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Obama vows to act after Republicans kill immigration bill hopes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 05:12

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 03:22

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 slammed for delay in ambassadorial confirmations

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:37

The White House has blamed Republicans for delays in the confirmation of a long list of President Barack Obama`s ambassador picks and said this logjam is putting US national security at risk.

Republicans call for secure US border amid child immigrant influx

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:46

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 02:32

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 00:38

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:07

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 04:54

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 05:10

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.

Republicans question US prisoner swap with Taliban

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 09:27

US politicians questioned whether the deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban militants amounted to a negotiation with terrorists as the US soldier was flown out of Afghanistan to a military hospital in Germany on Sunday.

US prisoner swap sparks political firestorm

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 03:24

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 02:48

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."