Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia.
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.
President Barack Obama is expressing concern that an intruder carrying a knife was able to get into the White House where his family lives.
Authorities have identified White House intruder.
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The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration.
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President Barack Obama’s call for additional authority to more quickly turn back young Central American border crossers is coming amid mounting resistance from some members of his Democratic Party.
President Obama is headed to Dallas and Austin this week, a trip that began as a fundraising effort for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but will now include meetings to discuss the crisis at the Texas border.
Even as the White House prepares to take in potentially hundreds of children illegally crossing the border with Mexico on their own, some in Dallas County are questioning the authority to house them here.
Gov. Rick Perry has testified at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas that in addition to the humanitarian crisis created by a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants, there is a crisis involving border security.
The White House says the Obama administration will continue to “rigorously” enforce the law when it comes to addressing the flood of unaccompanied child immigrants at the southern border.