There's a long history of presidential pets in the White House and with reason. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
The first woman elected to the White House will answer to many names -- Madam President, ma'am, and, most likely, Mom. That's something I like to think about on Mother's Day.
NBC is going to the White House for laughs this fall.
Senate Republicans will block Democrats from taking up a White House-backed bill to cap rates on some student loans unless Democrats allow a vote on a GOP alternative, the second-ranking Senate Republican said Monday.
Most of the provisions in a landmark food safety law which passed 16 months ago still haven't gone into effect and are stuck in a rule-making process at the White House, four months overdue.
CNN's John King recounts his first experience on a secret trip to a war zone.
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the U.S. Secret Service about the potential involvement of White House staff in the prostitution scandal in Colombia.
The Obama administration turned over 432 pages of e-mail communications and other documents Friday to congressional Republicans investigating the collapse of the solar energy firm Solyndra, the White House said.
Republican leaders and the White House sent signals Wednesday of possible detente on jobs and energy legislation, but they offered few specifics and congressional Democrats questioned whether any progress would ensue.
President Obama honored Iraq veterans during a formal dinner. A cross section of vets were invited to the White House.
President Obama is facing pressure to tap the nation's oil reserves. CNN discusses what that would mean for gas prices.
The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new online bill of rights intended to protect consumers' privacy when they surf the Web.
The United States economy is on the road to recovery, the White House said Friday, with stronger job growth expected this year.
Rep. Allen West says voters need continue to "restore conservatism" to Washington.
After weeks of tangling over new Health and Human Services guidelines requiring contraception services in new health insurance plans, the White House has offered what it describes as a "common sense accommodation." It is aimed at ending the confrontation between the Obama administration and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans escalated their rhetorical war Thursday over a pending federal rule requiring religiously affiliated employers to provide full contraception coverage to women -- one day after hints emerged of a possible compromise between the White House and conservative religious critics.
President Obama announces 10 states will be exempt from "No Child Left Behind" rules in exchange for new reforms.
The White House is studying an audit of $35.9 billion in Department of Energy loans to clean-energy companies, and plans to release it by the end of next week, a spokesman said Thursday.
Being president pays; $400,000 a year, in fact.
CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the intersection of money and the highest office in the land.
Opposed to what he called the "out of control" growth of the federal government, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas declined an invitation to join his teammates at the White House on Monday.
A "smoking object" was thrown over the White House fence late Tuesday, and authorities have closed the north gate of the residence while the object is investigated, U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said.
A handful of large websites will go dark on Wednesday to protest an anti-piracy bill that critics say will wreck the Internet as we know it.
Declan McCullagh of CNET discusses how an online piracy bill could affect the internet.
The Obama administration said over the weekend that it would not support legislation mandating changes to Internet infrastructure to fight online copyright and trademark infringement.
The St. Louis Cardinals will visit the White House on January 17 to commemorate their victory in the 2011 World Series.
The federal worker pay freeze might be over.
What does $40 per paycheck mean for you and your family?
Press Secretary Jay Carney says the administration is optimistic about the passage of the payroll tax cut extension.
The White House lifted a veto threat against a giant $662 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday after legislators made changes in language involving detainees.
Jay Carney said that President Obama will insist Congress remain in session until the payroll tax cut is extended.
An Idaho man who acquaintances say called President Barack Obama "the anti-Christ" was charged Thursday with trying to assassinate him in a shooting incident outside the White House, federal authorities said.
Two bullets found on south side of the White House, and a suspect is in custody. CNN's Athena Jones reports.
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is charged with attempted assassination after allegedly firing shots at the White House.
An Idaho man wanted in connection with a White House shooting incident was arrested Wednesday in western Pennsylvania, police and the U.S. Secret Service announced.
Shots were reported fired Friday night between the White House and the Washington Monument, setting off a flurry of law enforcement activity, a U.S. Park Police spokesman said.
The White House on Friday turned over internal e-mails demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of Solyndra, but stopped short of releasing the full cache sought by the Energy and Commerce Committee, officials said.
The White House agreed Thursday to turn over some documents demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra, Republican investigators said.
A call for more Solyndra-related emails from the White House are causing political anger on both sides of the aisle.
Congressional Republicans investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra said Wednesday they have documents contradicting an administration claim that the case was not discussed at White House meetings involving a key investor and fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
The White House position on extraterrestrials is now clear: aliens haven't contacted Earth, but that doesn't mean the U.S. government isn't looking for them.
A senior administration official disputed a Wall Street Journal story that said Bill Daley, the White House chief of staff, was turning over day-to-day management of the West Wing.
Thousands of protesters held hands and encircled the White House grounds on Sunday, demanding President Barack Obama reject a proposed oil pipeline that would stretch between Canada and Texas.
The White House counsel refused Friday to comply with a subpoena as issued by a House panel regarding the failed solar energy company Solyndra, saying that the initiative "was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation."
GOP lawmakers had a lot to say during a hearing for the solar energy company Solyndra. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.
A House panel voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for documents related to the solar energy company Solyndra.
President Barack Obama is crafting his own laws of political physics these days, insisting that inaction by a divided Congress requires White House action in order to get something done.
A media blitz for the White House as President Obama takes his message to local TV viewers. Brianna Keilar reports.
Some children in Washington braved cold and soggy weather Saturday for an early Halloween treat -- a brief visit to the White House.
Chairman Cliff Stearns tells CNN's John King the committee will subpoena the White House for Solyndra documents.
First lady Michelle Obama takes to the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday to break a sweat with schoolkids as they join in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records for the most people doing jumping jacks over a 24-hour period.
