Mar 22, 2013 05:19 EDT
A day after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians, US President Barack Obama Friday will face scrutiny over his strategy on Syria during an overnight stay in Jordan.
Mar 22, 2013 04:49 EDT
Palestinians sour at Barack Obama's perceived failure to honour their historical struggle have invoked the US civil rights movement and South Africa's apartheid in a bid to win his sympathy.
Mar 22, 2013 02:35 EDT
American lawmakers averted a feared government shutdown by approving a stopgap spending bill, but heated debate over future federal spending took shape as they clashed over budget plans.
Mar 22, 2013 00:15 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that envisages taking around 150,000 US residents in South Korea hostage.
Mar 21, 2013 23:11 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video on Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that it said would see thousands of US citizens living in South Korea taken hostage.
Mar 21, 2013 22:00 EDT
US lawmakers approved a funding stopgap Thursday that prevents a government shutdown, but their clash over budget blueprints signaled a contentious debate over the future of federal spending.
Mar 21, 2013 21:04 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama insisted that a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and is their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 18:45 EDT
The White House will keep pushing for tough gun ownership laws despite little support in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday, as fellow Democrats vowed to introduce a bill to halt violence.
Mar 21, 2013 18:34 EDT
The United States has found no evidence to support a Syrian government allegation that opposition rebels used chemical weapons in an attack this week, a US official said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 17:36 EDT
A hardline Islamist group claimed a rocket attack against southern Israel on Thursday, in a statement that condemned a historic visit by US President Barack Obama to the region.
Mar 21, 2013 17:16 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama Thursday insisted a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and was their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 17:11 EDT
US lawmakers approved a funding stopgap on Thursday to keep the US government operating through September and took a step towards adopting a blueprint for a decade of budget austerity.
Mar 21, 2013 16:30 EDT
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday welcomed a speech to young Israelis in which US President Barack Obama appealed for a two-state peace with the Palestinians, a senior Palestinian official said.
Mar 21, 2013 16:15 EDT
Eight US senators crafting an overhaul of immigration policy are on the verge of finalizing a deal that could bring 11 million undocumented migrants out of the shadows, one of the lawmakers said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:48 EDT
Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor a path to citizenship -- with conditions -- for undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll out Thursday, as lawmakers debate reform plans.
Mar 21, 2013 14:30 EDT
A panel of advisors has warned the White House that US spy agencies are too focused on targeting Al-Qaeda militants and need to devote more attention to other threats, a US official said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:26 EDT
The United Nations will investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in the Syria conflict, UN leader Ban Ki-Moon announced Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 13:49 EDT
A self-styled "poet climber" on Thursday managed to sidestep security, climb on to a roof adjacent to the US embassy building in Paris and spend two hours there before being helped down by fire fighters.
Mar 21, 2013 13:25 EDT
Iran's supreme leader on Thursday signalled openness for the first time to US offers to hold direct talks on his country's disputed nuclear drive, but voiced pessimism over the chances of a breakthrough.
Mar 21, 2013 12:26 EDT
The EU will put its controversial carbon tax on intercontinental airline flights on hold for a year to give time for international talks to reach a compromise on the issue, a European source said Thursday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2009
|Vice President||Joe Biden|
|Preceded by||George W. Bush|
January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
|Preceded by||Peter Fitzgerald|
|Succeeded by||Roland Burris|
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 13th district
January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
|Preceded by||Alice Palmer|
|Succeeded by||Kwame Raoul|
|Born||August 4, 1961  |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Michelle Robinson Obama|
|Residence||White House (official)|
Chicago, Illinois (private)
|Alma mater||Occidental College|
Constitutional law professor
|Website||The White House|
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