Obama on budget collision course

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Attorney-general nominee promises to mend relations with Congress

US blizzard: Guide to travel and closures

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Fraud and extortion charges brought against Sheldon Silver

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US Chamber of Commerce chief fires back on anti-business rhetoric

Obama calls for broadband competition

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US military Twitter account hacked

Attack on Centcom social media sites by parties claiming links to Isis

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Banker faced opposition from Warren-led wing of Democratic party

Festive cheer for US retailers

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Obama calls for free community college

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