US President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Sunday that he had authorized "limited" airstrikes in Iraq to help security forces, which retook the country`s largest dam earlier from militants.
Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress.
The US Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran`s nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.
With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up US efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.
US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Barack Obama acted illegally when he made recess appointments to a key government agency, a decision that appears to block any president`s ability to get around political gridlock in Washington by making appointments without congressional approval.
Indian-American groups have launched a campaign to win more lawmakers` support for a move to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress when he visits US in September.
Uncle Sam`s embrace of Narendra Modi is complete. From denying him a visa to enter United States to inviting him to address a joint session of the US Congress, Washington appears keen to build bridges with India`s new Prime Minister.
The US House of Representatives has defeated an amendment to the Defence Appropriations Bill to stop American funding to Pakistan. The amendment was moved by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who alleged Islamabad had undermined efforts to combat terrorism. The amendment was defeated in a voice vote yesterday.
Aliens definitely exist, as claimed by SETI (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) astronomers. Reportedly these two astronomers have told the US Congress that the search for extraterrestrial life is "plausible and warrants scientific inquiry" and appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth.
US President Barack Obama Wednesday notified the Congress of his plan to drop Russia from a programme that allows duty-free imports of certain goods, known as the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), the White House said.
A controversial Congressional resolution, which among other things asks the American administration to maintain its policy of not issuing visa to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, now has more than 50 co-sponsors.