(CNN) – President Barack Obama hosted female U.S. senators at the White House on Tuesday night as he continued his personal outreach to push his second-term legislative agenda.
The session lasted just over two hours, according to starting and ending times provided by the White House. The group dined on Alaskan Halibut and peach pie.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama will host female U.S. senators at the White House on Tuesday night as he continues his personal outreach to push his second-term legislative agenda.
According to one of those lawmakers, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Obama invited all 20 women senators.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama was again briefed Friday by his top national security team as a massive manhunt unfolded for one of the suspected perpetrators in the Boston Marathon bombings.
The briefing concluded shortly after 4 p.m. ET, according to a White House official. He then called Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "to express his condolences for the MIT police officer who was killed overnight," the official stated.
(CNN) - White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" - possibly the poison ricin - in a letter sent to President Barack Obama the same day a similar letter was found in a Senate mailroom, the Secret Service said Wednesday.
Both letters arrived Tuesday at off-site postal facilities set up after the 2001 anthrax attacks and have been sent to laboratories for additional tests, authorities said.FULL STORY
(CNN) - On a day with gun control and the federal budget in the spotlight, President Barack Obama continued his congressional outreach at dinner with a dozen Senate Republicans in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House.
Wednesday's event marked Obama's second dinner meeting with Senate Republicans in a little more than a month, though the guest list was different from the last meet-up. Senators began arriving at the White House around 6:45 p.m., and a White House official said the dinner ended at 9:17 p.m.
(CNN) – A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making a bomb threat near the White House, according to the Secret Service and Washington's Metropolitan Police Department.
Krzysztof Wasik, 44, of Hazel Township, Pennsylvania, walked up to a White House gate Wednesday morning and told guards he had a bomb in his vehicle that was set to explode, police said.FULL STORY
(CNN) - This president has a lot on his plate. As President Barack Obama explained, there are so many "demands on your time, trying to balance being president and being in the third grade. That's a lot of stuff."
He wasn't talking about his own responsibilities, but those of Kid President, the 9-year-old online sensation who appears in a new web video touring the Oval Office with Obama. A family member produces the web videos starring Robby, who has the brittle bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta, according to his website.
(CNN) – Justin Timberlake's grand return is going to Washington.
The White House announced this week that the 32-year-old artist is slated to perform there on April 9 as part of an evening of celebration for Memphis Soul music. (The Tennessee native's latest album in particular, "The 20/20 Experience," has stood out with critics for its more soulful sound.)FULL STORY
(CNN) – Though they worked for presidents who would disagree on many issues, the five men who shared a stage Wednesday nightly mostly agreed on at least one thing: they didn't want their job.
Each of them had once served as White House chief of staff, but in many cases, only after initially balking at the job offer or outright turning it down.
“People came up to me and said, ‘Gosh, you've been serving for five years,’” said Josh Bolten, who had held a variety of positions including budget director in the administration of George W. Bush before ascending to chief of staff. “You must be completely worn out. How can you take the chief of staff job?
(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Monday that nearly 500 furlough notices have gone out to administration employees in reaction to the forced government spending cuts known as sequestration.
"The White House is one of eleven components of the Executive Office of the President which is indeed, as we have said, subject to the sequester," Carney said. "Within the Executive Office of the President, several offices have sent furlough notices to their staff, including to 480 employees of the Office of Management and Budget."