Updated 12:29 p.m. ET, 3/11/2014
Washington (CNN) – President Obama took his message of health care for all to a cult internet comedy show, in an effort to get young people to sign up for Obamacare.
He appeared alongside Zach Galifianakis in the comedian and actor's mock talk-show called "Between Two Ferns." The interview with the President was recorded last month and posted Tuesday morning on the popular website "Funny or Die."
Washington (CNN) – Ann Collins Johns decided to let President Barack Obama know that his comments last month about art history majors were inappropriate. So she fired up her computer, found the White House website and sent off an email.
A week later she got the surprise of her life when she received an email that included a handwritten apology from the President himself.
Palm Springs, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel Friday to California and announce a new federal initiative aimed at helping farms and communities there in the grips of a devastating drought.
The President will be joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who told reporters Thursday that the program will include $100 million in livestock disaster assistance for California farmers and producers, along with funding for water conservation projects, and aid for states across the country affected by the drought.
Washington (CNN) – The White House social secretary and executive chef are working late into the night and all day Tuesday to put the finishing touches on the first State Dinner at the executive mansion in over two years.
Tuesday night, the President and Mrs. Obama will host French President Francois Hollande, and an official familiar with the process of preparing the feast says the first family will include treats "from farmers and growers across the country." White House chefs say they hope to, "honor our guests by showcasing the best of American Bounty."
Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama ate lunch at a Subway sandwich shop Thursday to thank the chain for launching a new healthy food program aimed at kids. She announced the chain had taken up her challenge to offer healthier food choices and stop marketing unhealthy foods to children.
At the event, Subway announced that as of February 1, it would only offer items on its kids menu that meet federal nutritional guidelines for school lunches. They also promise to offer children healthy choices and sides that would include apples instead of chips, and drinks like water or low fat milk instead of sodas.
Washington (CNN) - Armed with one liners, a few digs, and a broad smile, President Barack Obama welcomed the 2013 NBA Champions, the Miami Heat, to the White House Tuesday afternoon, and congratulated them on winning the world championship for a second year in a row.
"Last season the Heat put together one of the most dominating regular seasons ever by a defending champion," said the President, flanked by the team's players, coaches and owners.
Update 9:25 p.m. ET, 12/5/2013
Washington (CNN) - When asked who would make a better successor – Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton – President Barack Obama joked that there was, "Not a chance am I going there." And quickly added, "Both Hillary and Joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents."
Obama made the remarks in a wide ranging interview on MSNBC with Chris Matthews. He tackled issues from Obamacare and the NSA to the political stalemate in Washington and the faltering economy.
Washington (CNN) – On the 25th anniversary week of World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama issued a new pledge Monday along with a challenge to global AIDS advocates.
At a White House meeting, he announced that the U.S. government would contribute one dollar for every two dollars pledged for the Global Fund over the next three years.
Washington (CNN) – After an online vote that included a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram campaign, a turkey named Popcorn won a presidential reprieve from the Thanksgiving table Wednesday.
In a White House ceremony, President Barack Obama joined by daughters Sasha and Malia, joked that, "Thanksgiving is a bad day to be a turkey. Especially at a house with two dogs. So I salute our two guests of honor, Caramel and Popcorn for their bravery."