- President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey on Monday to, according to the White House, 'discuss what actions he can take to curb gun violence'. *
President Obama returned from holiday in Hawaii on Sunday, as leading Republican presidential candidates took to political talk shows to criticise the president's expected executive orders. +
Despite the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S, there has been no appetite among the Republican controlled Congress to pass legislation to tighten gun laws.
Mr. Obama will take part in a 'town hall' debate focused on gun violence on Thursday - the event will be staged by CNN. +
Texan Ted Cruz announced on Twitter late last night that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
Cruz is the first person to officially declare a run for the White House, with all eyes now on Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - the two frontrunners in each party.
Former U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says while it may have been better to use a government email, her use of a private email server was within the rules as she understood them.
- In a press conference at the UN, Clinton said the public would get to see her work emails.
Clinton said she did not email anyone any confidential information from her private email.
Hillary Clinton says she wants emails from her time of Secretary of State to be made public.
Clinton said on Twitter that the State Department are reviewing her emails and will release them as soon as possible.
Revelations that Clinton exclusively used a private email address, on her own server, when conducting government business as Secretary of State has caused controversy in recent days.
The AP reports that Hillary Clinton set up her own email server when she was Secretary of State during the Obama administration’s first term.
Revelation comes after it emerged that Clinton exclusively used a private email address when conducting government business.
Ms. Clinton email address was hosted by a server in her New York home, not by free providers like Google, Microsoft or Yahoo.