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      Hillary Clinton speech paves way for White House run

      Hillary Clinton said US economic gains were “real but fragile” and took swipes at corporations over executive pay and tax...

    2. 8 hours ago

      Future of US healthcare law hangs on a single phrase

      Since its passage in 2010, the healthcare reform law known as “Obamacare” has survived unwavering opposition from...

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    1. 8 hours ago

      Democrats split on Benjamin Netanyahu speech to US Congress

      Senior Democrats sharply criticised Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday about Iran,...

    2. 14 hours ago

      Vote averts homeland security shutdown

      US Republican leaders have ended a crisis that exposed splits in their party by turning to Democrats to help pass a bill to...

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      Live: Netanyahu's speech to Congress

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 3 Mar 2015. Benjamin Netanyahu is making his third...

    4. 23 hours ago

      Hillary Clinton defends use of personal emails

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has been engulfed in fresh controversy over her...

    5. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu plays Churchill in Washington

      When Benjamin Netanyahu rises to speak in Congress later on Tuesday he will become the first foreign leader since Winston...

    6. The World

      March 2, 2015

      Israel cannot gain Sunni allies through fear of Iran alone

      Just as talks between Iran and world powers to nail down a deal restricting Tehran’s nuclear programme enter a decisive...

    7. February 26, 2015

      US border agency threat exposes Republican rift

      The US crept closer to a partial shutdown of its border agency, with Republicans in Congress disagreeing on how hard a line...

    8. February 25, 2015

      Netanyahu trip ‘destructive’, says Rice

      The Obama administration on Wednesday questioned the judgment of Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and accused him of...

    9. February 24, 2015

      Walmart pay rise obscures shift in US labour market

      Walmart employees may have cheered recent news that they had been given a pay rise. But for workers such as Fatmata Jabbie,...

    10. February 24, 2015

      Security fears as immigration battle threatens partial US shutdown

      The US is days away from a partial government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats struggle to break a deadlock over...

    11. February 22, 2015

      US homeland security funding deadline looms

      The Department of Homeland Security secretary warned that the US’s efforts to stay ahead of threats by jihadist groups would...

    12. February 11, 2015

      Obama asks Congress to back war on Isis

      Six months after US planes began bombing Jihadi militants in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is taking a political...

    13. February 6, 2015

      US corporate tax reform: bluff called

      Republicans and Democrats do not agree on much, but changing corporate tax rules is a rare area of unity. President Obama’s...

    14. February 5, 2015

      Jeb Bush sketches out economic platform

      Jeb Bush used a speech in Detroit to sketch the broad contours of an economic platform on Wednesday, again emphasising that...

    15. February 4, 2015

      Republican agenda languishes in Congress

      Republican leaders in Congress are struggling to find a unified strategy on core issues such as immigration and healthcare...

    16. February 4, 2015

      US regulator’s plan to treat internet traffic as utility upsets providers

      The US is planning sweeping changes to the regulation of broadband by reclassifying it as a public utility and using new...

    17. February 2, 2015

      Showdown looms over US defence spending

      President Barack Obama announced a Pentagon budget on Monday well above spending limits already agreed with Congress,...

    18. February 2, 2015

      Obama faces business backlash over cash tax

      President Barack Obama sparked protests from US business and both conservative rivals and allies in organised labour after...

    19. February 1, 2015

      Barack Obama plans to tax overseas cash piles

      President Barack Obama will propose raising $238bn by levying a one-off tax on the cash piles held by US companies overseas...

    20. January 29, 2015

      Obama on collision course with Congress over budget

      US President Barack Obama will propose raising domestic and military spending above agreed limits in next week’s budget,...

    21. January 28, 2015

      ‘Policy cliff’ deadlines test US Congress

      Republicans and the White House face a ticking clock on a series of legislative deadlines that will test their ability to...

    22. January 27, 2015

      Obama wins breathing space over Iran

      Barack Obama won some political breathing space at home for his diplomacy with Iran on Tuesday when the Democratic senator...

    23. January 27, 2015

      Obama aims to ease oil drilling curbs

      The Obama administration is proposing to lift some restrictions on US offshore drilling for oil and gas in a move that...

    24. January 26, 2015

      Kochs to double election spending in 2016

      The conservative political network overseen by Charles and David Koch has earmarked nearly $900m to spend on the 2016...

    25. January 21, 2015

      Barack Obama sets out case for middle-class economics

      A serious budget proposal it was not. President Barack Obama’s penultimate State of the Union will be noted for its...

    26. January 21, 2015

      A lame duck president strikes a strutting pose

      When a Democratic president talks up transgender rights in prime time, you can be sure he doesn’t face re-election. In...

    27. January 18, 2015

      Joe Sixpack, the jihadis and the US presidential election of 2016

      The new trend in US politics is stealing each other’s clothes. Given how polarised America has become, there is a remarkable...

    28. January 18, 2015

      Obama steps up battle to win fast-track trade deal authority

      Barack Obama drew raucous cheers from the left of his Democratic party and powerful unions when the then presidential...

    29. January 13, 2015

      Democrat Kamala Harris joins contest for California Senate seat

      The race to replace California’s retiring senator, Barbara Boxer, has attracted two well-known Democrats and a host of...

    30. January 12, 2015

      US ponders inequality amid economic rebound

      The strength of the US’s economic recovery is creating a quandary in Washington: how to galvanise the broad swath of voters...

    31. January 9, 2015

      Bess Myerson, television personality and administrator, 1924-2014

      Bess Myerson did it her way. A Jew born in the New York City borough of the Bronx, she demonstrated her independent streak...

    32. January 9, 2015

      Obama calls for free community college

      President Barack Obama has rolled out a plan to make two years of community college free for millions of students, capping a...

    33. January 8, 2015

      FCC chair seems to be siding with the president on net neutrality

      Is he thinking what Barack Obama is thinking? That was the question on everyone’s lips when Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US...

    34. January 7, 2015

      Barack Obama has at last earned his freedom — from the Democrats

      There is a general impression that President Barack Obama has been liberated by the US midterm election results in November....

    35. January 6, 2015

      White House says Obama to veto Keystone

      President Barack Obama has threatened to veto legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Five issues to watch as Republicans take control

      The Republican party will on Tuesday take control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the first time...

    37. December 26, 2014

      Obama hopes for change in Cuban Florida

      The battle for Cuba-American hearts and minds President Barack Obama’s move to normalise US-Cuba relations has the potential...

    38. December 21, 2014

      Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

      It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to election...

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