President Barack Obama has a simple question for those seeking to succeed him in the White House: Why? In the last portion of a year-end interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep airing Monday on "Morning Edition," the president was asked what he would inquire of his would-be successors.
| Francois Hollande will call for urgency in the war against Islamic State in a diplomatic visit to the White House on Tuesday, but he will also attempt to smooth ruffled feathers over his next diplomatic stop.
| President Barack Obama launched a defense on Friday of a signature Pacific trade pact kept largely under wraps and said the public would get its say before legislators in each country debate the full details.
| Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's public comments appearing to prejudge the outcome of Justice Department investigations, don't affect the decisions in those inquiries.
| Speaking to young Native Americans, President Barack Obama applauded athletic apparel company, Adidas, for a new initiative to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots, and hinted the Washington Redskins should follow suit.