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Republican Paul Ryan elected US Speaker of the House

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:55 PM

The nine term congressman from Wisconsin who replaces John Boehner earns a majority of votes in the 435 member chamber

NEW SPEAKER. Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan (C) walks to a Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, October 28, 2015. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Republican chaos as McCarthy quits US House speaker race

Oct 09, 2015 - 10:49 AM

The political pandemonium set off by McCarthy s announcement comes as Congress must dig into crucial federal budget and debt ceiling battles when a speaker s firm hand at the tiller might be most needed

MCCARTHY. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (C) speaks to the media after unexpectedly dropping out of consideration to be the next Speaker of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, October 8, 2015. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move

May 30, 2015 - 8:44 AM

The move has deep political significance as the Cold War foes grapple for a rapprochement

US-CUBA TIES. National flags of Cuba and US fly at the International Nautical Club Hemingway of Cuba during a press conference in Havana, Cuba, May 15, 2015. Photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:52 AM

Obama moves to dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s planned speech to Congress opposing the Iran deal but strongly criticized Netanyahu s stance

Netanyahu says ties with US solid despite duel over Iran

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:24 AM

Netanyahu s visit – including an address the US Congress on Tuesday March 3– is seen as a last ditch bid to derail the talks with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual American Israel Public Affairs Conference (AIPAC), in Washington, DC, USA, 02 March 2015. Pete Marovich/EPA

Israel's Netanyahu in US to stop 'bad' Iran deal

Mar 02, 2015 - 8:07 AM

UPDATED Netanyahu s controversial 48 hour visit has stoked discord with US President Barack Obama and brought bilateral relations to their lowest point in years

TO WASHINGTON. An Israeli government press office handout of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his wife Sarah leaving Tel Aviv, Israel, 01 March 2015, on their way to Washington DC, USA. Amos Ben Gershom/GPO handout/EPA

US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:45 PM

With just two hours to spare the House of Representatives passes a measure funding the premier agency securing the US against terror threats

Cocooned in scaffolding, the US Capitol dome is seen in a reflecting pool on October 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Israel's Netanyahu defends US Congress address

Jan 25, 2015 - 8:56 PM

As prime minister of Israel I am obliged to make every effort to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons which it will aim at the State of Israel says the prime minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

Netanyahu invited to address US Congress February 11

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:26 PM

The invitation for the Israeli leader to speak on February 11 comes as Washington and other global powers negotiate a complex deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program

In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

US Republicans begin two years of congressional rule

Jan 07, 2015 - 7:11 AM

Republicans who now control both the US Senate and House of Representatives are making tactical strikes by voting this week on a series of conservative measures symbolizing their priorities for the 114th Congress

NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS. Republican Speaker of the House from Ohio John Boehner (C) swears-in the 114th US Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 06 January 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US House votes Thursday on massive spending bill

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The House is also likely to pass a temporary extension to allow the Senate time to debate and vote on the measure which currently has a midnight deadline to approve the bill

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:51 AM

It is unlikely to reach the floor of the Senate where Obama s Democrats remain in control through the end of the year

Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

Republicans to fight 'illegal' Obama immigration plan

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:44 PM

John Boehner: That s just not how our democracy works

BOEHNER. US House Speaker John Boehner. File Photo from http://boehner.house.gov/

Congress should vote on ISIS strikes in January: speaker

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:40 PM

US House Speaker John Boehner says he is in favor of holding a vote on the current military operation but only after the new Congress has been seated early next year

US House Speaker John Boehner. Photo from http://boehner.house.gov/

US House leader eyes spending measure to avert shutdown

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:30 PM

The country s top Republican suggested a temporary spending measure known as a continuing resolution to avoid a fractious political brawl over federal spending

US House of Representatives votes to sue Obama

Jul 31, 2014 - 9:07 AM

The House voted to resort to the unprecedented move of taking the president to court for not having stringently followed the letter of the law while implementing his signature Obamacare health care reform bill

FACING A LAWSUIT. US President Barack Obama delivers remarks to support as he talks about the economy and to rally support for his current economic policies in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 30 July 2014. Ed Zurga/EPA

Obama seeks $3.7B to stem illegal border entries

Jul 09, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Obama says the funds will help ease an urgent humanitarian situation that has seen tens of thousands of minors from El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras illegally cross the southern US border

CHECKPOINT. Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014, where tension is rising over the arrival of undocumented immigrants. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

US 'looking at all options' in Iraq – Obama

Jun 13, 2014 - 9:38 AM

US officials refuse to say publicly what military options are being considered except to rule out sending troops back into the country invaded by the US in 2003

TALKS. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on November 1, 2013. Photo by AFP

US Senate drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid

Mar 26, 2014 - 9:35 AM

US Senate Democrats acknowledges Republican demands to remove International Monetary Fund reforms from a Ukraine aid package

