December 4, 2013 Obama, who has been criticized in recent weeks over the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov, steered the conversation Wednesday back to the economy. His remarks on inequality follow similar comments the pope made last week.
November 29, 2013 The president told activists on the National Mall on Friday that there is still time for the House to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. The Senate passed a comprehensive bill in the summer. House Speaker John Boehner says he prefers a piecemeal approach.
November 26, 2013 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
July 1, 2013 The president is on the final leg of his visit to Africa. On Tuesday, he and former President George W. Bush will join together for a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.
April 25, 2013 Most of the 14 killed in the April 17 explosion were first responders trying to put out the fire and save lives.
January 29, 2013 The president endorsed the proposals unveiled Monday by a bipartisan group of senators. He called for a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million illegal immigrants. But he avoided issues such as how long those in the country illegally could be forced to wait before applying for citizenship.
January 13, 2013 A French soldier and 17 Islamist rebels were killed in the raid to rescue a French hostage in Somalia, who is also believed to have died. The president's acknowledgment of the U.S. role in the raid came the same day as France said the U.S. provided "communications and transport" support for the ongoing French military action against Islamist rebels in Mali.