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.
Obama Pledges Help For American Indians On Reservation Trip
President Barack Obama made his first visit to an American Indian reservation since taking office on Friday in a show of support for improving the plight of a proud people struggling with relentless cycles of poverty.
US, EU Slam Russia with More Sanctions for Stoking Unrest
After the European Union announced broader sanctions against Russia's banking, defense and energy sectors, President Obama also deepened American penalties in a bid to force Moscow to pull back its support of Ukrainian separatists. Meanwhile, dozens of civilians, pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops were killed in fighting of the past day.