US Democrats staged a rare sit-in Wednesday in the House of Representatives, demanding that the Republican-led body vote on gun-control legislation following the Orlando nightclub massacre
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to an capacity audience during a campaign event in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
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Tim Ferris shades himself from the sun while waiting in line to attend a campaign rally with Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Kissimmee, Florida, USA
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington. Mr Obama travelled to the company to highlight the impact that a US government shutdown and default would have on the economy. The shutdown entered its third day on Thursday with little sign of compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
US President Barack Obama reveals the budget in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 10 2013 in Washington DC. To his right is Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients. Mr Obama’s budget plan for 2014 is in many ways an academic exercise, given that it has no chance of being fully enacted in Washington as Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have already passed rival budgets.