In first known contact between them in months, US leader reiterates to Afghan counterpart that no US soldiers will remain in Afghanistan unless bilateral security agreement is signed
President urges chief executives of nation's states to partner with him to achieve key parts of his domestic agenda
White House statement says president initiated call to discuss Ukraine and range of other global issues, including Syria, Iran
Harper, Obama and Pena discussed economic competitiveness, border security and climate change
White House Thursday expressed outrage at what it called 'images of Ukrainian security forces firing automatic weapons on their own people'
Washington urges de-escalation, calls on authorities to resume dialogue with opposition
President and vice president underscore need to be aggressive in pressing Democratic Party agenda in months leading to US mid-term congressional elections
Senator John McCain accuses Obama of failing to fulfill pledges to act to prevent mass atrocities, including killings in Syria
Talks between two leaders Tuesday covered Iran nuclear negotiations, Syria, counter-terrorism efforts in Africa, trade, economic issues, and climate change
US, French leaders hail strength of bilateral alliance, express agreement on enforcing existing Iran sanctions, need for Syria solution
Obama took President Hollande to Charlottesville, Virginia and Monticello, the 18th century mansion that was home to Thomas Jefferson
Saudi Arabia was added to the already announced itinerary for Obama in Europe
President met with CEOs from some of the 300 companies - including McDonald's, Boeing and Bank of America - the White House says are committing to 'best practices' for hiring
Initiative is part of Obama's pledge in State of the Union Address to use executive powers to take actions that will help create jobs, even in absence of specific legislative action by Congress
Standing in front of about three dozen workers at Costco store in Maryland, US president renews call on Congress to 'give America a raise' by increasing minimum wage
President will urge lawmakers to join him in steps to create jobs, narrow gap between rich and poor, but vows to use executive powers if Congress does not act
Analysts say president, dogged by low approval ratings, should expect substantial resistance from rival Republicans as he attempts to move forward with second-term agenda
White House spokesman says State Department diplomatic security, FBI teams are in place in Sochi; also, two U.S. Navy ships are being sent to Black Sea
White House says President Obama 'looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality'
In highly anticipated 43-minute speech, president orders changes to NSA programs, including personal phone data storage, vows US will not spy on foreigners or allied leaders without 'compelling national security interest'