US House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, has said that “the middle class was being squeezed in this economy” and that the budget office report showed that Obamacare was “making it worse”. Photograph: Pete Marovich/ Bloomberg

Republican opponents of US president Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law have seized on an independent report that shows it would encourage Americ(...)

US president Barack Obama is surrounded by proponents of new immigration laws as he speaks at a news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, last  Tuesday. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

On Tuesday Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, took to the floor of the Senate to speak about why he was supporting a Bill that would lead to(...)

Pro-immigration reform Bill demonstrators from the Florida Immigrant Youth Network. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Passing the first major overhaul of US immigration laws in more than 25 years faces an uphill battle after conservative Republican opponents re(...)