Former Obama Aide Denies He Weighed Dropping Biden
A new book asserts the idea of replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton was floated in President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, but the former White House chief of staff denies it.
Another of President Obama’s choices to fill a vacancy on a powerful appeals court was blocked by a filibuster as Senate Republicans stalled another White House nominee — the third in two weeks — and deepened a festering conflict with Democrats over presidential appointments. By a vote of 56 to 41, the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, a Georgetown law professor, fell short of clearing the necessary 60-vote threshold.
Echoing similar themes from his 2012 reelection, the President shifted to offense by laying out his agenda on how he will spend the next three years of his presidency working to narrow the income gap, expand opportunity, grow the economy, and build a thriving middle class. Chris Matthews has more with Rep. Jim Clyburn and Stephanie Rawlings Blake.
President Pushes Congress for Unemployment Benefit Extension
President Obama stepped up pressure on Congress Tuesday to reinstate unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired December 28 when they failed to vote on the issue before leaving town for the holidays.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is imposing financial sanctions on a wider swath of Russian officials and a Russian bank as he authorized further penalties that would directly target sectors of the Russian economy.
President Barack Obama announced more than $100 million in grants Monday to schools and communities that are implementing innovative education programs that help students gain work experience. Obama spoke at a grant-winning high school in Maryland.
President Barack Obama defended Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Wednesday and said if there has been misconduct at the VA, it will be punished. Obama spoke after an Oval Office meeting with Shinseki and top aide Rob Nabors.
Speaking at a high school graduation, President Barack Obama held up a revitalized technical school in Worcester, Massachusetts as a model for the nation in an increasingly competitive global workforce.
Obama: Family Or Work - You Shouldn't Have To Choose
Did you know the US is only one of three countries in the world that doesn't have paid maternity leave? That's one of the issues President Obama will discuss at this week's White House Summit on Working Families.