WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the deadly Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a "malevolent individual."
In his second public statement in less than 24 hours since the explosions, the president said, "Clearly we are at the beginning of our investigation." He urged anyone with information relating to the events to contact authorities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A photo of the Obamas hugging that was released on Election Day 2012 has become the world's most popular tweet on Twitter. A dressed-up version of Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, packed with charts and graphs, is huge on YouTube. A playful picture of the president cavorting with a 3-year-old in a Spiderman costume is a favorite online.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says 480 workers on the president's budget staff have been notified they may have to take days off without pay because of a partisan budget stalemate.
Press secretary Jay Carney wouldn't say whether notices have gone out to other aides to President Barack Obama outside the Office of Management and Budget, including senior staff in the West Wing. But he says pay cuts remain a possibility for additional White House employees if a budget deal isn't reached.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to speak at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference, making his first public speech since losing the 2012 election to President Barack Obama.
Organizers say Romney will speak on March 15 at the annual meeting of conservative activists. Romney advisers say it will be a chance for him to express his appreciation to supporters and friends.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is telling colleagues she is leaving the Obama administration.
In an email message, Solis says she submitted her resignation letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday afternoon. She says she made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends.
Solis has won praise from labor unions for aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws and job safety regulations. But business groups have criticized her as not taking a more cooperative approach.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave us the fireside radio chat. John F. Kennedy added the presidential photographer. Ronald Reagan launched the modern Saturday radio address. And now Barack Obama has created the official videographer, amping up the arsenal that presidents can summon to burnish their image.