Obama also described Reid as an "ally" and "friend."
The Army announced Wednesday it would charge the former Taliban prisoner with desertion.
Asked five times about Lynch's delay, Josh Earnest dodged questions Wednesday.
President Obama will announce a new initiative to promote a major ObamaCare goal.
Clinton is nearing an announcement on a White House bid.
The two leaders will meet at the White House on April 14.
“You don’t hold attorney general nominees hostage for other issues,” Obama said.
The administration is making gestures of goodwill ahead of the deadline in the nuclear talks.
Iran should mark the Persian New Year by releasing the four prisoners, Obama said.
The call comes two days after a big election win for Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party.
“I’m going to take a little credit,” Obama said during trip to Cleveland.
The president will attack the GOP's approach to healthcare for the poor and elderly.
The request comes after a series of security lapses.
The move comes at an odd time – during Sunshine Week.
Earnest said there are no legitimate questions about Lynch's qualification for the post.
Omar Gonzalez faces between 12-18 months in prison.
The March 4 incident has sparked new scrutiny of the scandal-plagued Secret Service.
“Path to justice is one all of us must travel together,” the president tweeted.
The White House’s remarks follow an ATF decision to drop a proposed ban on certain bullets.