More White House Articles

  • Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change. Joined by top federal officials and local, state...

  • VIDEO: Obama lawsuit proper or 'preposterous'?

    Legal experts weigh in on the House GOP plan to sue President Obama at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

  • Obama, Kerry discuss 'path forward' on Iran talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday to discuss whether to extend Iranian nuclear talks. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Iran's track record in implementing an interim agreement has been "surprisingly...

  • Darrell Issa: Voicemail shows illegal fundraising by Obama administration

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is highlighting a a fundraising phone call former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to an department employee as evidence that the Obama administration has a history of illegal fundraising activities.

  • CNN vs. Arizona law enforcement: Why villainize undocumented children?

    An Arizona sheriff who suggested recently that many of the underage illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border are also violent gang members was taken to task Wednesday morning by a CNN anchor.

  • This is why the White House press briefing is so hard to watch

    Josh Earnest hasn't been on the job as White House press secretary for long. But he's already mastered the art of creatively not answering reporters' questions.

  • Biden to Ukraine: US, Europe weighing Russia costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ukraine's leader that the U.S. and Europe are talking about imposing new costs on Russia for continuing to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Tuesday. The White House says...

  • White House defying aide's congressional subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year. The White House argued that Obama adviser David Simas...

  • Senate backs 2 nominees to serve on energy panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved two nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday under an unusual political deal in which a FERC staff member will eventually be promoted to lead the commission. On separate votes, the Senate approved the nominations of Norman Bay and...

  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for...

  • Josh Earnest tries to explain why the White House doesn't blame Democrats for congressional inaction

    The White House on Tuesday insisted that it was appropriate to place the blame solely on Republicans for Washington gridlock, even as the GOP moves ahead on a highway-funding bill backed by President Obama.

  • VIDEO: Obama backs GOP highway bill

    President Obama said Tuesday he supports House Republicans' plan to temporarily fund the Highway Trust Fund through may 2015, but that a long-term solution will be needed.

  • Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library. Since launching in February, the Barack Obama Foundation has raised at least $850,000...

  • More Clinton White House records to be released

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives says it plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday, part of a months-long disbursement of White House records. About 20,000 pages of records from Clinton's two terms have been released since February....

  • At Ramadan dinner, Obama attributes his success to family and community, not government

    President Obama said Monday that the only reason that he has been successful in life is because of investments made by his family and his community.



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