First lady announces initiative to end veteran homelessness
June 4th, 2014
05:17 PM ET
10 months ago

First lady announces initiative to end veteran homelessness

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative at the White House on Wednesday to help end veteran homelessness across the country by the end of 2015.

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a call to action for mayors and other state and local leaders across the country to make a commitment to make sure all veterans in their communities have a roof over their heads.


Filed under: Michelle Obama • Veterans • Veterans Affairs • White House
Hagel: VA backlog, ‘we missed it’
May 11th, 2014
01:05 PM ET
11 months ago

Hagel: VA backlog, ‘we missed it’

(CNN) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave his support to embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Sunday as he has come under scrutiny over allegations of deadly delays in health care treatment for veterans.

While Hagel said accountability was paramount, the potential for a backlog treating returning veterans should have been seen.


Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Veterans Affairs
April 3rd, 2014
06:43 AM ET
12 months ago

Bill Clinton 'wouldn’t be surprised' by an alien visit

(CNN) – It has been a question plaguing man for ages: Are we alone in the universe?

If you ask former President Bill Clinton, he would tell you that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if we were visited by extraterrestrials someday. At least that’s what he said on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show Wednesday.

Filed under: Bill Clinton
March 21st, 2014
08:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Lewis' 'Happy' Dance

(CNN) - You may not have known that Thursday was International Happiness Day. Rep. John Lewis definitely knew, and he has the dance moves to prove it.

A video of the Georgia Democrat dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was posted on YouTube by one of Lewis’ staff.


Filed under: John Lewis
March 7th, 2014
08:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama tries to show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Washington (CNN) - President Obama celebrated the music that shaped "our American story" with some of the biggest female music legends Thursday night at the White House but came up a little lacking when he tried to show his R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

The White House welcomed the performances by American musical icons Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, and Patti Labelle as well as contemporary female artists Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, and Jill Scott.


Filed under: President Obama
Obama: Democrats “sleepy” during midterms
March 5th, 2014
05:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Democrats “sleepy” during midterms

President Barack Obama is hoping to send a wake-up call to “sleepy” Democrats this November.

Obama called out his party for what he says it’s lacking during midterm elections.

“It’s something about midterms. I don’t know what it is about us. We get a little sleepy, we get a little distracted. We don’t turn out to vote. We don’t fund campaigns as passionately,” the president said during a Democratic fundraiser in Virginia on Tuesday night.


Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • President Obama
February 28th, 2014
05:13 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama and Biden show us their moves

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are running again. But this time, not for office.

Demanding jobs aside, the two jogged around the White House in their ties to highlight the need to keep in shape.

"Mr. President, are you ready to move," Biden asked as he entered the Oval Office.

"Absolutely, let's do this thing. Let's move," Obama responded.

The two taped the video as part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, which aims to reduce childhood obesity.


February 25th, 2014
03:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Biden jokes about 2016 announcement

Had it not been the debut night for Seth Meyers as the new host of NBC’s “Late Night,” Vice President Joe Biden may have revealed his plans for 2016.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum asked the Vice President if he would share his thoughts on a potential presidential run in 2016.

“I was planning on making a major announcement tonight, but I decided tonight’s your night,” Biden joked. “So I hope you’ll invite me back.”


Filed under: 2016 • Joe Biden
Military-bought American flags now made in America
February 24th, 2014
06:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Military-bought American flags now made in America

You might be surprised if you looked at a tag on an American flag bought by the military. It could easily read “Made in China.”

While the flags were made correctly with 13 stripes and 50 stars, representing the original 13 American colonies and the 50 U.S. states, there was no law that said flags bought by the Pentagon had to be made in the United States.

That is until this past Friday.


Filed under: Military
McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’
February 21st, 2014
09:29 AM ET
1 year ago

McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’

(CNN) – While millions are transfixed watching the Olympics in Sochi, Sen. John McCain said he is focusing on Russia’s next moves concerning Ukraine after the Games.

“I’m very worried about what actions after the Olympics that (President Vladimir) Putin may take,” McCain said Thursday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.” “… He will do what’s necessary to keep Ukraine the crown jewel of the Russian empire in the Russian orbit.”

The Arizona Republican said he disagreed with President Barack Obama’s assessment that the U.S. approach “is not to see these as some Cold War chessboard in which we’re in competition with Russia.

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