03/08/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In late December, President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:20 PM
The White House says President Obama is continuing his telephone outreach on Ukraine during his Florida vacation. The president spoke individually Saturday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:12 PM
President Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:08 PM
It appears unlikely that the White House's attempt to warm relations with Congress will help Obama advance his legislative agenda. Republicans have little incentive to improve ties with Obama at this point in his second term, particularly given his sagging approval ratings.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 04:48 PM
The White House said President Obama's conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin were “direct” and “candid,” and that the next few days would reveal if Moscow would de-escalate the Ukraine crisis. “We're having robust, direct, candid conversations between President Obama...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:52 PM
President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”
By Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 03:40 PM
World leaders have threatened Russia with significant diplomatic and economic costs unless it ends its military intervention in Ukraine, but the European politician with the most clout has been far more subdued. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who presides over Europe's economic engine, said...
By Brian Hughes | 03/07/14 03:36 PM
The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
President Obama will answer questions from the public about the Affordable Care Act in an interview for WebMD, the White House announced Friday. The interview will be broadcast March 14 and comes as the administration makes a final push to enroll consumers in Obamacare's new insurance...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
The White House on Friday said that the crisis Ukraine would not keep President Obama from his scheduled weekend vacation in Key Largo, Fla. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama had been able to monitor developments in Ukraine despite a busy domestic schedule this week and that...
03/06/14 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed be a weekend getaway to Florida for President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters, an escape from the frigid weather and lingering piles of snow around Washington. But Russia's intervention in Ukraine has put Obama's plans in doubt, making it possible the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 07:02 PM
President Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday about Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine and urged him to find a way to “resolve the situation diplomatically.” The two leaders spoke for an hour, their first conversation since Saturday, with neither side showing...
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 05:27 PM
A new survey released Thursday found that just one in four people who signed up for Obamacare through mid-February were previously uninsured. The report by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. estimated that 27 percent of those signing up for health care through federal and state exchanges had...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/06/14 05:02 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney said he personally has no regrets that President Obama's team poked fun at Mitt Romney for calling Russia America's No. 1 geopolitical foe during the 2012 election despite this week's Russian incursion into Ukraine. During Thursday's press briefing,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 02:35 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said it was “inappropriate” for House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to abruptly end a hearing, preventing Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., from speaking.
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