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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi en route to Capitol Hill, where she sais she was “enormously disappointed” with the president’s relaxation of post-crisis banking rules. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

The US House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion (€887 billion) budget just hours before the government was due to shut down at midnigh(...)

US president Barack Obama announces executive actions on US immigration policy during a televised address from the White House on 20 November 2014. Photograph: EPA/JIM BOURG/POOL

US president Barack Obama’s announcement of immigration changes that will protect nearly five million people living in the US illegally from deportati(...)

People react while watching President Barack Obama outlining his executive actions on immigration in a televised address at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Maryland, last night. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/New York Times

President Barack Obama’s bold executive actions last night, helping five million long-term illegal migrants in the US, are a sticking plaster compared(...)

Children from 21 countries wear Halloween costumes as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance after becoming American citizens during a naturaliSation ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland on October 31st. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans are preparing a response to Barack Obama’s plans to change the immigration system. The aim to block the president’s go-solo actions, whic(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, beside NYSE president Tom Farley. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s proposed actions to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation was an “an opportunity” to create a means of (...)

US president Barack Obama photographed meeting with his national security and public health teams in the Roosevelt Room at the White House yesterday. He  could be on track to see his party record the biggest losses in the House of any presidential term since Harry Truman. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Barack Obama will need all his great oratorical powers to explain the Republican wins over Democrats in the US midterms elections that exceed the “she(...)

Republican candidate Joni Ernst on the campaign trail in Newton, Iowa. Her campaign ad about growing up on a pig farm clicked with voters. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Pigs and poultry. On such parochial issues can the make-up of national governments be decided, even in countries as large as the United States. They c(...)

US president Barack Obama, with health and human services secretary Sylvia Burwell, speaks to the media about Ebola during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday. Rising public anxiety over the virus prompted Mr Obama to cancel two days of political events. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Terry Wade, in DallasUS lawmakers prepared to question federal health officials on Thursday about their response to the appearance of Ebola on US soil(...)

What’s holding back employment in the US, asks speaker of the house John Boehner. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Last week John Boehner, the speaker of the House, explained to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute what’s holding back employment in t(...)

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and joint chiefs of staff chairman Gen Martin Dempsey testify on Capitol Hill yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

The highest-ranking military officer in the United States has said he would advise US president Barack Obama to send in ground troops to fight Isla(...)

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