Hundreds of thousands of revellers rang in 2009 from a freezing Times Square as the famous Waterford crystal ball dropped, signalling the end of a historic and troubled year that saw the election of the first black US president and the worst economic crisis in decades.
Thu, 01 Jan, 2009
US President-elect Barack Obama intends to name the president of the New York Federal Reserve as his treasury secretary to confront the country’s intense economic turmoil, senior Democratic officials said. The stock market soared on the news.
Sat, 22 Nov, 2008
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain were preparing to reach out to conservative religious voters, a group that has largely supported the Republican Party but from whom Mr Obama hopes he can siphon some votes with firm talk of his Christian faith.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2008
A Los Angeles appeals court denied a bid to reinstate Senator Hillary Clinton as a defendant in a lawsuit that claims she, her husband, ex-US president Bill Clinton, and others induced a former supporter to finance a 2000 fund-raising gala.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2007
IRAQ dominated a debate of eight US Democratic presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire on Sunday as candidates were questioned about foreign policy, immigration reform, gays in the military, health care and the role of Bill Clinton in the next administration.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2007
HE has been called an idiot, an incompetent and worse. The vilification of federal disaster chief Michael Brown, emerging as chief scapegoat for whatever went wrong in the US Government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, has ratcheted into the stratosphere.
Sat, 10 Sep, 2005