US President Barack Obama saluted returning troops returning
from Iraq on Wednesday, declaring that the nearly nine-year
conflict is ending honorably, "not with a final battle, but
with a final march toward home".
US President Barack Obama has hailed the end of the policy
banning gays from serving openly in the US armed forces, as
the Pentagon vowed "zero tolerance" for harassment of
homosexuals in the military.
US President Barack Obama laid out a $3.6 trillion ($NZ4.4tn)
plan on Monday to cut US budget deficits partly by raising
taxes on the rich, but Republicans rejected it as a political
stunt and made clear the proposal has little chance of