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Newt Gingrich’s campaign team resigns en masse

Key members of Republican Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign team resigned on Thursday in a devastating blow to his 2012 election hopes.

Obama warns of US government shutdown

President Barack Obama said on Friday he believed US lawmakers are close to a budget deal but warned an impasse could lead to a government shutdown.

US support for UN’s Libya move opens new chapter

The Obama administration strongly backed a United Nations vote on Thursday for a no-fly zone and other help for Libyan rebels.

US pushing for air strikes, no-fly zone in Libya

The US, in a sharp shift in tone, wants the United Nations to authorise not just a no-fly zone to aid Libyan rebels but also air strikes.

Obama backs spending freeze, calls for unity

US President Barack Obama proposed a five-year freeze on some government spending and warned of painful cuts ahead on Tuesday.

Obama pushes Israel on settlements, Arabs on ties

Israel should extend its settlement building moratorium and Arab states should move toward normal ties with the Jewish state, Barack Obama said.

Obama to tell UN Mideast talks need world’s support

US President Barack Obama is to make a plea at the United Nations on Thursday for international support for the Middle East peace process.

Obama: Time to turn the page in Iraq

President Barack Obama declared an end to the mission in Iraq on Tuesday and promised Americans "my central responsibility" is to repair the economy.

Can Republicans win by opposing Obama?

Can Republicans ride all the way to election day in November by opposing most of President Barack Obama's major policies?

Obama argues for strong financial watchdog agency

United States President Barack Obama on Saturday defended a consumer watchdog agency that would strengthen the regulation of Wall Street.

White House condemns Iran violence

President Barack Obama toughened his rhetoric on Friday in support of Iranian demonstrators protesting a disputed presidential election.

Obama speech raises hopes of new era

US President Barack Obama had a blunt, ''tough-love'' message for Arabs and Israelis that thrust him deeper into Middle East peacemaking.

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