Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Mike Pence had lunch together with their wives, Dr. Jill Biden and Karen Pence, at the Vice President's residence, the Naval Observatory, in Washington on Wednesday. Biden said that he is making himself available to Pence for advice, but thinks by day one everything will be in good hands. Pence said they were grateful for the hospitality, and joked "And most importantly I think they made real progress in talking Mrs. Pence into another dog."
In his first news conference since the election, President Barack Obama described his plan for a smooth transition of power to president-elect Donald Trump even if the Constitution does not explicitly require such help. "This office is bigger than any one person," said Obama. He added that the United States will continue to be an example to the world, and while he does have concerns about a Trump presidency, his hope is that Trump will make things better for everyone.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama, a well-known sports fan, would sound-off about Colin Kaepernick's sitting out during the national anthem. Earnest acknowledged Kaepernick's right to his perspective and expression, even if it is "objectionable."
At a news conference with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Tuesday, President Barack Obama dismissed Hillary Clinton’ her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement. Both Clinton and Donald Trump have publicly opposed the deal.
President Obama announced during a press conference Wednesday that about 8,400 troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of his term. Obama had previously planned to drop troop levels to 5,500 by early 2017.
As one of the most well-traveled Commander-in-Chiefs in U.S. history, President Obama has made numerous historic trips around the globe. From the Czech Republic to India and Cuba, Obama has prioritized foreign policy while logging thousands of miles on Air Force One.
President Barack Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Hiroshima nuclear disaster site since then-President Harry S. Truman ordered the first nuclear bomb to be dropped in August, 1945. From the Truman Library to the museum that's home to the Enola Gay, Americans alike see Obama's visit as the right step forward in U.S.-Japan relations.
Michelle and Barack Obama dance to "Uptown Funk" with R2-D2 and two Stormtroopers at the White House. #MayThe4thBeWithYou
A royal feud erupts on Twitter when Barack and Michelle Obama challenged Prince Harry to the Invictus games. Things got heated when Queen Elizabeth was recruited to respond. The 2016 Invictus Games, an international, paralympic-style event for wounded, injured or sick military personnel and veterans will be held May 8 -12 in Orlando, Fla.
More than 2 million people are in U.S. jails now with millions more on parole or probation, more than any other developed country, according to the Obama administration. Keeping them there costs the nation $80 billion each year. The Department of Justice will highlight how strong re-entry programs can make communities safer while the Obama administration will announce new actions to build on progress to make the system smarter, fairer, less expensive and more effective, says President Obama. (Weekly Address from April 27, 2016)
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