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

Barack Obama

Obama: we underestimated Islamic State

One-Minute Read Mon 29 Sep, AT 09:43

President admits Syria was allowed to become 'ground-zero for jihadists around the world'

Paul Krugman spares Obama's blushes by refusing Treasury job

Tue 8 Jan, AT 10:59 Charles Laurence

Republicans loathe Hagel, Democrats distrust Brennan, liberals loves Prof Krugman. But he's not interested