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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Congress, White House start 7-week quest to avoid fiscal cliff

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Democrats fight Republicans to raise taxes on rich- just like White House race all over again Nation on edge as fiscal cliff replays election campaign Amid global ... the rich. The president and the Republicans who control the House of Representatives have sounded conciliatory notes since the election on reaching a deal. But it was clear on Monday that the two ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House targeted in cyber attack

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 09:34am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The White House’s computer system was targeted in a cyber attack, a senior administration official said on Monday, but no classified systems were breached. ... as an alternative to “the professional left”, said that Chinese hackers had breached a White House military system. The White House would not identify the group responsible for the attack, or give specifics ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House hosting last-ditch talks to avoid going over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... closed down 1.4 per cent, and Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.5 per cent. Obama was due to meet congressional leaders from both parties at the White House early this morning (Hong Kong time) ... than US$250,000 a year. Both he and House Speaker John Boehner, as well as McConnell and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, were to meet Obama, who arrived back at the White House ...


    Obama backs bill to ban assault weapons: White House

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 03:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a bill to reintroduce a ban on civilians owning assault weapons, in the wake of a gun massacre in an elementary school that shocked the nation. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president would support a law proposed by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein to prohibit the arms, defined ...

  5. News - World - US POLITICS

    Fox News boss offered to set up Petraeus run for White House

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... be "bankrolling" the campaign- a reference to Murdoch. "The big boss is bankrolling it. Roger's going to run it. And the rest of us are going to be your in-house." "Yeah, right, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House denies David Petraeus' claim on consulate attack in Libya

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House denies claim by Petraeus on Libya raid The White House denied having heavily edited talking points to UN ambassador Susan Rice about the deadly attacks on a US mission in Libya to remove references to terrorism. "The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word ...

  7. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Huawei gets a pass from White House probe, says report

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Huawei gets tick from White House Huawei Technologies, the world's second-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, may have caught a break from the backlash of a congressional panel's report last week that branded it a security threat in the United States. A White House-ordered review, which was completed early this year, "found ...

  8. News - World

    White House aside, the world is Mitt Romney's oyster

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Boston

    ... The New York Times in Boston Romney is now a restless chief executive with no organisation to run but with prospects galore White House aside, the world is Mitt's oyster They predict ... an unsparing self-critic, would respond to a loss that had such a personal dimension. It was his second run for the White House, and he had believed, until the very end, that he was close to fulfilling ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Global support for Obama divided in White House race

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 03:08am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian The Obama-mania that swept the world four years ago is a distant memory, but foreign enthusiasm for challenger Mitt Romney is far from universal All eyes on the united states It’s not only the US that finds itself fiercely divided as it goes ...

  10. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Newspapers split on best man for White House

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington NY Times endorses Obama while editorial of paper in key state says vote for Romney Newspapers split on best man for White House Both presidential candidates have picked up key newspaper endorsements as they head into the final stretch in the race for the White House. The New York Times endorsed Barack Obama on Saturday, while Mitt Romney ...




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