White House budget office urges agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

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

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

Obama predicts tough fight for Democrats in Nov poll

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

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

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

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

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