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Good jobs number electrifies Obama campaign

A relieved Barack Obama basked Saturday in shock good news as unemployment dipped below eight percent to the lowest point of his presidency, stealing headlines from Mitt Romney's thumping debate win.

Good jobs number electrifies Obama campaign
Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate
Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate

President Barack Obama on Thursday landed the verbal blows he missed the previous night in his debate with Mitt Romney, clawing at his Republican foe to stop him gaining a boost in the polls.

Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate
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US court blocks controversial voter ID law

In a win for President Barack Obama's Democrats, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered state officials Tuesday not to enforce a controversial voter ID law in the coming presidential election.

US court blocks controversial voter ID law
Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate
Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate

Barack Obama and his Republican foe Mitt Romney clash Wednesday in the first of a trio of debates, a test of nerve, temperament and presidential mettle before tens of millions of viewers.

Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate
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Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that if he were a US citizen, he would vote for President Barack Obama in the November 6 presidential election -- and if Obama were Venezuelan, he'd vote for Chavez.

Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy

US Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama's Middle East policy late Sunday, stepping up the pressure after a wave of anti-US protests in the Islamic world.

Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney

A flurry of polls showing widening leads for President Barack Obama Wednesday heaped pressure on Mitt Romney to use their first head-to-head debate next week to launch a major comeback bid.

Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense
Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense

President Barack Obama delivered an unapologetic defense of American values and his under-fire Arab Spring policy, speaking to US voters from a world stage at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense
Muslim leaders challenge Obama defense on anti-Islam film
Muslim leaders challenge Obama defense on anti-Islam film

Muslim leaders demanded international action to stop religious insults in a challenge to US President Barack Obama's defense of freedom of expression at the UN General Assembly.

Muslim leaders challenge Obama defense on anti-Islam film
Obama: Benghazi attack more than a 'mob' action
Obama: Benghazi attack more than a 'mob' action

US President Barack Obama said Monday that the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi was clearly more than a "mob action," amid lingering dispute about the nature of the assault.

Obama: Benghazi attack more than a 'mob' action
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN

US President Barack Obama will lead Western demands for action on the Syrian civil war at the start of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran
Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran

President Barack Obama likened Israeli pressure on him to draw a line in the sand over Iran's nuclear ambitions as noise he tries to ignore.

Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran
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Afghan war forgotten again in White House race

America's "forgotten war" in Afghanistan, is missing in action again, squeezed out of the campaign narrative as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duel for the White House.

Afghan war forgotten again in White House race
Last US surge troops leave Afghanistan
Last US surge troops leave Afghanistan

The last of the 33,000 US soldiers that President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan nearly three years ago as part of a military surge have left the country.

Last US surge troops leave Afghanistan
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai. ©REUTERS/Larry Downing
US rejects calls to slow Afghan withdrawals

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday held a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai focusing partly on an unprecedented wave of attacks on NATO troops by their local comrades.

US rejects calls to slow Afghan withdrawals
Romney tells Hispanic voters: 'I care for the 100%'
Romney tells Hispanic voters: 'I care for the 100%'

Sounding a note of inclusion and unity that belied tension coursing through the campaign, White House hopeful Mitt Romney told Hispanic voters Wednesday he would be president for "100 percent" of Americans.

Romney tells Hispanic voters: 'I care for the 100%'
Obama raps Romney on 'victims' comment
Obama raps Romney on 'victims' comment

Barack Obama said Tuesday presidents must represent all of America, not just their own core voters, capitalizing on Mitt Romney's gaffe that 47 percent of his countrymen were tax-dodging "victims."

Obama raps Romney on 'victims' comment
Obama administration appeals ruling against anti-terror law
Obama administration appeals ruling against anti-terror law

The Barack Obama administration asked a US appeals court Monday to overturn a recent ruling that struck down part of a controversial anti-terrorism law.

Obama administration appeals ruling against anti-terror law
Obama to launch China WTO action on autos
Obama to launch China WTO action on autos

President Barack Obama will launch a new WTO enforcement action against Chinese auto subsidies Monday, countering his Republican foe Mitt Romney's accusations that he is too timid towards Beijing.

Obama to launch China WTO action on autos
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Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll

US President Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival Mitt Romney by three points, even though many Americans remain dissatisfied with the situation in the country.

Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll