Eager to deflect the lame duck label, President Barack Obama touted his unexpectedly productive swing through the Asia Pacific as a "strong week for American leadership" that resulted in deals with China and other regional powers on issues like climate change, trade and economic growth.
But even before Air Force One departed Australia, Obama was already eyeing confrontations in Washington with congressional Republicans on immigration and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
20:57 Trump wants to add wall spending to stopgap budget bill, potentially forcing shutdown showdown5
11:05 Republicans trapped by their old attacks on health care27
21:09 Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year24
17:54 With no Democratic support, Gorsuch nomination may usher in ‘nuclear option’18