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.
White House to Celebrate First Lady's 50th Birthday
A big milestone is coming up: The 50th birthday of first lady Michelle Obama. And the White House is reportedly planning a birthday party that involves some eating and some dancing. While Mrs. Obama hits the 5-0 on Jan. 17, the event is being set for the next day.
In this week's address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
In the days since Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, fellow soldiers have disputed his account of his capture. According to media reports, the Pentagon had concluded he walked away of his own accord. President Obama defended the prisoner swap with the Taliban, saying the U.S. gets American soldiers back from captivity no matter the circumstances.