More White House Articles

  • Obama welcomes African leaders for unusual dinner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Take a White House state dinner and multiply it by 50. The result is the most elaborate and unusual dinner of President Barack Obama's administration, a one-of-a-kind affair put on Tuesday night for a one-of-a-kind gathering of several dozen leaders from countries across...

  • Obama seeks executive ways to limit tax inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama has denounced so-called tax...

  • Obama announces $12 billion investment in African energy sector

    Obama said the Power Africa effort has been so successful that the White House is tripling the goal to 30,000 megawatts, enough to power 60 million homes.

  • Why the killing of a general won't change U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

    The killing of an American general Tuesday in Afghanistan put the spotlight back on President Obama's withdrawal plan in Afghanistan at a time when bloody conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq overshadowed the longest war in American history.

  • Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships. The bulk of the commitments came from...

  • VIDEO: Details scarce after U.S. major general dead in Afghanistan shooting

    Security protocols designed to keep American forces safe in Afghanistan could come under more scrutiny after a deadly shooting Tuesday.

  • U.S. businesses to invest $14 billion in Africa

    President Obama plans to announce a $14 billion commitment from U.S. business to invest in Africa in areas ranging from construction and energy to banking and information technology.

  • US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed by a U.S. agency to work undercover in Cuba. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world's most sophisticated counter-intelligence services. Their...

  • How Endangered Species Act litigation means big money for environmental groups

    For most people, an hourly wage of $125 would be an awfully good deal, especially in this economy. But President Obama and environmental groups are warning that it is not nearly enough for one group: lawyers engaged in Endangered Species Act litigation.

  • White House on death of Reagan press secretary James Brady: He 'revolutionized this job'

    The White House on Monday paid tribute to the deceased James Brady, the 73-year-old press secretary for President Ronald Reagan who survived an assassination attempt and became a central figure in the national gun control debate.

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.

  • GOP: Happy birthday Obama, now here's a copy of Constitution to read

    The Republican Party is sending a copy of the U.S. Constitution to President Obama for his 53rd birthday, a not so subtle reminder that they view his adminstration as lawless.

  • Obama: We can't get immigration done because of the GOP's 'nativist elements'

    The Republican Party's "nativist elements" have successfully undermined Congress' many attempts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama griped in an interview published over the weekend by the Economist.

  • What Barack Obama really wants for his birthday

    What do you give the president who has everything? Here are some things he might be wishing for as he blows out his candles today.

  • Five reasons this week's Africa summit matters

    President Obama will host nearly 50 leaders of African nations in Washington early this week during the largest U.S.-African summit ever convened.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...