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US President Barack Obama talks to Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol yesterday in Washington DC.

The White House and a cross-party group of US senators responded to the possibility of a political solution to the Syria crisis by offering the Assad (...)

US president Barack Obama walks between meetings on Syria with US Senate Republicans and Democrats, on Capitol Hill in Washington today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Syria accepted a Russian proposal yesterday to give up chemical weapons and win a reprieve from US military strikes but serious differences emerged(...)

US president Barack Obama is interviewed by Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Pete Souza/Reuters

SIMON CARSWELL, Washington CorrespondentThe television appearances were expected to be about pushing the case for military strikes but yesterday’s eve(...)

Michelle Obama during a speech about combatting youth violence at a lunch in Chicago yesterday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A compromise between Republican and Democrat senators on extending background checks for gun buyers(...)

Barack Obama at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: “Now’s the time to get engaged. Now’s the time to get involved. Now’s the time to push back on fear and frustration and misinformation. Now’s the time for everybody to make their voices heard.” Photograph: Reuters/Jason Reed heard.”

As US president Barack Obama made an emotional public appeal for political support on tighter gun controls in a speech on Monday evening in Con(...)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with US vice-president Joseph Biden (left) and family members of victims of Sandy Hook school shooting. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12 million advertising blitz in a bid to pressure Congress into adopting stricter gun contro(...)

Senate majority leader Harry Reid speaks to the press after the weekly Senate Democrats policy luncheon yesterday in  Washington, DC. Photograph: Getty

An assault weapons ban sought by US president Barack Obama ran into serious trouble last night when Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged there w(...)

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