President Obama warned Saturday that a faltering U.S. education system is putting the country at a competitive disadvantage in the global economy, saying, "Few issues speak more directly to our long-term success as a nation."
In the wake of Congressional Black Caucus member accusations that President Obama has not been responsive enough to African American concerns, a top religious adviser to the president called on the community to help the president -- and his faith -based programs director emphasized the work the White House is doing reaching out to religious communities on issues the CBC cares about.
With the House moving toward a final health-care vote, the White House circulated Friday night a letter from Catholic and evangelical leaders that refutes claims that the Senate health-care bill could lead to the federal funding of abortion coverage.
Will President Obama attend a Washington Capitals game? "I think he would very much enjoy going," press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
Sen. Harry Reid's wife has undergone surgery at a Virginia hospital to stabilize injuries from a broken neck she suffered in a traffic accident.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs honored a bet he'd made with his Canadian counterpart during the Winter Olympics, donning the red maple leaf of the Canadian national hockey team at the start of Friday's briefing.
Congressional Republicans on Friday named six members to President Obama's deficit-reduction commission, choosing two of the party's most respected leaders on fiscal issues as well as outspoken conservatives who said they are determined to focus the panel's efforts on cutting spending rather than raising taxes.
In her weekly press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed confidence that health care reform would pass, saying lawmakers are "one day closer" to a historic achievement. But she also stuck a knife in hopes from some Democrats for a public option to be included in the bill.
Michelle Obama will travel to Mexico City in April in her first solo official trip as first lady, the White House announced.
President Obama will leave three days later than planned for Indonesia, departing March 21 rather than March 18, in hopes of reviving the stalled health-care bill.
The fate of President Obama's health-care reform plan is increasingly dependent on trust: Do lawmakers trust their leaders and the White House, given that they haven't seen a bill yet? And does the House trust the Senate to follow it off the cliff?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were taken to a hospital for treatment after a car accident, his office said Thursday.
The people of Jakarta, Indonesia, are eagerly awaiting President Obama's arrival next week. But in the meantime, Ilham Anas will do. The 34-year-old Jakarta resident looks uncannily like Obama.
Three months after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama announced Thursday the 10 charities that will benefit from his $1.4 million cash award.
House Republicans Thursday announced their entire 178-member conference would not seek any congressional earmarks this year, denouncing all of the line-item expenditures as wasteful and corrupting.
Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank on Thursday said a member of his staff alerted his chief of staff that then-Rep. Eric Massa had taken one of their junior staffers to a private dinner, and that the matter was handled appropriately.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) introduced a bill Thursday calling for the House ethics committee to restart its probe of ex-representative Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), as Republicans seek to focus attention on what Democratic leaders knew about Massa's behavior and when they knew it.
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History this week takes a stroll through formal fashion history with a short video documenting the process of setting up the museum's first ladies exhibition, which on Tuesday acquired first lady Michelle Obama's white inaugural gown.
One of President Obama's top campaign advisers tells CNN that Democrats have reason to worry about this year's elections. "I think that there is a real shot we are going to get slaughtered in elections this fall if we aren't leading the efforts to reform Washington," Steve Hildebrand said. "We campaigned in '06 and '08, and if voters don't see that change, we haven't lived up to that promise."
President Obama and congressional Democrats are nearly finished deciding what will be in their compromise health-reform package. All that's left to determine is how -- or whether -- it can pass.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was contacted by a top aide to then-Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) in October of last year with concerns about the lawmaker's behavior toward young, male staffers, a congressional source with knowledge of the investigation into Massa's actions said Wednesday.
In what has to be one of the real perks of the job, President Obama and Michelle Obama will have Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and a few others over to the White House on Thursday evening for an advance screening of "The Pacific." HBO's lavish World War II miniseries begins Sunday night for the rest of us.
The projected cost of President Obama's plan to overhaul the federal student loan program has exploded over the past year, making it almost impossible to include the popular measure in the same deficit-reduction package that would be the vehicle for the final pieces of Obama's health care initiative, Democratic sources said on Wednesday.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted down a symbolic resolution calling for the removal of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
During a House debate over the war in Afghanistan Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) ripped into the media for not covering the event the way they've covered the sexual past of a certain former congressman.
The House ethics committee decided Wednesday to close its short-lived investigation into allegations that now-resigned congressman Eric Massa groped and sexually harassed younger male staffers in his office, according to two sources familiar with the decision.
Jon Scott Ashjian is the first tea party candidate to announce a Senate bid and is running on the Tea Party of Nevada ticket.
As Democratic leaders push to finish health care this month, they are weighing whether to add a separate measure that would overhaul the student loan system and expand Pell Grants.
As fallout continued from former representative Eric Massa's mind-boggling appearance on Glenn Beck on Tuesday, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) called the New York Democrat "one taco short of a happy meal" in a conversation with Don Imus on the FOX Business Network.
Former New York City mayor Rudolph Guiliani recently spoke with The Post's Jonathan Capehart about the biggest mistake he made in running for president.
In case you missed former representative Eric Massa's appearance on Glenn Beck on Tuesday, here are the video excerpts released by Fox News.
Today President Obama will embrace tougher new efforts to fight fraud in Medicare and Medicaid as part of his drive to pass comprehensive changes to the nation's health-care system, the White House announced last night.
Emanuel has broken through an important pop-culture barrier: He was the subject of David Letterman's Top 10 list Tuesday night, titled "Top Ten Signs Rahm Emanuel Is Nuts."
Everyone in Washington feels a bit dirtier -- insert your House gym shower joke here -- the morning after Eric Massa took to the airwaves to defend/bury himself following a bizarre scandal that ended his congressional career.
Tea party organizers came to Capitol Hill Tuesday night to kick off a weeklong campaign they're calling "Take the Town Halls to Washington," an effort to block Democrats' latest push for health reform.
Former Rep. Eric Massa reversed himself Tuesday night, saying that "it is not true" that he had groped congressional staffers, hours after he told a different cable TV interviewer, "Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn't breathe."
Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush announced late Tuesday that they have appointed a six-member board of former Democratic and Republican senior government officials to oversee the humanitarian fund the presidents established in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti.
Filegate, one of the many "-gates" that erupted during the Clinton administration, looks to be over after a 14-year run. On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth tossed the case.
In his first televised appearance since saying last week that he would resign from Congress, former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday evening that he groped a staffer, but he denied that it was a sexual incident.
In an interview with the conservative website Newsmax.com, Mitt Romney said he loved the tea party movement -- as long as they don't hurt Republicans.
Palin's anti-Venezuela sentiments do not appear to extend to her husband, whose snowmobile racing team was sponsored by a division of Citgo, the retail arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil and gas company.
The Senate's latest jobs bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday, with the chamber voting to limit debate on a $150 billion package of tax extensions and aid for the unemployed.
A coalition of major business groups said Tuesday that it will spend as much as $10 million on television ads over the next 10 days attacking President Obama's health-care reform plans, arguing that legislation under debate in Congress will be too costly for small employers and will kill jobs at a time of economic distress.
A suicide plane crash that killed the pilot and an Internal Revenue Services worker at an office building in Austin, Tex., Feb. 18 was not a case of domestic terrorism, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday in a radio interview.
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer dismisses as "absurd" claims that scandal-plagued Democrat was forced from House to boost prospects of health reform
As he works to wrap up a yearlong debate on health care, President Obama is looking to the next big things -- energy and financial reform.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs called retiring Rep. Eric Massa's charges of a conspiracy to force him from office "ridiculous" in an appearance Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Two clichéd axioms have become relevant this week as President Obama focuses his fire on the health-insurance industry -- every good story needs a villain, and the best defense is a good offense.
Months after reporting that the number of illegal immigrants deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement increased 47 percent during President Obama's first year in office, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday corrected the record, saying the actual increase in removals and "voluntary returns" was 5 percent.
President Obama and President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador met in the Oval Office Monday to discuss the central elements of the administration's agenda for Latin America -- trade, security, and the environment.
The latest story in the growing stream about the president's chief of staff comes from New York Times White House reporter Peter Baker, who has penned the upcoming New York Times Magazine story, "The Limits of Rahmism."
President Obama warmly welcomed the University of Alabama's football players to the White House on Monday -- though without help from a key adviser.
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) prepared Monday to resign his House seat but not before lobbing a series of unsubstantiated accusations, including that the White House and House leaders conspired to force his resignation in order to boost the chances of passing a health-care bill.
Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday introduced a bill to slash the number of presidential political appointees, both full-time and part-time, from about 3,500 to 2,000 employees. on Monday introduced a bill to slash the number of presidential political appointees, both full-time and part-time, from about 3,500 to 2,000 employees.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted Monday that Obama is reading "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edmund Morris. Gibbs was responding to media questions about Obama's reference to his extra-curricular reading during the fiery health-care speech he delivered in Glenside, Pa.
White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton tweeted out a link to the Huffington Post "report potus referred to" about insurers raising premiums and shedding customers as a business strategy.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, a fierce opponent of Democratic health-care reform efforts who has said America under Obama is headed toward socialism, told a Canadian audience in a speech Saturday night that her family used to go to Canada to get medical care when she was growing up.
President Obama will speak directly to contractors and workers in the space program in Florida on April 15, attending a White House-sponsored conference that will give him a forum to explain and defend his decision this year to alter the program's direction and long-term priorities, the White House disclosed Sunday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) denounced a recently uncovered Republican National Committee PowerPoint presentation...
At an Ohio Right to Life fundraiser Friday night, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin once again defended the notes she wrote on her hand during last month's Tea Party Convention. She said she didn't have a good answer to media criticism at the time. Now she has one: God wrote on his hand too.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says health care reform would have been "dead on arrival" if the White House had sent a finished proposal to Congress last year.