White House News

Religious tensions play out in inaugural

There may be no clearer reflection of this moment in American religious life than the tensions surrounding prayers at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 12:37pm EST

Clinton urges participation in service projects

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton urged people to participate in service projects, saying there's a chain of service that links generations of Americans from all across the country.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 12:21pm EST

Obama eyes a legacy: 'You can make it if you try'

Presidential terms are measured by sweeping laws and stirring events, but legacies are about enduring ideas. The one Barack Obama has in mind will drive most everything he tries to do in the next four years: assuring that America is a place where anyone can make it.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 08:32am EST

Address: Obama looks to turn a page on first term

President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural's words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to command the world's attention.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 05:54pm EST

Medical privacy rules get an update

Those medical privacy rules you run into at hospitals, pharmacies and in your own doctor's office are getting an update.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:59pm EST

New nonprofit to promote Obama agenda

In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama's vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group _ funded in part by corporate money _ to mobilize support behind the president's second-term agenda.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:53pm EST

Biden to travel to Germany, France, UK

Vice President Joe Biden will visit three European countries next month, his first foreign trip in the Obama administration's new term.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 09:42am EST

Four years in, shifts in Obama strategy, outlook

Four years ago he was the fifth-youngest president to take the oath of office. Now Barack Obama is 51, his hair more gray, his face more lined.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:39am EST

4 enlisted troops picked for inaugural ball dance

An Air Force medical technician who served in Afghanistan has been chosen to dance with President Barack Obama at an inaugural ball Monday night.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 12:04am EST

US slams hostage-taking; Clinton to call Algeria

The Obama administration appeared to be in the dark Thursday about a hostage situation at a natural gas plant in Algeria, where Algerian forces launched a military assault to free dozens of foreign hostages, including an unknown number of Americans, held by Islamist militants.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 09:24pm EST

Michelle Obama shows off new hairstyle: bangs

There's something a little different these days about Michelle Obama: bangs in her hair.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 07:20pm EST

Obama tells Cameron that US values Britain in EU

President Barack Obama is wading into a sensitive issue with close ally Britain, making clear to Prime Minister David Cameron that the U.S. hopes Britain will stay in the European Union.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 06:15pm EST

Obama to confront oil pipeline, climate change

President Barack Obama's second-term energy agenda is taking shape and, despite the departure of key Cabinet officials, it looks a lot like the first: more reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and expanded production of oil and natural gas. Obama also is promising to address climate change, an issue he has acknowledged was sometimes overlooked during his first term.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 03:27pm EST

Biden: Nation needs to respond to gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden said the nation could not wait any longer to respond to gun violence, telling mayors on Thursday that the White House would "take this fight to the halls of Congress."

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 03:26pm EST

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama curbs ambition this time

Despite a relentless workload ahead, President Barack Obama is lighter on his feet in one sense as he opens his second term. Gone are the hundreds of promises of the past. He's toting carry-ons instead of heavy cargo this time.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:14pm EST

Obama names 8 citizens to highlight his successes

President Barack Obama is featuring eight Americans as "citizen co-chairs" of his inauguration, a new role created to highlight his first-term accomplishments with examples of lives that have either been improved by his actions or inspired his presidency.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 01:44pm EST

First lady launches new Twitter account: @FLOTUS

Trying to find Michelle Obama on Twitter? Try tweeting her at (at)FLOTUS, which is Washington shorthand for "first lady of the United States."

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 01:42pm EST

By the numbers: Obama's second-term inauguration

Before President Barack Obama can march from his swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol to the White House, D.C. transportation crews will have to remove the traffic light at 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 11:23am EST

Online auctions cancelled for inauguration tickets

A senator in charge of President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony said eBay and Craigslist have agreed to stop scalpers from selling inauguration tickets.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 10:32am EST

Obama administration plan for curbing gun violence

Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 03:05am EST
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