News Carl Lewis has accused Chris Christie of intimidation

Chris Christie, the embattled governor of New Jersey whose hopes for presidential nomination have been hit by revelations of alleged politically-motivated lane closures and misspending of federal aid, was dealt a new blow last night after the former Olympic sprint and long jump champion Carl Lewis accused him of “intimidation”.

Republicans divided over spending and Obamacare legislation support

As the conflicts over Obamacare and the raising of the debt ceiling continue in the US Congress, it is becoming clear that those battles are not merely Republican versus Democrat, but also Republican versus Republican.

To cap it all: Samuel L Jackson

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In an expletive-filled rant, the actor said Mr Obama needs to be more 'f***ing presidential' and stop dropping his 'G's

Obama accused the Republicans of 'extortion'

Battle over Obamacare may trigger US government shutdown

Republican attempts to derail planned healthcare reforms could provoke financial meltdown

Barack Obama received little help from other world leaders at last week’s G20 summit in St Petersburg

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Videos of gas victims deployed along with a media campaign and proxies to persuade public to back Syria military action

Barack Obama speaks prior to asking Congress to authorize military action

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Syria crisis: Obama lines up Congress support for intervention as US Senate votes on draft plan

As President Barack Obama leaves for Europe, the White House keeps up campaign for Congressional support on action

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Syria crisis: Military action against Assad would avoid repeating failure to deal with Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein at early stage, warns Boris Johnson

London Mayor suggest second vote on intervention if US politicians back Obama over use of force

Jack Lew: The US Treasury Secretary has warned that the government will soon hit its $17trillion limit

US set to face new debt-ceiling crisis ‘when cash runs out in October’

Government will be in ‘an unacceptable position’, warns Treasury Secretary

US faces October deadline to raise debt limit or government 'will run out of money'

US Treasury Secretary warns in letter that administration is running out of accounting maneuovers to avoid hitting borrowing limit

Jim Messina masterminded Barack Obama’s successful campaign to retain office

Can Jim Messina, the mastermind behind Barack Obama's re-election, do the same for David Cameron?

The former deputy chief of staff at the White House was once described as the 'most powerful person in Washington you’ve never heard of'

Putin’s libertarian benevolence in this case has turned a chilly relationship with US ice-cold

Russia’s granting of asylum to Edward Snowden may have ended nearly six weeks in airport limbo for the man who leaked some of America’s most sensitive intelligence gathering programmes. But it has further poisoned the already severely strained relations between Moscow and Washington.

US announces plans to transfer two prisoners from Guantanamo Bay as Obama slowly moves towards closing the detention facility

Two prisoners will be transferred out of the controversial prison to Algeria if plans go ahead

A wounded Morsi supporter

Egypt unrest: Over 70 supporters of Mohamed Morsi killed by security services in Cairo

Police fire bullets, birdshot and tear gas at supporters of ousted president

Mohamed Morsi supporters continue to hold a sit in outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque

As Mohamed Morsi is detained, Cairo braces for showdown between military and Muslim Brotherhood

Brotherhood warns of 'civil war' if generals launch expected crackdown

Syria: Assad regime forces 'kill dozens of rebels' in Damascus suburb

In the northeastern suburbs of Damascus, regime forces killed scores of rebels in an ambush early Sunday.

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