04/03/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances. "I don't know how you guys...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/03/14 04:18 PM
President Obama on Thursday expressed shock at the “senseless violence” in Fort Hood, calling the mass shooting which took the lives of American troops at their home base -- far from the battlefield -- ”tragic.” "These are folks who make such extraordinary sacrifices for us each and...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/03/14 02:00 PM
With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/03/14 01:47 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama's thoughts were with the families of those killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood military base and said more must be done to help veterans returning from the nation's wars.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/03/14 01:41 PM
White House officials don't seem all that outraged by the news that Samsung tricked President Obama into taking a "selfie" with Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, but the president's lawyer is looking into the matter. The selfie of Obama and Ortiz, the slugger known to Red Sox fans as Big Papi,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/03/14 01:05 PM
The White House on Thursday denied that a U.S government backed project to create a Twitter-like social media network in Cuba was a “covert program.” “Suggestions this was a covert program are wrong,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Congress funds democracy...
By Brian Hughes | 04/03/14 12:42 PM
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs predicted on Wednesday that the Obama administration would scrap the employer mandate, which has already been delayed twice. “I don't think the employer mandate will go into effect. It's a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/03/14 10:54 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services said that the Social Security Administration would now be able to take applications for special enrollment periods for Medicare Part A and Part B and reduce late penalties for some eligible same-sex couples.
By Brian Hughes | 04/03/14 08:56 AM
President Obama late Wednesday received updates on the shooting at Ford Hood, Texas, and said he was “heartbroken” over the second episode of mass violence at the military base in recent years.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/02/14 06:58 PM
President Obama is receiving updates on a possible shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas, the White House said Wednesday afternoon. "The president has been informed of reports of a shooting at Fort Hood,” said deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who is traveling with the president in...
By Brian Hughes | 04/02/14 03:45 PM
Obama, traveling to Michigan to push Congress to raise the minimum wage, said conservatives dismissed the proposal because they believed it helped only young people.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/02/14 03:21 PM
Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell repeatedly told the House Intelligence Committee that he and other intelligence analysts initially believed the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a terrorist attack that evolved out of a protest to an anti-Islamic video. The idea...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/02/14 02:59 PM
“I'd encourage you and the American people to judge for yourselves the strength of the administration's response,” deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after a question about U.S. sanctions against Russia.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/02/14 02:52 PM
The White House on Wednesday called recent actions by Israel and the Palestinians “unhelpful,” and warned that they threatened to undermine already fragile Middle East peace talks. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration was “disappointed” by...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/02/14 02:41 PM
Democrats were quick to trumpet the 7.1 million enrollment figure for Obamacare's federal and state exchanges. But critics said that number failed to address many questions about who has signed up and insist that the fate of President Obama's signature domestic initiative is still up in the air....
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