Read all posts from January 2011

  • Vice President Biden Honors R. Sargent Shriver at His Funeral Mass

    Vice President Joe Biden delivers a eulogy at the funeral of Sargent Shriver in Potomac, Maryland, January 22, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

    Since the passing of R. Sargent Shriver on Tuesday, the outpouring of emotion has befitted the life of the first director of the Peace Corps, a man who dedicated himself to his fellow men.  At his funeral mass today, those in attendance knew him best not just as a great humanitarian but as a great, reliable friend who was always up to make you laugh.  Throughout his eulogy, the Vice President spoke to Shriver's loving children:

  • President Obama discusses the steps he is taking to make America competitive in the short and long terms, and why he chose GE CEO Jeff Immelt to head up the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.