Christie's wife quits Wall Street job amid speculation he will seek White House

Mary Pat Christie, the wife of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, resigned from her Wall Street job, his spokesman confirmed, as her husband contemplates a run for the White House in 2016.

Al-Qaeda leaders hiding in Af-Pak region remains a concern: US

The US has said top al-Qaeda leaders hiding in the Af-Pak region continue to be a concern and local authorities have limited willpower and capabilities to act against the terrorist outfit.

White House hackers `Russian speakers`: Researchers

 Hackers who penetrated the State Department and White House computer networks in recent months were "Russian speakers," security researchers said Wednesday.

Streets near White House closed over suspicious package: Report

 Streets around the White House were shut down because a suspicious package, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. 

White House says 'job is not done' in Yemen

Yemen remains unstable and much more work needs to be done in the region, despite a declared halt to the Saudi-led bombing campaign in the country, the White House said on Wednesday.

White House avoids calling Armenian deaths `genocide`

The White House avoided referring to the mass World War I killings of Armenians as genocide Tuesday, as a diplomatic row raged ahead of the tragedy`s 100th anniversary.

US slams `brutal` purported massacre of Ethiopian Christians by IS

The White House on Sunday condemned the reported execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya as "brutal mass murder," following a video released by the Islamic State militants claiming the killings.

With two years left, Obama getting tough on critics

Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name.

Obama to host Gulf leaders in May

US President Barack Obama will welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdoms in mid-May for talks on Iran`s nuclear program and the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

Barack Obama backs taking Cuba off terror list: White House
Barack Obama backs taking Cuba off terror list: White House

US President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing ties.

Obama hails progress in fight against Islamic State in Iraq

President Barack Obama hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Tuesday and hailed the US-backed Iraqi forces` progress against the Islamic State group.

Islamic State battle to dominate US-Iraq White House talks

Iraq`s prime minister will plead for more US military support in the war against insurgent Islamic State jihadists during a first White House meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Obama`s endorsement of Hillary Clinton `not automatic`: White House

Barack Obama will not automatically endorse Hillary Clinton`s presidential bid, the White House said Monday, indicating he will wait until the general election before formally backing a candidate.

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

Hillary Clinton enters White House race, seeks to be first female US Prez
Hillary Clinton enters White House race, seeks to be first female US Prez

Hillary Clinton promised to be a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday as she kicked off a long-awaited second run for the White House as the commanding Democratic front runner.

No decision on removing Cuba from terror sponsors list yet

US President Barack Obama said Saturday he has not yet decided on whether to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List and that he has held "candid and fruitful conversation" with Cuban leader Raul Castro on the sidelines of a regional summit.

Iran deal requires phased sanctions removal: White House

The White House pushed back on Friday against declarations from Iran's leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time.

Calls mount for US police to wear body cameras

 From the White House to local communities, Americans are pushing for more police to wear body cameras after an officer shot dead an unarmed man running away from a traffic infraction.