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President Obama, Vice President Biden Sworn in for Second Term

President Obama, Vice President Biden Sworn in for Second TermMichael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday officially embarked on their second term, taking the Constitutionally-mandated oath of office in two separate private ceremonies inside thei...

Eva Longoria: Immigration a ‘Broken System’

Eva Longoria: Immigration a ‘Broken System’ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Award-winning actress and emerging Washington power player Eva Longoria said on “This Week” that immigration reform should be a top priority in President Obama’s second term.“People say, ‘Oh, get in t...

Rick Santorum: President Obama a ‘Sore Winner’

Rick Santorum: President Obama a ‘Sore Winner’Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum on Sunday accused President Obama of being a “sore winner” in his dealings with Republicans.“That’s the problem with this administration. T...

The Official and Unofficial Parties of Inauguration Weekend

The Official and Unofficial Parties of Inauguration WeekendSouthern Inaugural Ball on January 21, 2009. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With the pomp and circumstance of the presidential inauguration come the parties, and for revelers this inaugural weekend, the official balls have been scaled down...

David Plouffe: Revenue Debate Not Over

David Plouffe: Revenue Debate Not OverABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House senior adviser David Plouffe said on Sunday that despite Republican warnings that the tax debate is over, President Obama would not accept a budget deal without additional revenue.“We are going to require some ...

Inauguration 2013: President Obama, Vice President Biden Swearing In Ceremonies

Inauguration 2013: President Obama, Vice President Biden Swearing In CeremoniesPresident Barack Obama is given the Oath of Office for a second time by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. in the Map Room of the White House 1/21/09. Official White House photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- While an estimated 800,000 people are expect...

President and First Lady Volunteer on National Service Day

President and First Lady Volunteer on National Service DaySAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama volunteered on National Service Day on Saturday.The couple stepped out of the White House to help stain a bookshelf at Burrville Elementary School in Washing...

Inauguration to Cost Millions But Total Price Tag Unclear

Inauguration to Cost Millions But Total Price Tag UnclearBrendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- How much will all the inaugural events cost? It's hard to say.While most events that occur in the capital have a hard-and-fast budget, the inauguration's many moving parts, safety concerns and large geographi...

Inauguration Day Fun Facts: Flubbed Oaths, Dead Birds and Weird Hats

Inauguration Day Fun Facts: Flubbed Oaths, Dead Birds and Weird HatsSarah Sweeney/ABC News Radio(WASHINGTON) -- As far as the Constitution is concerned, all Barack Obama needs to do Monday before "he enters on the execution of his office" is take a 35-word oath and call it day. No Bible, no speech, no parade, no ball.T...

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Act on Stopping Gun Violence

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Act on Stopping Gun ViolenceOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama is enlisting the public’s help to urge lawmakers to act on his proposals to curb gun violence, telling Americans “it’s got to be up to you” to make a differ...

Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural

Presidents Bush to Skip Obama InauguralRon Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presiden...

Is It Constitutional for States to Say No to Obama Gun Proposals?

Is It Constitutional for States to Say No to Obama Gun Proposals?The White House(WASHINGTON) -- Even before President Obama laid out his gun control proposals on Wednesday, calling on Congress to act as well as signing executive orders, several states responded by saying they would try to block the enforcement of an...

White House Unveils Obama’s New Official Portrait

White House Unveils Obama’s New Official PortraitOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- The White House released President Obama's new official portrait on its Flickr page Friday morning.The photograph, taken by Pete Souza, shows the president smiling and standing in front of a desk ...

Denis McDonough to Be Obama’s New Chief of Staff?

Denis McDonough to Be Obama’s New Chief of Staff?The White House | Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough is the likely choice to be President Obama’s next chief of staff, replacing Jack Lew, who has been nominated to be Treasury Secretary.White House officia...

Obama to Unveil Initiatives to Curb Gun Violence

Obama to Unveil Initiatives to Curb Gun ViolenceChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will detail a broad plan on Wednesday to curb gun violence, setting the stage for what could be the largest Congressional battle over gun legislation in decades.Obama is reviewing the recomme...

Press Conferences Not Obama’s Cup of Tea

Press Conferences Not Obama’s Cup of TeaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- While some critics complain President Obama spends too much of the government's money, what he doesn't spend is a lot of time giving press conferences.According to presidential scholar Martha Joynt Kumar, Ob...

Angered by Executive Orders, Rand Paul Compares Obama to a ‘King’

Angered by Executive Orders, Rand Paul Compares Obama to a ‘King’ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Rand Paul is advising President Obama to quit acting "like a king or a monarch."The Kentucky Republican was referring to reports that the president will use as many as 19 executive orders to implement ways of curbing gun vi...

Republican Threatens to Impeach Obama in Anticipation of Gun Action

Republican Threatens to Impeach Obama in Anticipation of Gun ActionSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A freshman congressman is already creating a stir on Capitol Hill by threatening President Obama with impeachment.With the president ready to mull over recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden about curbin...

President Obama Can’t Get a Republican Date

President Obama Can’t Get a Republican DateAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It sounds like President Obama is getting lonely. And – surprise – Republicans aren’t keen on helping him out.Asked about the state of congressional relations at his news conference Monday, the pr...

Obama to Hold Final First-Term News Conference

Obama to Hold Final First-Term News ConferenceAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will hold the final news conference of his first term on Monday morning, the White House announced.The 11:40 a.m. news conference, six days before his inauguration, comes at a critical time.Vice Pre...

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