Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama’s daughters is “repugnant and cowardly.”
The White House issued an official response to a petition calling for the United States government to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
The White House has responded to a petition to allow Texas to secede by saying the Founding Fathers who created the Union “did not provide a right to walk away from it.”
Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry as the White House seeks to assemble proposals to combat gun violence in response to last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
As the nation teeters on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” President Obama returns to Washington Thursday to resume negotiations with Congress over a deal to keep taxes from going up on Americans.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says a bipartisan deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” is more likely if Democrats and Republicans don’t try to over-reach on spending cuts.
Items that belonged to President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford, including the late president’s golf clubs, are going up for auction.
An annual holiday concert attended by President Barack Obama and his family includes something non-traditional this year: a performance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY.
Park Jae-sang performs as PSY and issued a statement Friday after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the U.S. military presence in South Korea
The presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two men in their quest for the White House. It cost more than $2 billion and sometimes provided a cloak of anonymity for billionaire donors.
David Letterman’s “stupid human tricks” and Top 10 lists vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the comedian received this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.