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Obama to promote State of the Union Goals

U.S. President Barack Obama is using a two-day, four-state tour to promote the goals he laid out Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, highlighted by a pledge to advance his economic agenda, even without Congressional support.
January 29, 2014

Obama calls for action on 'profoundly unequal' economy

President Barack Obama has called for action to remedy what he described as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
BBC: December 5, 2013

Obama willing to work with Iran, but Congress is not: expert

As Secretary of State John Kerry works overseas to try to find an agreement on the Iran's nuclear ambitions, his efforts may be stymied by lawmakers back home.
The Voice of Russia: November 14, 2013

US spying: Senate intelligence committee orders review

The US Senate's intelligence committee has announced a major review of the country's surveillance operations.
BBC: October 29, 2013

EU says distrust of US on spying may harm terror fight

EU leaders meeting in Brussels say distrust of the US over spying could harm the fight against terrorism.
BBC: October 25, 2013

EU leaders meet as US spying allegations build

Leaders of the European Union's 28 nations will meet in Brussels on Thursday as controversy swirls over allegations the U.S. National Security Agency monitored the cell phone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
October 24, 2013

US ambassador to Germany summoned in Merkel mobile row

Germany has summoned the US ambassador in Berlin over claims that the US monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
BBC: October 24, 2013

Pakistani PM to Meet Obama at White House

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit the White House on Wednesday for talks with President Barack Obama. They are expected to focus on the issue of U.S. drone strikes against militants along the Afghan/Pakistan border.
October 23, 2013

US Shutdown Ends

Congress has put an end to three weeks of drama, deadlock and danger to the global economy as both the House and Senate passed a bill to re-open the federal government
October 17, 2013

US lawmakers work through holiday as debt deadline looms

Key Senate leaders Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell working to overcome obstacles on spending, approve bill to reopen government, raise debt ceiling
October 14, 2013