US House backs repeal of Obama healthcare law

2011-01-20 16:24:28

The Republican-led US House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law on Wednesday in a mostly symbolic move likely to be scuttled in the Senate.

US veterans say Petraeus deserves fifth star

2011-01-20 07:57:23

US veterans have called for top Afghanistan commander General David Petraeus to receive a rare fifth star, but a lawmaker said that Congress has no immediate plans to take up the proposal.

GOP repeals healthcare reforms in symbolic vote

2011-01-20 09:31:17

US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill repealing last year's healthcare reform, a signature legislation of the Obama administration. The bill is not likely to pass the Democratic controlled Senate.

Obama shows off painting skills on MLK Day

2011-01-18 11:10:25

US President Barack Obama paints on the walls as he and his family volunteer in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day, at Stuart-Hobson Middle School on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 17, 2011.

Martin Luther King III to pay tribute to father

2011-01-17 22:51:46

The civil rights leader's son was expected to address a crowd gathered Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday for his father.

Washington set to welcome Hu in grand style

2011-01-17 07:40:10

Washington's reception for President Hu Jintao's upcoming state visit is under careful preparation, including a morning rehearsal on the South Lawn of the White House, a gesture seen as rare.

Obama welcomes indictment in Hariri case

2011-01-18 11:04:42

US President Barack Obama said on Monday that he welcomes the first indictment relating to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon must be allowed to continue its work.

Obama visits Giffords, others at Arizona hospital

2011-01-13 10:04:55

Thrust into the role of consoler, President Barack Obama on Wednesday stood at the bedside of wounded lawmaker Rep Gabrielle Giffords.

US Vice President Biden arrives in Pakistan

2011-01-12 16:05:48

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived here on Wednesday for talks with Pakistani leaders on cooperation against the militants and more military and economic aid to the country, sources said.

US Fed officials offer dueling views on policy

2011-01-12 11:12:34

Two top US Federal Reserve officials offered differing views on monetary policy on Tuesday, with one warning the Fed's ultra-easy stance may soon backfire, and the other saying he is comfortable with it.

Arizona Rep. Giffords shot, 6 killed

2011-01-09 08:19:58

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents, killing at least five people and wounding several others in a rampage that rattled the nation.

Obama names JPMorgan's Daley as top aide

2011-01-07 15:08:42

President Barack Obama on Thursday named JPMorgan Chase executive William Daley as his chief of staff.