Fact Sheet: Afganistan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 12, 2013 Afghanistan In his State of the Union address, the President announced that the United States will withdraw 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan by this time next year, decreasing the … [Read more...]

President Obama Speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast

President Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. … [Read more...]

Chicago girl who performed at inauguration shot dead

AP - CHICAGO  A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama's recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital. Authorities say Hadiya was one … [Read more...]

Paul Ryan Clarifies His Position

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Resurrecting a Good Laugh at the White House

?vid=1252490 I wanted to Resurrect a good laugh from the week prior from Saturday Night Live. The White House staff was in an uproar over this sketch. Enjoy if it is your first time seeing it, and just laugh again if you viewed it before. … [Read more...]

ANOTHER SNOW DAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

The White House has cancelled an event for the First Lady. UPDATED DAILY GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA Monday, March 2, 2009 - The First Lady's "Read Across America' event - previously scheduled for today at the Library of Congress with the NEA and Secretary Arne Duncan - has been … [Read more...]

PRESIDENTS WEEKLY ADDRESS

    THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 AM ET,                                SATURDAY, February 28, 2009   WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Barack Obama Calls for Passage of Budget to Change … [Read more...]

STEVIE WONDER HONORED AT THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, touted by U.S. President Obama as the singer-songwriter who made the "soundtrack of my youth," was given the Gershwin Award at the White House.   Obama, who presented Wonder the Library of Congress's second annual award for lifetime achievement Wednesday … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADDRESS TO THE JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

February 24, 2009 Remarks of President Barack Obama - As Prepared for Delivery Address to Joint Session of Congress Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and the First Lady of the United States: I've come here tonight not only to address the … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH THE NATIONS GOVERNORS

The nation's governors  welcomed money from President Obama's economic stimulus plan, but said it was only a down payment on improving dire fiscal conditions in their states.    Most also played down criticism of the plan by a handful of Republicans, who have said they may reject some of the … [Read more...]