In a video which was aired at Obama's final annual White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday, the US president shared his retirement plans. And how!
Former vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was chosen as the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives in a closed-door election of the House Republican Conference on Wednesday.
Conservative US Republicans drove frontrunner Kevin McCarthy out of the race to be the next speaker of the House Thursday, plunging their party into disarray and triggering a mad scramble to find the chamber's next leader.
Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years on Tuesday and ran straight into a confrontation with President Barack Obama over one of the top priorities on their legislative agenda — approval to build a hotly debated Canada-US oil pipeline.
The US House of Representatives has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by conservative tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions.
President Obama outlined executive action to let some 4.4 million parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents to remain in the US temporarily.
US Republicans offered strident reaction on Thursday to President Barack Obama's unilateral plan to bring millions of undocumented non-citizens out of the shadows and make them eligible for work permits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be addressing the US Congress when he comes calling September-end for a summit with President Barack Obama.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be addressing the US Congress when he comes calling September end for a summit with President Barack Obama.
In a letter addressed to Modi, Speaker Boehner said there is an interest in the US House of Representatives in inviting the new Indian prime minister to address a joint meeting of the Congress.
The 221-201 vote came hours after Republican House leader John Boehner announced that his fractured party would relent.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he had no interest in running for the White House, declaring on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" he was not about to give up red wine and cigarettes to be president.
After last year's confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws.
US President Barack Obama is laying down a three-item to-do list for Congress that might seem meager when compared with the bold, progressive agenda he envisioned at the start of his second term
Given that, it is important to understand what the debt ceiling really means and how it can impact the whole world.
President Barack Obama was pressuring John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, to hold votes to avoid a potentially catastrophic default and re-open the federal government
US President Barack Obama today offered to negotiate with the Republican leadership only after the threat of government shutdown and debt default have been removed, the White House said.
President Barack Obama today said that there are enough votes in the US House of Representatives - or the lower house of the Congress - to end the government shutdown, which is now into its second week.
The White House indicated it could support a temporary increase to the nation's borrowing limit.