Washington (CNN) - From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism policy in a widely anticipated speech on Thursday. Administration officials tell CNN that Obama will use the National Defense University […]
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-devastated Moore, Oklahoma on Sunday, his press secretary announced at Wednesday's press briefing.
(CNN) – He’s often chided by Republicans for his frequent use of a teleprompter during speeches, but on Tuesday President Barack Obama got some friendly teasing from his number two. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month, asked for the teleprompters in place for his remarks to be taken […]
(CNN) – President Barack Obama will make a statement Tuesday at approximately 10 a.m. ET after he is briefed on the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado devastation, a White House official told CNN. The statement will be delivered in the State Dining Room.
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul used humor to accompany biting criticism of President Barack Obama Monday on issues ranging from the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations to the president’s health care law, as the Kentucky Republican made his formal introduction to influential New Hampshire voters. Paul was well received by […]
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and members of his administration are "closely monitoring" the storms that swept thought Oklahoma Monday afternoon, leaving widespread damage. Lisa Monaco, the president's security and counterterrorism adviser, notified Obama of the storm, according to a White House official. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's personal popularity may be one reason he came out of what was arguably the worst week of his presidency with his approval rating holding steady, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International survey, released Monday, also indicates that Americans see the current controversies as very important, maybe […]
(CNN) – A second term Democratic president, battling back against series of controversies. Sound familiar? President Barack Obama is facing a political situation not altogether unlike what the last Democrat in the White House, Bill Clinton, experienced during his second term. For Obama it's the controversies over the Internal Revenue service's targeting of tea party […]
Atlanta (CNN) – Past, present and future came together on a thunderstorm-filled Sunday, as President Barack Obama received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement speech at historically black Morehouse College, where the Rev....Show More Summary
(CNN) – President Barack Obama will deliver long-promised remarks Thursday on the administration's counterterrorism policy and explain the legal framework behind the use of drones against terrorist threats, according to a White House official. In his speech at the National Defense University, the president also plans to review the state of threats the country currently […]
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama comes out of what was arguably the worst week of his presidency with his approval rating holding steady, according to a new national poll. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Sunday morning also indicates that congressional Republicans are not overplaying their hand when it comes to their reaction to […]
(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver biting criticism to President Barack Obama for recent controversies surrounding his administration in a speech Saturday to Virginia Republicans as they nominate GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli in the state's gubernatorial race. Show More Summary
(CNN) - President Barack Obama highlighted his recent jobs tour Saturday, emphasizing a need to focus on improving the economy rather than getting distracted by other issues in the nation’s capital. “That’s why I like getting out of the Washington echo chamber whenever I can – because too often, our politics aren’t focused on the […]
Baltimore (CNN) – After a week where the Obama administration appeared knocked off course by a number of controversies, President Barack Obama sought to get back on track Friday by focusing on his jobs agenda. "I know it can seem frustrating sometimes when it seems like Washington's priorities aren't the same as your priorities…Others may […]
(CNN) – When President Barack Obama visits Ellicott Dredges Friday in Baltimore, he'll announce he's signed a presidential memorandum meant to hasten federal permitting processes, thereby creating jobs. But the owner of the company, Peter Bowe, has another idea for getting Americans to work: approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project Republicans say would […]
(CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to appoint former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to the board of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship program, the White House announced Thursday. Giffords, who resigned from Congress after being wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1996. The […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 16, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle CONFIDENCE IN HOLDER: President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has “complete confidence in Eric Holder” and that “he is an outstanding Attorney General” during a news conference. […]
(CNN) – President Barack Obama will name Danny Werfel, an official in his budget office, as the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, a White House official and a Democratic source familiar with the decision said Thursday. The previous acting commissioner resigned Wednesday after revelations the tax agency was applying extra scrutiny to conservative […]
(CNN) - President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to fully fund administration requests for additional diplomatic security measures in the wake of the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The requests include increasing the number of Marine guards dispatched to protect facilities around the world, Obama said.
(CNN) – It's not a sight you'll see very often: two Marines holding umbrellas above President Barack Obama and Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After sprinkles turned into a steady shower of rain midway through his Rose Garden press conference, Obama called over two Marines to hold the umbrellas aloft. Regulations prohibit Marines from […]