Barack Obama

Obama fights back after TV debate

Obama fights back after TV debate

US President Barack Obama has come out swinging against Republican rival Mitt Romney after a lacklustre performance in their first debate forced the Democrat's aides to talk of "adjustments" to his campaign.

Obama blocks Chinese wind farm over national security

Obama blocks Chinese wind farm over national security

US President Barack Obama has blocked a privately owned Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns.

Obama vows justice over Libya killing

Obama vows justice over Libya killing

President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice the killers of the US ambassador and three other diplomats in Libya as he sought to avoid election-year fallout from an attack that cast a spotlight on his administration's handling of "Arab Spring" unrest.

Obama edges ahead as election nears

Obama edges ahead as election nears

US President Barack Obama has a growing lead in polls and an easier path to the White House than challenger Mitt Romney, but the Republican is still within striking distance with eight weeks to go before the election.

Stick with Obama, Clinton tells voters

Stick with Obama, Clinton tells voters

Former US president Bill Clinton has given a rousing defence of President Barack Obama's handling of the weak US economy and issued a detailed attack on Republican Mitt Romney in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention.

Obama tours storm-hit Louisiana

Obama tours storm-hit Louisiana

US President Barack Obama has toured hurricane-stricken Louisiana and promised federal recovery help as he sought to show his administration was on top of the disaster response on the eve of his Democrats' national convention in North Carolina.

White House releases Obama beer recipes

White House releases Obama beer recipes

Bowing to growing pressure from thirsty and curious Americans in both parties, the White House has released the recipes for President Barack Obama's homemade beers, revealing the executive branch's penchant for honey-flavoured brews.

Obama, Romney tied as Democrats head into convention

Obama, Romney tied as Democrats head into convention

US President Barack Obama enters an important campaign week tied with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found, leaving the incumbent an opportunity to edge ahead of his opponent at the Democratic National Convention.

Obama, Romney clash over tax returns

Obama, Romney clash over tax returns

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says if Mitt Romney releases five years of his tax returns, it will not press the Republican presidential challenger to release more - a proposal quickly rejected by Romney's campaign.

Obama ahead in three key US states: poll

Obama ahead in three key US states: poll

President Barack Obama has the edge over Mitt Romney in three key battleground states in large part because voters find him more likable than the Republican challenger, a poll has found.

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