Obama To Award Arts Medals To Sally Field, Stephen KingActress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among luminaries being awarded a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.
Obama To Extend College Aid Grants To Some Prison InmatesMore than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
Administration Wants To Give Prisoners Access To Pell GrantsSome federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.
Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
Obama Commutes Sentences Of 46 ConvictsPresident Barack Obama is cutting the prison sentences of 46 convicts as part of a broader effort to make the criminal justice fairer and ease the punishment of those serving more time than their crimes warranted.
D.C. Stop Of Pope Francis Trip Includes White House, CongressThe itinerary for Pope Francis' first visit to the United States was released Tuesday. His first stop is DC and the planning is underway.
Obama Convenes Camp David Summit With Gulf State LeadersPresident Barack Obama and leaders from six Gulf nations were gathering at Camp David Thursday to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge.
Park Surrounding Camp David Partly Closed During SummitThe national park surrounding Camp David says some roads, trails and picnic areas will be closed during President Barack Obama's meeting there with high-ranking officials of six Arab nations.
Obama: Amtrak Derailment 'A Tragedy That Touches Us All'President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the deadly derailment of Amtrak Train 188 was "a tragedy that touches us all." He promised a thorough investigation.
Trade Offers Contrast Between Obama, Senate DemocratsSenators of both parties worked Wednesday to revive trade legislation that's a top priority for President Barack Obama, a day after Obama's fellow Democrats repudiated him nearly unanimously on the issue.
Obama: Stereotypes On Left, Right A Hurdle To Ending PovertyIt wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions.
U.S. To Add Second Layer Of Steel Spikes To White House FenceStarting Friday, the White House is beefing up security around its perimeters. This, after a series of trespassers have penetrated the White House grounds, posing security threats.
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