Dec 20, 2013 — The president and his family are due to leave Friday evening for a two-week vacation in Hawaii. Before they take off, Obama will hold a year-end news conference.
Nov 12, 2013 — Science, politics and policy often make for a wicked mix, says commentator Adam Frank. Understanding each for what it really is should help put us on the path to making better decisions for our future.
Oct 24, 2013 — The White House looked remarkably different Thursday night. It was bathed in pink light to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions who have battled the disease.
Oct 23, 2013 — Jofi Joseph, who worked on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, was tweeting as @natsecwonk. The posts included insulting comments about other administration officials and politicians from both parties. They were also critical of policies he was helping develop. Joseph is now out of a job.
Oct 14, 2013 — President Obama and Congress have until Thursday, Oct. 17, to reach a deal averting a potential credit default by the U.S. government. "We've made tremendous progress. We're not there yet," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday evening.
Oct 10, 2013 — Nuclear weapons, matches, gasoline — Thursday's White House briefing was an epic battle of metaphor, evasion and obfuscation.
Oct 3, 2013 — In a report, the department warns that a default could do damage to the economy to rival the Great Recession.
Oct 1, 2013 — In his interview with President Obama on Monday, NPR's Steve Inskeep says some of the president's remarks were reminiscent of what he said in 2011 during the debt ceiling crisis. One stark difference, however, was the president's firmness. "Absolutely I will not negotiate," the president said.
Sep 15, 2013 — Five years ago this week, Lehman Brothers collapsed, and America's financial crisis began. On Monday morning, President Obama will mark the anniversary with a speech in the White House Rose Garden. The White House released a new report ahead of the address, assessing how the government's efforts to stabilize the economy turned out.
Aug 31, 2013 — President Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, said he'd decided to use military force against Syria, but was also seeking congressional authorization for the action.