President Obama called Saturday for Americans to honor their countrymen who have died in war, saying that Memorial Day should be marked by "doing our part for the loved ones our fallen heroes have left behind and looking after our military families."
By Amy Gardner First lady Michelle Obama will touch down in Nevada on Tuesday for...
Hours after a tense news conference in the East Room, President Obama ventured to the back of Air Force One as it headed to Chicago on Thursday night for a rare moment of levity with the press.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with President Obama on June 9 at the White House, the administration announced Thursday evening. Abbas will arrive eight days after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with Obama at the White House.
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By Paul Kane The Senate turned back an effort by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Thursday...
At an event in this East Bay city, Obama gave a little more detail about why and, in doing so, gave a glimpse of the yearning he sometimes feels to burst his thick security bubble.
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Vice President Joe Biden apparently couldn't resist making a joke about Connecticut attorney general and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal's exaggerated Vietnam service at a barbeque for about 50 wounded veterans at his home Tuesday.
By Michael D. Shear Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama at...
By Scott Wilson SAN FRANCISCO -- President Obama raised nearly $2 million Tuesday evening in...
Sarah Palin has a new neighbor, and he's not just any old regular joe. The former Alaska governor took to her Facebook page Tuesday with a shot of the back of the man she says is famed author Joe McGinniss.
President Obama will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to assess the efforts to stop the oil leak there, White House officials said Tuesday. t will be his second trip to the region and will come just days after BP makes another attempt on Wednesday to plug the leak.
On Monday, Obama will make remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, south of Chicago - missing the usual tradition of presidents speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Democrats in Congress are not exactly rushing to approve President Obama's request for more control over federal spending.
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| May 24, 2010; 4:40 PM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama | Tags: obama spending bill; obama appropriations bill; obama spending cuts; obama recission; reduce unncessary spending bill; Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act
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Obama will be requesting an alternative to the line-item veto known as rescission, which would give him -- and future presidents -- the power to submit a package of changes to spending bills that Congress would be required to vote on, up or down.
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| May 24, 2010; 10:29 AM ET |
Categories: 44 Native, 44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama, On the Issues, Political Geography 101, The Budget
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Steele: Paul's 'philosophy got in the way of reality'; Sestak: White House offered me a job; Gibbs defends White House spill response
Sunday Rundown: Here's a quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.
Just about everybody on the Sunday shows was talking about the firestorm that erupted last week over Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul's comments about his opposition to the part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibited discriminatory conduct by private businesses. GOP leaders found themselves walking a fine line in supporting their candidate while at the same time distancing themselves from Paul's actual words.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to give further details this morning on Sestak's claim that he was offered a job last summer by the Obama administration if he would not run against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.