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White House Working Towards Response After Reported Syria Gassing

White House Working Towards Response After Reported Syria Gassing

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In light of the reported chemical attack in Syria this week, the White House has been busy meeting and discussing possible responses to the alleged actions of President Bashar al-Assad’s government.While Syria…

White House: Jobs Report Confirms Continued Economic Recovery

White House: Jobs Report Confirms Continued Economic Recovery

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Friday’s jobs report showed that U.S. employers added nearly 200,000 jobs in the past month, gains that the White House calls proof of the continuing recovery from the recession that began in 2007.In a statement on Fr…

Bachmann: Scandals Facing White House ‘Far Worse Than Watergate’

Bachmann: Scandals Facing White House ‘Far Worse Than Watergate’

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Congressman Michele Bachmann Thursday called the various scandals facing the White House “far worse than Watergate,” blaming the Obama administration for “direct actions taken again…

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Faced with blowback after it was revealed this week that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained Associated Press phone records, the White House and Senate Democrats are reviving legislation to p…

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Faced with blowback after it was revealed this week that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained Associated Press phone records, the White House and Senate Democrats are reviving legislation to p…

Obama Honors Nation’s Top Police Officers at White House

Obama Honors Nation’s Top Police Officers at White House

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama honored several dozen of the nation’s top law enforcement officials at the White House on Saturday, saying they “embody America at its best and at its bravest.”“We k…

West Wing Evacuated Due to Overheated Transformer

West Wing Evacuated Due to Overheated Transformer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The West Wing of the White House was evacuated early Saturday morning due to an overheated transformer.“Early this morning, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm…

White House Responds to North Korean Threats

White House Responds to North Korean Threats

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that the time had come to “settle accounts with the U.S.,” the White House responded, calling Kim’s comments “unconstructive.””We’ve seen reports of a new and…

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

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

iStockphoto/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…

Iowa Students Make It to White House Gates But Not Inside

Iowa Students Make It to White House Gates But Not Inside

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — They didn’t get the White House tour they had hoped for, but the group of Iowa students who are pushing the White House to reopen tours to the public made it to the White House gates Saturday morning.The 6th …

White House Launches ‘Being Biden’ Series

White House Launches ‘Being Biden’ Series

Official White House Photo by David Lienemann(WASHINGTON) — The White House has launched an audio series called “Being Biden,” where the vice president will share the story of a photograph in which he appears.The first picture featured in …

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…

Donald Trump Suggests He’ll Fund White House Tours

Donald Trump Suggests He’ll Fund White House Tours

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If White House tours resume before the sequester issue is resolved then visitors might have Donald Trump to thank.Last week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich floated the idea that Trump could afford to pay for the…

Kids Tell Washington: ‘The White House Is Our House! Please Let Us Visit!’

Kids Tell Washington: ‘The White House Is Our House! Please Let Us Visit!’

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hundreds of school kids who have dreamed of visiting the White House on their spring break are now dealing with disappointment.  Their plans have been dashed.Less than 24 hours after the Obama administra…

White House Tours Cancelled Due to Sequester Cuts

White House Tours Cancelled Due to Sequester Cuts

The White House(WASHINGTON) — There are about to be a lot of unhappy tourists in the nation’s capital. The White House is canceling all public tours of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as a result of the sequester spending cuts, a senior administration …

White House Responds to Rodman’s North Korea Comments

White House Responds to Rodman’s North Korea Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hours after former NBA star Dennis Rodman made headlines for comments regarding North Korea, the White House responded, saying that North Korea must be willing to “choose the path of peace.”
After returning from an unprecedented v…

White House: No Price Tag for Presidential Access

White House: No Price Tag for Presidential Access

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The White House Monday pushed back against reports that President Obama’s nonprofit advocacy group, Organizing for Action, is offering wealthy donors access to the president. “No,&rdqu…

Jindal to Obama: ‘Stop Scaring the American People’

Jindal to Obama: ‘Stop Scaring the American People’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Gov. Bobby Jindal barely had time to finish dessert in the State Dining Room before he came to cameras on the North Drive of the White House to accuse his lunch host of fear-mongering about impending spending cuts…

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a main provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, but in the legal paper filed with the judiciary it may have signaled a wider push for same-sex marriage as…

Would Sequester Cuts Make US a Second-Rate Power?

Would Sequester Cuts Make US a Second-Rate Power?

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — With sweeping budget cuts looming, ABC News pressed the White House Thursday about how these cuts would really impact America’s military might. Here’s the transcript from the exchange:    …

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