May 13, 2013 3:03 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to the White House for talks on Syria today. President Obama will meet with Cameron. The meeting is expected to address a broad range of shared global and regional security concerns including counter-terrorism and Syria's civil war. Trade and economic issues will also be... more »
April 27, 2013 12:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senior aides advising President Barack Obama on the latest developments in the Boston Marathon investigation are longtime friends who met during the shock and confusion of the Sept. 11 attacks. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco have been leading the fight against... more »
February 27, 2013 8:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Jacob "Jack" Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts. The Senate voted 71-26 to support the nomination. Lew, 57, had... more »
February 11, 2013 7:06 PM
A former Fort Carson soldier has been given the nation's highest military honor.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha was presented with the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama Monday at the White House.
"These men were outnumbered, outgunned, and almost overrun," President Obama said in the ceremony for... more »
February 11, 2013 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President Barack Obama plans to submit his 2014 budget plan to Congress in mid-March. The budget was supposed to have been released last week but the White House says it's been delayed by passage of legislation last month to avert the so-called fiscal... more »
January 15, 2013 9:00 PM
At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House... more »
January 15, 2013 8:41 PM
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, is scheduled to receive the nation's highest military honor - the Medal of Honor - next month. Sergeant Romesha is being singled out for his actions during what some call the fiercest fighting of the war in Afghanistan.
Of... more »
December 8, 2012 12:43 PM
South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-U.S. protests several years ago. Park Jae-sang, who performs as PSY, issued a statement Friday after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the U.S. military presence in South Korea during the early stages... more »
December 5, 2012 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One central question, after all the bluster is cut away, stands between the White House and Republicans in Congress reaching a deal that would prevent the U.S. economy from falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" - the issue of taxes. President Barack Obama insists that government income... more »
November 17, 2012 12:30 PM
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - The White House says it believes Israel "has the right to defend itself" against attack and that the Israelis will make their own decisions about their "military tactics and operations." A top aide to President Barack Obama tells reporters traveling with the president to... more »
October 29, 2012 7:56 PM
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Mitt Romney is urging supporters to donate to the Red Cross or other relief agencies gearing up to help storm victims. In one of his last campaign appearances before suspending those events as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore, Romney also called on supporters in the path... more »
September 23, 2012 1:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading House Republican is challenging the White House's initial account that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a spontaneous assault tied to protests over an anti-Islam video. President Barack Obama has said extremists used the video as an excuse to launch the attack,... more »
September 1, 2012 7:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has released its long-sought recipe for beer. President Barack Obama has been talking about the White House brew, but he and other officials have refused to disclose details of how it's made, despite an online petition and repeated questions from reporters. Well, beer lovers,... more »
August 29, 2012 9:16 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best chance to draw an enthusiastic audience. More than 25,000 people showed up during his three-state college town tour this week, including 7,500 at a rally... more »
August 8, 2012 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says the White House may take steps to get U.S. businesses to protect themselves from computer attacks if they are responsible for providing critical services like water or electricity. Brennan told the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that President Barack... more »
July 30, 2012 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department says federal contractors do not have to warn their employees about potential layoffs from across-the-board budget cuts Jan. 2. A guidance letter sent Monday says it would be "inappropriate" for employers to send such warnings because it is still speculative if and where the... more »
July 11, 2012 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement and a public that is persistently skeptical of its value. The... more »
June 6, 2012 8:15 PM
President Barack Obama is taking steps to help thousands of Americans better manage their federal student loan debt. Details of Obama's plan were announced by the White House on Wednesday and include streamlining the application process for those who want to enroll in income-based repayment plans. The repayment plans were... more »
June 3, 2012 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the politicians who look out for their interests. The Senate is expected to begin debate this week on... more »
May 16, 2012 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress could help sustain the economy's "momentum" by passing legislation that would give businesses a 10 percent income tax credit if they create new jobs or increase wages this year. Obama made his pitch during a roundtable discussion with small business leaders in... more »
May 1, 2012 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House attempt to keep President Barack Obama's trips under wraps for security purposes briefly unraveled Tuesday morning. An Afghanistan-based news organization, TOLOnews, tweeted a report early that Obama was already in Kabul. Others in the United States picked up on the Tweet. The White House... more »
March 18, 2012 12:41 PM
DENVER (AP) - Angeline Chilton says she can't drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman uses medical marijuana to ease multiple sclerosis symptoms and says she'd never get behind the wheel right after smoking. But her case underscores a problem that no one's sure how to solve: How... more »
January 18, 2012 10:13 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work.
"My main concern... more »
January 15, 2012 10:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - How will the White House and Congress come up with the money to extend an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut without adding to the government's long-term debt.
Republicans are trying to cut federal employee benefits. President Barack Obama wants to hit airline passengers with... more »
January 14, 2012 11:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it would oppose pending legislation that would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet."
The White House says in a blog post Saturday that while online piracy by foreign websites presents a "serious problem," it is concerned with legislation that "reduces freedom of... more »
November 12, 2011 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating a report that gunshots were fired in the vicinity of The White House.
Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police said Friday evening that the agency received a report of shots fired near 16th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, between The White... more »
September 28, 2011 12:20 AM
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn't changed his mind: He's not running for president.
After a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday that is likely to stoke fresh speculation about his White House ambitions, Christie made clear he doesn't want the... more »
September 18, 2011 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the upcoming presidential election is the GOP's to lose. Graham says President Barack Obama has done "everything he knows how" to beat himself and that people have little confidence in Obama's policies because they aren't working. When it comes to who should... more »
September 12, 2011 7:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is spelling out just how President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan would be paid for. It would rely on a series of tax hikes that have all previously been proposed by the White House and rejected by Republicans. They include $400 billion from... more »
September 8, 2011 8:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top aide to President Barack Obama says it's time for Congress to take action to create jobs.
White House chief of staff Bill Daley says that in the president's speech to lawmakers Thursday evening, he will propose innovative ideas for growing the economy. He says... more »
September 6, 2011 7:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - People familiar with the White House deliberations on a jobs package say President Barack Obama is considering a plan totaling about $300 billion in tax cuts and spending for 2012.
Two of the biggest measures are expected to be a one-year extension of a payroll tax... more »
September 4, 2011 5:15 PM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama hopes that when Congress returns this coming week from its summer break, lawmakers will share his sense of urgency in taking steps to create jobs and help the economy.
Obama plans a prime-time speech to Congress on Thursday... more »
September 3, 2011 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals.... more »
August 27, 2011 7:27 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be in Aspen for a fundraiser for Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton.
Boehner is headlining the fundraiser for the freshman Republican congressman Saturday. The Denver Post reports that Tipton was among the worst Republican fundraisers in the House for... more »
August 27, 2011 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is back at the White House after cutting short his Martha's Vineyard vacation ahead of Hurricane Irene's landfall.
The president flew out last night, acknowledging Irene is a massive storm and the prudent thing to do was get back to the White House.... more »
August 2, 2011 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A homeless man is in custody after climbing over the White House fence tonight. The man was immediately captured by uniformed Secret Service agents.
Agency spokesman Ed Donovan says the man had a backpack that's being examined for possible explosive material. Donovan says 41-year-old James Crudup... more »
July 30, 2011 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is stepping back into the debt-ceiling talks, calling Congress' top two Democrats to the White House for a meeting.
White House aides said Obama would receive an update Saturday from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The invitation... more »
July 24, 2011 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is working on a plan to prevent the first government default in U.S. history. He hopes to have at least a framework of a deal ready this afternoon.
Boehner says if Democrats don't go along, Republicans will act alone. The government will... more »
July 21, 2011 4:32 PM
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is expected at Fort Carson Thursday to autograph copies of his memoir.
The book, titled "Known and Unknown", chronicles Rumsfeld's long and varied public service career. In it, he recounts his service as a U.S. Congressman, U.S. ambassador to NATO, White House chief... more »
July 17, 2011 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to a new consumer financial protection bureau that was a central feature of a law that overhauled banking regulations.
White House and administration sources say Obama plans to announce the nomination Monday at the... more »
July 11, 2011 6:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he would reject any stopgap extension of the nation's borrowing limit. He talked with reporters ahead of today's bargaining session with congressional leaders at the White House. That meeting lasted about 90 minutes. more »
July 4, 2011 8:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is marking the Fourth of July holiday by thanking service men and women for their sacrifices and service in protecting American freedoms.
Obama and his wife and two daughters are hosting a barbecue and concert on the South Lawn of the White House... more »
June 30, 2011 3:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked a hearing on three trade bills because they don't want to link the deals to an extension of a program that retrains workers hurt by foreign trade.
Thursday's hearing was set for Senate Finance Committee. At issue were long-stalled trade agreements with... more »
June 20, 2011 11:43 AM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel has not been allowed to attend his father's funeral in Indiana.
The White House had spurned requests by Israel to let Jonathan Pollard visit his father before he died Saturday. Morris Pollard was... more »
May 14, 2011 11:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'll extend all Gulf leases that were affected by a temporary moratorium on drilling imposed after last year's BP oil spill.
Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf and off Alaska's... more »
May 14, 2011 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are calling for action on gasoline prices and spending.
In the weekly GOP radio and internet address, Alabama Rep. Martha Roby says it's time for Washington to get serious about the challenges facing the country.
She praised the House for passing three measures to... more »
May 9, 2011 12:32 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - A spokesman for Newt Gingrich says the former House speaker will announce Wednesday he is running for president.
Rick Tyler said Gingrich will make the announcement by Facebook and Twitter. He will give an interview to Fox News later that night.
Gingrich will offer his... more »
April 18, 2011 2:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated the Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief trophy, noting that they'll be taking it home to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the first time in eight years. Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White... more »
April 10, 2011 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top White House political and economic adviser says President Obama will lay out new plans this week to reduce the federal deficit.
