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Fresh spending showdown looms as US Congress returns to Washington

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and the Democratic-led Senate this week will start to seek the upper hand in a spending showdown that could trigger a government shutdown just months after Congress narrowly avoided default. → Read More

Top US Republican threatens impeachment probe of attorney general over Hunter Biden

The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives is threatening an impeachment investigation of Attorney General Merrick Garland over the Justice Department's criminal probe of President Joe Biden's son, Hunter. → Read More

US's Blinken says Russia turmoil shows 'cracks' in Putin's power

The unprecedented challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin by Wagner fighters has exposed fresh "cracks" in the strength of his leadership that may take weeks or months to play out, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday. → Read More

US House Republicans seek to expunge Trump impeachments

Two of Donald Trump's staunchest allies in the U.S. Congress have introduced legislation aimed at expunging the former president's two impeachments, a legislative maneuver without precedent in U.S. history. → Read More

U.S. House sidelines far-right Republican impeachment vote on Biden

U.S. House Republicans turned aside an attempt by hardline conservatives to force an impeachment vote against President Joe Biden on Thursday, in the first of what could prove to be a series of impeachment efforts by members of the far right. → Read More

U.S. Republican hardliners try to force Biden impeachment vote

At least two hardline Republicans plan to try to force the U.S. House to vote on whether to impeach Democratic President Joe Biden and members of his administration. → Read More

U.S. House Republicans target deeper spending cuts, raising shutdown threat

U.S House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday adopted government spending targets for the next fiscal year below the level agreed by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic President Joe Biden, setting up a fight with the Democratic-led Senate that could again risk a government shutdown. → Read More

U.S. House breaks legislative logjam, advances Republican bills

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to allow debate on five bills, ending a week of legislative paralysis forced on the chamber by hardline Republican conservatives. → Read More

'Livid' US House conservatives poised for next battle with McCarthy

The U.S. House of Representatives will reconvene in an atmosphere of political uncertainty on Monday, as Republican hardline conservatives clash with Speaker Kevin McCarthy and spoil for a new fight over federal government spending. → Read More

McCarthy faces sudden challenge from hardliners after US debt ceiling bill

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces a revolt from hardline Republicans who accuse him of betraying an agreement that got him elected to lead the chamber, raising questions about the job security of the top Republican in Congress. → Read More

US Senate aims for quick passage of debt ceiling bill to avoid default

The U.S. Senate on Thursday was set to take up a bill to lift the government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, with just four days left to pass the measure and send it to Democratic President Joe Biden to sign, averting a catastrophic default. → Read More

McCarthy's moment: Debt ceiling win secures Republican US House speaker's standing

Kevin McCarthy earned his stripes as Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, navigating fierce hardline opposition to pass a debt ceiling bill containing federal spending limits that President Joe Biden for months vowed to resist. → Read More

US debt ceiling bill faces narrow path to passage in House

The U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on Wednesday on a bill to lift the government's debt ceiling, a critical step to avoid a potential economically destabilizing default that could come early next week without congressional action. → Read More

US House hardliners could try to block debt-ceiling deal without 'robust' cuts

President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have voiced growing confidence about striking a debt-ceiling deal to avoid a catastrophic default, but they could be tripped up by last-minute opposition from the hardline House Freedom Caucus. → Read More

Biden, McCarthy to meet as US debt-ceiling talks come down to wire

Democratic President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy will sit down on Tuesday to try to make progress on a deal to raise the U.S. government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling and avert an economically catastrophic default. → Read More

Biden, Republicans search for outline of debt-limit deal

President Joe Biden and congressional Republicans enter a critical week for debt-ceiling talks hoping they can find common ground on spending levels and energy regulations to avert a devastating default. → Read More

Biden, McCarthy aim to break US debt-ceiling standoff as default crisis looms

President Joe Biden and top Republicans and Democrats from Congress are set to sit down this week to try to resolve a three-month standoff over the $31.4 trillion U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a crippling default before the end of May. → Read More

Analysis: Biden travel, Congress recess to squeeze debt limit timeline even more

For months, the U.S. crisis over the debt limit has been a political abstraction. Not anymore. → Read More

US lawmakers dig into partisan corners as debt ceiling default looms

U.S. lawmakers responded to news that the federal government could be unable to pay its bills as soon as June 1 by digging in on partisan positions, even as Democratic President Joe Biden agreed to meet with lawmakers on the debt ceiling next week. → Read More

Time for daily talks between Biden, Republicans on debt, moderate Democrat says

A prominent moderate U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said Friday that it is time for President Joe Biden to begin daily talks with Republicans on government spending and debt, to avoid a calamitous default. → Read More