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
President Barack Obama says the United States faces a
"national crisis" and pressed Congress to urgently pass a
jobs package of tax cuts and government spending he is
proposing to revive the stalled economy.
US President Barack Obama has met top advisers to ensure all
security measures are taken to guard against any al Qaeda
plot timed for the 10th anniversary of the September 11
attacks, the White House says.
US President Barack Obama, facing waning confidence among
Americans in his economic stewardship, plans to lay out a
$US300 billion ($NZ363 billion) job-creation package on
Thursday, CNN reported, citing Democratic sources.
US President Barack Obama has previewed proposals for new
infrastructure spending and an extension of payroll tax cuts
as part of a major jobs package he will unveil this week, and
challenged Republicans to find common ground with him.
US President Barack Obama has urged Republicans not to play
politics with federal disaster aid as he toured
flood-stricken New Jersey and pledged to do everything
possible to help states recover after Hurricane Irene.