In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.
With time running out for Congress to prevent a doubling of interest rates on federal student loans, the White House and Republican leaders exchanged accusations Thursday on who was to blame for the lack of an agreement.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, under investigation for possible felony hit-and-run after allegedly causing two weekend car accidents in California, will take a medical leave of absence "as he undergoes tests and evaluations," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday night.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson is cited in two car accidents. He was treated for a seizure.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders met Wednesday to discuss upcoming budget deadlines, one day after House Speaker John Boehner drew a line in the sand over what could be another bitter showdown between the White House and Congress later this year.
Jay Carney comments on remarks made by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and Sarah Palin about the Secret Service scandal.
Press Secretary Jay Carney comments on President Obama's remark about judicial precedent and the Court of Appeals.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the heath care mandate is "the law of the land" and is constitutional.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh says six soldiers appear to have been killed by a huge landmine in the volatile Helmand province.
The British Defence Ministry Thursday identified six British soldiers who are missing and presumed dead following an explosion in southwest Afghanistan.
The House is expected to vote Thursday on a jobs bill that would mark rare agreement between the Obama administration and House Republicans.
While high gas prices are draining the wallets of American motorists, they're also driving heated debate over opening the spigot on the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
President Obama is facing pressure to tap the nation's oil reserves. CNN discusses what that would mean for gas prices.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney expresses concern over delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria.
U.S. officials called Tuesday for international action to stop the violence orchestrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and left open the possibility of "additional measures" if the bloodshed continues.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defends the president's actions on contraceptives.
In a sharp turnaround, House Republican leaders Monday dropped a key demand that the cost of extending the payroll tax cut be offset by spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.
Top Senate Republicans unveiled a proposal Thursday to replace looming across-the-board budget cuts, most notably to the Pentagon, with new restrictions on both the compensation to and size of the federal work force.
U.S. Special Forces parachuted overnight into Somalia from fixed-wing planes, then advanced on foot to a compound holding two kidnapped international aid workers and freed them, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Obama told Defense Secretary Leon Panetta "good job" at the State of the Union ahead of news of a rescue in Somalia.
President Obama got very vocal on the campaign trail..Candy has some guesses why.
If history is any guide, President Barack Obama will reach for the stars during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But in the end, reality will bring his plans back down to Earth.
The South Korean government sent its condolences to the people of North Korea following the death of leader Kim Jong Il, South Korean Unification Minister Yoo Woo-ik said in a televised press conference Tuesday.
The leadership of North Korea appeared to pass to a third generation of the Kim family Monday after the weekend death of Kim Jong Il, who ruled the reclusive Stalinist state since 1994.
Jay Carney said that President Obama will insist Congress remain in session until the payroll tax cut is extended.
Another Washington political showdown took shape Tuesday as the House of Representatives passed a Republican plan that would extend the payroll tax cut and speed the process for government approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Republicans demanding specific ideological provisions as part of a deal to extend the payroll tax cut appear to be going against their party's anti-tax orthodoxy, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
President Obama calls on Congress to do what's right for the American people by extending the payroll tax cut.
White House press secretary Jay Carney says payroll tax cuts would negatively impact less than 1% of small businesses.
Ensuring a pre-holiday collision course with the Senate, House Republicans Friday ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats and formally unveiled a bill that extends the payroll tax cut and benefits for jobless Americans, but ties those items to a provision that clears a path toward approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- a point of pride in the Obama administration's efforts to reform Wall Street -- faces a key test in the Senate on Thursday over whether it will have a director with real power.
(CNN) -- When presidential candidates head to New Hampshire the November before an election year, it's a pretty safe bet the upcoming campaign is on their minds.
Dennis Ross, one of the president's top advisers dealing with Middle East policy, announced Thursday he's stepping down from his post, leaving prospects for the administration's efforts to restart the peace process even more uncertain.
