Obama officials lobby against Iran nuclear legislation

The Obama administration lobbied lawmakers on Monday to persuade them not to pass any legislation that could hamper prospects for negotiating a final deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program.

Fictional TV presidents more popular than Obama: Poll

Whether it`s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from "The West Wing" or the manipulative Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack "No Drama" Obama.

Democrats, State Department defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.

Democrats agree to plan to fund Homeland Department

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

US Democrat delegation meets with Cuban vice president

The minority leader of the US House of Representatives and a delegation of fellow Democrats have met with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the man currently expected to take power after President Raul Castro leaves office in 2018.

Republican presidential aspirant slams Obama's foreign policy

A top Republican presidential aspirant has slammed President Barack Obama's foreign policy, saying his "inconsistent and indecisive" administration has led the US to lose "the trust and the confidence" of friends.

Obama budget seeks boost for military, domestic programs

President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as `sequestration,` the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress.

Republicans regret Obama taking only Democrats to India

The Republican leadership Sunday regretted that US President Barack Obama has taken only lawmakers from his Democratic party as part of his Congressional delegation to India.

Obama launches Democrats` middle class push in 2016

The economic successes US President Barack Obama touted in his speech to Congress Tuesday were not just taunts to Republicans; he was helping Democrats build an early strategy for keeping the White House in 2016.

US senators in Cuba eye 'new era' in relations

US lawmakers visiting Havana said today that momentous talks later this week between US and Cuban officials will open a new era of relations and offer opportunities for both nations.

Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba amid changes in US relations

A delegation of congressional Democrats is visiting Cuba to discuss expectations for the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation.

For speech, Obama faces Republican Congress for first time

For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union policy address and try to convince lawmakers newly empowered to block his agenda that they should instead join with him on education, cyberprotection and national security proposals.

The new US Congress in numbers

The US Congress reconvenes Tuesday for its 114th session, following November 4 midterms that saw Republicans clinch a Senate majority and expand their control in the House of Representatives.

Republicans` next clash with Obama: Iran nuclear talks

The extension of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is likely to prompt a far-reaching showdown between the White House and US Republicans who seek to tighten economic screws against Tehran.

Immigration row fuels early 2016 US presidential race
Immigration row fuels early 2016 US presidential race

When President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan and Republican rivals howled their disapproval, the drama signalled not just a clash of political positions: it kicked off the 2016 presidential campaign.

Barack Obama immigration plan riles Republicans, clashes loom
Barack Obama immigration plan riles Republicans, clashes loom

Barack Obama`s Republican rivals on Friday heaped scorn on his plans to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, as the US president went on the road to defend the bold measures.

Barack Obama takes responsibility for Democrats` election rout

US President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party`s crushing defeat in last week`s midterm elections.

Obama, Republican leaders test will for compromise

President Barack Obama and the congressional leadership sit down for lunch at the White House on Friday to search for ways to cooperate and try to break Washington's gridlock when Republicans take control of both chambers in the next Congress.

US House leader warns Barack Obama: Don't go solo on immigration

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.

Republican wave swamps Obama's agenda
Republican wave swamps Obama's agenda

Swept under a Republican wave, US President Barack Obama Wednesday faced a tough road ahead in his final two years in office, with the opposition wresting back control of the Senate after eight years.