Israel's Netanyahu warns US against Iran

2015-03-03 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the United States against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country 'deeply rooted in militant Islam'.

Boehner defends Netanyahu speech, rejects criticism

2015-02-26 19:43

The Republican leader of the US House of Representatives is defending the invitation to the Israeli prime minister to speak to Congress about Iran.

Boehner re-elected US House Speaker

2015-01-07 10:25

John Boehner has narrowly won a third term as House of Representatives speaker surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans.

Democrats have million-dollar-day on impeachment

2014-07-29 23:03

Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1m in one day.

Obama to bypass gridlock in Congress - speech

2014-01-29 10:40

President Barack Obama, looking to energise his sluggish second term, used his biggest speech of the year to push for programmes to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

Republicans rebuke 'war on poverty'

2014-01-09 13:52

US conservatives have seized the 50th anniversary of the launch of president Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty" to dispute the effectiveness of existing policies.

US Republicans attack 'Obamacare'

2013-10-23 07:54

Republicans have revived attacks against their favorite target "Obamacare" by seizing on technical failures to try to delay its rollout, amid some fraying of Democratic support.

US avoids default as Congress ends shutdown

2013-10-17 07:59

The US government has reopened its doors after Congress passed legislation to end a government shutdown and - just in the nick of time - avert a US debt default.

US races to strike last-minute deal

2013-10-16 17:22

US Senate leaders have raced to strike a last-minute deal to avert a historic lapse in the government's borrowing authority.

Budget rift pushes Washington to the brink

2013-10-15 22:39

A dramatic day of political breakdowns has thrust the United States dangerously close to a debt default deadline and left the global economy exposed to unpredictable knock-on turmoil.


Cracks in the dam

2015-03-03 12:55

Benjamin Netanyahu broke something unbreakable, says Simon Williamson .

Republicans reject Obama's $4 trillion budget

2015-02-03 10:13

Republicans in control of Congress summarily rejected US President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget, accusing him of 'shamelessly pandering' to Democrats ahead of the 2016 election.

Republican House will fight Obama immigration action

2014-11-21 20:32

US House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation.

US panel votes to authorise lawsuit against Obama

2014-07-25 08:53

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have taken another step toward authorising a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers.

US $1 trillion bill awaits Obama signature

2014-01-17 09:12

Marking a truce after years of fiscal feuding in Washington, Congress has passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that effectively ended the threat of an election-year government shutdown.

US health chief defends 'Obamacare'

2013-10-30 13:13

The top US health official is to issue a trenchant defence of "Obamacare," defying critics who argue the reforms were leaving some Americans uninsured.

Republicans: Obamacare the next target

2013-10-20 21:58

"Obamacare" has escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they have opened a new line of attack.

Senator: US budget, debt deal in hand

2013-10-16 17:31

Senate leaders have agreed to a bipartisan plan to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the federal government after a 16-day closure.

Republican chaos, House effort flops

2013-10-16 15:57

US Senate leaders are optimistic on a debt limit, shut-down deal after the House Republican effort flopped.

Senate leaders nearing US debt ceiling deal

2013-10-15 09:26

With a potential debt default looming, Senate leaders are nearing completion on a deal to stave off a self-inflicted political calamity that would shred US credibility.

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