US President Barack Obama has told the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts - called the sequester -have taken effect because Congress failed to act.
In his weekly address, he said would continue to "reaching out to them to fix this quickly, as the American people are weary of perpetual partisanship and brinksmanship"
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Drivers are being warned of hazardous conditions as the big freeze continues to bring disruption to roads and airports.
The president will continue to fight the 'constant hostility' from the press, one of Trump's closest advisers has told ITV News.
Temperatures tumbling again tonight with a widespread sharp frost and lows of -5C or -6C and icy spots in places