Obama adviser David Plouffe, speaking Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," says Obama plans to offer ideas for what Plouffe calls "long-term deficit... more »
January 2, 2011 10:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP's top House investigator in the new Congress is putting the White House on notice that he's going to be aggressive in going after what he considers wasteful spending by the Obama administration.
California Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh) is set to lead the House Oversight... more »
October 21, 2010 8:38 AM
The Obama administration is crediting its anti-recession stimulus plan with creating up to 50,000 jobs on dozens of wind farms, even though many of those wind farms were built before the stimulus money began to flow or even before President Barack Obama was inaugurated.
Out of 70 major wind... more »
October 14, 2010 3:57 PM
He just spent a few days lobbying politicians from the president to Capitol Hill, but that's as far as George Clooney wants to go in politics.
Clooney said he has no interest in running for office himself because he wouldn't want to have to make the deals that lawmakers... more »
October 1, 2010 12:37 PM
President Barack Obama has formally announced the departure of his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, praising him as "extraordinarily well-qualified" for his new challenge - a run for mayor of Chicago.
Emanuel stood next to Obama as the president gave him a high-profile send-off in the East Room.
... more »
September 30, 2010 1:05 PM
Two people close to Rahm Emanuel say he will resign as White House chief of staff Friday.
They say he will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor by meeting with voters in the city on Monday.
Emanuel's plans have been the source of widespread speculation both in Chicago... more »
September 28, 2010 2:16 PM
Five students have been selected to participate in the October 5 Community in Washington. One of those students is Jeremy Begley, who graduated as valedictorian in May from Trinidad State Junior College. Begley is now attending CSU- Fort Collins.
The Community College summit will be hosted by Dr. Jill... more »
September 27, 2010 8:12 AM
How well did the White House react to the Gulf oil spill disaster?
A federal panel appointed by President Barack Obama starts its investigation Monday.
The two-day meeting of the presidential oil spill commission will look at the controversial use of chemical dispersants, a moratorium on deep-water drilling... more »
September 8, 2010 2:25 PM
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says being mayor of Chicago isn't something that rolls around often. And he says he's sure chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will take some time to weigh his options.
Emanuel has made no secret of wanting to run for Chicago mayor one day.
... more »
September 3, 2010 4:46 PM
The White House is condemning attacks in Pakistan that left dozens dead. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the timing of the violence makes the attacks "even more reprehensible," coming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and as Pakistan recovers from devastating floods. The Pakistani Taliban has taken... more »
July 27, 2010 8:59 AM
Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says she has no interest in a future run for the United States presidency. She says she is focused on helping recession wracked California climb out of its 12.3 percent unemployment rate.
Whitman says she would target tax cuts for employers and reduce... more »
July 21, 2010 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is apologizing to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake, and apologized on behalf of the "entire administration." He says officials didn't... more »
July 12, 2010 9:08 AM
Congress gets back to work today after the Fourth of July break and the White House hopes the Senate can move quickly on a top legislative priority -- the financial overhaul.
As senators began their weeklong break, Democrats left town without the 60 votes needed to push through the... more »
June 23, 2010 1:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Stanley McChrystal discussed his blistering interview remarks with President Barack Obama Wednesday, and the commander in chief planned an afternoon announcement of the embattled general's fate.
McChrystal was seen leaving the West Wing and climbing into a van after his nearly half-hour private... more »
June 4, 2010 12:54 PM
Democratic Senate challenger Andrew Romanoff continues his 100-city campaign tour today with stops in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
Romanoff says he wants to focus on his campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. But Romanoff has been dogged by questions about an alleged attempt by the White House... more »
June 3, 2010 8:20 AM
The White House is facing fresh questions over back-room dealmaking.
Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff has acknowledged that he was encouraged by one of President Barack Obama's top advisers to apply for an international development job instead of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in a Senate race, Michael... more »
June 2, 2010 8:06 PM
Paul McCartney's long and winding road has led to the White House, where an all-star lineup was assembled to honor the former Beatle's contributions to pop music. If the first British invasion ended with the White House in flames, this one had its occupants on the edges of their seats... more »
May 28, 2010 11:22 AM
The White House confirms that it used former President Bill Clinton as an intermediary to discourage Rep. Joe Sestak's Democratic primary challenge in the Pennsylvania Senate race.
A White House official familiar with the matter says Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used Clinton as a go-between to ask Sestak... more »
May 20, 2010 3:02 PM
The White House says it's not worried about four consecutive losses by Democratic candidates President Barack Obama had supported.
The latest defeat came Tuesday when Sen. Arlen Specter lost to Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs gave a simple, one-word answer when asked... more »
May 11, 2010 10:52 AM
The White House says Vice President Joe Biden's son is being treated at a Delaware hospital.
In a statement Tuesday, the White House says Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is awake and alert and communicating with his parents and wife, who are with him.
The 41-year-old had considered... more »
May 11, 2010 8:30 AM
The White House is trying to make good on President Barack Obama's promise to treat illegal drug use more as a public health issue than a criminal justice problem.
A new drug control policy to be announced today calls for putting more money and resources into prevention and treatment... more »