House Speaker John Boehner walks to the House chamber for an expected vote

Late drama as US House passes $1.1tn budget

One-Minute Read Fri 12 Dec, AT 09:22

Republican measure squeezed through just hours before looming government shutdown

US Congress

US Senate 'closing in' on deal to avoid catastrophic default

One-Minute Read Tue 15 Oct, AT 09:33

Senate leaders say 'tremendous progress' has been made on deal to end shutdown and raise debt ceiling

US congress

US shutdown: no deal struck despite offer to lift debt ceiling

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Oct, AT 10:50

Marked change in tone from White House and Republicans but still no resolution reached

President Obama's fiscal cliff 'victory' only defers US woes

Talking Point Wed 2 Jan, AT 15:31

The White House wants credit for the deal, but Obama and the US aren't out of the woods

Gillard's 'misogyny' rant wins praise, but is she a hypocrite?

Talking Point Wed 10 Oct, AT 13:48

International media laud Australian PM, but at home they're questioning her motivation

Giffords gunman Jared Lee Loughner avoids death penalty

One-Minute Read Wed 8 Aug, AT 08:47

Tucson killer strikes plea bargain after shooting six people dead in rampage, but will never get parole

Barack Obama

Has US debt crisis boosted Obama’s re-election hopes?

News Tue 2 Aug, AT 11:58

First reaction: America set to avoid debt default with new deal, but who are the winners and losers?

Dollar

US risks default as debt limit bill rejected by GOP

News Wed 1 Jun, AT 10:17

Business digest: Republicans reject proposal to increase debt limit, calling for budget cuts instead