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US Congress votes to end government shutdown
President Obama signs bill approved by both chambers reopening federal government and averting a US default.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2013 11:37 GMT
US Senate approves last-minute debt deal
Agreement will avert a US default and reopen federal government once the House approves legislation and Obama signs it.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2013 01:40 GMT
US no closer to deals on debt and shutdown
Republicans and Democrats fail to reach compromise on government shutdown and raising country's debt ceiling.
Last updated: 13 Oct 2013 00:38 GMT
Obama attacks Republicans over shutdown
US president says crisis would be over in five minutes if Republicans dropped their "obsession" with health-care plan.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2013 16:07 GMT
Obama and Congress deadlocked over shutdown
No signs of progress after US president meets Congressional leaders to discuss partial shutdown of government.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2013 15:32 GMT
US politicians weigh intervention in Syria
Senate panel says draft authorisation for use of military force addresses time limits and ban on use of ground troops.
Last updated: 04 Sep 2013 10:15 GMT
US Congress leaders back Obama on Syria
Top Republican and Democratic members fall in line on military action, saying United States must respond to Assad.
Last updated: 03 Sep 2013 23:50 GMT
Obama confident of Congress backing on Syria
US President says military action will not be another Iraq or Afghanistan as politicians consider American response.
Last updated: 03 Sep 2013 15:18 GMT
Obama plan promises greener future
Critics say president's measures to tackle pollution and global warming will cost US jobs when it can least afford it.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2013 02:35 GMT
Obama says US tax actions 'intolerable'
US president says federal tax agency's targeting of conservative political groups was intolerable and inexcusable.
Last updated: 15 May 2013 03:45 GMT
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