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Obama Ramps Up Support for Syrian Opposition

Obama Ramps Up Support for Syrian OppositionPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has directed his national security team to identify ways to significantly increase U.S. support of the opposition forces battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Among the options u...

Obama Mixes Serious Tone with Humor at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Obama Mixes Serious Tone with Humor at White House Correspondents’ DinnerBrendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --Amid the glitz and glamour, humor and levity normally surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama injected a somber tone to the annual soiree as he invoked the memories of ...

Obama Golfs Ahead of WH Correspondents’ Dinner

Obama Golfs Ahead of WH Correspondents’ DinnerPhoto credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the golf course, just a few hours before he is set to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner later in the evening. The preside...

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester Cuts

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester CutsOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- With the effect of across-the-board spending cuts rippling throughout the country, the White House said Wednesday President Obama supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proposed plan t...

Obama to Visit Boston Thursday, Speak at Service for Bombing Victims

Obama to Visit Boston Thursday, Speak at Service for Bombing VictimsOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(BOSTON) -- President Obama is scheduled to travel to Boston on Thursday, three days after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.As the city grapples with this tragedy, the president plans to speak at an int...

Obama Plays Golf for Third Straight Weekend

Obama Plays Golf for Third Straight WeekendOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama is spending his third consecutive Saturday on the golf course at Joint Base Andrews, taking advantage of the warm spring weather.The president was joined on the course by White Hou...

Social Security Part of Cuts in Obama’s Budget Plan

Social Security Part of Cuts in Obama’s Budget PlanAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama outlined a $3.77 trillion budget plan on Wednesday that aims to reduce the deficit by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans and cutting popular entitlement programs, saying &ld...

Dan Pfeiffer: President Obama Won’t Enact ‘Romney Economic Plan’

Dan Pfeiffer: President Obama Won’t Enact ‘Romney Economic Plan’Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINTON) -- Reacting to an early rejection of the expected details of the White House’s budget proposal by Speaker John Boehner, President Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer pushed back this morni...

President Obama Plays Golf for Second Weekend in a Row

President Obama Plays Golf for Second Weekend in a RowiStockphoto(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama went out for a round of golf Saturday afternoon, his second weekend in a row to hit the links at a course at Joint Base Andrews. The president golfed with White House aides Marvin Nicholson, Joe Paulsen, and M...

President Obama Attends Easter Service at St. Johns

President Obama Attends Easter Service at St. JohnsSarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Dressed in their Easter Sunday best, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, attended an Easter Sunday service at St. John’s Episcopal...

Obama Stops by Marquette-Syracuse Basketball Game

Obama Stops by Marquette-Syracuse Basketball GamePete Souza/White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama caught a little bit of hoops fever Saturday afternoon, stopping by the Marquette-Syracuse NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game at the Verizon Center.The basketball-lo...

Obama Plays First Round of Golf Since Sequester Cuts

Obama Plays First Round of Golf Since Sequester CutsOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) --  President Obama spent his Saturday on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, his first trip to the links since the sequester cuts took effect on March 1.Obama was joined on the course by...

Obama to Dine with Second Group of Senate Republicans

Obama to Dine with Second Group of Senate RepublicansPhoto by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Look who’s coming for dinner again: Senate Republicans.On Wednesday, April 10, President Obama will dine with a new group of 12 Republican senators.Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., wa...

Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Gay Marriage

Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Gay MarriageJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court will hear arguments in two landmark cases on same-sex marriage this week, nearly 11 months after President Obama first announced his support of marriage for same-sex couples, a decision he re...

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Reducing Gun Violence

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Reducing Gun ViolenceOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama calls on Congress to pass "commonsense measures" to protect the nation's children by reducing gun violence.The president says in the three months since 20 in...

Joe Biden’s Million Dollar Nights in London & Paris

Joe Biden’s Million Dollar Nights in London & ParisABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe last month led to a hefty tab with over one million dollars dedicated to securing hotels for himself, staff and security for two nights in London and Paris, government documents sh...

White House Fountain Dyed Green for St. Patrick’s Day

White House Fountain Dyed Green for St. Patrick’s DayiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, the White House dyed the fountain on the South Lawn green to celebrate.President Obama spent most of St. Patrick’s Day at the White House, but went out Saturday aft...

John Boehner: The ‘Talk About Raising Revenue Is Over’

John Boehner: The ‘Talk About Raising Revenue Is Over’TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz during an exclusive interview for This Week that talk of including revenue as part of an effort to strike a so-called “grand barga...

Obama, Biden Could Be Out of Country at Same Time

Obama, Biden Could Be Out of Country at Same TimeOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- For the first time during this administration, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden might be out of the country at the same time next week.President Obama is scheduled to depart for I...

Obama to Start Fundraising for Dems Looking to Win House Seats

Obama to Start Fundraising for Dems Looking to Win House SeatsJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama assured Republicans this week that he’s not running a perpetual campaign, that “I actually just want to govern, at least for a couple years.”  But now, it appears that t...

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