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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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Obama pushes payroll tax cut

President Barack Obama will challenge the US Congress to preserve an expiring payroll tax cut on Tuesday as he travels to New Hampshire to seize the initiative in the wake of a collapsed effort to reduce the nation's budget deficit. With t

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Democrats try to break US debt deadlock

Senate Democrats aimed to seize the initiative in efforts to head off a ruinous US debt default by pushing their deficit-cutting plan on Saturday toward a possible compromise with a divided Republican Party. Entrenched differences were sti

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US debt row moves to Senate, impasse persists

Democrats sought to forge a last-ditch compromise with Republicans on Friday by offering a concession to avoid a crippling US default, but a bitter divide remained before Tuesday's deadline to raise the country's debt ceiling. The Republic

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