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
President Obama made a quick stop to order cheesesteaks while stumping in Philadelphia. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images/AFP)
Phildadelphia (CNN) - If there's one thing a politician must eat when he's in Philadelphia, it's a cheese steak.
And true to form, President Obama made a quick stop to order four Monday at an unannounced stop at a farmer's market. Not exactly keeping with the first lady's healthy eating initiative but everyone needs some protein and fat.
Obama ordered four Philly cheese steaks topped with sweet peppers and mushrooms, at the Reading Terminal Market which is a meat and produce market in downtown Philadelphia.
After shaking hands with some of the crowd, he ordered the steaks and handed over $1. His personal aide, Reggie Love, had to step in to pay the rest of the tab to the vendor, according to pool reporters on the scene.
Washington (CNN)- First Lady Michelle Obama joined over 100 volunteers to participate in the National Day of Service at a retirement home for veterans and their families.
Mrs. Obama was joined by Marie Tillman, widow of former NFL star-turned soldier Pat Tillman, students from George Washington University, and senior volunteers to help paint Vinson Hall in McLean, Virginia.
The First Lady greeted volunteers and posed for photos but then got to work painting a loading dock along-side several students. She spent about 15 minutes putting a coat of white paint on a wall and then meticulously painting a pipe with bright orange paint. After the painting was finished, she sat with some of the seniors from the community and chatted about topics from painting to the weather and even issuing an invitation to come see the Rose Garden at the White House.
Earlier in the day, Mrs. Obama was joined by former First Lady Laura Bush as the keynote speakers at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed nine years ago.
Washington (CNN)- President Obama continued the commemoration of the National Day of Service and Remembrance for the 9/11 attacks by visiting a DC middle school and helping the Armed Services YMCA program called Operation Kid Comfort.
He greeted volunteers who were sewing quilts for children of deployed service members. The volunteer-based program was created six years ago to give children quilts adorned with pictures of their parents. According to Operation Kid Comfort, the nationwide program has created 7000 quilts.
The president also picked up a paint roller and did a little painting at the Ron Brown Middle School in northeast Washington. He helped to complete a blue stripe around the room and mentioned to some of the volunteers, "They don't let me do this kind of work at the White House."
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts (CNN) – What happens when rumors of a Presidential visit start to swirl on Martha's Vineyard?
We found out on Wednesday morning in the small town of Vineyard Haven, when rumors started flying that someone important, possibly the President himself, would be stopping by Sweet E's Cupcake Shop. Almost immediately people started gathering to get a possible glimpse of the island's most famous vacationer.
Before the cupcake store even opened, United States Secret Service agents were spotted nearby checking out the scene, and by old-fashioned word-of-mouth, locals and vacationers heard President Obama might stop by.
Washington (CNN) - Former President George H. W. Bush returned to the White House for a rare Saturday morning meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, but administration officials said no specific issue was on the agenda.
The former president was in town for the Alfalfa Club dinner on Saturday night and just wanted to sit down with Obama to talk, officials said. His son Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, accompanied him for the visit.
When asked how the meeting went as they departed the White House, former President Bush called it a "good meeting."
Another son, former President George W. Bush, returned to the White House for the first time since leaving office two weeks ago for a meeting with Obama and former President Bill Clinton on relief efforts for Haiti.