June 29, 2013 Using Mandela's clan name, by which the anti-apartheid hero is affectionately known, Obama hailed Madiba's "moral courage." Mandela, whose 95th birthday is less than three weeks away, is in critical condition with a lung infection. Obama is on a previously scheduled visit to South Africa.
June 27, 2013 President Obama also said he would not "scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker." Ecuador, meanwhile, said it would not negotiate with its principles.
June 27, 2013 Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night and also plans to visit South Africa and Tanzania. He is expected to emphasize democracy and security during his trip.
June 25, 2013 For the first time, the government plans to limit how much carbon dioxide existing power plants can put into the air. It's a key element of the president's plan, but it's also unclear how aggressive the restrictions will be.
June 20, 2013 The move would not require congressional approval, but it is sure to be controversial. Electric power plants are said to be responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse emissions.
June 18, 2013 Obama told PBS' Charlie Rose that he rejected comparisons to the Bush-Cheney administration, saying he had added safeguards to protect the privacy of Americans.
June 13, 2013 The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.
June 11, 2013 Political necessity dictates that President Obama not embrace the Senate immigration legislation too tightly.
June 7, 2013 Even in a starkly polarized era, there are still some issues that can draw together Americans from across the political spectrum and scramble ideological fault lines.
June 7, 2013 News outlets in Louisiana and Texas report that the wife of the man who had been a "person of interest" is under arrest. They were reportedly going through a divorce. She had told authorities her husband might have sent the letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
June 7, 2013 In his most extensive comments so far on revelations about the electronic data that the nation's spy agencies are collecting, the president also said that the programs "help us prevent terrorist attacks." He said "modest encroachments on privacy" are being balanced against national security.
June 6, 2013 There are days when that photo you can find on the Web of President Obama's and President George W. Bush's faces morphed into each other seems awfully apt.
June 5, 2013 President Obama's selection of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as his national security adviser sends a message to his Republican foes: In your face.
June 5, 2013 Rice, now the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., has been a lightning rod for Republican critics of how the administration responded to last September's attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya. She will replace Tom Donilon, who is resigning. Her new post does not require Senate confirmation.
June 3, 2013 It's what happens when one party holds the White House and the other at least one congressional chamber. Subpoenas are launched like rockets at an enemy camp.