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US senators agree on gun background checks
Agreement between conservative lawmakers makes it likely that Senate will pass gun control legislation in Thursday vote.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2013 22:35 GMT
US Democrats demand vote on gun control
Republicans threatening to block debate as families of Newtown victims arrive in Washington to support Democrats.
Last updated: 09 Apr 2013 23:43 GMT
Obama signs deep US budget cuts into effect
President signs into effect $85bn in spending cuts after legislators fail to reach a deal to avert them.
Last updated: 02 Mar 2013 21:37 GMT
US braces for $85bn in budget cuts
Spending cuts to kick in midnight as Republicans and Democrats fail to resolve standoff over America's burgeoning debt.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2013 10:36 GMT
Obama urges compromises over spending cuts
Meetings planned after US Congress officially misses deadline for averting cuts to defence and other programmes.
Last updated: 27 Feb 2013 17:35 GMT
Why gridlock in Washington?
The gridlock in Washington is due to uncompromising Tea Party control over the Republican Party.
Last updated: 17 Jan 2013 07:18 GMT
Obama's choices for top jobs under scrutiny
Opinions divided over US president's nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan to head Pentagon and CIA respectively.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2013 11:38 GMT
Obama picks CIA chief and defence secretary
US president nominates his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as CIA director, and Chuck Hagel as defence secretary.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2013 01:16 GMT
Obama 'to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief'
Ex-Republican senator, under scrutiny for his stands on Israel, likely to replace Leon Panetta, senior official reveals.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2013 05:26 GMT
US senators at impasse on 'fiscal cliff' deal
President Barack Obama pushes Republicans to reach deal before Tuesday deadline and halt largest tax hike in US history.
Last updated: 30 Dec 2012 23:19 GMT
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