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    1. May 23, 2015

      US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

      The US Senate voted on Friday to give President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to complete the largest...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Dodd-Frank Senate reform tussle ends in stalemate

      Republicans and Democrats failed to find common ground on revising post-crisis financial reforms at a crucial meeting on...

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    1. May 21, 2015

      US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

      The US Senate took Barack Obama a step closer to an important win on trade on Thursday, skirting in a dramatic vote another...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 21, 2015

      Waiting for Selahattin

      Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) wait for the appearance Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the...

    3. May 20, 2015

      Battle for Export-Import Bank signals Republican trade tensions

      Jeb Hensarling is a man of moral clarity with a simple target. To hear the Texan tell it, the US Export-Import Bank is an...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Clinton tries to draw line under email saga

      Hillary Clinton has urged the state department to quickly release emails she sent from a personal account during her tenure...

    5. May 19, 2015

      Democratic bill eases small bank rules

      Democrats have set up a showdown with Republicans over financial reforms by unveiling a rival bill that spurns huge chunks...

    6. May 17, 2015

      The ghosts of Iraq future

      You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. When it comes to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Leon...

    7. May 14, 2015

      Warren’s leftward tilt poses ballot box risks for Democrats

      With candidates poised to spend billions of dollars to win over voters ahead of next year’s US presidential election, the...

    8. May 14, 2015

      Senate deal puts Obama trade plan back on track

      Republicans and pro-trade Democrats voted to open debate on crucial trade legislation on Thursday, deflecting an attempt to...

    9. May 14, 2015

      Democrats raise the roof over mortgages

      US lawmakers are returning to battle over lax mortgage lending as Democrats and their allies say Republicans want to let...

    10. May 13, 2015

      Obama’s fast-track battle with the Democrats

      It is not just President Barack Obama’s trade agenda that hangs in the balance. The Senate’s rebuff to his request for a...

    11. May 13, 2015

      Senate compromise gives Obama ‘fair’ Pacific trade deal

      Less than a day after delivering a firm rebuke to President Barack Obama over the trade legislation he needs to seal a...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    13. May 12, 2015

      Democrats knock back Obama trade push

      Senate Democrats handed US President Barack Obama a major rebuke on Tuesday, blocking a bill granting him the congressional...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Senate committee chair plans to wind back bank rules

      The Senate banking committee chairman has proposed the biggest rolling back of financial regulatory reform since the 2008...

    15. May 12, 2015

      Partisan rancour hits US bank bill

      The launch of the most serious attempt at financial reform since the Dodd-Frank act quickly descended into partisan...

    16. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Nike promises more US investment and jobs to back Obama on TPP

      President Barack Obama on Friday took his case for a wide-reaching Pacific Rim trade deal to Oregon where he stressed at...

    18. May 5, 2015

      The Tony Blairing of the Clintons

      Imagine Cherie Blair were running to be Britain’s next prime minister. Tony Blair’s controversial business ethics would sink...

    19. May 5, 2015

      US trade gap widens on demand for cars and mobile phones

      The US recorded its biggest monthly trade deficit since the 2008 global financial crisis in March, fuelling concerns that...

    20. May 4, 2015

      Carly Fiorina joins 2016 presidential race

      Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, became the second woman to enter the 2016 presidential race,...

    21. May 3, 2015

      Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote

      The top Republican lawmaker on trade has called for US President Barack Obama to work even harder to build support among...

    22. April 30, 2015

      Independent Bernie Sanders joins White House race

      Independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he will run for president as a Democrat, promising to fight...

    23. April 26, 2015

      Divided Democrats make a stand on trade

      Looking out from the sliver of Texas that he represents, running from San Antonio to Laredo and the Mexican border, Henry...

    24. April 21, 2015

      Senate compromise clears path for Lynch

      The US Senate is set to move forward with its stalled vote on Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney-general,...

    25. April 20, 2015

      Senator plans bill to lift US oil export ban

      The US Senate’s leading advocate for a repeal of America’s longstanding ban on oil exports plans to introduce a bill this...

    26. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

      US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to grant President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Anti-Wall Street senator lambasts bank non-prosecution deals

      Elizabeth Warren, the anti-Wall Street senator, has lashed out at US regulators for being soft on misbehaving banks,...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Hillary Clinton campaign stresses how ‘ordinary’ she is

      It would be interesting to know when Hillary Clinton and her advisers decided that driving from New York to Iowa in a van...

    29. April 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton’s second bid for the White House

      It was possibly the most anticipated declaration in US electoral history. Yet, for all the waiting, Hillary Clinton’s...

    30. April 13, 2015

      GOP unleashes anti-Clinton offensive

      In the lead-up to to Hillary Clinton’slong-awaited announcement that she is running for president, potential Republican...

    31. April 12, 2015

      Hillary Clinton launches run for the White House

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the US presidency for the...

    32. April 12, 2015

      Why women are Hillary’s key

      There are few worse countries to be a woman than Saudi Arabia. Yet the kingdom’s recent adoption of four weeks paid leave...

    33. April 12, 2015

      Strengths and weaknesses of Clinton’s bid for the White House

      As Hillary Clinton launches her 2016 campaign for the US presidency, she opens another chapter in a political life that...

    34. April 10, 2015

      Clinton aims to crack the highest glass ceiling

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics She has called it America’s “highest, hardest” glass ceiling. To shatter it, Hillary...

    35. April 10, 2015

      Clinton set to unveil Hillary 2.0 on social media

      She’s ready. Her team is ready. Is the internet ready? Hillary Clinton is expected to launch her long-awaited second bid for...

    36. April 9, 2015

      Senate Democrats seek to soften Iran bill

      Senior Democrats in the Senate are trying to water down a high-profile Iran bill that the White House fears could scupper...

    37. April 7, 2015

      Rand Paul pins his presidential hopes on America’s youth

      Rand Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, said he would run for the White House, promising to return the US “to the...

    38. beyondbrics

      April 1, 2015

      Nigeria’s elections – Africa’s shining moment

      The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won Nigeria’s presidential...

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