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Factbox: Impact on US government widens on 25th day of shutdown

A 1995-1996 shutdown over a funding battle between Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich lasted 21 days.

Jan 16, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government.

Jan 23, 2018, 00:51 AM IST

US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid govt shutdown

Despite clearance from the House of Representatives, the fight to get the stopgap spending bill passed through Congress isn't over yet. 

Jan 19, 2018, 09:42 AM IST

Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead surpasses 1.7 million

Hillary Clintons popular vote lead surged above 1.72 million on Sunday night, with millions of votes still to count.

Nov 22, 2016, 06:19 AM IST

Democrats lose 1,000 seats in state legislatures under Obama

A research published this week showed that the Democratic party has lost nearly 1,000 seats in state legislatures across the country over the past eight years under President Barack Obama.

Nov 20, 2016, 03:39 AM IST

`We are better than this,` Hillary Clinton tweets at Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton fired off a icy rebuke Thursday to her rival Donald Trump after he savaged her record upon accepting the Republican nomination for president, telling him: "We are better than this."

Jul 22, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

Donald Trump to be Republican nominee for US presidential elections

Republicans formally chose Donald Trump as the party`s presidential nominee Tuesday, a landmark moment in American politics and a stunning victory for a man whose White House ambitions were once openly mocked.

Jul 20, 2016, 09:24 AM IST

US Democrat lawmakers resort to sit-in; House erupts in chaos

Seeking a vote on strict gun control laws in the wake of America's deadliest mass shooting last week that killed 49 people in Orlando, Democratic Congressmen resorted to an unprecedented sit-in inside the well of the US House of Representatives.

Jun 23, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

US Democrats point to anti-abortion rhetoric after shooting

For US Democrats, the attack carried out at a family planning center was a repercussion of virulent conservative anti-abortion rhetoric.

Dec 01, 2015, 02:31 AM IST

Ex-US governor withdraws from Democratic presidential race

Former governor of US' Rhode Island state, Lincoln Chafee announced his withdrawal from the 2016 Democratic presidential race, the media reported.

Oct 24, 2015, 11:38 AM IST

Hillary Clinton runs into rough weather over emails

Democratic 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton ran into a new political storm over the use of a private server for sending official emails with reports suggesting that some emailed material contained classified information.

Jul 25, 2015, 09:34 AM IST

Joe Biden tells US Democrats nothing in Iran deal removes military option: Lawmaker

 US Vice President Joe Biden told Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that nothing in the nuclear deal with Iran removes the option of military action, Representative Steve Israel said.

Jul 15, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

US Senate reaches deal on trade fast-track after setback

US senators reached a deal Wednesday that would help grant President Barack Obama authority to quickly complete a huge Pacific trade accord, one day after Democrats blocked the measure.

May 14, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio

US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday, with first-term Senator Marco Rubio joining the race.

Apr 13, 2015, 22:54 PM IST

US Democrats set early presidential convention date

US Democrats will convene the week of July 25, 2016 for their national convention to nominate the person they hope will succeed Barack Obama as president, a party leader said Friday.

Jan 24, 2015, 02:50 AM IST

US budget deal clears crucial test vote in Senate

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.

Dec 18, 2013, 04:59 AM IST

US shutdown: Obama to meet lawmakers to end deadlock

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.

Oct 09, 2013, 21:35 PM IST

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.

Sep 18, 2013, 12:11 PM IST

US Democrats push to ratify Russia nuclear pact

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

Dec 20, 2010, 10:12 AM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2010, 11:54 AM IST