TALKING AID. US Senate Minority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (C) responds to a question from a member of the news media following a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, March 25, 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

US debt ceiling hike clears House, heads to Senate

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:20 AM

UPDATED The move dials back the threat of an election year fiscal showdown

NO STRINGS ATTACHED. The US House passes a debt ceiling bill without any preconditions, a sign of victory for embattled US President Barack Obama. File photo by EPA/Michael Reynolds

US says no major climate impact from Keystone pipeline

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:54 AM

A review on the project showed building and using the pipeline would not in itself significantly increase greenhouse gases blamed for climate change

DISASTER? Demonstrators protest outside the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, Britain, April 11 2013. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

2014 State of the Union: Key quotes

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Key quotes from US President Barack Obama s 2014 State of the Union address

TAKING NOTES. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama challenges US Congress on inequality

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED In his annual State of the Union address Obama vows to use his executive powers to lift up workers improve education and clean the environment if his foes in Congress balk at more sweeping action

'NOT STANDING STILL' US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

US Republicans to mull immigration path this week

Jan 29, 2014 - 9:06 AM

The party s proposal would stop short of extending citizenship to adults illegally in the United States although Republicans would back a path to citizenship for those illegally brought to the country as children

REFORM IMMINENT? Immigrants wait for a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office on January 17, 2014 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Congress pulls US back from brink, averts default

Oct 17, 2013 - 7:06 AM

UPDATED The US Congress approves a measure that should end the US government shutdown and averts a potentially catastrophic default

DEADLINE LOOMING. A view of Capitol Hill October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US senators scrambled together an eleventh hour compromise Wednesday that they hoped might protect Washington's battered financial standing by heading off fears of a default. AFP/Brendan Smialowski

Budget rift pushes Washington to the brink

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:45 AM

Washington s risky game of political brinkmanship neared crisis point with no deal yet nailed down to avoid a catastrophic US debt default just 36 hours before a crucial deadline

NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS. The United States federal government went into a partial shutdown October 1, 2013, after Congress failed to pass a budget bill. In this photo, a stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building in Washington DC, September 30, 2013. AFP/Mladen Antonov

Senate in talks to end US fiscal impasse, deal elusive

Oct 13, 2013 - 7:32 AM

Politicians grapple with how to open the shuttered government and avoid a potentially calamitous failure to pay the country s obligations for the first time in history

DEBT DEFAULT LOOMING? The US is facing a debt default as politicians bicker over the federal budget. The dome of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 03 October 2013. EPA/Shawn Thew

White House, Republicans bicker, shutdown drags on

Oct 10, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Washington is lurching ever closer to an October 17 deadline to raise the US government s statutory borrowing limit

NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS. The United States federal government went into a partial shutdown October 1, 2013, after Congress failed to pass a budget bill. In this photo, a stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building in Washington DC, September 30, 2013. AFP/Mladen Antonov

World fears US default, Obama warns

Oct 09, 2013 - 2:34 AM

UPDATED Failure to raise the US debt ceiling would cause the United States to default on its bills US President Barack Obama says in a press briefing

LET'S END THIS. US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 8. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Default fears fuel angst in shutdown Washington

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:36 AM

Washington s building financial crisis was noted by China with Beijing warning that the United States must act quickly to establish the credibility of the dollar

DEBT DEFAULT LOOMING? The US is facing a debt default as politicians bicker over the federal budget. The dome of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 03 October 2013. EPA/Shawn Thew

Republicans rip White House in shutdown counter-attack

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:37 AM

This isn t some damn game The American people don t want their government shut down and neither do I US House Speaker John Boehner said

STILL NO DEAL. US Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner (C), delivers remarks to members of the news media following a meeting with US President Barack Obama (not pictured) on the partial government shutdown standstill, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 02 October 2013. EPA/Michael Reynolds

US shutdown prompts global trepidation, bemusement

Oct 03, 2013 - 3:36 PM

The effects of the dramatic spending freeze have rippled around the globe

GOVERNMENT STALLED. The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

White House talks fail to end government shutdown

Oct 03, 2013 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED The talks at the White House appeared to make little obvious progress in ending the shutdown

STILL NO DEAL. US Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner (C), delivers remarks to members of the news media following a meeting with US President Barack Obama (not pictured) on the partial government shutdown standstill, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 02 October 2013. EPA/Michael Reynolds

Shutdown chokes Washington, political standoff deepens

Oct 02, 2013 - 8:21 AM

National monuments were barricaded US war cemeteries in Europe closed and hundreds of thousands of federal workers sent home without pay

CLOSED. A closure sign is seen at the World War II memorial (with the Lincoln memorial in the distance) in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. AFP/Jewel Samad

With no budget, US gov't shuts down

Oct 01, 2013 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED The shutdown is the most serious crisis yet in a series of rolling ideological skirmishes between Democrat Obama and House Republicans over the size of the US government and its role in national life

NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS. The United States federal government went into a partial shutdown October 1, 2013, after Congress failed to pass a budget bill. In this photo, a stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building in Washington DC, September 30, 2013. AFP/Mladen Antonov

US faces hefty hit if govt shuts down

Oct 01, 2013 - 10:14 AM

Experts say a short term shutdown won t do much damage; a protracted shutdown would more broadly disrupt private sector output and spark more market turbulence

STOCKS DOWN. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading on September 30, 2013 in New York City. As a U.S. government shutdown looms, stocks fell sharply in the opening minutes of trading Monday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

US Senate rejects House budget, hours to shutdown

Oct 01, 2013 - 8:56 AM

UPDATED With barely two hours before a midnight deadline Congress is in the thick of a bitter impasse over federal spending

BUDGET BATTLEGROUND. Night falls on the US Capitol on the eve of a potential government shutdown, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 30 September 2013. EPA/Michael Reynolds

Obama: Republicans appeasing 'extremists' on shutdown

Oct 01, 2013 - 8:37 AM

Republicans in the House of Representatives are seeking to force Obama to delay or defund his signature health insurance reform law in return for funding government operations

BUDGET SHOWDOWN. US President Barack Obama speaks about the possible government shutdown during a budget showdown with Congress, at the White House in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Republican House speaker vows to support Obama on Syria strikes

Sep 03, 2013 - 11:31 PM

UPDATED US Republican House Speaker John Boehner would support President Barack Obama s call for military strikes against Syria

US House Speaker John Boehner. Photo from http://boehner.house.gov/

US leaders squabble despite warnings on budget cuts

Feb 27, 2013 - 11:09 AM

With three days to go before the so called sequester 85 billion in across the board cuts takes effect federal agencies are tightening belts as feuding lawmakers appear unable to reach a better tailored deal

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Fiscal cliff averted, now wait for the next crisis

Jan 03, 2013 - 10:19 AM

If the fiscal cliff fight was bitter the next boiling skirmishes between the Democratic president and scorched earth Republicans could be worse

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013, on the day after a compromise bill passed the US Congress, avoiding the "fiscal cliff." The agreement raises taxes on the rich and puts off automatic $109 billion federal budget cuts for two months. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

US Congress finally averts fiscal cliff

Jan 02, 2013 - 9:55 AM

UPDATED After bitter New Year brinksmanship the US Congress finally backed a deal to avert a fiscal cliff of tax hikes and massive spending cuts that had threatened to unleash economic calamity

SAVED FROM THE EDGE. Members of the House of Representatives, including Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) (L), leave after voting for legislation to avoid the "fiscal cliff" during a rare New Year's Day session January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Voting 257-167, the House passed a bill that the Senate passed the night before, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign the legislation to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

US fiscal cliff solution goes to Republican House

Jan 01, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The US House of Representatives is set to take up the deal to avert the fiscal cliff

Hopes dive of deal to avoid US fiscal cliff

Dec 21, 2012 - 9:01 AM

The White House accuses Republicans of walking away and mounting futile diversionary votes as hopes plunged of a deal to stave off a damaging year end fiscal crisis

US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy and fiscal cliff negotiations after touring the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Obama demands Republicans compromise on fiscal cliff

Dec 20, 2012 - 7:37 AM

US President Barack Obama leaned heavily on Republicans Wednesday December 19 to come to terms on a deficit reduction deal by year s end to avert the fiscal cliff crisis of sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts

US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy and fiscal cliff negotiations after touring the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

(UPDATED) Obama meets Boehner, fiscal cliff deal may be near

Dec 18, 2012 - 11:49 AM

US President Barack Obama held fresh talks with top Republican lawmaker John Boehner at the White House on Monday December 17 in their latest effort to reach a deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff

Obama stands firm on tax after Boehner talks

Dec 11, 2012 - 9:49 AM

US President Barack Obama said Monday December 10 he was ready to compromise a little bit to head off a tax and austerity crisis but warned he would not budge on making the rich pay more

US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy and fiscal cliff negotiations after touring the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Obama meets with top Republican on fiscal cliff

Dec 10, 2012 - 8:12 AM

US President Barack Obama and House of Representatives speaker John Boehner met Sunday December 9 to discuss the so called impending fiscal cliff of steep tax hikes and spending cuts

Republicans reject 'ridiculous' Obama fiscal cliff offer

Nov 30, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Republicans rejected as ridiculous a White House plan to raise 1 6 trillion in new taxes over the next decade

US House speaker firm on Holder contempt vote: aide

Jun 27, 2012 - 8:20 AM

US House Speaker John Boehner will press ahead with a vote on whether to hold the government s top attorney in contempt of Congress a move the White House warned Tuesday June 26 was a confrontational political ploy

US Attorney General Eric Holder. Image courtesy of the US Department of Justice website.