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Obama 'hopeful' about bipartisan fiscal deal
White House says president to work with Congress to avert "fiscal cliff", after Republicans cancel "Plan B" vote.
Last updated: 21 Dec 2012 14:11 GMT
US House puts off vote on 'Plan B' budget
Republicans cancel crucial Congress vote to push for their plan on tax rises aimed at avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff".
Last updated: 21 Dec 2012 06:12 GMT
Sink the ship to drown the captain
Republicans are opposing economic stimulus such as food stamps to boost the chance that Obama loses, says author.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2012 11:26 GMT
Democrats must protect social security both because it is the right thing to do - and there's no reason to cut it.
Last updated: 19 May 2012 15:46 GMT
Misunderstood mandates and medicare madness
Democrats and Rebulicans seem incapable of keeping promises to their constituents, epitomised by the health care debate.
Last updated: 02 Jun 2011 12:57 GMT
US cautioned over China trade bill
Legislation paving way for imposing tariffs over currency practices draws strong criticism from US companies and China.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2010 10:16 GMT
US passes bill to penalise China
China criticises legislation approved by House of Representatives aimed at pressuring it to let its currency rise faster
Last updated: 30 Sep 2010 07:38 GMT
US House passes China yuan bill
The legislation would allow the imposition of stiff sanctions on Chinese imports.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2010 02:28 GMT
Obama challenged after Afghan leak
Legislators question US president's Afghan war-strategy after Wikileak disclosures.
Last updated: 27 Jul 2010 21:21 GMT
US Democrat in Brotherhood meeting
US House majority leader holds talks with MP from Egypt's banned opposition group.
Last updated: 08 Apr 2007 10:40 GMT
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Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
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