Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.

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.

Republicans scrap House vote on US border crisis

US Republicans scrapped a congressional vote on a measure to deal with an influx of thousands of Central American children, but could reverse that decision before departing for a five-week break.

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for exceeding his presidential authority while implementing his signature health care law.

Divided US chamber approves lawsuit against President Obama

A sharply divided US House of Representatives has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

Obama vows to act after Republicans kill immigration bill hopes

President Barack Obama ignited a new power showdown with Republicans Monday, vowing to fix America`s broken immigration system alone after Congress refused to vote on his top remaining domestic priority this year.

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.

Republicans call for secure US border amid child immigrant influx

Republican lawmakers on Sunday stepped up calls to secure the US border with Mexico before proceeding with changes to the country`s immigration policies, linking the issue to a recent surge of illegal children.

Republicans blast Barack Obama over failed Iraq policy

The top congressional Republican laid into President Barack Obama on Thursday, accusing him of taking a "nap" on Iraq.

We were `dead broke` after White House: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton says her family was "dead broke" after her husband Bill`s presidency.

Barack Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings

President Barack Obama defended the prisoner swap deal that freed a US soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted.

White House apologises to lawmakers over secret POW swap

The Obama administration apologised for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the swap of an American POW for five Taliban fighters, senior senators said.

Hero or deserter? Bergdahl debate rages in US

US political and military officials warmly welcomed Bowe Bergdahl`s release in Afghanistan, but questions about the circumstances of his kidnapping are becoming more insistent, with some soldiers accusing him of desertion.

US prisoner swap sparks political firestorm

The US decision to release five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in order to recover a soldier held in Afghanistan sparked a furor in Washington, with Republicans warning the move put Americans at risk.

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."

Republicans slam Obama over Benghazi attack spin

Republican lawmakers compared Barack Obama`s White House to the secretive Nixon administration on Thursday, denouncing its response to the 2012 attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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.

Republicans block US Senate bill on gender pay gap

Republicans have blocked a US Senate bill aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this November`s congressional elections.

US near `tyranny` under Obama, says Republican

Senator Rand Paul, a potential Republican White House contender in 2016, has electrified conservative activists by warning that President Barack Obama was taking America down the road to tyranny.

Visa, green card allocations need to reflect market demand: US Republicans

Endorsing the path to legal status for about 11 million illegal immigrants in the US, including thousands of Indian-Americans, the opposition Republican party has said that the visa and green card allocations need to reflect the market demand.