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Posted byon April 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM EDT
The President praised advances in science, engineering, infrastructure, innovation, education and environmental protection that can be attributed to the 150 years of work by the brilliant and committed scientists who have been elected and volunteered to serve their country.
Posted byon April 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM EDT
See President Obama's complete speech -- including all the graphics and the spoof biopic from Steven Spielberg.
Posted byon April 27, 2013 at 5:45 AM EDT
President Obama says that because Republicans in Congress allowed a series of harmful, automatic budget cuts—called the sequester—to take effect, important programs like Head Start are now forced to reduce their services. After travelers were stuck for hours in airports and on planes this past week, members of Congress passed a temporary band-aid measure to stop the cuts that impact airlines — but they must do more to stop cuts to vital services for the American people. That’s why it’s time for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that makes smarter cuts and reforms in the tax code while creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM EDT
Here's quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM EDT
The main topic on today's agenda was the ongoing crisis in Syria, including the impact it is having on Jordan and the reports that chemical weapons may have been used on Syrian citizens.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
A new release of White House visitor records brings the grand total of records that this White House has released to nearly 3.2 million.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM EDT
President Obama speaks at the Planned Parenthood Conference and reaffirms the core principle that has guided the organization for nearly a century: that women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their own health.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM EDT
The White House is now on Tumblr.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM EDT
Over the last fifteen quarters, the economy has expanded by 8.3 percent overall, and the private components of GDP have grown by 12.2 percent. Real GDP is now 3.2 percent larger than it was at the previous business cycle peak in 2007:Q4.
Posted byon April 25, 2013 at 6:15 PM EDT
President Obama travels to Waco, Texas to speak at a memorial service for those lost and injured in the deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in nearby West, Texas.