote by a House of Representatives committee to hold him in contempt was "unwarranted, unnecessary and unprecedented."

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 08:04am EDT

History of presidential use of executive privilege

President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege for the first time Wednesday. He applied the presidential power to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 03:20am EDT

Obama: Euro crisis could affect my re-election

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that Europe's economic situation could have a spillover effect on his own re-election prospects.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 02:51am EDT

Obama pick for Iraq envoy withdraws nomination

The Obama administration's pick to be the next ambassador to Iraq withdrew from consideration Monday as Senate Republicans suggested his confirmation was endangered because of his behavior and judgment while working at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in 2008.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 04:47pm EDT

AP sources: Administration mulls pared health law

Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of the president's health care law if its most controversial provision does not survive, according to veteran Democrats closely involved with the legislation.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 04:22pm EDT

Obama: Putin talks candid, tensions can be eased

Seeking common ground, President Barack Obama said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Monday on the need for a political process in Syria to prevent civil war in the violence-torn country and said any tensions between the United States and Russia can be worked out.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 03:40pm EDT

White House congratulates Greece on elections

The White House is congratulating the Greek people for holding that country's election in difficult times.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 05:07pm EDT

On Father's Day, an Obama golf getaway in Chicago

On Father's Day, President Barack Obama is having a golf getaway.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 12:33pm EDT

Obama, world want bold signs from Europe at G-20

With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will contain its financial mess and keep it from torpedoing the U.S. economy and his re-election chances along with it.

Saturday - 06/16/2012, 02:05pm EDT

Tantalizing what if's 40 years after Watergate

Watergate's "what ifs" are still tantalizing.

Saturday - 06/16/2012, 12:33pm EDT

Obama family takes an evening stroll in Chicago

It didn't take long for President Barack Obama to feel at home.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 09:44pm EDT

Obama holds gay pride reception at White House

President Barack Obama is telling gay supporters that they will have a friend and "fellow advocate" in the White House as long as he is president.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:56pm EDT

Obama tours new World Trade Center site

President Barack Obama ventured onto the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center site Thursday, getting a firsthand look at the skyscraper being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 07:23pm EDT

Obama gives Medal of Freedom to Israel's Peres

President Barack Obama presented Israeli President Shimon Peres with the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, calling him the essence of Israel itself and a man who earned his place in history long ago.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:41pm EDT

Obama: Bryson incident appears health related

President Barack Obama says he's keeping track of Commerce Secretary John Bryson's condition after the Obama cabinet member was involved in three minor accidents and was found unconscious in a car in San Gabriel, Calif.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Obama downplays effect of Wisconsin election

President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect broad political repercussions from Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's success holding on to his office. He adds, however, that he would have "loved to see a different result."

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:14pm EDT

Obama: Claims of deliberate leaks 'offensive'

President Barack Obama denied Friday that the White House has deliberately leaked classified national security information that is flattering to him in this election year, calling such allegations "offensive" and "wrong." He promised investigations into the source of leaks about U.S. involvement in cyber-attacks on Iran and drone strikes on suspected terrorists.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 07:10pm EDT

US, Philippine leaders hail growing alliance

The U.S. and Philippines said Friday they are expanding intelligence sharing and cooperation on maritime security, as President Barack Obama reiterated Washington's desire to be viewed as a Pacific power.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 07:00pm EDT

Obama seeks to clarify remarks on private sector

President Barack Obama, seeking to clarify comments about the strength of the U.S. economy, said later Friday it is "absolutely clear" that the U.S. economy is "not doing fine."

Friday - 06/08/2012, 03:13pm EDT

Cars avoid crashes by talking to each other

As a safety demonstration, it was a heart-stopper: A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching fast on the cross street.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 10:03am EDT
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