As Hillary Clinton stumps for Democrats, 2016 looms large

Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail Wednesday to support a Democratic Senate hopeful, one of several events that could offer sneak peeks at her 2016 presidential aspirations.

In close US mid-terms, GOP targets a tarnished Obama

One month before Americans elect their representatives in Congress and state offices, Republicans have a clear if narrow edge as they pick away at President Barack Obama`s tarnished record.

Islamic State is new millstone for Obama`s mid-term Democrats

 The politics of fear and the murderous radicals of the Islamic State group are stalking Democrats on the mid-term elections trail, as they parry claims their president, Barack Obama, is weak and muddling.

First lady Michelle Obama hitting campaign trail

A month before critical midterm congressional elections, Michelle Obama is putting her popularity and influence to the test, trying to help elect Democratic candidates and give her husband a fighting chance to complete his agenda.

Hillary Clinton planning lengthy campaign push this month

Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the campaign trail for Democrats this month.

With Senate at stake, Obama touts economic gains

President Barack Obama on Thursday told voters that he and Democrats succeeded in pulling the US economy back from the brink of collapse during the Great Recession but acknowledged it was still tough going for the middle class.

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

US Congress may soon vote to arm, train Syria rebels

US lawmakers could vote within days to authorize the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, with Democrats drafting the legislation Wednesday in an effort to reverse advances by the Islamic State (IS).

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

With two months until mid-term congressional elections, President Barack Obama`s Democrats face increasingly long odds of maintaining control of the US Senate.

US House Democrats try to force immigration vote

House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move today to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally and tighten border security.

Clinton defends response to Benghazi

Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her response to the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will "not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans."

US Democrats return Chatwal`s illegal campaign funds

Several top Democratic leaders in the US are returning the funds collected by Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal in the wake of his guilty plea to federal prosecutors for making thousands of dollars in illegal donations to political campaigns through "straw donors".

Obama, Republican leaders clash on immigration reform

US President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership clashed over the immigration reform, which analysts say would make it difficult for the passage of the legislation that proposes to provide a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented people from countries like India.

Democrats overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton to run in 2016

An overwhelming majority of Democrats back Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, according to a new poll.

Americans say US Congress is worst ever: Poll

Two thirds of Americans say the current Congress is the worst ever, while three quarters slammed the "do-nothing" legislature, a recent poll result found on Thursday.

Conservative students to stage `immigrant game`

The Young Conservatives of Texas have announced they will play a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game" this week on the University of Texas at Austin, drawing condemnation from Democrats and stirring passions over an issue that has vexed the border state.

Democrats unseat Republicans in New York, Virginia in US voting

Democrats retook Republican strongholds in New York`s city hall and the Virginia governor`s mansion Tuesday, while a Republican with potential presidential hopes won re-election easily in New Jersey.

Democrats` immigration bill rings alarm bell for Indian firms

The bill (HR 15) introduced in the House by the Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and co-sponsored by several members of the Congressional India Caucus, carries the same killer provisions as the one passed by the Senate.

Obama calls for immigration law by end of the year

President Barack Obama has made a plea for Republican cooperation on immigration, seeking common ground by year`s end in the aftermath of the divisive partial government shutdown.

Senate leaders nearing US debt ceiling deal

With a potential debt default looming, Senate leaders are nearing completion on a deal to stave off a self-inflicted political calamity that would shred US credibility and rock the global economy.