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US elections: Democrats win House in big setback for Trump

The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. They rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Trump to win the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in ei

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US elections: Democrats win House in big setback for Trump

The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. They rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Trump to win the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in ei

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Democrats take over US House with "sit-in" over gun control

Chaos in the US House of Representatives stretched into Thursday after Republicans refused demands by Democrats, who staged a "sit-in", to bring up gun control legislation in the wake of the nation's worst mass shooting in modern h

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Democrats blocking Obama's trade push

President Barack Obama is aggressively pushing an ambitious agenda to liberalise global trading. But already political trade wars are forming, and they're with fellow Democrats rather than with Republicans, his usual antagonis

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FOUR MORE YEARS: Obama rolls to re-election

  President Barack Obama rolled to re-election and a second term in the White House on Tuesday with a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney as the Democrat overcame deep doubts about his handling of the US economy.

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In vice presidential debate, it's advantage Biden

  The debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan might not change the minds of many voters. In fact, it could make them less likely to change.   But Democrats and Re

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Bill to ramp up Iran sanctions fails in US Senate

A US Republican lawmaker on Tuesday blocked Democrats from passing legislation designed to further punish Iran for developing its nuclear programme, and each side blamed the other for its failure in a presidential election year that will put extra

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Obama campaign raises more than $45m in Feb

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and its Democratic allies raised more than $45 million in February, increasing their financial haul compared to January as worries mount that Republicans could outspend Democrats in 2012.  

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Most Americans would back strike on Iran: poll

A majority of Americans would support US military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.    

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Most Americans would back strike on Iran: poll

A majority of Americans would support US military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.    

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