US President Barack Obama, in a visit to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to spotlight the loss of
government services because of the shutdown, has urged
Congress to reopen government and raise the debt limit
The FBI have arrested a Mississippi man in connection with
letters sent to President Barack Obama and two other
officials that are believed to have contained the deadly
poison ricin, the US Justice Department says.
A senior pro-Kremlin Russian lawmaker says Washington's
publication of a "minimal" list of 18 alleged Russian human
rights abusers shows US President Barack Obama does not want
to aggravate tensions with Moscow.
President Barack Obama has urged Americans to pressure a
reluctant Congress to pass new gun control legislation - one
of his top domestic policy priorities - as he traveled to
Connecticut, where December's school massacre took place.
Without the pressure of facing re-election in four years,
United States President Barack Obama can afford to be more
deliberate and aggressive in his last term as he seeks to
step over Republican opposition.
US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to reject
political "absolutism" and partisan rancour, as he kicked off
his second term with an impassioned call for collective
action and established a more assertive tone for the
challenges he faces over the next four years.
President Barack Obama has taken the official oath for his
second term at the White House in a small, private ceremony
that set a more subdued tone compared to the historic start
of his presidency four years ago.