Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King

President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia`s new King Salman as the crisis in neighboring Yemen continues to boil.

Committee created to boost Bobby Jindal presidential bid

Republican supporters of Gov Bobby Jindal have created a fund raising committee to back a possible 2016 presidential campaign by the Louisiana governor.

Bolstered by economy, Obama faces hostile Congress

Barack Obama faces the massed ranks of Congress on Tuesday for the first time since his party lost control there, but don`t expect him to cut a humbler figure.

Republican Jeb Bush forms 'Right to Rise' group

Republican Jeb Bush is forming a political action committee as he moves closer to a prospective White House bid.

Barack Obama says Sony hack was not `an act of war`

North Korea`s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Jeb Bush explores 2016 US presidential run

Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, making the former Florida governor with the famous political last name one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible candidacy.

Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan

In a symbolic rebuke to US President Barack Obama`s unilateral action on immigration, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday to block his plan to shield millions of people from deportation.

US Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Republican wins US Senate race in Alaska

A Republican won Alaska's US Senate race a week after Election Day, further expanding the opposition party's majority.

White House and Republican leadership spar on immigration

Within days of Republicans gaining hold of the US Congress, the White House and Grand Old Party leadership appeared to be headed for confrontation over the crucial immigration reforms.

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.

Warren Buffett would `bet money` on Clinton becoming president

 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday he would bet money on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States.

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.

Close races, fresh faces to watch in US mid-terms

Millions of Americans will cast their votes in early November`s mid-term elections, with all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 36 of the Senate`s 100 seats up for grabs.

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.

George W Bush says brother wants presidency

Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush wants to be president. That's according to his brother, former President George W Bush, who recently encouraged him to enter the 2016 presidential race during a private conversation at an event honoring veterans.

McCain calls for dramatic increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State

Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and said the attacks should also extend into Syria.

Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.

Top Republican to resign from US Congress

Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month.