WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, a step that would mark a political victory for advocates of same-sex unions and a deepening commitment by President Barack Obama to rights for gay couples. Read More
President Barack Obama says the American people have “picked ourselves up” and fought back during tough economic times, declaring after winning re-election that the “best is yet to come.”
Obama says he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together. He says they may have “battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply.”
The president rolled to a second term over Romney, winning more than 300 electoral votes. Read More
A San Francisco high school senior is among a handful of students selected by White House officials to attend a youth forum in Washington, D.C. on Friday, a school district spokeswoman said.
Huimin "Happy" Yang, 18, left for the nation's capitol on Wednesday to attend the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Youth Leadership Briefing, San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Heidi Anderson said. Read More
U.S. authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an investigation of a shooting near the White House on Friday night.The U.S. Secret Service said Pennsylvania authorities arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez Wednesday at a hotel in southwest part of the state.
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"In Tehran, the Iranians arrested an American press man,” Ronald Reagan recorded in his presidential diary on Feb. 1, 1987. “Took his passport, accused him of being Zionist spy & threw him in jail. He’s a Roman Catholic. I’m ready to kidnap the Khomeini.”
In these, his private thoughts, Reagan expressed what it took to deal with the mullahs of Iran — and playing nice was not it. Read More
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Well, the debt deal is behind us, but it’s clear that the White House wants more taxes. Instead of fighting this head-on, the GOP might want to think about future ways of giving President Barack Obama what he says he wants. Done properly, it just might be what academics like Obama call a “teachable moment.” Read More
President Obama, welcoming the world-champion San Francisco Giants to the White House Monday, noted Brian Wilson’s epic beard, and said, “I do fear it.”The remark came as the president honored the team of “misfits and castoffs” that he deemed baseball’s “characters with character.” Read More
President Obama courted an influential Hispanic group Monday, seeking to improve relations with a crucial voting bloc that has become increasingly disillusioned by unfulfilled campaign promises amid a record number of deportations. Read More
Leaders of a bipartisan "Gang of Six" are nearing agreement on a plan that "broadly mirrors" the White House proposal that would raise the federal debt ceiling and cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the course of a decade, President Obama said on Tuesday.
"The framework that they put forward is broadly consistent with what we've been working on here at the White House," Obama said. Read More