A TV ad warning of "icebergs" threatening the financial ship of state debuts Sunday, timed to coincide with President Obama's "fiscal responsibility" summit at the White House on Monday, and urges lawmakers to get serious about the country's long-term financial health.
By Anne E. Kornblut The special relationship lives on. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will...
An internal rift among Republican governors over whether to accept stimulus bill funding dominated the opening of the three-day National Governors' Association meeting.
First lady Michelle Obama plans to open up the White House kitchen to students from a local culinary arts program on Sunday afternoon, just hours before the planned National Governors' Association Dinner.
In his weekly address, President Obama announces that the Treasury Department would begin directing employers to reduce tax withholding from workers' paychecks, which would provide the average family with at least an extra $65 per month.
Mary Wakefield, a nurse who most recently directed the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, will run HRSA, which oversees community health centers across the nation.
Today, a glitch -- in the form of a misstatement by Vice President Biden -- arose to direct 80 mayors visiting the White House to a private-sector Web site instead of the government's own stimulus-bill spending tracking site.
The White House press secretary says Obama will not scrap the gas tax for a tax on miles driven.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs unleashed a barrage of criticism at Rick Santelli, a CNBC reporter.
Obama warned the nation's mayors today that he will "call them out" if the federal stimulus money is wasted on pork projects that do not generate jobs for the struggling economy.
President Obama and Vice President Biden plan to use the summit to launch a national conversation on how to put the nation on sounder financial footing.
Dana Milbank sketches the intellectual godfather of the Bush doctrine and the Iraq war as he disavows neoconservatism. Video by Gaby Bruna.
By Glenn Kessler SEOUL -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had lots to say...
By Ben Pershing In his inaugural address, President Obama approvingly quoted George Washington. But exactly...
Updated, 11:15 a.m. President Obama begins his day at 9:15 a.m. with two daily briefings...
Also under consideration for the HHS job: Nancy-Ann DeParle, former administrator of the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid and before that at the Office of Management and Budget; and Jack Lew, who has been confirmed as deputy secretary of state for management.
Meeting with Canada's prime minister on his first official trip abroad, President Obama warned against a "strong impulse" toward protectionism.
First lady Michelle Obama continued her "listening tour" of federal agencies today, this time visiting the Department of Agriculture.
President Obama made his new White House Office of Urban Affairs official this morning as he named two New York political figures to oversee his strategy for America's cities.
Obama heads to Canada this morning, supposedly for meetings with government officials and not, in fact, so he can change his identity and disappear, à la Jason Bourne.
By John Amick President Obama travels Ottawa today to meet with Canadian Prime Minster Stephen...
As President Obama has traveled the country talking up his plans to boost the economy, he's also made a point of reaching out to two constituencies that rallied behind his candidacy, calling in to radio programs popular with Latinos and African Americans.
First lady Michelle Obama invited about 180 students from D.C. schools to the East Room of the White House today for a celebration of African American History Month and to hear a performance by the famous a cappella ensemble, "Sweet Honey in the Rock."
Eric H. Holder Jr. today urged employees to take advantage of black history month to begin a frank dialogue about race.
President Obama does not support reviving the so-called Fairness doctrine, an aide said on Wednesday, knocking down speculation that Obama was open to reinstating the rule requiring broadcasters to air alternate perspectives on controversial issues.
Harry Reid said today he will work to pass a new energy bill within a matter of weeks.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will travel Monday to the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
By Anne E. Kornblut Just yesterday, it seems, Sen. Judd Gregg had irreconcilable differences with...
By Michael D. Shear President Obama may have earned the title of great communicator during...
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) owes income taxes on thousands of dollars she received as expense money while living in her own home, the Anchorage Daily News reported today.
By Ben Pershing President Obama signed the economic stimulus bill into law yesterday, and now...
Barack Obama today authorized sending an additional 17,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, marking his first big move as commander in chief and his first presidential decision without clear majority support.
Mukasey will join Debevoise & Plimpton as a partner, starting later this month.
By Glenn Kessler TOKYO, Feb. 17 -- Welcome to a new edition of the "On...
President Obama departs Andrews Air Force base at 9:40 a.m. ET for Denver, Colo., where...
By Ben Pershing For all of President Obama's desire to change Washington and blaze a...
A technology summit hosted by the Republican National Committee drives home the point that the GOP needs to remake itself online and harness grass-roots support if it is to transform blogosphere excitement into a broader movement.