December 8, 2008 The White House is considering the designation of a new marine reserve in the Northern Mariana Islands, but it may not get the same amount of protection as an area created two years ago near Hawaii. The same could be true for other sites in the Pacific that are also under consideration.
November 10, 2008 President George W. Bush welcomed President-elect Barack Obama to the White House on Monday. While the two men met to discuss affairs of state, first lady Laura Bush gave Michelle Obama a tour of the second-floor residence of the Executive Mansion.
October 28, 2008 New details are emerging about the White House's dismissal of Scott Bloch as special counsel, head of the office that protects federal whistle-blowers from mistreatment. Bloch has been under investigation amid allegations he violated the rights of his own employees.
October 13, 2008 The Bush administration plans to spend as much as $250 billion of the $700 billion bailout buying stock in private banks, greatly expanding protections for the U.S. financial system out of deep concern for the faltering economy.
September 23, 2008 President Bush has made his final address to the U.N. General Assembly. He leaves behind many problems for the next U.S. president: unfinished wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a tarnished image that has undercut America's moral authority in the world.
September 16, 2008 Dick Cheney is arguably one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, but much of his work is done behind the scenes. In his new book, Angler, journalist Barton Gellman details the forty-year political career of Bush's second in command.