President Obama authorized a missile attack on Moammar Gadhafi's air-defense systems on Saturday, igniting U.S. involvement in the largest international military offensive in the Middle East since the invasion of Iraq. Read More
President Obama has made it clear that political pressure will not compel him to steer Congress toward a budget compromise, rein in soaring oil prices or crack a harder whip on Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, frustrating his allies almost as often as his foes.
Republicans and Democrats have grown anxious over the budget stalemate. Read More
The White House is challenging the assessment of Libya by the top U.S. intelligence officer, who testified Thursday that Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi is dominating the rebels trying to overthrow him and could prevail unless the United States and its allies intervene. "We believe that Gadhafi is in this for the long haul," National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress. Read More
President Obama is rallying a handful of star Democratic governors to the White House on Friday to talk about jobs and the economy, as Republican governors continue a two-week campaign to cut public employee pensions.
The morning meeting will focus on how the states and Washington can work together to spur economic growth, according to the White House. Read More
President Obama warned Libya to halt attacks on political protesters Wednesday evening, ending a period of White House silence that had begun to draw criticism.
"We strongly condemn the use of violence in Libya," Obama said." The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. ... This violence must stop." Read More
Demonstrating how difficult it will be to champion both business and labor in an election year, President Obama arrived in Cleveland Tuesday to rally business leaders he said will help lead an economic recovery even as thousands of unionized state workers were storming the state Capitol 150 miles away, saying they were trying to protect their livelihoods from the budget-slashing wrought by the recession. Read More
The Obama Administration's standing in the Middle East is largely dependent now on Egypt's success in transforming its toppled government into a secular democracy. Read More