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US lawmakers abandon efforts to rein in ballooning debt

US lawmakers have abandoned efforts to rein in debt in a sign that Washington will be unlikely to resolve the tax and spending dispute before 2013.

Republicans perform about-turn on taxes

Having said no to taxes for months, Republicans now are saying maybe in the face of public disgust over a deadlock in the US Congress.

US House approves healthcare overhaul

The US House of Representatives gave final approval to a healthcare overhaul on Sunday, expanding insurance coverage to nearly all Americans.

House passes Bill to overhaul US healthcare system

The US House of Representatives approved a sweeping healthcare reform Bill on Saturday, backing the biggest health policy changes in four decades.

Senate agrees to vote on bailout, stocks rally

The US Senate will vote on Wednesday night on a new version of the -billion bailout package for Wall Street

US Senate deals major blow to immigration Bill

A White House-backed Bill to revamp United States immigration laws stalled in the US Senate on Thursday, handing President George Bush a major legislative setback. The sharply divided Senate refused to limit debate on the fragile compromise hammered out by a bipartisan group of senators and the White House.

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