The Secret Service said Thursday that its procedures to ensure a tight bubble of security around the White House and the political leaders under their care were not followed when an uninvited Virginia couple attended Tuesday night's state dinner.
After pardoning a pampered turkey earlier in the day, President Obama took part in a decidedly lower-profile turkey and food give-away to some of the District of Columbia's less fortunate residents Wednesday afternoon.
Dan Pfeiffer regularly trolls the West Wing, his list of to-do items -- a couple dozen long -- on a stiff White House-embossed index card in his pocket. At the end of every day, there's always a handful that he can't quite cross off.
James Traub takes a look at Vice President Biden's foreign policy role and operation.
Barack Obama on pardoning a turkey: "You know, there are certain days that remind me of why I ran for this office. And then there are moments like this, where I pardon a turkey and send it to Disneyland."
Once upon a time, Americans gave thanks for the bounty of the land with celebrations that involved fasting, rather than feasting. Some presidents refused to issue Thanksgiving proclamations. And, if it weren't for the roughly two-decade lobbying crusade of a female Thanksgiving advocate, the annual ritual might never have gained its national sanction.
President Obama released a statement Wednesday saying he and Michelle "were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Abe Pollin - a giant in the world of professional sports and someone I was proud to call a friend."
Our political trivia question of the day (visit www.washingtonpost.com/politicaltrivia for more): On September 10, Vice...
The White House released visitor logs Wednesday.
The reigning queen of daytime talk, Oprah Winfrey, will tape an interview with President Obama in the White House next week, White House sources confirmed.
President Obama will travel to Copenhagen Dec. 9, a day before accepting the Nobel Peace Price in Oslo, to help launch a U.N.-sponsored global climate change summit, a White House official said.
White House aides prepping for Wednesday's annual turkey pardoning released a humorous video preview in advance of the goofy ceremony, which is among the silliest rituals in which the president participates.
he White House released the list of expected attendees at tonight's State Dinner.
"The Magazine Publishers of America announced today that the U.S. State Department has enlisted the magazine industry to help decorate 17 rooms for the holiday season at the U.S. State Department buildings in Washington, D.C."
The Post's Robin Givhan is providing updates on dinner preparations throughout the day.
Documentary filmmaker and longtime Michael Moore collaborator Meghan O'Hara is currently working on a feature-length documentary about George W. Bush's military service in the Texas Air National Guard.
Search engine behemoth Google has taken out a house ad to apologize for image-search results delivered for first lady Michelle Obama that show the No. 1 image of her online to be a racist caricature of her.
Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs is considering a bid for the presidency.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces ethics charges he broke state laws more than three dozen times by violating rules on airplane travel and campaign money, according to details of the allegations released Monday.
Conservative Indiana Republican James Bopp Jr. on Monday began circulating a draft resolution calling on the Republican National Committee to end funding and endorsements for any candidate who deviates from three or more of its ten planks.
Our colleagues at Slate have released the latest version of their hit satirical feature, "Barack Obama's Facebook Feed."
Al Gore was on Saturday Night Live over the weekend in honor of NBC's "Green Week."
The U.S. will identify a near-term emission reduction target as part of an effort to reach a comprehensive climate agreement in Copenhagen next month, senior administration officials said Monday.
President Obama today announced partnerships with private businesses to increase achievement in math and science, saying the country must do more to compete with the world in those areas.
A day after the Senate voted to take up the health care reform bill, President Obama's top domestic priority dominated the discussion on Sunday morning talk shows.