President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will include a "Precision Medicine Initiative" in the budget proposal he plans to send to Congress on Monday. Obama will request $215 million for the initiative, which the White House described as a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney revealed Friday that he has decided against a third run for the White House in 2016. Romney, the unsuccessful Republican presidential nominee in 2012, said it was time to give other Republicans a chance.
President Barack Obama will travel to Philadelphia on Thursday to meet with House Democrats and outline his budget proposal that includes rolling back the budget cuts known as sequestration.
Looking to move beyond the conflicts between her predecessor and Republican lawmakers, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch offered the new GOP-controlled Congress a fresh start in remarks as she began her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
With Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy showing a significant improvement, the results of a new Gallup poll show that President Barack Obama has also seen a notable boost to his job approval rating.
President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli Prime Minister's visit to the U.S. in March, the White House announced Thursday. National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said Obama's decision not to meet with Netanyahu reflects Israel's upcoming elections.