White House

  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? October 18, 2013

    The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. ...
  • Syria allows UN to inspect chemical attack sites; US questions credibility August 26, 2013

    Days after an alleged chemical attack left over thousands of people dead in Syria, the government has agreed to allow United Nations officials to inspect the site of the attack on Monday. However, the White House has now said that the offer has come too late for it to...
  • US didn't request Greenwald's detention in spite of having prior knowledge August 20, 2013

    The White House has confirmed that although it did have prior knowledge about the detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda at London's Heathrow Airport, it did not request his detention. Greenwald has broken most of the stories for 'The Guardian' about the US's secret surveillance programmes based...
  • 'The Butler': Movie on a man who served White House for 34 years August 16, 2013

    Forest Whitaker-Oprah starrer 'The Butler' is inspired from a man who has served the White House for 34 years. Eugene Allen has served eight US Presidents and bore witness to some of the most powerful figures and tumultuous times in the US history. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'D-Day', 'Ship of Theseus', 'White House Down' July 20, 2013

    This week CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviewed Rishi Kapoor starrer 'D-Day', 'Ship of Theseus' and 'White House Down'. He also spoke to the newcomers on their journey so far. ...
  • Watch: Obama jokes about himself at White House dinner April 28, 2013

    US President Barack Obama was at his funniest best at the White House Correspondents Dinner. While poking fun at himself, he spoke about getting bangs like First Lady Michelle Obama. ...
  • US: Americans will be hard hit from forced spending cuts March 3, 2013

    It is the first day of forced spending cuts after US President Barack Obama signed the order on Saturday. The result of a failed alternative by Congress and the White House and the blame game by all parties means the average American will be hard hit. ...
  • US: Barack Obama clicked while skeet shooting February 3, 2013

    The White House on Saturday released a photo of US President Barack Obama shooting at clay targets at Camp David. In the Interview, Obama admitted to skeet shooting which was viewed by critics as an attempt to sympathise with hunters, even as he pushes for tougher gun laws. The President...
  • Watch: 5 old challenges that Barack Obama faces as US President November 8, 2012

    As US President Barack Obama returns to Washington, he has little time to savour his re-election to the White House. The fiscal cliff is among some of the biggest challenges ahead for the re-elected President. Here is a look at the five old challenges that Obama faces as the US...
  • Race for White House: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney October 4, 2012

    US Presidential elections contenders Mitt Romney and Barack Obama came face to face in a debate on Wednesday. While Republican Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama on his economic record, jobs and the fiscal deficit, the Democrat insisted he's fighting for America's middle class. ...
  • White House and Obama's little beer secret August 26, 2012

    It's called the White House Honey Ale and it's the secret beer of the White House, and now, everyone wants the secret to be let out. ...
  • 10 years: 100 million child brides worldwide November 16, 2011

    UN started a campaign to mobilise 150000 teenagers in the US to file a petition the White House to fight against child marriages worldwide. ...
  • Jubilant crowds celebrate outside White House May 2, 2011

    As the news of Osama bin Laden's death spread, jubilant crowds gathered outside the White House waving the American flag and chanting USA, USA to celebrate the incident. ...
  • Barack Obama at his funny best May 4, 2010

    The commander-in-chief became the comedian-in-chief at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. ...
  • Special: Manmohan Singh meets President Barack Obama November 25, 2009

    The PM wants a partnership based on principles and pragmatism with the US. ...
  • Obama's China visit may affect India-US talks: ex-diplomat November 25, 2009

    PM Manmohan Singh is on a four-day visit to the US. ...
  • Watch: US General demands more troops in Afghanistan September 23, 2009

    Obama will review the Afghan war to decide over the troops requirement. ...
  • Watch: Obama in a light vein May 11, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama showed his comic side at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner. ...
  • Cyber criminals ride piggy-back on swine flu scare May 6, 2009

    New Delhi: As the world battles Swine flu the world wide web is coming in handy, but the cyber universe is abuzz not just with tips and tricks on how to combat it, but even cons. ...
  • Watch: White house selling hard for stimulus bill February 10, 2009

    President Obama's first big challenge in office is proving to be Herculean. The Senate is yet to pass his economic stimulus plan. The White House is selling hard but republicans still don't seem convinced. ...
  • Quitting smoking is hard: Barack Obama February 4, 2009

    Washington: CNN's Anderson Cooper sat down with President Barack Obama Tuesday in the White House for a one-on-one interview. After all the hard-hitting political questions, he asked the President if he's fallen off the smoking wagon. ...
  • Watch: Obama sets a different tone to the White House January 30, 2009

    In substance and style, President Obama is setting a very different tone from former President Bush. CNNs Samantha Hayes reports. ...
  • Watch: Obama wants the White House to be 'wired' January 24, 2009

    It is President Obama's dream -- a "wired" White House -- where he can sit in front of his computer, and hear directly from the people.Carol Costello reports. ...
  • It is not just welcome to Obama, itÃ?¢??s bye-bye Bush February 11, 2009

    Hundreds of people have organized bush farewell parties around the world ...
  • Missed Obama's inauguration ball? You can still party! January 15, 2009

    Washington: In less than a week's time US citizens will welcome Barack Obama as President. And for those who can't make it to the grand ceremony, restaurants in Washington have enough to keep one hooked. CNN's Samantha Hayes gets us a taste of it. ...
  • Obama America's first basketball playing prez January 14, 2009

    When it comes to hoops, the president-elect's got game. Ask anyone who's played against him. So when he moves into the White House next week, a court will be waiting for Obama for fun and possibly for work. ...
  • Obama's Dog-ma: Who'll be his kids' pet canine? November 14, 2008

    The race for White House may be over but the canine campaign is reaching its peak. There's no shortage of nominees for the dog that President-elect Barack Obama has promised the “first daughters”. ...
  • Watch: Political adversaries Obama, Bush play nice November 11, 2008

    New York: The most unusual account of Tuesday's historic meeting at the White House, between President-elect Barack Obama, President George Bush, and their wives. ...
  • Obama, Bush meet; hope to cooperate in future November 11, 2008

    Washington: US President-elect, Barack Obama visited his home for the next four years - the White House - for the first time ever. In keeping with the US political tradition, President Bush gave him a tour of the Oval Office. ...
  • Bush gives Prez-elect Obama grand White House tour November 10, 2008

    Washington: A magnanimous President Bush readies to welcome his successor on Tuesday and President-elect Barack Obama is optimistic that the spirit will carry over to their first meeting in the Oval Office. ...