First Lady Melania Trump Unveils Christmas at the White House 2017

The First Family will celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with a nod to tradition. This year's theme, “Time-Honored Traditions” was designed by First Lady Melania Trump to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the
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‘Optimistic’ Obama to Highlight Vision for US in State of Union

VOA Aru Pande For the seventh and final time of his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before Congress and the American public to lay out his vision not only for his remaining months in office, but for the future of the United States. “Not just the remarkable progress we have made, not just (more...)

United States to Host Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the White House announced January 11 that the United States will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington on February 18. Holder announced the meeting from Paris, where he joined an emergency conference on terrorism in the wake of terrorist (more...)

Community Members Celebrate Chanukah at The White House

By Ben-Tzvi In what has become a White House tradition since the administration of President George H.W. Bush back in the 90's, a ceremony is held to honor the Jewish community by inviting leading Jewish communal leaders, and individuals who interact with the administration on various levels helping and impacting the (more...)

Gingerbread White House Tells Sweet Stories

In keeping with this year’s White House holiday theme, "Gather Around: Stories of the Season," the traditional gingerbread White House — a detailed, hand-crafted confectionary replica — pays tribute to stories of American and White House traditions. Resting on a full-size reproduction fireplace covered with 1,200 cookies, (more...)

White House Decorations Tell Stories of the Season

As the showcase of American traditions, the White House has chosen an annual Christmas celebration theme since 1961. This year’s theme is “Gather Around: Stories of the Season.” “Our goal is for every room and every tree to tell a story about who we are and how we (more...)

13 People Killed By Gunmen In Washington Navy Yard

" A U.S. military veteran opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday in a burst of violence that killed 13 people, including the gunman, and set off waves of panic at the military installation just miles from the White House and U.S. Capitol," Reuters reported. According (more...)

Bob Woodward: “The Struggle Between President Obama And The US Congress”

Journalist Bob Woodward, the star of the Watergate scandal, " lets America know that this sequestration crisis is simply a product of Barack Obama making marionettes out of all of us — Congress, the press, the people", according to Atlantic Wire. In the book “The Price of Politics”, (more...)

Obama Nominates Two for National Security Team

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama rounded out his second-term national security team January 7 by nominating former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). With the recent nomination of Senate Foreign Relations (more...)

Obama Says John Kerry Is “Perfect Choice” for Secretary of State

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama has announced he is nominating Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of state. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kerry will serve as America’s top diplomat during the Obama administration’s second term. The president announced his choice at the White (more...)

Sign the Petition: Tell Obama to Stop Supporting SOPA 2.0

After the largest online protest in history, the Obama administration is still voicing support for SOPA. We promised to ask for your help if SOPA returned. We're asking now. This kind of backtracking demands a strong, fast response. We're running a petition to demand that Obama drop all support for internet (more...)

White House Summary of Obama’s Call with President-Elect Putin

Readout of the President’s Call with President-Elect Putin President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election. President Obama highlighted achievements in U.S.-Russia relations over the past four years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, (more...)

Eurozone Crisis Likely to Be Primary Topic at G20 Summit

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer

The current Eurozone financial crisis is likely to be the primary topic at the annual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) advanced economies, but the leaders are also expected to focus on measures set in place for strong, balanced and sustainable

Obama: All U.S. Forces to Leave Iraq by End of 2011

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer

President Obama announced October 21 that by the end of 2011 all U.S. military forces will be withdrawn from Iraq.
Obama made the announcement at the White House shortly after conferring with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a secure video conference between Washington (more...)

Betty Ford Passes Away

Betty Ford, easily the most respected first lady since Jackie O and before Michelle Obama, has passed away at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California. While her husband, former president Gerald Ford, who passed away in 2006, was often criticized for his formal pardoning of Nixon, Betty Ford (more...)


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