October 1, 2013 In his interview with President Obama on Monday, NPR's Steve Inskeep says some of the president's remarks were reminiscent of what he said in 2011 during the debt ceiling crisis. One stark difference, however, was the president's firmness. "Absolutely I will not negotiate," the president said.
September 16, 2013 Five years ago this week, Lehman Brothers collapsed, and America's financial crisis began. On Monday morning, President Obama will mark the anniversary with a speech in the White House Rose Garden. The White House released a new report ahead of the address, assessing how the government's efforts to stabilize the economy turned out.
August 30, 2013 We look at a few stories making the rounds that examine what U.S. options are for a strike against the Damascus regime and what might follow such an attack.
August 29, 2013 The two orders would stop private individuals from importing U.S.-made military surplus weapons from abroad and close a loophole that allows some felons to skirt background checks.
August 24, 2013 President Obama is meeting with his national security team to discuss reports of Syria's use of chemical weapons, as the U.S. "repositions" warships armed with cruise missiles in the Mediterranean.
August 19, 2013 The Obamas have been joined at the White House by a new puppy, Sunny, who will now be a little sister to their current dog Bo. Like Bo, Sunny is a Portuguese Water Dog.
July 20, 2013 Thomas, who spent decades at the White House reporting for United Press International and later Hearst Newspapers, covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama.
July 10, 2013 The Morning Edition commentator is being given a National Humanities Medal. Others being honored Wednesday include musician Herb Alpert, film director George Lucas and playwright/performer Anna Deavere Smith.
June 24, 2013 Hong Kong and China were wrong to let the "NSA leaker" fly to Moscow, White House spokesman Jay Carney says. Now, the Obama administration expects Russia to take steps that will lead to Snowden's return to the U.S. Meanwhile, Julian Assange talks about the help Snowden is getting from WikiLeaks.
May 30, 2013 Law enforcement officials say the letter is similar to two that were sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Preliminary tests of the letter to Bloomberg turned up traces of ricin.
April 30, 2013 At a White House news conference, the president was asked about Syria, the Boston Marathon bombings, new gun laws, the Guantanamo Bay detention center and other subjects. He made the case that despite some setbacks, he'll still get some important things done in his second term.
March 5, 2013 The White House was responding to an online petition signed by more than 114,000 people. The administration said Americans should also be able to unlock tablets.
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.