US President Barack Obama said he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, taking a stand on a divisive issue that is likely to please his political base and upset conservative voters.
President Barack Obama has described a US Secret Service scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia as the misconduct of a "couple of knuckleheads" and said the vast majority of agents perform their work admirably.
The withdrawal of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum from the nomination race leaves Mitt Romney as his party's clear frontrunner and sets up a potentially intriguing battle for the White House in November.
United States' President Barack Obama has referenced comments made by Prime Minister John Key in his closing address to leaders at the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea.
Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man.
The reviews are in, and Mick Jagger sizes up US President Barack Obama's singing of the blues this week as nothing short of "courageous."
US President Barack Obama has apologized for the burning of copies of the Koran on a US base in Afghanistan as the White House seeks to quell spiraling furore among Afghans while also staving off Republican criticism at home.
President Barack Obama, in an abrupt policy shift aimed at quelling an election-year firestorm, has announced that religious employers would not be required to offer free birth control to workers and the onus would instead be put on insurers.
US President Barack Obama is determined to implement a controversial new rule on contraceptives in a way that ensures women have access to birth control while also seeking to allay concerns of opponents of the measure, the White House says.
US President Barack Obama, rolling out a new defence strategy to shrink the country's armed forces at a time of tight budgets at home, has pledged to maintain the United States as the world's dominant military power.
A U.S. judge has found sufficient evidence that an Idaho man allegedly opened fire on the White House on a late November evening in a bid to assassinate President Barack Obama, ordering that he be held pending an indictment and questioning whether he may have a "Messianic complex".
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".
President Barack Obama says the US government has requested the return of a spy drone downed over Iran but declined to discuss if its loss could compromise US national security.
US President Barack Obama has called Pakistan's president to offer condolences over a NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops and has led to a crisis in relations between the two countries.
Barack Obama topped Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people in 2011, as the US leader's clout rose after the deaths of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Not just income but wealth itself should be taxed, say Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott, writing for the Los Angeles Times.
US President Barack Obama, trying to avert a clash over Palestinian statehood, has told the United Nations there is no substitute for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations or any short cut to peace.
Barack Obama. Photo: Reuters 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 becoming law.