Washington (CNN) – In the heat of the political debate over the debt ceiling last week, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) may have crossed the line when he said that being associated with President Obama would be similar to touching a "tar baby".
"Even if some people say, well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that, they will hold the president responsible," said Lamborn said Friday during an interview on a Denver radio station. "Now I don't want to even have to be associated with him. It's like touching a tar baby and you get, you get it, you know… you are stuck and you are part of the problem now and you can't get away."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As the Mississippi River rises in Memphis, one group of students and teachers are distracted by some good news.
Their school, Booker T. Washington High School in inner-city Memphis, has won the White House's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, the White House announced on Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) – The Obama family plans to attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour later this month.
According to a senior administration official, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha will watch the launch in person on Friday, April 29th at Cape Canaveral, Florida.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Starting Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to visit four states in two days to raise public awareness of the needs of families of military service members.
The tour marks the launch of "Joining Forces," a new initiative to encourage institutions, businesses and individuals to do more to help military families. Obama and Biden are scheduled to make stops in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Ohio.
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Washington (CNN) - If Congressional leaders cannot reach a budget deal to avert a government shutdown, the impact could hit close to home for President Barack Obama.
The Executive Office of the President encompasses almost 50 different departments at the White House, ranging from the Executive Residence to the social secretary's office to the White House press secretary to the White House Counsel.
Washington (CNN) - The star of the hit television comedy "30 Rock" made a stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Actor Alec Baldwin was at the White House for a meeting with staffers over arts funding. While on campus, he stopped by the CNN cameras to tape an interview for HLN's "Joy Behar Show."FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) - “Rape is rape is rape,” declared Vice President Joe Biden Monday at the University of New Hampshire, “And the sooner universities make that clear, the sooner we'll begin to make progress on campuses,” he said, announcing new guidance that will go to all K-12 schools, colleges and universities to address the growing number of sexual assaults.
Ayanna Pressley attended the event – and praised Vice President Biden and the Obama administration for speaking out.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - By the time students return to school next fall, President Obama wants Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, more commonly known as No Child Left Behind.
In a speech at a Virginia middle school Monday, the president is expected to praise the effort members of Congress have already made, but will call on them to finish their work before August.
Washington (CNN) - While the talks between President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao may not have produced major headlines on currency and trade, there was news about the National Zoo's beloved pandas.
In the toasts at the State Dinner, President Obama announced that the pandas can extend their visit to the zoo for a little longer. As an example of the ways the United States and China are working together, Mr. Obama said, "under a new agreement, our National Zoo will continue to dazzle children and visitors with the beloved giant pandas."FULL STORY