Articles by White House

  • Gov. Luis Fortuno
    Puerto Rico Statehood: Bad Business For The U.S. Or The Next Swing State?

    August 23 2012 6:59 AM EDT

    Puerto Ricans decide its future in November, weighing options that include remaining a U.S. territory or becoming a state. While some say Puerto Rican statehood is bad business for the U.S. others say the nation might be looking at the next swing state.

  • Partnering With Rock The Vote, The Develper Of 'Infinity Blade' Encourages You To 'Vote!!!'

    August 22 2012 3:56 PM EDT

    Partnering with Rock The Vote, the developers of the smash-hit mobile game “Infinity Blade” have created “Vote!!!” which encourages players to choose either President Obama or rival candidate Mitt Romney and duke it out for the White House.

  • Meles Zenawi
    Missing Meles Zenawi: Ethiopia’s Power Vacuum Threatens Western Interests In Africa

    August 22 2012 7:52 AM EDT

    Meles Zenawi's death has great implications not only for Ethiopia, but for Western diplomacy across the African continent.

  • A Guide To The Best Stories On Todd Akin's Idiotic 'Legitimate Rape' Comments

    August 21 2012 10:20 PM EDT

    The only good thing to come out of Todd Akin's idiotic "legitimate rape" comments is a slew of great opinion pieces on the topic. Here's a guide to the best stories about this ongoing controversy.

  • GOP Pounces On Obama's Problems To Find Themes For Republican National Convention

    August 21 2012 3:20 PM EDT

    The themes of the Republican National Convention next week will be focusing on some of the economic and social problems Americans are facing under a Democratic White House.

  • 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Set To Take On Leno's 'Tonight Show' And Letterman's 'Late Night'

    August 21 2012 2:27 PM EDT

    ABC has announced that it is matching "Jimmy Kimmel Live" up against NBC's Jay Leno and CBS's David Letterman. Kimmel will jump to the big stage, moving to 11:35 p.m. where he will be smack in the middle of the late-night lineup.

  • Crude Oil Climbs Higher as IEA Criticized SPR Release

    August 21 2012 7:55 AM EDT

    Crude oil prices remained firm in European session on worries over supply disruption in the North Sea. Although market concerns eased last Friday after news that the White House would consider releasing strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) to meet oil demand, the International Energy Agency stated that there was "no reason" for the release. The front month contract for WTI crude oil resumed the recent rally and climbed higher to 96.53 while the Brent crude contract attempted to rise above 115...

  • Romney Obama
    How The Stock Market Will Respond To 2012 GOP, Democratic Conventions

    August 21 2012 5:55 AM EDT

    While some may see the made-for-television national political conventions as a colossal waste of time and money, analysts have been busy crunching numbers to figure out which way these carefully choreographed productions will impact the stock market.

  • Obama In White House Press Room
    Chemical Weapon In Syria Would Be A 'Red Line' For The US, Says Obama

    August 20 2012 4:20 PM EDT

    The White House today said that the US would spring to action in Syria if Assad uses chemical weapons.

  • It?s a pity, Obama?s record on the US economy

    August 20 2012 3:56 PM EDT

    The focus last week on the presidential campaign was Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's choice for VP, and his budget plan to cut taxes and cut spending. This week it is back to the economy and Obama's efforts to pull it out of the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

  • Brent rises above $114 on opposition to U.S. oil release plan

    August 20 2012 4:41 AM EDT

    Brent crude inched up on Monday to more than $114 a barrel as the United States' plan to release strategic petroleum reserves faced stiff resistance, but hopes for a revival in North Sea crude output kept a lid on gains.

  • Gold, Silver and Oil Price Outlook

    August 20 2012 4:31 AM EDT

    According to thee latest report from the World Gold Council, demand for Gold fell to 999 metric tons in Q-2 of Y 2012, down more than -7% from the same period last year and -10% from Q-1. During Q-2, Gold price moved largest sideways within the range of 1500 and 1700. The lack of direction in price sent mixed signals to investment, leading to mildly net outflow of ETF and similar investment during the period. Geographically, China and India are still the largest consumer of the metal, accounting...

  • Weekly Fundamentals - Brent Slipped as US Plans Release of SPR

    August 19 2012 3:52 PM EDT

    For the past week, bad economic data released in major economies surprisingly sent financial markets higher. While such reaction appeared peculiar, this was driven by market expectations of further stimulus from central banks. Investors largely believed that disappointing economic data would add pressure to policymakers so that they would feel the urgency of adding (unconventional) monetary easing measures.

  • Paul Ryan
    Is Paul Ryan The Hottest Vice Presidential Candidate Shirtless Ever?

    August 17 2012 11:45 AM EDT

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's newly appointed running mate, Paul Ryan, has become as well known for his six pack as for his political stances.

  • The Energy Report - Angie Merkel

    August 17 2012 8:59 AM EDT

    Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear? Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here? We can't hit austerity goals with no money in our coats; you can't say were satisfied But Angie, Angie, you can't say we never tried! Angie, you're dutiful, but ain't it time we were allied? Angie, we still need you, forget all those times we lied! All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke Let me whisper in your ear: Angie, Angie, where will the euro go from here...

  • Iran Nuclear Facility
    Israel's Bullish Rhetoric On Attacking Iran Is A Message To Washington, Not Tehran

    August 17 2012 8:50 AM EDT

    Netanyahu is paying a visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York next month where he will likely bump into U.S. President Barack Obama, or at least expect him to issue strong rebukes against Iran in his speech to the world.

  • Brent slips below $114 as U.S. eyes potential oil release

    August 17 2012 3:43 AM EDT

    Brent crude slipped below $114 on Friday as supply worries eased on a possible release of oil reserves by the United States while Israeli comments on Iran reduced fears of a potential conflict in the Middle East that could disrupt exports.

  • Obama Reported To Consider Tapping Oil Reserve

    August 16 2012 7:47 PM EDT

    The White House is "dusting off old plans" for a potential release of oil reserves to dampen rising gasoline prices and prevent high energy costs from undermining the success of Iran sanctions, a source with knowledge of the situation said.

  • DC Shooting Suspect Volunteered At Gay Center, Opposed Family Research Council

    August 15 2012 7:58 PM EDT

    The man who reportedly shot and wounded a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group Wednesday voiced opposition to the organization's work before opening fire, a law enforcement official said.

  • After Ex-Navy SEAL, More Special Forces Soldiers Attack Obama

    August 15 2012 1:52 PM EDT

    A group of former Special Forces and intelligences operatives is set to unveil advertisements attacking President Obama -- the second campaign assault issued by former elite military operatives over the past month.