President Obama missed the Monday deadline for submitting a budget to Congress, marking the fourth time in five years he has been late — and in a town where missing deadlines is routine, this one is beginning to get noticed.
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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were hosting a Super Bowl party at the White House Sunday night for family and friends.
As organized opposition to standardized testing grows, one of the nation's most outspoken and controversial education activists said Sunday that such assessments have a place in public schools but cautioned against an "overemphasis" on them.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly said Sunday that the universal background check at the heart of President Obama's new gun control proposals has the support of gun owners such as himself and his wife, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — and should be supported by the National Rifle Association as well.
The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre on Sunday predicted that the universal background check at the center of President Obama 's new gun control proposal eventually would become a registry of legal gun owners.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House Judiciary Committee, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, filed briefs Friday urging the Supreme Court to keep intact a key 1960s-era law in the federal government's fight against voter discrimination.
President Obama hailed former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died Friday at age 88, as "an extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker."
The White House didn't deny a report Friday that President Obama asked John F. Kerry to become Secretary of State a week before embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name from consideration.
A day after Chuck Hagel gave a weak performance in his confirmation hearing to become Defense secretary, the White House said it still has confidence in him. "We expect the Senate to confirm Sen. Hagel," said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Fresh off passing a bill that forces the Senate to write a budget for the first time in four years, House Republicans are now training their fire on President Obama with a new measure that would require him to submit a budget that actually gets the government out of the red.
Beleaguered Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced his resignation from President Obama's Cabinet Friday after a tenure marred with criticisms over his handling of federal energy subsidies and the Solyndra solar-energy affair.
The limits of a money-driven presidential campaign became a little clearer Thursday when Restore Our Future, the super PAC run by former aides to Mitt Romney, disclosed that it still had $1.2 million in the bank as of Jan. 1.
President Obama's special large-donor campaign vehicle, which can accept donations of more than $100,000 — far more than individuals can give to standard campaign committees — continued to take in money weeks after the election, raising $1.8 million between November 27 and December 31, record show.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden huddled Thursday with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill to talk about the administration's gun-control proposals, telling reporters afterward that there's a "sea change" in the attitudes of Americans on the issue in the wake of last month's school shootings in Connecticut.
A Republican state senator in Idaho has compared the rollout of President Obama's health-care law to the Holocaust, saying insurance companies may be "creating their own tombs" if the federal government decides to hoodwink them in the future.