The poisoning of a college student 18 years ago recently re-emerged as a hot topic in China, but censors soon squelched the politically sensitive online discussions over whether the culprit may have eluded punishment because of Communist Party connections.
President Barack Obama and South Korea’s new leader Park Geun-hye will seek to present a strong front against North Korea’s nuclear threats when they meet at the White House Tuesday. But they also want to leave the door open to talks with Pyongyang.
President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, his political opponents and the news media at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, an annual event where the US leader takes good-natured jabs at his adversaries.
The United States is taking “all the necessary precautions” in the face of escalating threats from North Korea, the White House said Thursday.
By Chantal Valery
US President Barack Obama’s administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex unions.
President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to mitigate any damage from the leak of an immigration bill being drafted by the White House, telling a Spanish-language TV network he didn’t jeopardize negotiations with the Senate.
By Stephen Collinson
The White House warned Friday that billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts set to kick in on March 1 were a “blunt” instrument that could wreak deep damage to the already fragile US economy.
By Darlene Superville
Two days before President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.
Battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, Barack Obama raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the US Civil War more than 150 years ago.
As hundreds of thousands of Americans crowd the National Mall for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on January 21, the best seats will already be filled — sold for a hefty price.
Text of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation after Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut school, as provided by CQ Transcriptions:
US first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday excluded a possible White House run in the footsteps of her husband Barack, saying the job was “really hard.”
Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday in a prostitution scandal that has embarrassed President Barack Obama. A senior congressman welcomed the move to hold people responsible for the tawdry episode but warned “it’s not over.”