| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
President Obama completed the rebuilding of his economic team Friday, formally naming Gene Sperling as the replacement for Larry Summers and announcing three other appointments. "Now, part of our mission -- part of this teamâs mission -- in the months.....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:12 PM
It was only last week that a full first draft of President Obama's State of the Union speech came together. And it was still being polished Tuesday, just hours before it is delivered from the rostrum in the House chamber.
The White House has offered a...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Reporting from Washington -- President Obama won't send three pending free trade agreements to Congress for consideration until lawmakers agree to expand a federal assistance program for American workers affected by the trade deals, administration...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite recent disappointing job growth, departing White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said Tuesday he remained hopeful the recovery is strengthening.
“I still think there is reason for optimism, though there’s...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Chief executives from 20 companies are slated to gather at the White House on Friday, bringing with them a pledge not to unfairly weed out the long-term unemployed when they hire.
About 300 businesses -- including 20 Fortune 50 companies...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Chief executives from 21 companies gathered at the White House on Friday, bringing with them a pledge not to unfairly weed out the long-term unemployed in their hiring process.
About 300 businesses — including Apple Inc., EBay...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- After a taking the weekend off, President Obama resumed his public pounding of House Republicans on Monday even as a top aide laid out a possible avenue for defusing the fiscal fight that has frozen parts of the government and threatens a...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:31 PM
It's been seven years since the end of President Jed Bartlet's second term on the NBC drama, "The West Wing," but the memory of the series is still fresh enough that when Rob Lowe unexpectedly stepped into the real White House briefing room, the assembled...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Gene Sperling, a feisty defender of President Obama's economic policies, is leaving the White House after more than four years as a top advisor, officials said Friday.
He will be replaced as director of the president's National Economic...