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Obama on Tiger Woods: ‘He’s on Another Planet’

Obama on Tiger Woods: ‘He’s on Another Planet’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Wednesday said his 18 holes with Tiger Woods over the weekend felt like no big deal.“I don’t think either of us was nervous,” Obama told San Francisco ABC News…

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuesday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate:  John McCain (Ariz.), Lindse…

Obama to Call for Plan to Avoid Automatic Budget Cuts

Obama to Call for Plan to Avoid Automatic Budget Cuts

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday will “deliver remarks to urge action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next Friday if Congress fails to find a path forward on balanced deficit reduction,” accordi…

President Obama, Tiger Woods Play Golf Together

President Obama, Tiger Woods Play Golf Together

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PALM CITY, Fla.) — President Obama is in the middle of spending a three-day weekend at a posh Florida golf and yacht club. And if taking private training lessons on the links from Tiger Woods’ old coach Saturday wasn…

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration offici…

WH Chief of Staff on Leaked Immigration Proposal: Let’s Make Sure It Doesn’t Have to Be Proposed

WH Chief of Staff on Leaked Immigration Proposal: Let’s Make Sure It Doesn’t Have to Be Proposed

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — Responding to sharp criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio over the leaked White House immigration proposal, President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough pushed back on Sunday morning on This Wee…

President Obama Gets Golf Lessons from Tiger Woods’ Old Coach

President Obama Gets Golf Lessons from Tiger Woods’ Old Coach

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(PALM CITY, Fla.) — President Obama is spending his President’s Day weekend in an upscale coastal community for a golf getaway with friends. But he isn’t spending his three days in the Sunshine State…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: the Plan for a Strong Middle Class

President Obama’s Weekly Address: the Plan for a Strong Middle Class

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — President Obama spent much of this week traveling the country promoting his State of the Union message — what he calls a “Plan for a Strong Middle Class.” Now in his weekly address, the president’s message is…

Obama Reflects on Absent Father in Gun Violence Appeal

Obama Reflects on Absent Father in Gun Violence Appeal

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) – President Obama punctuated a week spent promoting his economic agenda with an emotional appeal on the impact of guns.Speaking at a Hyde Park high school, the last stop on his post-State of the U…

Preschool for All: President Obama’s Pipe Dream or Possibility?

Preschool for All: President Obama’s Pipe Dream or Possibility?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(ATLANTA) — President Obama wants to guarantee preschool education for every American 4-year-old, a sweeping expansion of the nation’s taxpayer-funded public school system.The task would be expensive — by…

Obama’s Economic Tour Starts at Canadian Manufacturer in NC

Obama’s Economic Tour Starts at Canadian Manufacturer in NC

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Wednesday kicks off a three-day post-State of the Union tour to promote ‘made in America’ with a visit to a Canadian auto parts manufacturer in North Carolina.The Linamar Corp. facility in As…

Obama State of the Union Refocuses Agenda on Jobs

Obama State of the Union Refocuses Agenda on Jobs

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Pursuing an aggressive and diverse early second-term agenda, President Obama turned his focus Tuesday night to the economy, using his State of the Union address to unveil new government initiatives aimed at creati…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers State of the Union Address

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers State of the Union Address

The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday night stands before Congress to deliver his fourth State of the Union address.
He’s using his speech to outline what the White House calls “The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle …

Obama to Announce 34,000 Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan

Obama to Announce 34,000 Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will announce at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that 34,000 troops — more than half of those currently serving in the combat region — will be back from Afghanistan a year from Tu…

Paralyzed Rep. to Showcase Gun Victims at State of the Union

Paralyzed Rep. to Showcase Gun Victims at State of the Union

langevin.house.gov(WASHINGTON) — As a 16-year-old, Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island was critically injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer program.  A veteran officer handling a .45-caliber semiautomati…

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul to Respond to State of the Union Address

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul to Respond to State of the Union Address

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images | ABC News(WASHINGTON) — It’ll once again be the old one-two punch against President Obama following his State of the Union address on Tuesday.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, considered one of…

State of the Union 2013: What to Expect From President Obama’s Speech

State of the Union 2013: What to Expect From President Obama’s Speech

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In contrast to his inaugural address, President Obama’s State of the Union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy, outlining new initiatives on manufacturing, education, clean energy and inf…

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Public approval of President Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal im…

Obama’s Lead Speechwriter Leaving White House

Obama’s Lead Speechwriter Leaving White House

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — One of the young wordsmiths behind President Obama’s speeches is leaving the White House.Jon Favreau, 31, will cease to be the president’s lead speechwriter come March 1, reports The Los Angeles T…

Former SEAL’s Shooting Will Shadow Obama’s Gun Control Speech

Former SEAL’s Shooting Will Shadow Obama’s Gun Control Speech

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The death of the man dubbed “America’s deadliest sniper,” an ex-member of SEAL Team 3 with more than 150 confirmed kills who was killed Saturday in Texas, allegedly by a war vet he was trying to h…

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