Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Friday that he would strike down a ban on same-sex marriage if he were on the Supreme Court, and that he believed his administration was obligated to weigh in on a California case before the justices.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama opened up about his rationale for signing off on a government brief that was filed in an appeal of California's 2008 prohibition of same-sex marriage.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Is it 2013–or 2012 again?
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama over the forced, across-the-board spending cuts–known in Washington as the sequester–scheduled to kick in Friday.
(CNN) - President Obama stepped into the White House Press Briefing Room to give a statement and take questions about the forced spending cuts scheduled to begin Friday.
Find a transcript of the press conference after the jump.
Washington (CNN) - Just two months after the brinksmanship of the "fiscal cliff," Washington is staring at yet another deadline to avoid yet another fiscal calamity of its own making.
But this time, something is different.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama blamed Congress for failing to prevent forced spending cuts that take effect Friday, saying the reductions will harm economic recovery.
The president had met with with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday morning, but no agreement emerged to avert forced spending cuts that both sides oppose.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Asked Friday by CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin why President Obama can't simply refuse to let congressional leaders leave a room until they reach a deficit-reduction agreement, the president said he can't "force Congress to do the right thing."
"Jessica, I am not a dictator, I'm the president," he said while speaking to reporters in the White House Press Briefing Room. "Ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway."
(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said after meeting Friday with President Barack Obama that the House will take up a measure next week to authorize federal funding beyond a March 27 deadline to prevent a potential partial government shutdown.
New York (CNNMoney) - The political bickering over the automatic spending cuts has done little but cloud the public's understanding of what's going on and why.
So we'll try to set the record straight on at least a few oft-repeated misconceptions.FULL STORY
(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama on Friday answered criticism of her surprise appearance during the Oscars earlier this week.
"That is just the nature of life," she said in an interview that aired on NBC's "Today." "We live in a time when there are bloggers and tweeters and 24 hour news and everyone has a voice in this, you know, in this town square and it is a big one."
Washington (CNN) - Ashley Judd is coming to Washington to headline two public events, and that's fueling speculation that the activist actress may launch a bid for the U.S. Senate.
Friday Judd will be in front of cameras as she's the featured speaker at a forum on women's reproductive rights at George Washington University's School of Public Health. Judd is expected to take questions from the audience after finishes her comments. Saturday she is scheduled to receive an award for her humanitarian work in India.