Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders Tuesday sought to show party solidarity by continuing to blame congressional Republicans, specifically House Speaker John Boehner, for the partial government shutdown.
Following a caucus leadership meeting, Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly compared Boehner's influence over the House to a 19th century monarch.
Washington (CNN) - On Day Four of the shutdown, the White House sought to distance itself from a quote that depicted a celebratory Obama administration with a strategic upper hand.
White House spokesman Jay Carney responded to a Politico reporter asking if he stands by a quote published by The Wall Street Journal that cites a senior administration official as saying: "We are winning...It doesn't really matter to us" how long the shutdown lasts "because what matters is the end result."
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama blasted Republicans Saturday evening for risking a government shutdown in their effort to defund Obamacare saying, “It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis."
President Barack Obama was speaking at the 43rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner. His speech focused on an array of topics, including health care, gun violence and creating economic opportunity.
(CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.
The Points of Light Foundation, now the world's largest service organization coordinating volunteer projects, started during the Bush administration. The 41st president serves as the non-partisan, non-profit foundation's honorary chairman and his son, Neil Bush, is the president.
Washington (CNN) - What does President Barack Obama think George Lucas, Marilynne Robinson and Joan Didion all have in common?
Aside from the fact they’re among this year's recipients of the National Medal of Arts and Humanities, the president proclaimed Wednesday, “They are all teachers.”
(CNN) - Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow the carrying of concealed weapons in public on Tuesday.
Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, vetoed the legislation, but the Illinois General Assembly overrode the governor. The law allows the state to distribute permits for the carrying of firearms in public if applicants meet certain requirements.
Updated 11:03 a.m. ET, 7/2
(CNN) – In a rare joint appearance, first lady Michelle Obama and Former first lady Laura Bush were on stage, laughing about shared experiences and giving advice to fellow first ladies–even talking about Michelle's 'bang backlash' that swept the nation.
The two women spoke at the First Ladies Summit in Africa on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama and the first family wrapped up their week-long trip to the fast-developing continent.