Modi extended open invite to address US Congress joint session

In a goodwill gesture, Speaker of US House of Representatives John Boehner has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress at a date convenient to him.

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.

Obama keeps heat on Republican critics

US President Barack Obama used a campaign-style speech in the American heartland today to blast his Republican opponents as feckless obstructionists in Congress, saying Washington`s current gridlock "drives me nuts."

Obama dismisses Republican lawsuit as `stunt`

President Barack Obama, in an interview broadcast Friday, dismissed as a "stunt" a Republican threat to sue him and refused to apologize for using executive orders that infuriate his critics in Congress.

US House leader says he plans to sue Obama

The leader of the US House of representatives says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.

Boehner says he`s nudged Jeb Bush on presidency

The top Republican in Congress has delivered the strongest hints about his preference for the White House.

Top Republican launches special committee on Benghazi

House Speaker John Boehner today said that he is establishing a select committee to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya.

US Congress demands Russia withdraw, mulls Ukraine aid

The US Congress has demanded Russia immediately withdraw from Ukraine and urged US President Barack Obama to impose punitive economic sanctions on Moscow.

US House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts on federal agencies and replace them with more targeted government savings.

Boehner spox says Obama, speaker talk by phone

House Speaker John Boehner`s office says he spoke by phone with President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon.

US shutdown: Obama invites Republicans, Democrats to White House for talks

In a bid to resolve the stalemate and to increase the debt ceiling, US President Barack Obama will meet Republicans and Democrats at White House on Wednesday.

Republicans can`t demand ransom for doing their job: Barack Obama

OAs the US government shutdown entered Day 9, with the added scourge of US default deadline of October 17 looming near, President Barack Obama reprimanded the Republicans for using ‘extortion’ tactics.

No one is winning with shutdown: Obama

As the government shutdown entered its fourth day, US President Barack Obama on Friday said that no one is winning with this shutdown - the first in 17 years - which has resulted in some eight lakh federal employees without any work.

US shutdown: Obama warns of economic disaster

As the US government shutdown entered third day Thursday, President Barack Obama called on Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a reopening of the government with a quick vote on a clean budget bill.

Top US Republican rejects Russian request to meet on Syria

John Boehner, the top Republican in the US House of Representatives, has rejected a request to meet a Russian delegation to discuss Syria, his spokesman said.

Syria crisis: Obama gets Republican support for military strike

US President Barack Obama`s efforts to get a Congressional nod for a military strike against Syria received a boost on Tuesday with key Republican leaders backing the move.

Michelle Obama rolls eyes at `she won’t let Obama smoke` joke

Michelle Obama seemed less than impressed with Republican House Speaker John Boehner during Monday’s inauguration luncheon.

John Boehner narrowly re-elected House speaker

US Republican John Boehner has been re-elected as speaker of the House of Representatives.

Obama-Romney lunch focus on American leadership in the world

Mitt Romney sightings have been rare since his loss earlier this month to Barack Obama in the US Presidential Election.

US panel OKs bill that makes Pak aid conditional

The overwhelming support to the Pakistan provision of the bill showed it had bipartisan support.