THE UNION

  • Obama lays out goitalone approach in State of Union speech January 29, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave his sixth State of the Union address saying that China is no longer world's number one place to invest, US is. He said that the US economy is poised for breakthrough. Obama urged Congress to work together on an overhaul, but he tempered...
  • Obama's highlyanticipated 'State of the Union' speech today January 28, 2014

    US President Barack Obama will deliver his highlyanticipated State of the Union speech today. He's expected to offer his assessment of where the US stands, and may say he's willing to sidestep the US Congress to complete his agenda this year. ...
  • USA drafts backup immigration plan, Republicans oppose February 18, 2013

    Washington: The White House is drafting a backup immigration reform plan in case a bipartisan congressional committee working on a bill fails, an Obama Administration official said on Sunday, though a key Republican said the president's plan would be "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill. White House Chief of staff Denis...
  • Americans deserve to know more about drone war: Obama February 15, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on February 14 promised to be more forthcoming with the American public on his administration's campaign of lethal drone strikes amid criticism over the targeting of suspected US terrorism suspects abroad. Obama, under pressure from the left and right to allow greater scrutiny of the secret...
  • Obama tells N Korea to meet international obligations February 13, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today warned both North Korea and Iran to meet the international obligations regarding their controversial nuclear programme or else face isolation and action. In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, Obama termed the nuclear explosion of North Korea as "provocative"...
  • Consensus for more checks for gun buyers: Barack Obama February 13, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals. Obama said February 12 night that senators from both parties are working...
  • Obama doesn't budge on his offer of cuts, taxes February 13, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is telling congressional Republicans that he is still willing to reduce the deficit but only with a mix of increased taxes and reduced spending, an offer he made during budget talks that collapsed at the end of last year. Republicans say they reject raising more tax...
  • Barack Obama pushes for stronger economy, growth February 13, 2013

    US President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union address on a positive note. While speaking of a resurgent America, he said that it was time to bring more manufacturing jobs to US shores, which got a shoutout from Apple CEO Tim Cooks in the audience. ...
  • Obama calls North Korea nuclear test a 'provocation' February 13, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama says North Korea will only achieve the security and prosperity it seeks by meeting its international obligations, not by conducting nuclear tests. Obama called Tuesday's nuclear test by Pyongyang a "provocation" and said it will only serve to further isolate North Korea from the rest...
  • Obama calls al Qaeda 'shadow of former self' February 13, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama says al Qaeda is a "shadow of its former self," and does not pose the kind of threat to America that requires tens of thousands of US troops to fight abroad. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, the president said US troops...
  • Full text: Obama's State of the Union address February 13, 2013

    The text of US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, released by the White House as prepared for delivery: Mr Speaker, Mr Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fiftyone years ago, John F Kennedy declared to this chamber that "the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners...
  • Obama presses for jobs in his first State of the Union address February 13, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama declared the nation is unquestionably stronger on Tuesday night in in his first State of the Union address since winning reelection, though he conceded America's economic revival is an "unfinished task". He challenged a deeply divided Congress to compromise in the country's interest on ways...
  • Superhero 'Balgam Bhai' spreads awareness on TB February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A new superhero Balgam Bhai is now in town to spread awareness on tuberculosis. Much like Superman and Spiderman, he's got a message, which is perhaps most relevant for the 21st century India. Launched in five different languages, the new tagline of a campaign to promote testing for tuberculosis...
  • Full Text: US President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address January 25, 2012

    Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we...
  • Obama's address on terrorism, outsourcing and Iran January 25, 2012

    US President Barack Obama listed out the achievements of his first term, topping that list the improved state of the economy and the end of the America's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden. ...
  • Obama calls for a fair shot economy, more jobs January 25, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama during his last address before the Presidential elections on Tuesday night said for the first time in two decades Osama Bin Laden is not a threat to US. Obama said, "For the first time in last 9 years there is no American fighting in Iraq." While giving...
  • Embattled Obama says job creation top priority January 28, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama pushed job creation to the top of his agenda on Wednesday and promised not to abandon his struggling healthcare overhaul after a political setback that raised doubts about his leadership. "Jobs must be our number one focus in 2010," he said in his annual State of...
  • Bush makes final address, assures US economy will grow January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: US President George W Bush made his final State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Bush steered clear of major new initiatives. With concern mounting over the health of the US economy, he sought to assure the American people that the economy...
  • Bush for a better future for Americans January 24, 2007

    Washington: Faced with a widely unpopular war in Iraq and a Democratic Congress, President Bush urged lawmakers to work with him to "achieve big things for the American people," in his State of the Union address. "Our citizens don't much care which side of the aisle we sit on, as long...