Washington (CNN) – On the heels of disappointing jobs numbers, the White House says President Barack Obama will travel Tuesday to Albany, New York, where he'll deliver remarks on the economy.
The president is scheduled to visit the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) NanoTech Complex, according to a senior administration official.
Washington (CNN) - With more reports surfacing of misconduct by Secret Service personnel and other federal law enforcement officers during overseas trips, a U.S. government official familiar with the Secret Service acknowledged missteps by Secret Service agents in the past, but was quick to defend the government’s internal review process.
"We have had employees that have engaged in misconduct," the official told CNN. "People make mistakes."FULL STORY
Cartagena, Colombia (CNN) - The United States has "never been more excited" to work as equal partners with countries in Latin America, President Barack Obama said Saturday at the Summit of the Americas.
Such promises by U.S. presidents - Obama included - have been made before, but the remarks was nonetheless applauded by an audience of business leaders.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Obama will announce Tuesday a plan to help those hard-hit by the housing crisis, a White House official said.
"Today, the president is announcing two steps the administration is taking to support homeowners and their families - providing relief for service members and veterans, including those wrongfully foreclosed upon or denied a lower interest rate on their mortgages, and reducing fees for FHA borrowers looking to refinance," the official said. Obama will make the announcement at an afternoon news conference.
Washington (CNN) - While high gas prices are draining the wallets of American motorists, they're also driving heated debate over opening the spigot on the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
President Barack Obama has not said which way he's leaning but in remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday in Washington, he touched on the subject while talking about the need to keep the economic recovery moving forward.FULL STORY
Everett, Washington (CNN) – In sports terms, President Obama's West Coast fund raising blitz was mostly for the skybox and courtside crowd. Events in San Francisco were held at lavish estates with majestic views.
The invite lists were as impressive. Celebrities like George Clooney, Jack Black and Jim Belushi rubbed shoulders with the president.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama is a popular American political figure, even more so than her husband. Her name, face and stories of her influence behind the scenes are a constant in the media, and sometimes in not so flattering words and images.
In books, she is portrayed as battling with White House insiders. In magazines, she has been satirized as a militant activist. On TV, she responds to those who see her as an "angry black woman."FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The White House probably will announce a compromise Friday on a controversial rule requiring religiously affiliated employers to provide full contraception coverage to women, an administration source said.
News of the possible compromise comes after days of escalating partisan and ideological rhetoric over the pending rule, which many Catholic leaders and other religious groups oppose. The rule would apply to institutions such as hospitals and colleges.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - While reaching out to supporters through one of the latest high-tech means, President Obama expanded his social media experience by holding a Google+ video chat room interview on Monday afternoon.
In an election year, it's probably not good politics to talk about what you look forward to doing after your time in the White House, but that's exactly what President Obama did when asked about the frustrations of living in the security bubble.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama launches a three-day swing through key election states Wednesday after declaring in what could be his final State of the Union address that the nation was strengthening but must confront the defining issue of preserving the American dream.
In the speech Tuesday night to a joint sitting of Congress, Obama offered both his administration's priorities for the coming year and his campaign messaging for his re-election bid in November.FULL STORY