Kansas governor to fill void left by Daschle, but will not take "Health Czar" title.
By Michael A. Fletcher Saying his administration has done more in the past 30 days...
The Obama administration is using Vimeo as one more tool in its efforts to reach supporters, wherever they may be -- and whatever software they may be using to get there.
President Obama serves notice that he is prepared to battle for his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, as he linked the priorities laid out in the spending plan to the promise of change from his presidential campaign.
Session on "green" jobs becomes mutual admiration society meeting.
"I've got to get through this speech before federal officials come here and arrest me for practicing capitalism."
It is "entirely possible" that President Obama will pick a Secretary of Health and Human Services before convening a health care summit next Thursday, press secretary Robert Gibbs said on Friday.
President Obama's announcement of a deadline for withdrawing combat troops from Iraq recalled one of the most hotly-debated issues of the presidential campaign: whether a date-certain for withdrawal was tantamount to giving up. It also provided some interesting flip-flops.
A new effort by a left-leaning political action committee targets Democratic incumbents who are perceived as selling out their constituents.
The Obama administration has threatened to boycott a major U.N. conference on racism scheduled for April unless major changes are made to the draft conference outcome document, which they claim unfairly singles out Israel and would restrict freedom of speech.
Cassandra Butts is a leading candidate to head the troubled Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which has been beset by shrinking staff, a growing backlog of job discrimination cases to investigate and plummeting morale.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will discuss the global economic meltdown with President Obama when the two men meet in Washington next week, a senior British official said today.
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said Obama made the call "as a courtesy" to the former president.
Obama: "Let me say this as plainly as I can: by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."
The Obama administration has begun the process of rescinding sweeping new federal protections that were granted in December to health care workers who refuse to provide care that violates their personal, moral or religious beliefs.
President Obama boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. (Saul Loeb/AFB)...
By Ben Pershing President Obama will unveil today his plan to draw down troops in...
Members of the civil rights group, upset about the publication of a cartoon in the New York Post they say depicts President Obama as a murdered chimpanzee, planned small protests at Fox affiliates in 50 cities today.
The president has invited members of Congress to the White House for a meeting this afternoon to discuss his plans for drawing down troops in Iraq.
By Joel Achenbach Socialism in America: That's a big theme we're picking up as we...
First lady Michelle Obama visited the Environmental Protection Agency today, thanking its employees and explaining the recent economic stimulus package.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today that he is lifting a 1991 ban on news coverage of the return of the remains of fallen service members.
Last night, "Kenneth the Page" took to NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show to issue "the Jack McBrayer response to the Internet response to the Republican response to the President's address to Congress."
President Barack Obama is promising to slash federal spending by $2 trillion, even as the administration initially invests large sums of money to revive the faltering economy.
President Obama has named a new director of the Office of National AIDS Policy -- Jeffrey Crowley, who is currently a senior research scholar at Georgetown University.
The Office of Management and Budget is making the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget available online.
Ahead of attending his daily presidential briefing, President Obama delivers remarks at 9:30 a.m. on the budget blueprint he will submit to Congress today.
By Ben Pershing Another day, another massive, agenda-setting announcement from President Obama. Look back at...
Who invented the automobile and solar cell?
The U.S. Geological Survey says it needs the money for the volcano-monitoring portion of the $140 million that the Survey received in the stimulus package.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told reporters this afternoon that he remains determined to shutter the scandal-plagued facility within a year, despite a series of legal and diplomatic hurdles in his path.
The first lady dropped a couple more crumbs of vaguely new-ish details in the new issue of People for a nation slobbering for news, any news, about the future first pooch.
One of the masked mammals that had been prowling the White House grounds has been captured by the National Park Service.
A look at past responses to State of the Union speeches.
Conservative commentators trash Louisiana governor's performance.
Locke, the former governor of Washington State, was Obama's third choice for the post.
By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts his day with his routine presidential briefing at 9:30...
By Ben Pershing In the hours leading up to President Obama's address to a joint...
Lest anyone think Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) might go quietly into the night, he announced in none too subtle terms Tuesday night that he is very much a United States Senator.
Reporters are used to standing in the backs of rooms, cracking jokes amongst themselves as political personalities go about their business. Now, thanks to Twitter, the whole world can listen in on the press pen.
President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress.
President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted each other with open arms and kisses at the president's first formal address to Congress tonight.
The atmosphere tonight as the senators gathered in their chamber held no tension and no pressure.
How do the themes President Obama lays out in tonight's speech differ from those in his Inaugural address just over a month ago? The below tag clouds provide some clues.
Live Fact Check of President Obama's address before Congress.
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The White House has released advance excerpts from the speech President Obama will deliver at 9 p.m. before a joint session of Congress.
President Obama could outline his concrete plan for withdrawing troops from Iraq as early as this Friday.
Blog Neck of State obsessively catalogs and analyzes the president's neckwear.
President Obama has invited an eclectic group of students, business leaders, local government officials and members of the military to sit in his presidential box at tonight's address to a joint session of Congress.
President Obama will announce on Wednesday that he has chosen former Washington governor Gary Locke to be the nation's Commerce secretary.
A presidential speech means the highest state of security in the Capitol, but late Tuesday afternoon, the second floor of the Senate side filled with smoke and smelled like a campfire, and the police just shrugged and opened windows and doors.
Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) was confirmed by the Senate to be labor secretary later today, more than two months after she was nominated to the post by President Obama.
Conservative religious activists have launched a scathing campaign against top HHS contender Kathleen Sebelius.
President tells network anchors award-winning movie reminds him of the Indonesia of his youth.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) just announced she is hosting the heroic pilot and co-pilot of the U.S. Airways flight that landed safely in the Hudson River last month at tonight's presidential address to Congress.
President Obama this morning granted politically embattled Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso the honor of being the first foreign leader to meet with him at the White House.
Gibbs and Axelrod used morning show appearances to explain that President Obama's speech will lay out his overall plans to heal the economy.
President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight won't be an official State of the Union address, but everyone is treating it that way. Including the annual handshake hogs.
President Obama's choice of organics expert Kathleen Merrigan for the No. 2 spot at the Agriculture Department was immediately welcomed by sustainable agriculture and food policy advocates.
The pre-speech spinning began well before the sun came up, helped along by Republican National Committee press secretary Alex Conant.
Sarah Lovenheim President Obama attended his daily presidential briefing at 9:00 a.m., followed by an...
By Ben Pershing Thirteen hours from now, President Obama will stand before a joint session...
The Obama administration is considering establishing national rules for regulating greenhouse gas emissions for automobiles, according to White House officials, a move backed by both auto manufacturers and some environmentalists.
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While some Republican governors have far-ranging concerns about the stimulus package, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) conceded today that few of them are going to be willing to leave federal assistance on the table.
Today, the Department of Justice announced that Binyam Mohamed, 30, has been released from Guantanamo.
The White House "Fiscal Responsibility Summit" gets under way today for a marathon session on long-term budget-busters such as Social Security, Medicare, federal purchasing and tax policy.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, this morning to get a "first hand look" at the facilities he will help shutter as the nation's top law enforcement officer.
President Obama told a group of state executives in a meeting at the White House that they should have an "honest debate" about the $787 package rather than claiming certain small components of the bill are wasteful.
Few Americans are "very confident" that Social Security and Medicare are in shape to provide benefits throughout their retirements, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
By Ben Pershing Is President Obama suffering from an acute case of political schizophrenia? A...
By Jonathan Cohen Deep public worry about the federal budget deficit has jumped since December,...
By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts his day with his routine presidential briefing at 9:15...