The White House says federally funded stem cell research should continue and is exploring how to respond to a judge's order halting it.
The U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq is a "truly remarkable achievement" and demonstrates President Obama's commitment to responsibly ending the drawn-out conflict, the White House said Tuesday.
The Obama administration will appeal a ruling by a federal judge that temporarily blocks federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, the Justice Department confirmed on Tuesday.
The White House on Thursday dismissed new polls showing that anywhere between one-fifth and a quarter of U.S. voters falsely believe President Obama is Muslim, saying most Americans are focused on the economy right now and not on Mr. Obama's faith.
Is the political hubbub over the "ground zero mosque" just a White House ruse to distract Americans from bad news about the economy? Partisan posturings have conveniently thrown the press into predatory mode; shrill coverage is now front-page fare, replacing serious examination of unemployment, skittish voters and old campaign promises
The White House on Thursday dismissed new polls showing that between one-fifth and one-fourth of U.S. voters incorrectly believe President Obama is Muslim, saying most Americans are focused on the economy right now and not on Mr. Obama's faith.
Americans increasingly are convinced — incorrectly — that President Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion.
Democrats tried to tamp down the controversy over the ground zero mosque and President Obama's comments on it Tuesday, while New York's Democratic governor jump-started his bid to find a new place to build the Muslim community center.
A White House spokesman said Monday that politics wasn't a factor in President Obama's remarks about building a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York.