Pope weighs in on US-Cuba talks, hails move

2014-12-18 10:25

Pope Francis led a chorus of global plaudits for the breakthrough in US-Cuban relations, hailed as 'historic' in Europe and South America and prompting celebrations on the streets of Havana.

Clinton: Protect Obama's environmental actions

2014-12-03 14:37

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says steps President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected at all costs.

George Bush likes idea of Jeb vs Hillary in 2016

2014-11-10 21:01

Never mind the potential for name fatigue. Former US President George W Bush likes the idea of a 2016 presidential matchup between his brother Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

Poll results could boost Clinton campaign for 2016

2014-11-06 11:34

The sweeping Republican triumph in the midterm elections could boost could be a silver lining for Hillary Clinton's White House hopes.

Benghazi suspect Khatallah pleads

2014-10-20 19:27

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has pleaded not guilty.

Clinton: No decision yet about presidential bid

2014-09-06 15:59

Ex-US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she will decide early next year about joining the 2016 US presidential race.

Clinton's Obama balancing act as 2016 looms

2014-08-14 05:00

Hillary Clinton's relationship with President Barack Obama is entering a potentially awkward new era as the former US secretary of state eyes a possible 2016 bid for the White House.

Clinton distances herself from Obama foreign policy

2014-08-10 22:12

Distancing herself from President Barack Obama's foreign policy, potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said America's decision not to intervene early in the Syrian civil war was a "failure".

Obama questions if Biden or Clinton want to run again

2014-07-21 19:35

President Barack Obama has said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether he would want to endure another campaign for the White House.

Clinton hints she's ready for 'office without corners'

2014-07-16 19:12

Hillary Clinton has playfully dodged a barrage of questions about her presidential ambitions, but opened the door a little wider to a future White House run.

Hillary Clinton hits back after wealth gaffe

2014-06-26 12:05

Hillary Clinton sought to nuance her remark that she and ex-president husband Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House, insisting she was not out of touch.

I won't go into politics, Michelle Obama says

2014-06-24 10:10

US First Lady Michelle Obama says she won’t go into politics after leaving the White House, dismissing rumours she might follow in the footsteps of predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Hillary for president? 3 reasons for and against

2014-06-13 10:38

Hillary Clinton froze the 2016 White House race when she said she will likely wait until year's end to decide whether to run for president. Here are 3 reasons why she should run, and 3 reasons not to.

WH: Hillary won't decide before year's end

2014-06-08 21:16

Hillary Clinton says she won't make her intentions known about a possible run for the White House before year's end.

Clinton says she would release medical records

2014-06-07 07:07

Hillary Clinton says if she runs for president again, she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

Hillary Rodham Clinton defends prisoner swop

2014-06-03 07:59

Hillary Rodham Clinton has given a measured defence of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swop five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a US soldier held hostage in Afghanistan.

Obama lunches with Hillary Clinton

2014-05-30 14:18

Hillary Clinton, already at the centre of a political frenzy over her possible 2016 presidential campaign, has dropped by for lunch with President Barack Obama.

Aide rebuts Hillary Clinton's brain damage claim

2014-05-13 20:37

Hillary Clinton's health is "100%", an aide has asserted after Republican strategist Karl Rove made the bombshell suggestion that the former secretary of state had suffered a brain injury.

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

2014-04-11 22:32

Hillary Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech in Las Vegas.

Hillary Clinton favoured in Iowa for 2016 White House race

2014-04-10 05:45

Hillary Clinton is the favourite among Democratic voters in the mid-western state of Iowa, where the next US presidential campaign will begin in 2016, a poll shows.

Obama's image tarnished in new poll

2014-02-27 22:51

Almost six in 10 Americans have expressed disappointment with Barack Obama's presidency, according to a new poll.

Clinton warns on new Iran sanctions

2014-02-03 08:02

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Congress that new unilateral sanctions against Iran could upend sensitive negotiations over its nuclear development.

Obama criticised on handling of Afghan war

2014-01-08 10:47

Former defence secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir.

Hillary Clinton: Mandela a giant among us

2013-12-06 22:45

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has remembered Nelson Mandela as a "giant among us", who showed the world how to respond to injustice and tragedy.


Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter

2014-12-17 14:12

Hillary Clinton says she's proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and says the US should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.

Clinton backs probes of cop killings

2014-12-04 22:45

Hillary Clinton says the US criminal justice system supports federal reviews of police-involved deaths of black men.

Mitch McConnell gets his dream job

2014-11-13 22:35

When the new US Congress convenes in January, Mitch McConnell becomes Senate majority leader, fulfilling a long-held ambition.

Republican win shapes 2016 presidential race

2014-11-10 05:10

Republicans and Democrats are speeding into a 2016 presidential campaign suddenly reshaped by the midterm Republican rout.

After midterms, the race for the White House is on

2014-11-05 21:07

Fresh off the resounding Republican win in midterm elections, all eyes - and political minds - in Washington are now narrowing in on the 2016 presidential election.

Bush says brother wants to be president

2014-10-02 21:26

Ex- US president George W Bush says of his brother Jeb: "I think he wants to be president."

Clinton's break with Obama on Syria - what's next?

2014-08-16 09:37

Hillary Clinton’s split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organising principle" is not likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two.

Hillary calls Obama to clarify Syria remarks

2014-08-13 11:36

Hillary Clinton, a likely Democratic contender for the White House, has called President Obama to clarify, that controversial remarks she said were not intended to attack him.

Bill says Hillary to decide on White House run

2014-07-16 22:04

Former US president Bill Clinton has said he would not try to influence his wife Hillary on whether she should run for the White House.

Clinton: Putin can be dangerous

2014-07-06 20:37

Russian President Vladimir Putin "can be dangerous" and will always push other political leaders as far as he can, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said.

Bill Clinton defends wife Hillary

2014-06-25 08:49

Former US president Bill Clinton has jumped to his wife Hillary’s defence after criticism that she mishandled media questions about her personal wealth.

Hillary Clinton, artful dodger of 'the question'

2014-06-18 12:47

She said she's been asked "a million different ways," but during her book tour Hillary Clinton as perfected her dodge to the oft-repeated question: Will she run for president?

Clinton describes differences with Obama

2014-06-07 20:30

In her book Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011.

Hillary Clinton looks beyond Lewinsky scandal

2014-06-04 22:29

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender, says she has moved on from the scandal surrounding her husband President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Clinton hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi

2014-05-31 12:15

Hillary Clinton has given her most detailed account yet of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, but says she will not join the "political slugfest" over the tragedy.

Bill Clinton defends Hillary's health

2014-05-14 22:14

Former president Bill Clinton has swatted down Republican suggestions that Hillary's health could hamper her potential White House run.

Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained

2014-04-16 08:16

A federal magistrate has ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton in Vegas

2014-04-11 07:22

A woman has rushed past security and threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, but it missed and the former US secretary of state laughed off the incident.

Clinton: Partisanship taking US backwards

2014-04-04 12:16

Hillary Clinton says excessive partnership following through the nation’s political system is causing the US to march "backwards instead of forward".

Clinton encourages reading in Hispanic families

2014-02-04 10:05

Hillary Clinton is helping initiate a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they're better prepared for school.

White House defends Obama on Gates book

2014-01-09 11:31

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House has pushed back against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defence Secretary Robert Gates that questions Obama's war leadership.

Clinton yet to decide on 2016

2013-12-20 07:43

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she hasn’t made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2016 but will "make that decision sometime next year".

Obama predicts a woman president

2013-11-30 05:00

President Barack Obama says that "very soon," the US will have a female president.

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