Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Thursday, Obama is commemorating what's been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting the deep inequalities that remain.
Even world leaders can't resist taking funeral selfies. President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt can be seen in the photo taking a selfie during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
What photo sharing network would be complete without Vice President Joe Biden? The answer is none, which makes Instagram the first network to qualify. The vice president signed up and posted his first image, though the first pic is actually from his Office staff and not Biden himself.
Obama To Issue Order Easing Student Loan Debt Pressures
A White House official said on Sunday that President Barack Obama will issue an executive action on Monday aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans. The president will sign an order directing the secretary of education to ensure that more students who borrowed federal direct loans be allowed to cap their loan payments at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.
Obama Pushes Europe for New Russian Sanctions After Malaysia Airlines Tragedy
European leaders meet Tuesday in Brussels to consider how to respond to the Flight 17 tragedy in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Obama is pushing for agressive sanctions. Major Garrett reports from the White House.