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Ferguson riots, race and Obama's nightmare holiday

Nick O'Malley Barack Obama took time out from his holiday to address the nation on two complex and violent crises – one in Iraq, one in Ferguson, in the suburbs of St Louis, Missouri, a town has looked much...

US sends troops to Baghdad

Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant chant slogans against Iraq's Shiite-led Maliki government.

Nick O'Malley About 275 US military personnel are being deployed to Iraq to help American personnel and protect the embassy in Baghdad, President Barack Obama has said in a letter to Congressional leaders.

Timeline: the unfolding of the Petraeus affair scandal

General Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell

Nick O'Malley Spring 2006 — Paula Broadwell meets Petraeus at Harvard University, where she is a graduate student.

The ripple effect will make this an affair to remember

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Nick O'Malley It should be the simplest story in the world; a powerful man in a sensitive job is forced to resign due to an illicit affair.

Capitol succumbs to scandal fever

Capitol Hill picture by Jake McGuire

Nick O'Malley Scandal fever has so thoroughly gripped Washington some players were having difficulty distinguishing one from another on Tuesday.

Obama goes on the offensive

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 15, 2013. The president announced that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller had resigned in the wake of growing scandal involving the agency.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

Nick O'Malley Battered by three rolling controversies, the White House has begun fighting back, with the President sacking the acting tax commissioner and releasing more than 100 pages of emails related to the...

Spy triumph became a free speech disaster

U.S. President Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley The AP phone records story came at the worst possible time for President Barack Obama.

Romney demands answers over alleged security leaks

Mitt Romney

Nick O'Malley Mitt Romney has accused Barack Obama's White House of leaking national security secrets in order to bolster the President's reputation in a major foreign affairs speech hours before he was to depart...