President promises action on 'bread-and-butter' issues, but 'audacity of hope' has evaporated
Senate leaders say 'tremendous progress' has been made on deal to end shutdown and raise debt ceiling
This won’t bring the superpower to its knees - but the new threat to the dollar is deadly serious
Amendment narrowly beaten by alliance of conservatives and liberals in Washington
Should we feel sorry for Huma Abedin, wife of sex-obsessed Anthony Weiner? Or is ambition getting the better of her?
'You're going to judge me?' disgraced mayoral candidate shouts after man in Jewish bakery calls him a 'scumbag'
House of Representatives vote through bill that raises taxes for only the richest Americans
Financial giant's stock sinks 6 per cent after revelations of 'egregious mistakes' in trading portfolio
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of attacks, and four others face death penalty
One-time liberal now sports all his fellow Republicans' most unalluring features. The Obama camp is not unhappy