Jay Carney

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns

President Barack Obama announced Carney’s departure in a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room Friday.

05/30/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on a possible freeze in benefits due to government shutdown, Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Pressure Grows For Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki To Resign

Republicans lined up on Capitol Hill Thursday, hoping to push out Shinseki.

05/29/2014

Purported video of Boko Haram leader claiming responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls (credit: CBS 2)

U.S. Deploying Personnel, Assets To Nigeria As Terror Group Claims Responsibility For Kidnappings

Girls as young as 12 were captured to be sold as sex slaves for as little as $12 each. They are being held by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.

05/06/2014

Oil slicks have been spotted in an area near where a Malaysian Airlines plane went missing. (Credit CBS 2)

CBS News: Communications Systems On Malaysian Jet Shut Down Separately

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reported the two systems used to track Flight 370 were shut down sequentially, just before the Boeing 777 apparently changed course and turned west.

03/13/2014

FILE - President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘America Does Not Stand Still – And Neither Will I’

Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

01/28/2014

Healthcare.gov new homepage (Healthcare.gov)

Obama Administration Highlights Health Care Website Fixes

The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday on its effort get the troubled HealthCare.gov website fully functional.

12/02/2013

Healthcare.gov new homepage (Healthcare.gov)

‘Obamacare’ Enrollment Numbers Far Below White House Projections

The Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month under the Affordable Care Act in the 36 states relying on a problem-filled federal website.

11/13/2013

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Clinton: Let People Keep Health Care Coverage As Promised

Former President Bill Clinton gave an interview, where he added to the criticism of the botched rollout of the website to sign up for the health care law known as Obamacare.

11/12/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action "Obamacare Summit" at the St. Regis Hotel on November 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Changes Tune On Health Care Coverage Mantra

The Affordable Care Act website has been plagued with issues since going live more than a month ago and new bugs continue to be uncovered.

11/05/2013

The U.S. Capitol (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Agreement Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before speaking about rebuilding efforts following last year's Superstorm Sandy at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 28, 2013.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Jersey Shore ‘Stronger Than The Storm’

The president toured the shore with Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday, seven months after Superstorm Sandy caused $38 billion in damage.

05/28/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House - May 16, 2013 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Scandals Hit The White House

It’s that time again, time to use a lie detector on the people running the country.

05/17/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

White House, Former President Bill Clinton Commend Jason Collins

Clinton said that Collins’ announcement on Monday is an “important moment” for professional sports and the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

04/29/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

04/29/2013

Dennis Rodman (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images for Ball Up)

White House Criticizes North Korea For Focusing Time, Energy On Dennis Rodman

The White House says North Korea’s government should be focused on the well-being of its citizens, not on “celebrity sporting events” to entertain the country’s elite.

03/04/2013

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