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.
Senate Republicans filibustered President Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, leaving Democrats with two options for filling the court's empty seats: change the rules and take away the GOP's power to filibuster certain nominees, or call it a day.
President Obama spoke of former South African President Nelson Mandela's legacy of making peace by getting them to trust each other. Obama spoke at the memorial for Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Dec. 10)
Obama Won't Wait For Legislation To Advance 2014 Priorities
President Obama said he would not wait for Congress to pass legislation to advance his policy priorities this year, and said he was "getting close" to finishing a review of U.S. surveillance practices to be unveiled on Friday.