Out of sight out of mind? That's what Tareq Salahi hopes will happen after selling the bulk of his and his wife's personal possessions this weekend.
The White House and Senate Democrats have agreed to push the effective date of a proposed "millionaire's surtax" back a year to January 2013 and to slightly raise the rate, White House and congressional sources told CNN on Wednesday.
Postal worker unions organized 492 rallies across the nation on Tuesday afternoon intended to convince lawmakers to save the U.S. Postal Service, without layoffs and cutbacks.
The Super Bowl XX champions Chicago Bears -- regarded as one of the most colorful teams in NFL history with players nicknamed "The Fridge," "Da Coach," "Sweetness," and a punk quarterback -- has been invited to the White House next month to make up for a visit that was canceled 25 years ago, a White House official told CNN Thursday.
A male suspect wearing a backpack scaled the White House fence Tuesday and "took off at a full sprint," but was chased down and arrested, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said.
President Obama on Monday unveiled a plan to save the U.S. Postal Service and its employees from insolvency -- a plan that includes the possible end of Saturday mail service.
The White House will propose a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings in taxes as middle-income Americans, administration and White House officials told CNN on Sunday.
In a CNN.com article, James Carville warns the White House that the president's approach isn't working.
The Obama administration said Wednesday it was cracking down on waste and fraud in Medicaid and unemployment, in an effort that should save taxpayers billions of dollars.
When the Republican candidates were asked what they would bring to the White House if elected, Georgia businessman Herman Cain set himself apart from the career politicians on the stage with him by replying: "I would bring a sense of humor to the White House, because America's too uptight!"
About 8 o'clock on the night of September 11, 2001, President Bush's staff received word. The president had returned to Washington. The White House had reopened.
This summer there hangs in the White House, in a hallway outside the Oval Office, one of the greatest American paintings by one of the greatest American artists.
President Barack Obama left for Camp David on Marine One Friday but, in a twist that has left some White House reporters scratching their heads, he apparently arrived at the presidential retreat by car.
Like most economists, the White House's budget experts have grown less optimistic about economic growth and jobs, having been sobered by recent developments such as the debt crisis in Europe and continued troubles in housing.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki will not run for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN.
A man who jumped the White House fence on Tuesday was apprehended by uniformed Secret Service officers who approached him with guns drawn.
CNN's John King is interrupted on his live show when the Secret Service arrests a man for jumping the White House fence.
Veterans advocacy groups have been called to the White House for a late afternoon meeting Tuesday to be briefed by Obama administration officials on the impact to veterans if Congress does not pass legislation raising the debt ceiling.
In a nod to Big Business, President Obama on Monday issued an executive order asking independent agencies to rid their books of old and outdated regulations.
A day after a 75-minute session, talks will resume Monday to try to reach a deficit-reduction deal and pave the way for a hike in the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, a White House spokesman said Sunday.
President Barack Obama will answer questions about the economy and jobs Wednesday during his first Twitter town hall meeting.
Huge spending cuts, and maybe some targeted tax hikes.
One out of every three White House employees makes at least $100,000 a year, according to data released by the White House on Friday.
Democrats are still insisting any deal to raise the debt ceiling include revenue increases while Republicans maintain that cannot pass Congress, both Democratic and Republican sources familiar with the talks said Thursday.
President Barack Obama will welcome his Gabonese counterpart to the White House on Thursday, a day after a visit with another African leader.
White House Counsel Bob Bauer is leaving to return to private practice at the end of June, when current Principal Deputy Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler will take his place, the White House said Thursday.
Already enduring a two-year pay freeze, federal workers are once again in the crosshairs of a plan designed to cut government spending.
Like many other college students at 10:15 on a Sunday night, I was cramming for my Monday morning exam as diligently as I could.
For years, Jeff Ragsdale was in and out of jail, high on drugs and alcohol, and homeless.
DC kitchen puts ex-convicts on path to helping make White House Easter Egg Roll possible.
The Obama administration is launching a new effort to combat prescription drug abuse.
Prescription drug overdose is now the fastest-growing drug problem in the country, surpassing the number of people who overdosed during both the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 1970s combined, the Obama administration says.
On the eve of tax day, the White House unveiled a new online tool that estimates how much of an individual's taxes pay for things such as war, NASA and the interest on the deficit.
In a town where politicians like to keep score, the White House isn't boasting about victory.
If Congress fails to approve a spending bill by Friday, the federal government will shut down. And boy, things aren't looking good.
If life (and politics) sometimes seems stuck in the ninth grade, the recent gyrations between the White House and congressional Republicans is a perfect case in point. The topic: averting a government shutdown. The meeting: on Capitol Hill between House GOPers and Senate Democrats.
Groups cheering for or against the ongoing unrest in four Middle Eastern countries took to the streets outside the White House on Saturday.
Facebook announced two new safety features Thursday in conjunction with a White House summit on bullying.
Kirk Smalley is going to the White House to fight bullying on behalf of his son who committed suicide in 2010.
Congress passed a spending bill Wednesday that will keep the government open for another two weeks. That was the easy part.
The earnings gap between men and women has narrowed, but a new White House report shows that on average women still only make about 75% as much as their male counterparts.
At his first briefing, former journalist Jay Carney addresses his new role as White House Press Secretary.
Among the 100 invited guests on Sunday: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Vice President Joe Biden's communications director, Jay Carney, was named the new White House press secretary Thursday as part of a series of other big staff moves announced by new Chief of Staff Bill Daley.
William Daley was named the new White House Chief of Staff. Who is he? Dan Lothian reports.
Commerce Secretary William Daley is reportedly one of the candidates to become the next White House Chief of Staff.
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