First Obama, Clinton campaign stop

2016-06-30 07:11

President Barack Obama is set to campaign with presumptive Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton for the first time, as a new poll shows a tightening race with Republican Donald Trump.

Obama names Stonewall Inn national monument

2016-06-25 09:42

President Barack Obama has created the first national monument to gay rights, designating the iconic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago.

House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

2016-06-22 17:34

House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.

Obama says easy access to weapons 'unconscionable'

2016-06-18 19:33

Renewing his call to reduce gun violence, President Barack Obama characterized easy access to weapons as "unconscionable", less than a week after the worst mass shooting in US history.

US gun debate 'needs to change' - Obama

2016-06-17 10:39

President Barack Obama travelled to grief-stricken Orlando, meeting loved ones devastated by a shooting rampage and using his bully pulpit to demand that the Republican-controlled Congress pass gun control.

Obama meets Dalai Lama behind closed doors

2016-06-16 12:36

US President Barack Obama has hosted the Dalai Lama at the White House - a now familiar ritual that took place off-camera and out of the public eye to avoid irking China.

Tougher gun laws won't stop attacks: NRA

2016-06-15 06:02

Toughening gun laws will do nothing to deter future terror attacks, says the main US gun lobby, urging leaders to focus on Islamic extremism.

Obama wants Congress to reinstate assault weapons ban

2016-06-14 21:46

President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban and make it harder for terrorist to kill Americans.

Obama slams Trump's 'loose talk' over Muslims

2016-06-14 19:42

President Barack Obama says "loose talk" about Muslims by presidential hopeful Donald Trump is betraying American values.

Obama says no evidence Orlando attack was 'directed' from abroad

2016-06-14 09:48

President Barack Obama says there was no evidence that the massacre of 49 people in a Florida nightclub was directed from abroad or was part of a larger plot.


Obama warns against Brexit 'hysteria'

2016-06-28 20:10

President Barack Obama has warned against international "hysteria" following last week's vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

Obama expected to speak to Cameron after Brexit vote

2016-06-24 09:57

US President Barack Obama is expected to speak to resigning British PM David Cameron following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the White House said.

AG: Clinton's e-mail case continues

2016-06-19 21:04

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server hasn't been compromised by President Barack Obama's endorsement.

US should bomb Assad - dissident diplomat cable

2016-06-17 22:00

Dozens of US diplomats think America should launch military strikes against the Syrian government, according to a State Department document, breaking ranks with President Barack Obama's policy on the bloody civil war.

Obama offers solace in Orlando

2016-06-16 15:36

President Barack Obama is undertaking a grim and delicate mission to Orlando, offering solace after the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

Obama defies Beijing to meet Dalai Lama

2016-06-15 13:34

China warned US President Barack Obama against meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House, saying that hosting the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader could damage mutual trust.

GOP scrambles to distance itself from Trump on Orlando

2016-06-14 22:18

Dismayed Republicans have scrambled for cover from Donald Trump's inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre.

FBI investigating whether Mateen was club regular

2016-06-14 20:49

A US official says the FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked.

Action looming over some on terror list buying guns

2016-06-14 18:17

Senate Democrats hope to use the worst mass shooting in US history to force Republicans to take a stand on gun sales.

WH demands Congress curb 'weapons of war'

2016-06-13 22:07

The White House has demanded the Republican-controlled Congress pass legislation blocking extremists from obtaining assault weapons like the one used in the Orlando club shooting.

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