Yeadon, Pennsylvania (CNN) - President Barack Obama is not easing up on taking executive actions to install new plans where he believes Congress won't act.
As he heads to a state-of-the-art preschool facility in Yeadon, Pennsylvania to tour and visit a classroom of 3-5 year olds, a senior administration official confirmed he will announce new steps to strengthen America's education system.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A senior administration official disputed a Wall Street Journal story that said Bill Daley, the White House chief of staff, was turning over day-to-day management of the West Wing.
"That's just flat wrong," the official told CNN late Monday. "Daley is chief of staff. He is not turning over day-to-day management of the White House."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – President Obama may be fighting an uphill battle in trying to turn the nation's ailing economy around, but when it comes to national security his accomplishments are stacking up.
From killing Osama bin Laden and American al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, to the NATO-led effort that ended in the death of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, critics who have argued over the administration's foreign policy strategy are offering up muted praise.
Washington (CNN) – CNN has learned that Stephanie Cutter, deputy to White House senior adviser David Plouffe, and a veteran Democratic aide, will be leaving the West Wing to join the Obama re-election campaign, according to a source familiar with the move.
Cutter, who will serve as deputy campaign manager, will depart toward the end of the year, the source said.
New York (CNN) – As part of an ongoing outreach to Jewish voters and in response to mounting criticism of President Obama's record on Israel, and polls showing support in the Jewish community slipping, the Obama campaign is mounting a vigorous defense beginning with a national conference call on Tuesday.
In an email to Jewish supporters, Ira Forman, Jewish Outreach Director for the Obama campaign said, "the other side is working hard to distort the President's record – particularly when it comes to his strong support of Israel. To set the record straight, it'll be up to supporters like us who know the truth to get the word out."FULL STORY
Minneapolis, MN (CNN) - Speaking to vets at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis President Obama again touted his jobs plan set to be unveiled "next week."
"A plan to create jobs and reduce our deficit – a plan I want to see passed in Congress. We need to get this done," the president said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – President Barack Obama will make a statement on Hurricane Irene at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, the White House announced.
The president is expected to thank emergency responders for their work during the storm and provide an update on conditions, a senior administration official said.
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts (CNN)–A senior administration official said President Obama and his top economic advisers are “making progress” in constructing the jobs plan that he’s expected to roll out after Labor Day.
The official said it’s still a work in progress, with top aides “crunching numbers” and “weighing options.” “This is something that they will continue working on all next week,” the official said.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) -A senior administration official tells CNN that edits are "still being made" to the speech President Obama will deliver in primetime on troop levels in Afghanistan.
The official said the speech, that will take place in the East Room, is expected to last anywhere from "10 to 15 minutes….less than 15 minutes."FULL STORY