Wonders out loud if it was all a ploy to get Donald Trump "out of the headlines."
Lawmakers had classified briefings on the Iran deal Wednesday. And that only made some of them more restless.
Press secretary Josh Earnest also told reporters Wednesday that if a major defense bill included a provision to prevent closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, President Obama would veto it.
Jon Stewart's audience was the president's base.
An unconventional summit on the future of the Right.
The president Thursday saw a little bit of himself in some of the inmates at Oklahoma's El Reno federal prison.
"Any system that allows us to turn a blind eye to hopelessness and despair—that is not a justice system, that is an injustice system," the president said Tuesday.
President to Congress: Don't try and stop me.
The Labor Department will allow states to create their own retirement savings plans.
All of the prisoners were charged with nonviolent drug offenses.
He will meet with law enforcement officials and inmates, and conduct an interview with Vice for a documentary on the criminal justice system.
Press secretary Josh Earnest ticked off how House Republicans and Donald Trump are "out of step" with most Americans on race.
Thursday is a major congressional deadline, but the White House doesn't seem to be panicking.
In a eulogy for one of the Charleston shooting victims, the president spoke in unapologetically progressive tones on race, racism, gun violence, and inequality.
"There are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt," Obama said Friday.
"This is as good as it gets for the president of the United States."
The president announced Wednesday that the government will no longer threaten prosecution for families who try to pay ransom to hostage-takers.
But press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday the president welcomes the decisions from Wal-Mart and eBay to do that.
He can't do anything other than talk.
The president used the n-word to make a point about racism in the hour-long interview.