President Barack Obama will use the power of the executive branch to do as much as possible to reinvigorate the slumping economy without assistance from a divided Congress, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNN Tuesday.
In response to President Barack Obama's repeated calls for Congress to pass his jobs bill right away, Senate Republicans tried to call his bluff and force a quick vote on that legislation Tuesday.
High school students chanted "pass this bill" to a rousing speech Tuesday by President Barack Obama touting his $447 billion jobs plan, while senior administration officials said the push for Congress to approve the legislation would last months.
Families read names of 9/11 victims and remember their loved ones during the 10-year anniversary ceremony at ground zero.
The FBI has interviewed more than 300 people while investigating threat information that terrorist operatives might attack New York City or Washington around the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.
As the nation enters the weekend marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, law enforcement authorities are deploying additional security measures and urging all Americans to be vigilant for suspicious activity.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney previews President Obama's highly anticipated jobs speech.
President Barack Obama is preparing to roll out proposals Thursday totaling $300 billion or more to strengthen the shaky economy and stimulate new job growth, according to Democratic sources.
Jessica Yellin reports the plan includes cuts in payroll taxes and increases in unemployment insurance.
The White House and House Speaker John Boehner's office announced Thursday they reached agreement for President Barack Obama to address a joint session of Congress on September 8, resolving a dispute that temporarily overshadowed the focus of the planned speech -- job creation and economic growth.
Kathryn Bigelow, who made the Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker" on the Iraq war, is in the preliminary stages of making a movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden and has gotten access to top White House, Pentagon and CIA officials about the raid.
President Barack Obama will commemorate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in events at the three sites connected with the assaults -- in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Tuesday.
The two calamity-avoiding debt ceiling measures under consideration in Congress have something in common.
President Barack Obama is continuing to pursue the most "significant deficit reduction package possible," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday, the latest indication officials are keeping a variety of options open while trying to hammer out an agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the deficit proposal from the so-called Gang of Six and President Obama's reaction to it.
President Obama is continuing to pursue the most "significant deficit reduction package possible," his spokesman said Thursday, the latest indication officials are keeping a variety of options open while trying to hammer out an agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default.
Obama said "some progress was made" on a deficit reduction plan put together by a bipartisan group of senators.
Top administration and congressional officials are expected to continue working this week on a measure to raise the federal debt ceiling by up to $2.5 trillion, embracing a version of a fallback plan designed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
Americans are angry and frustrated at the impasse in Washington. CNN's Felicia Taylor reports
President Barack Obama will answer questions about the economy and jobs Wednesday during his first Twitter town hall meeting.
President Barack Obama believes "a significant deal" on deficit reduction remains possible this year so long as Republicans are willing to accept that no one will get everything they want in the negotiations, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
President Barack Obama will give a speech on the Afghanistan troop drawdown on Wednesday, a senior administration official said Monday.
Lawyers within the Obama administration disagreed with the president's decision that U.S. participation in the NATO-led Libyan military mission doesn't come under the War Powers Resolution, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
Obama and Boehner team up for a golf game, but will they get together on the debt ceiling and U.S. role in Libya?
An endless Washington debate over the president's power to go to war has resurfaced with the NATO-led Libya military mission, pitting the Obama administration against House Speaker John Boehner as well as anti-war liberals in clashes threatening to stretch from Congress to the courts to the golf course.
The heads of Sudan's north and south will meet Sunday at an African Union summit amid escalating violence and international condemnation.
President Barack Obama will welcome his Gabonese counterpart to the White House on Thursday, a day after a visit with another African leader.
Controversy erupts over a meeting between President Obama and the president of Gabon. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
The United States' nation-building projects in Afghanistan can claim only limited success and the troubled nation risks sinking into deeper crisis after a U.S. troop withdrawal, according to a congressional report issued Wednesday.
