White House says immigration plans not final yet

The White House today cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to US immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.

Obama to welcome Ebola coordinator to White House

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will welcome his new Ebola policy chief Ron Klain to the White House, a source there said.

White House confirms US citizen released from North Korea

The White House confirmed on Tuesday that American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea, had departed the country and was on his way home to his family.

Obama, Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria

US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, the White House said on Sunday.

White House insists `succeeding` against Islamic State jihadists

The US strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria is "succeeding," the White House said Tuesday, as President Barack Obama prepared to meet with allied defense chiefs.

Documents show how White House defended Clinton

The White House made a public push to defend President Bill Clinton during a series of investigations related to his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and other matters, according to thousands of pages of documents released by the National Archives.

Republican lawmaker questions possible White House cover-up

A US lawmaker leading a congressional inquiry into the Secret Service raised questions on Thursday about a White House volunteer's possible involvement in a prostitution scandal that rocked the agency two years ago.

White House defends Biden after gaffes, apologies to allies

The White House defended Vice President Joe Biden on Monday after he was forced to call leaders in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to apologize for remarks he made suggesting they had supported Islamist militants in Syria.

White House rejects Panetta critique of Obama

The White House today rejected claims by ex-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta that President Barack Obama is too reticent to take on opponents and lacks the passion to lead.

Kashmir never popped up in Modi, Obama talks: Officials
Kashmir never popped up in Modi, Obama talks: Officials

The Kashmir issue never popped up during the discussion between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met at the White House this week, senior US officials have said.

Barack Obama expresses interest in yoga

Impressed by the "energy and vigour" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to the US despite being on fast, President Barack Obama has expressed his interest in yoga, officials have said.

Obama team wanted US out of Iraq: Panetta

Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing President Barack Obama`s top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq.

Elite Secret Service now a punching bag and a punchline

The Secret Service lost more than its boss over the cascade of security lapses which cast doubt on its capacity to fulfill its prime mission: protecting President Barack Obama.

Key US lawmakers want Secret Service chief out

High-ranking US lawmakers from both parties are urging Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign. Congressional support is eroding following her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in.

Netanyahu slams White House on settlements criticism

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at the White House after Washington criticised Israeli plans to build thousands more settler homes in east Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Obama very pleased with Modi visit

President Barack Obama was "very pleased" with and "enjoyed" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as it reflected the depth of the strong relationship between the US and India, according to the White House.

Obama, Modi meet reflects depth of strong Indo-US ties: WH

Meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflects the "depth of strong relationship" between the two democracies of the world and their leaders, the White House has said.

New leadership was needed at Secret Service: Obama

The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign.

White House intruder pleads not guilty

A knife-carrying US Army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House, triggering a ferocious debate about security around President Barack Obama, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

The director of the US Secret Service resigned Wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of the White House.