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Trump needles debating Democrats via Twitter
Trump needles debating Democrats via Twitter

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was not about to let Democrats steal the limelight in their first 2016 debate.

Trump needles debating Democrats via Twitter
State Dept releases latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails
State Dept releases latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails

The State Department released a new batch of 6,300 pages of emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton when she served as top US diplomat and controversially used a private email account.

State Dept releases latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails
Hillary Clinton in campaign mode... for fellow Democrats
Hillary Clinton in campaign mode... for fellow Democrats

Democrat Hillary Clinton launched herself into the thick of the US midterm election campaign.

Hillary Clinton in campaign mode... for fellow Democrats
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Swedish woman jailed for cake attack on politician

A 60-year-old woman was sentenced to two months in jail Tuesday for attacking the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats with a cake and driving without a licence.

Swedish woman jailed for cake attack on politician
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US Congress unveils $1 trillion spending bill

Negotiators from the US Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a $1 trillion spending bill late Monday, eliminating the threat of another government shutdown, at least until October.

US Congress unveils $1 trillion spending bill
Millions of Americans see food stamp cuts
Millions of Americans see food stamp cuts

The US Congress on Friday allowed an estimated $5 billion cut to a federal food stamps program to take effect, slashing the social safety net for the poor, elderly and disabled.

Millions of Americans see food stamp cuts
Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms
Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms

US President Barack Obama hits the road this week to drum up support for his economic program as rival Republicans warn of a new showdown over the government's debt ceiling.

Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms
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Democrats urge Obama to end 'inhumane' force-feeding

Two senior Democratic lawmakers called for an end the force-feeding of dozens of Guantanamo detainees, clashing with the White House which argued that they "don't want these individuals to die."

Democrats urge Obama to end 'inhumane' force-feeding
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Obama on campaign trail amid controversies

President Barack Obama rallied voters Wednesday to elect fellow Democrats, defending the role of government as he faces a series of high-profile controversies.

Obama on campaign trail amid controversies
Senator to speak 'as long as it takes' over CIA pick
Senator to speak 'as long as it takes' over CIA pick

A Republican senator seeking to block President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the CIA is vowing to speak as long as it takes to do so, citing concern about drone strikes on US soil.

Senator to speak 'as long as it takes' over CIA pick
Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal
Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal

US House Speaker John Boehner expressed confidence Thursday that he and his Republicans can work with President Barack Obama to hammer out a comprehensive deal on immigration.

Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal
Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock
Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock

Democrats were projected to hold onto the Senate and Republicans were to retain the House of Representatives on Tuesday, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.

Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock
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Political standoff has US on path to 'fiscal cliff'

As the US candidates battle it out in the final weeks of the campaign another showdown looms, with the world's largest economy coasting towards a potentially disastrous "fiscal cliff."

Political standoff has US on path to 'fiscal cliff'
Obama team hits back hard at Romney over Libya
Obama team hits back hard at Romney over Libya

Top Democrats accused Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Sunday of "cravenly" politicizing the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi to further his presidential ambitions.

Obama team hits back hard at Romney over Libya
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US court blocks controversial voter ID law

In a win for President Barack Obama's Democrats, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered state officials Tuesday not to enforce a controversial voter ID law in the coming presidential election.

US court blocks controversial voter ID law
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Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study

Female Republican politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published Thursday based on facial features of US women lawmakers.

Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study
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Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll

US President Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival Mitt Romney by three points, even though many Americans remain dissatisfied with the situation in the country.

Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll
Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks
Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks

Republicans and Democrats alike came down hard on Mitt Romney Wednesday for an act of political opportunism when the White House hopeful said the Obama administration "sympathized" with attackers in Egypt.

Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks
Clinton believes in Obama 'with all my heart'
Clinton believes in Obama 'with all my heart'

Bill Clinton told Americans Wednesday he believed "with all my heart" that President Barack Obama saved the economy, had left them better off than four years ago and should be re-elected.

Clinton believes in Obama 'with all my heart'
Torrential rain fails to sour mood at Obama fest
Torrential rain fails to sour mood at Obama fest

Braving bouts of torrential rain, tens of thousands of supporters of President Barack Obama took over downtown Charlotte Monday as Jeff Bridges and James Taylor kicked off festivities for the Democratic convention.

Torrential rain fails to sour mood at Obama fest