Oct 10, 2013 — Nuclear weapons, matches, gasoline — Thursday's White House briefing was an epic battle of metaphor, evasion and obfuscation.
Oct 9, 2013 — Are House Republicans still seeking Democratic concessions on the Affordable Care Act? Or have they switched their sights to even bigger targets: federal spending on entitlements like Medicare and Social Security?
Jan 31, 2013 — When the president told The New Republic that "we do skeet shooting all the time" at Camp David, some critics had their doubts. The Washington Post's Fact Checker says it's withholding opinion on the veracity of the claim. Now, Fox News says it has learned of at least two times Obama went shooting.
Jan 22, 2013 — Republicans, who control the House, plan to vote Wednesday on a debt limit extension that's tied to a call on the Senate to pass a budget that includes cuts in spending.
May 4, 2011 — In the first few hours after the world learned that Osama bin Laden was dead, most news reports said he had been involved in the firefight and at least implied that he was armed when he died. Read what officials said.
Apr 15, 2011 — President Obama said nothing to donors in comments that the White House press operation inadvertently allowed reporters to hear that he hasn't said publicly, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
Apr 11, 2011 — President Obama's aides are saying that their boss regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling. Obviously, his vote puts him an awkward position now that he's arguing against lawmakers doing precisely what he did five years ago.
Apr 5, 2011 — Trying to win the public perception war in the partisan spending battle, Republicans offered a new, one-week spending stopgap to keep the government from shutting down after Friday. But a White House spokesman indicated it wasn't being considered. Instead, the White House wants a longer term bill.
Mar 24, 2011 — Responding to charges by Speaker Boehner and others that White House officials failed to adequately brief Congress on Libya, Obama's top spokesman listed all the briefings. He also argued that many more Libyans would have died if Obama had waited to act until Congress returned from recess.
Jan 27, 2011 — Jay Carney will be the next White House press secretary. Carney was once a reporter covering the White Houses of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for Time magazine.