(CNN) - President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference — and all of them from women journalists.
It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House press corps has been historically dominated by men. Indeed, the first woman to cover the president, United Press International journalist Helen Thomas, didn't join their ranks until 1960.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the White house realized it had an opportunity to highlight the number of women who cover the White House as it compiled the list of reporters for Obama to call on.
"The fact is, there are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of the United States," Earnest said.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats against venues that show a controversial film that Sony has now decided to pull.
Sony announced Wednesday that it won't release the film - a comedy called "The Interview" that portrays an attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un - following hackers' threats to attack movie theaters that show it.
But Obama suggested in an interview with ABC News that the threats aren't credible.
President Obama's decision to issue an executive order without the approval of Congress is causing a firestorm across the country.
Republicans say the move is illegal. Four governors are threatening to sue the President over his plan to shield million of undocumented immigrants from deportation
But Barack Obama is not the first President to go at it alone.
CNN's Tom Foreman has the report.
President Obama is doubling down on immigration.
"I indicated to (House) Speaker (John) Boehner several months ago that if in fact Congress failed to act I would use all the lawful authority that I possess to try and make the system work better. And that's gonna happen, that's gonna happen before the end of the year," said Obama.
Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's plan to make immigration changes through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown.
OutFront, Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who revealed and chronicled his own life as an undocumented immigrant in America and Derrick Morgan who served as special counsel to vice president Dick Cheney.
Washington (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that he wanted to publish his personal biography about his father, former President George H.W. Bush, now because "I wanted Dad to be alive - to be able to see how much not only I care for him but a lot of people care for him."
"His presidency in many ways was overshadowed by his predecessor, and that's understandable," Bush said. "[But] people are beginning to reassess the presidency of 41 and I want to be a part of that process and I wanted him to know that process was going to take place."
Bush's comments came at an event with his father Tuesday marking the launch of the 43rd president's personal biography of the 41st president.
The discussion was moderated by former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card and held at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station. It was a heartfelt tribute to the elder Bush, who left the White House 22 years ago and is now 90.
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