Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich holds one of his presents, a road sign with the White House address on it, as wife Callista (left), granddaughter Maggie Cushman, 11, (right) and Clara Hunter look on during his 68th birthday party on Wednesday. Mr. Gingrich said political consultants find his ways difficult.
President Obama gets away from the White House on June 4 for golf at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County. He and House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, are scheduled to hit the links together Saturday at an undisclosed location. (Associated Press)
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel depart after a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. "The chancellor and I have been clear: Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan people," Mr. Obama said. (Associated Press)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel answers a question during a joint news conference with President Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
**FILE** In this photo from May 31, 2011, President Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House. Republicans and Democrats scolded Obama on June 3, 2011, for dispatching U.S. forces against Libya without getting congressional approval. (Associated Press)