'It is for all Americans, everything that we do' - Ben Carson
US President-elect Donald Trump's pick for housing secretary Ben Carson says his work will benefit 'all Americans', as he speaks to Congress during his confirmation hearing.
Obama touts wage growth
In his weekly address, President Obama touts wage growth during his presidency and urges Congress to do more to strengthen the middle class
Obama urges Congress to approve Zika funding
U.S. President Barack Obama urges Congress to take action against Zika as more cases of the mosquito-borne virus are reported in Florida.
US Democrats protest House rejection of gun laws
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has adjourned amid a protest by Democrats demanding a vote on gun control legislation. Congress failed to pass four amendments to the law, after the shootings at a gay nightclub in Florida.
Obama says failure to pass immigration reform one of his biggest frustrations
Speaking at a White House Cinco de Mayo celebration, President Obama said the failure of his administration to get an immigration reform bill passed through congress was one of the “most frustrating aspects” of his presidency.