Dec 14, 2012 7:42pm

Petition Calls on White House to Address Gun Control

Following the deadly massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, thousands have signed an online petition calling for the White House to “immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.” The petition, which was created earlier today on the… Read More »

Dec 14, 2012 6:32pm

First Lady Visits Children’s Hospital, First Dog in Tow

WASHINGTON — Young patients at the Children’s National Medical Center were entertained today with Christmas festivities, including a visit from Santa Claus and a story reading from first lady Michelle Obama. The first family’s dog, Bo, also came, much to the delight of the children…. Read More »

Dec 14, 2012 4:08pm

‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Obama Says

Wiping away tears for the victims of the Newtown, Ct., school shooting, President Obama came to the White House briefing room Friday afternoon to mourn the victims of this morning’s carnage. “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the… Read More »

Dec 14, 2012 2:27pm

Jay Carney on the President’s Reaction: ‘As a Father, These Incidents Weigh Heavily On Him’ – Today’s Q’s for O’s WH – 12/14/2012

TAPPER: Law enforcement authorities are telling multiple media outlets that more than a dozen schoolchildren have been killed in this incident and more than 20 people have been killed. You seem shaken. A lot of us here feel shaken. Certainly there’s something from the president’s… Read More »

Dec 14, 2012 11:04am

Our ‘GMA’ Report on Rice’s Withdrawal

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Dec 13, 2012 9:39pm

Susan Rice Withdraws Her Name from Consideration

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Dec 13, 2012 4:08pm

Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary of State Consideration; Kerry Emerges as Top Contender

UN Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for secretary of state, saying the criticism surrounding her comments on Benghazi had become an “irresponsible distraction.” “I am fully confident that I could serve our country ably and effectively in that role,” Rice wrote… Read More »

Dec 13, 2012 3:03pm

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations, Plan B, and Violence in Michigan — Today’s Q’s for O’s WH — 12/13/2012

TAPPER: Is this — was the offer that Speaker Boehner made on Tuesday different from the offer that he had made previously? CARNEY: Again, I’m not going to get into – TAPPER: I’m not asking for specifics. CARNEY: Well, that is a specific difference. What… Read More »

Dec 13, 2012 1:37pm

Obama: Fiscal Cliff Deal ‘Still A Work In Progress’

With just 18 days to go, President Obama told reporters today a deal to avert the looming fiscal cliff is “still a work in progress.” Exiting the West Wing at 12:30 this afternoon en route to a holiday reception at Blair House, the President was… Read More »

Dec 13, 2012 12:34pm

Obama To Be Sworn In Twice… Again

Due to constitutional scheduling, President Obama will become the second president in U.S. history to have four swearing-in ceremonies. Obama will take the oath of office for a second term in a small, private White House ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 20, the constitutionally mandated date… Read More »