After the night of Trump’s State of Union address, bipartisan clashes continue since President Donald Trump turned on the pressure on Democrats on Thursday to come to an agreement on protection for the undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
For first time since 2013, the US government is in shutdown after senators rejected a temporary spending patch. Trump accuses Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands.
US lawmakers have narrowly voted to cut food stamp benefits from next year despite a veto threat from the White House and opposition from lobby groups. The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the bill by 217-200. But it has little chance in the Democratic-held Senate.
In a speech to the Democratic Party’s national convention, former President Bill Clinton appealed to millions of hard-pressed Americans to support the President Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.
The 5.500 Democrat delegates launched a vigorous defence of President Barack Obama on Tuesday and urged voters to give him another term to fix the economy as they opened their national convention with sharp criticism of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.
Instead of opening with a bang as originally planned, Mitt Romney's Republican convention started with a whimper on Monday as party leaders staged a low-key session while Tropical Storm Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico.
Mitt Romney clinched the US Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with a resounding victory in Texas and now faces a five-month sprint to convince voters to trust him over Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.
Disapproval of the United States Congress rose to an all-time high after weeks of rancorous partisan battles over raising the US debt ceiling took the country to the brink of default, according a New York Times/CBS News public opinion poll published on Friday.
Moody's has warned it may downgrade the US debt rating if Congress fails to increase the US debt limit in the coming weeks and risks default. The agency warned of political entrenchment preventing an increase.
Barack Obama is likely to announce plans next week to run for re-election and file campaign papers with the Federal Election Commission as early as Monday, a Democratic official said.