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US budget deal clears crucial test vote in Senate

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 04:59

A two-year US budget deal that eases some automatic spending cuts cleared a crucial Senate test vote on Tuesday, all but assuring its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

US shutdown: Obama to meet lawmakers to end deadlock

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:35

As Washington remained locked in a political impasse for the ninth day with a looming debt default deadline, President Barack Obama invited lawmakers from both Democratic and Republican parties for meetings to discuss the crisis.

White House budget office urges agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:11

The White House budget office directed federal agencies on Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of a federal government shutdown should Democrats and Republicans fail to find a budget compromise by the end of September.

US Democrats push to ratify Russia nuclear pact

Last Updated: Monday, December 20, 2010, 10:12

The treaty would restrict Russia and US to 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads.

Democrats fear rout as US election day arrives

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 14:32

US voters head to the polls Tuesday in key elections widely expected to hand President Barack Obama`s Republican foes control of the House of Representatives and, with it, broad new powers to attack his agenda.

Obama predicts tough fight for Democrats in Nov poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 11:54

Obama acknowledged on Monday that Democrats face a hard fight in holding on to their majorities in Congress in the Nov election because of uncertainty over the economy.

Ruling US Democrats’ image drop to a record low

Last Updated: Friday, April 09, 2010, 11:14

In a worrisome indicator for the ruling Democrats, their favourable rating has dropped to a record low in a national opinion poll, suggesting that anti-incumbency sentiment is running high in the US.

Anti-Castro Cubans shift funding to US Democrats

Last Updated: Monday, November 16, 2009, 13:38

Groups opposing Cuba`s communist regime have dramatically shifted funding toward the US Democrats since the party took control of Congress in last year`s elections, according to a study published on Monday.

Barack Obama appeals for health care votes

Last Updated: Sunday, November 08, 2009, 00:26

President Barack Obama made a last-minute personal appeal to Democrats to pass landmark health care legislation on Saturday as the House opened debate on a bill to expand coverage to millions of the uninsured.

US Democrats win approval of health bill in committee

Last Updated: Saturday, August 01, 2009, 09:32

In a triumph for Prez Obama, Democrats narrowly pushed sweeping health care legislation through a key Congressional panel committee Friday night.