April 1, 2013 The daughter of the nation's 35th president has been talked about as a potential envoy to Tokyo. Now, multiple news outlets say they've been told she's President Obama's choice and is being vetted for the job.
March 3, 2013 On Monday, President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently head of the Walmart Foundation, as his next budget director, a White House official said.
March 1, 2013 The Washington Post journalist says he never characterized the White House as threatening him over a story on sequestration.
February 28, 2013 The veteran Washington Post reporter says a White House aide threatened him over a story about President Obama's role in sequestration.
January 31, 2013 "My overall worldview has never changed," said the former senator, who has been nominated to be secretary of defense.
January 31, 2013 The former Nebraska senator faces the Senate Armed Services Committee. After some initial doubts, the conventional wisdom in Washington is that he's likely to be confirmed. But Hagel will face some sharp questions about his views on key issues.
January 25, 2013 Top aide Denis McDonough is moving into the chief of staff's office. Justice Department official Lisa Monaco is taking on the counterterrorism post.
January 16, 2013 He joins others who are leaving the Obama administration as the president begins his second term, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
January 9, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki plan to remain with President Obama's administration as his second term begins, according to a White House official.
September 14, 2011 Solyndra got $535 million from the government. It has since failed. The Washington Post says White House officials asked repeatedly how soon its loan would be OK'd. The White House says it expressed "active interest," but didn't pressure reviewers.
March 31, 2011 President Obama was presented with an award for his efforts to make government more transparent Monday. If that seems like late news to report on a Thursday, it is — but the award was kept secret for much of this week.
February 4, 2011 The White House's top economist said the jobless rate drop was welcome but needed improvement. The White House used the jobs report release to tout its innovation agenda meant to create jobs while Speaker Boehner used it to jab at the administration.
February 3, 2011 The White House is reportedly looking into whether under the Affordable Health Care Act, it can require insurance companies to offer free contraceptives and family planning as a preventive service. Experts say 50 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended.