US President Barack Obama has ordered a redoubling of US counterterrorism efforts in the face of a "credible but unconfirmed" threat ahead of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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.
Wall Street money is heavily favouring Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the race to unseat President Barack Obama, the latest signal of business unease with Obama's tenure and perhaps a bet on his re-election chances.
With scant time to spare, President Barack Obama signed legislation to avoid an unprecedented national default that he said would have devastated the US economy. But the truce with Republicans that defused the crisis seemed to be fading already.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress reached agreement with President Barack Obama to raise the limit on US borrowing and forestall an unprecedented American default, marking the start in the...
Racing to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders have reached urgently for a compromise to permit vital borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts.
It is likely that when Prime Minister John Key met United States President Barack Obama and other high-ranking US officials he was pressed to extend New Zealand's commitment to its mission in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama called New Zealand and John Key an "outstanding partner" after the pair met at the White House this morning.
The soldier in uniform extended his prosthetic hand after losing his own in battle. And the commander in chief reached out to clasp it.
MSNBC has suspended political analyst Mark Halperin for an off-colour remark about US President Barack Obama on TV programme "Morning Joe".
Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama has announced he is pulling home 33,000 US troops from Afghanistan by early next year, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort.
Facing a war-weary public, President Barack Obama is expected to call for a major withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan tomorrow, with roughly 10,000 coming home to the US in less than a year.
Face to face with the legions of homeless and the bereaved, US President Barack Obama has toured the apocalyptic landscape left by Missouri's killer tornado, consoled the community and committed the government to helping rebuild shattered lives.
US President Barack Obama sought to reassure the world that American and European influence remains as dominant as ever, even as rising powers like China and India assert themselves.
Prime Minister John Key has been invited to visit US President Barack Obama at the White House this winter.