President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
US President Barack Obama has warned that the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine should be a "wake-up call for Europe and the world".
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed a downed passenger plane during a phone call prompted by a new round of US sanctions.
US President Barack Obama's bargaining hand may have been strengthened by the thrashing Republicans took in polls over their handling of the shutdown.
Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush have met in Tanzania to commemorate the victims of the 1998 al-Qaeda bombing of the US embassy.
US President Obama's State of the Union speech challenged a divided Congress to back his plans to create middle-class jobs and focused on gun laws.
Fresh from the legislative fight to prevent a "fiscal cliff", President Barack Obama has warned that the US could not afford further budget showdowns.
The White House and Senate leaders have struck a bipartisan deal to try and avoid a "fiscal cliff" budget crisis.
Barack Obama told a crowd of about 9 000 in the battleground state of Virginia that Romney was backtracking on his conservative-leaning promises.
US President Barack Obama has asked Americans for patience in rebuilding the weak economy, as he appealed for a new term in office.