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  • "No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues," President Obama said of guitarist B.B. King (seated), who died May 14. [White House Photo]

    Statement by the President on the Passing of B.B. King

    "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend. B.B. King was born a sharecropper’s son in Mississippi, came of age in Memphis, Tennessee, and became the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world."

  • President Obama looks out the window aboard Air Force One. [White House Photo]

    50 states in 6 years: Obama reaches travel milestone

    With his May 8 visit to South Dakota on Air Force One, President Obama has become only the fourth president to visit every U.S. state during his term.

  • In 2012, Superstorm Sandy damaged hundreds of thousands of U.S. homes and caused billions of dollars in damage to vital infrastructure. [AP Image]

    The ocean is rising. What can you do?

    A lot of people think climate change is something happening somewhere else to somebody else. But for people in many U.S. coastal communities, climate change is causing a rise in sea level right now, right in front of them.

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