President Barack Obama will hold a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, but has yet to reach a decision on the size and scope of the U.S. troop withdrawal that will begin next month, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
Any deficit reduction deal with Republicans must bolster job growth and spread the burden equally among the wealthy and other segments of society, congressional Democratic leaders said Thursday after talks with President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama will visit the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Friday to thank CIA operatives for the "work they do every day to keep America safe and specifically for their excellent work in tracking down Osama bin Laden," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.
Vice President Joe Biden held another round of high-stakes budget talks with top congressional negotiators Tuesday -- one day after House Republicans demanded trillions of dollars in new spending cuts as their price for agreeing to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid a potential economic catastrophe.
Within hours of President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, politics entered the fray.
Despite mounting pressure from some lawmakers and dissent within the ranks of his top advisers, President Barack Obama decided not to release photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has decided not to release any of the photographs of "the deceased Osama bin Laden," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.
Within 24 hours of Osama bin Laden's death in a U.S. assault on his compound in Pakistan, administration and government officials -- both cloaked in anonymity and on the record -- provided misleading if not erroneous information about what happened in the al Qaeda leader's final moments.
U.S. officials issued a revised version of the nighttime raid that killed the world's most-notorious terrorist, including additional details that revealed other options were on the table before settling on the assault.
Osama bin Laden was not armed but did put up resistance when U.S. forces stormed a compound outside Islamabad and killed him, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday.
The United States is considering targeted sanctions among "a range of possible options" to pressure the Syrian government to stop attacking protesters, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
Media watchdog Brent Bozell says coverage of the budget battle, including CNN's "In The Arena," is biased.
The Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a part of the health care reform law that would require businesses to file a 1099 tax form with the government for every purchase they make over $600.
With just five days left before a government shutdown, federal workers are pressing lawmakers to cut a deal that will keep the government open for business.
Despite having CIA agents on the ground and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's exit as stated policy, U.S. officials continue to say the NATO-led military mission in Libya is only for its authorized humanitarian purposes.
CNN's John King talks to Sen. John Kerry, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, about U.S. involvement in Libya.
The Obama administration has been talking about corporate tax reform a lot lately. And so it was on Friday -- but not through prepared bullet points.
The Obama administration strongly defended its handling of the Libyan crisis Thursday, drawing a clear line between military and political objectives while dismissing criticism that it has failed to adequately consult with members of Congress.
President Obama explains the U.S. involvement in supporting the U.N. mandate against Libya.
It may be too late to go ahead with a no-fly zone over Libya, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Talks are starting this week on possible steps to tighten access to guns for people with criminal records or mental health issues, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
The Obama administration sent mixed signals Wednesday on its stance on a no-fly zone in Libya, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying U.N. backing was essential while White House spokesman Jay Carney left the door open to the United States acting unilaterally or in concert with NATO allies.
House members passed a bill that could extend federal funding for at least two weeks.
The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would extend funding for the federal government by another two weeks -- through March 18 -- while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.
The U.S. government announced Friday that it will impose sanctions against the regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi -- part of a series of measures designed to isolate the Libyan regime and loosen the dictator's grip on power.
In an effort to quell the violence in Libya, the U.S. joins with its allies to impose sanctions on the African nation.
In the first indication the crisis with Libya could take on a military dimension, the Pentagon is looking at "all options" it can offer President Barack Obama in dealing with the Libyan crisis, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Thursday.
While President Obama has taken heat for a relatively muted response in the early days of the crisis in Libya, U.S. officials privately believe it was the best strategy because if Obama had bashed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, it could have put the thousands of Americans in Libya in harm's way.
President Obama says the violence against civilians in Libya must stop and the suffering is unacceptable.
White House spokesman Jay Carney reacts to questions that the president's stance on Libya has been too "muted."
President Barack Obama will make a state visit to the United Kingdom May 24-26, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Thursday.
At his first briefing, former journalist Jay Carney addresses his new role as White House Press Secretary.
With a wish of good luck from his boss, new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney held his first briefing Wednesday and came off very much like the man he replaced.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.