Updated 1:02 p.m. ET, 2/25/2014
Washington (CNN) - New rules first lady Michelle Obama proposed on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools.
Under the suggested federal regulations, companies would no longer be permitted to use logos of high calorie products on cups, vending machines or posters, a common sight in schools around the nation.
Washington (CNN) – When President Barack Obama hosted the nation's governors at the White House on Sunday night, he made a sly nod to those in the crowd eyeing his job.
"Tonight we want to make sure all of you make yourselves at home," Obama said. "To which some of you are thinking, 'That's been the plan all along.' "
(CNN) – When French President Francois Hollande flew to Washington this week for a state visit, he brought along a lot of baggage - and it's not his country's famous Louis Vuitton.
Hollande left France amid sinking popularity ratings and swirling reports that he cheated on his partner of seven years with a younger movie actress - making this week's trip something of an escape for the embattled president.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Those Republican-derided “Caribou Coffee” meetings between White House staffers and lobbyists will soon be a thing of the past.
No, the Obama administration isn’t cracking down on meetings with Washington influencers, known to do business with officials outside of the White House to avoid being listed in official visitor logs.
Updated 3:07 p.m. ET, 2/7/2014
East Lansing, Michigan (CNN) - As he signed the nearly $1 trillion farm bill into law here Friday, President Barack Obama touted a new program designed to bolster rural American businesses – marching forward in his bid to advance his agenda without Congress.
The massive farm bill, approved by Congress Tuesday after years of haggling between lawmakers, sets agriculture policy for the next five years. The legislation also cuts monthly food stamp payments for low-income Americans and ends direct subsidies to farmers.
Washington (CNN) - The slate of judicial nominees that President Barack Obama announced Wednesday includes a judge who, if confirmed, would become the first openly gay male African-American on the federal bench.
Darrin Gayles, a state circuit court judge in Florida, was one of four nominees announced Wednesday for two different U.S. District Courts in Florida. A fifth nominee – Cheryl Ann Krause – was tapped to serve on a Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals.
Washington (CNN) - Senior enlistees in the U.S. Navy who were training to use nuclear power reactors in South Carolina are under investigation for cheating on an exam, a top military official said Tuesday.
The operators are alleged to have shared the exam on a submarine teaching facility in 2010.FULL STORY
Updated 1:00 p.m. ET, 2/4/2013
Adelphi, Maryland (CNN) - Nine-figure commitments from America’s leading technology and telecommunications firms will help U.S. students compete with their counterparts in nations with more technologically advanced schools, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.
The commitments from Verizon, Sprint and other major companies come in the form of services and devices, including $100 million worth of iPads and laptop computers from Apple Inc., the California-based tech giant.
(CNN) - Fox News Channel, the cable giant whose conservative primetime hosts regularly go after President Barack Obama, is “of course” unfair in its attacks, Obama argued in an interview aired on the network Monday.
The sit-down, conducted by Bill O’Reilly, was taped after a live grilling Sunday night in which O’Reilly quizzed the president on health care, the IRS scandal over the targeting of political action groups and the attack at a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya – all issues conservatives argue were Obama’s fault.
Asked if he was unfair to Obama, the president responded to O'Reilly: "Of course you are, Bill. But I like you anyway.”
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia in March as concern over his administration’s recent interim deal on Iran’s nuclear weapons stirs concern among other Mideast nations.
While in the country he’ll meet with Saudi King Abdullah to discuss Middle East peace and common interests in the Arabian Gulf, the White House said Monday. Aside from the recent nuclear accord, struck last fall, Saudi Arabia and its Gulf state neighbors have expressed frustration at the United States’ role in Syria, where rebels continue to battle against the Iran-backed regime.