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Obama hopes for no ‘ramping up’ of Gaza crisis

US President Barack Obama on Sunday said it was "preferable" for the Gaza crisis to be ended without a "ramping up" of Israeli military action.

Obama makes history again with certain re-election

Projections have shown Barack Obama will be re-elected president, beating Mitt Romney despite slow economic recovery and high unemployment in the US.

Obama races back to White House as hurricane looms

US President Barack Obama raced back to the White House on Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy, which threw election endgame plans into turmoil.

Romney’s latest gaffe weighs on push for women’s votes

A clumsy comment by Mitt Romney about compiling binders full of women has gone viral in a bizarre twist of a possibly decisive duel for female voters.

Obama bets Republicans lose by trashing hope

President Barack Obama will this week look Americans in the eye and say he deserves four more White House years despite national economic despondency.

‘Ready to Go’ Obama kick-starts his drive for re-election

Hoping to shake off a slump in popularity, Obama has begun his official re-election rallies, six months before the US national elections.

Romney breathing down Obama’s neck

He has been mocked as rich and out of touch -- but Mitt Romney still has a genuine shot to make Barack Obama a one-term president.

Obama banks a cool $5m in one-day campaign blitz

In a five-event, two city, 1 700 mile fund-raising odyssey, US President Obama managed to amass over $5-million in funding for his electoral campaign.

Obama’s budget pushes for heavy taxes on the rich

Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8-trillion budget brimming with populist tax hikes on the rich and jobs spending designed to outmanoeuvre Republicans.

Obama set to deliver election year budget

US President Barack Obama will unveil a budget packed with populist tax hikes on the rich and infrastructure and jobs spending on Monday.

Obama to lay out vision in State of the Union address

As Republicans feud, President Barack Obama this week takes his re-election blueprint of economic justice, direct and unfiltered, to the voters.

Obama arrives in Australia to reorient security ties

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Australia to update a 60-year-old security alliance for a new century marked by the rise of China.

Obama takes note of economic dissappointment

President Barack Obama has admitted that Americans were not satisfied with his record on the economy, as long-serving aides launched a fight back.

US court deals blow to Obama health care law

A US court on Friday dealt a new blow to the health care reform law, declaring its centrepiece provision unconstitutional.

‘Dear Barack’ welcomes Germany’s Merkel to the US

President Barack Obama has welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House, as US pageantry masked key differences between the allies.

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