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Poll: Large Racial Gap Marks Trust on Immigration

Poll: Large Racial Gap Marks Trust on Immigration

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Slightly more Americans trust Barack Obama than congressional Republicans to handle immigration, but neither side garnered a majority between whites and nonwhites in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.Amer…

Obama Considers Resuming White House Tours for School Groups

Obama Considers Resuming White House Tours for School Groups

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Four days after shuttering the White House to the public to cut costs, President Obama says he’s asking the U.S. Secret Service about the possibility of resuming tours for school groups, which have begun desc…

Obama: Gap Between Parties ‘Too Wide’ for Grand Bargain on Budget

Obama: Gap Between Parties ‘Too Wide’ for Grand Bargain on Budget

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Obama spoke on a range of high-profile issues, including his outlook for the on-going budget negotiations, whether the Chinese government is behind the recent spate of cyber att…

Drop in Approval Ends Obama’s Post-Election Honeymoon

Drop in Approval Ends Obama’s Post-Election Honeymoon

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The post-election party is over for Barack Obama, with the president slipping in overall approval and relinquishing his advantage over congressional Republicans in trust to handle the economy.  But it looks no…

Obama Heads to Capitol Hill in Search of Deficit Deal

Obama Heads to Capitol Hill in Search of Deficit Deal

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama kicks off a three-day series of rare meetings on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as he attempts to convince Congress to reach a deal to rein in the nation’s deficit.   Obama will make the trip up P…

Obama to Huddle with Organizing for Action Group

Obama to Huddle with Organizing for Action Group

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will formally inaugurate Organizing for Action, his newly-formed independent advocacy group, with a headline speech Wednesday night before the group’s Founders’ Summit in Washington.Obam…

Republicans Responding Well to Obama’s Charm Offensive

Republicans Responding Well to Obama’s Charm Offensive

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has been busy recently, his schedule filled with lunch and dinner dates with Republican leaders as part of his new charm offensive. Republicans seem to be receptive to Obama’s new tune…

President Obama, Comedian-in-Chief at Gridiron Club Dinner

President Obama, Comedian-in-Chief at Gridiron Club Dinner

Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama showed off his comedy chops when he spoke to an elite group of journalists Saturday night at the Gridiron Club Dinner.
The Gridiron Club is one of Washington’s most exclusive o…

“Sports Illustrated” Names Obama One of Most Powerful in Sports

“Sports Illustrated” Names Obama One of Most Powerful in Sports

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has hit the basketball court with Scottie Pippen, played a round of golf with Tiger Woods, and meticulously filled out March Madness brackets. And now, Sports Illustrated has named him one of t…

Obama Attends Daughter’s Basketball Game

Obama Attends Daughter’s Basketball Game

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama tended to his duties as dad Saturday morning, making time to watch his 11-year-old daughter Sasha play in a basketball game in Chevy Chase, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.In an interview wit…

Obama Signs Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Obama Signs Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday, expanding protections for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.“This is a country where everybody should be able …

Obama Invites Paul Ryan to Lunch at White House

Obama Invites Paul Ryan to Lunch at White House

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is spending a lot of time lately with Republicans in an effort to get the ball rolling on budget negotiations.Just hours after he took 12 GOP senators out to dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel in …

President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread

President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” Wednesday evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the Whi…

Obama Heads to Capitol Hill for GOP Senate Meeting

Obama Heads to Capitol Hill for GOP Senate Meeting

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is coming to Capitol Hill next week to meet with Republicans in hopes of making some progress on the budget impasse.The visit with Senate Republicans, during their weekly lunch meeting on Thursd…

Obama to Nominate Walmart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Budget Director

Obama to Nominate Walmart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Budget Director

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will nominate a veteran of the Clinton administration and Walmart’s current philanthropic director to lead his Office of Management and Budget on Monday.A senior administration official tells …

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Keeps Door Open for ‘Big Agreement’ on Budget

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Keeps Door Open for ‘Big Agreement’ on Budget

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — While the White House and Congress failed to reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts that began taking effect on March 1, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said she is still open to the idea of a “big agreement”…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Yet Another Call For Compromise On The Sequester

Obama’s Weekly Address: Yet Another Call For Compromise On The Sequester

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The morning after $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts kicked in, President Obama is calling once more for lawmakers to compromise to halt the damaging impact the sequester will have on t…

President Obama Explains Legal Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama Explains Legal Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama strongly suggested Friday that his interpretation of the Constitution does support a fundamental right to same-sex marriage, even if he didn’t put that argument in writing before the Supre…

Sequester Government Shutdown Looks Unlikely

Sequester Government Shutdown Looks Unlikely

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It may not be readily obvious from the blizzard of news out there Friday on the “sequester,” but a government shutdown became significantly less likely Friday, even as the automatic budget cuts barreled…

Obama’s “Jedi Mind Meld” a Sci Fi Faux Pas

Obama’s “Jedi Mind Meld” a Sci Fi Faux Pas

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — It had no real bearing on his press conference about the very serious matter of the U.S. deficit and the upcoming sequester, but the President showed himself to be neither committed Trekkie nor St…

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