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    1. July 2, 2015

      War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

      Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the White...

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      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had been...

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    1. The Future of Nafta

      Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
    2. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. July 1, 2015

      Hillary Clinton raises record $45m in White House bid

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president, said her campaign expects to have raised more...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Prepare for fireworks from America’s populist left

      If you mention the words “Elizabeth Warren” on Wall Street, many bankers metaphorically foam at the mouth. No wonder. In the...

    3. June 23, 2015

      Obama clears last big hurdle to fast-track trade powers

      President Barack Obama is poised to win the powers he needs to close the biggest trade deal in a generation, after a bill...

    4. June 23, 2015

      US presidential TV debates under fire

      A political alliance seeking to ease the way for independents to run against Democratic and Republican nominees for the...

    5. June 21, 2015

      President and his party trade blows

      The way Keith Ellison tells it, decades of bad trade policy and globalisation are responsible for the devastation of the...

    6. June 18, 2015

      Obama’s trade agenda revived by House vote

      Republicans in the House of Representatives sought to resurrect Barack Obama’s trade agenda and plans for a Pacific Rim free...

    7. June 17, 2015

      White House turns up heat in Trans-Pacific Partnership battle

      The Obama administration is telling Democrats that a failure to deliver a trade deal with Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim...

    8. June 16, 2015

      Small US banks left behind by dithering Congress

      Cruising past the leafy verges and homespun businesses of Americus, Georgia, a banker named Rick Whaley points to another...

    9. June 15, 2015

      Bush kicks off campaign with jobs vow

      Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, on Monday launched his presidential campaign, after months of criss-crossing America...

    10. June 15, 2015

      US looks to reassure partners after trade rebuff

      Barack Obama has dispatched a senior international negotiator to reassure trading partners concerned that Congress will...

    11. June 15, 2015

      Jeb Bush left to play catch-up in Republican race

      When Jeb Bush, the son of one former president and brother of another, revealed in December that he was exploring a run for...

    12. June 14, 2015

      Obama in high-stakes push to rescue trade agenda

      Barack Obama and his Republican allies in Washington spent the weekend trying to rescue his trade agenda as US negotiating...

    13. June 14, 2015

      Obama must push hard to save himself

      There were troubling portents in the way Democrats humbled President Barack Obama last Friday. It is not only that he made a...

    14. June 12, 2015

      Clinton to lay out her vision in sharp break from 2008 race

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics Two months into her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Clinton has yet to address...

    15. June 12, 2015

      Obama’s fast-track trade bill stumbles in House

      President Barack Obama’s ambitious trade agenda suffered a serious blow on Friday after Democrats in the US Congress...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      June 8, 2015

      Celebrating in Diyarbakir

      Young supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the streets the results of the legislative...

    17. June 7, 2015

      In praise of the decency of Joe Biden, US vice-president

      American politicians have rarely been held in lower esteem. In some cases, it is well earned. But for Joe Biden, who buried...

    18. June 5, 2015

      Edward Snowden is a patriot and deserves freedom

      What is the responsibility of public servants who believe that the government is abusing its authority? In most cases, US...

    19. June 4, 2015

      Rivals show sands shifting under Hillary Clinton

      All of a sudden Hillary Clinton has company. A month ago it was just her competing for the Democratic nomination — what most...

    20. June 3, 2015

      US labour unions step up attacks on Obama’s trade supporters

      The music is ominous and so too is the voiceover. “Congressman Ami Bera will do anything to keep his job, including shipping...

    21. June 2, 2015

      US senator Elizabeth Warren accuses SEC boss of weakness

      Liberal discontent over the Securities and Exchange Commission has burst into the open with Elizabeth Warren, a US senator,...

    22. May 31, 2015

      National Security Agency loses tools for phone spying 

      Sweeping surveillance powers including the mass collection of telephone data have been brought to an abrupt halt after the...

    23. May 31, 2015

      American socialism’s day in the sun

      Leftwing politicians are in electoral retreat across most of the western world. The one exception is the United States. At...

    24. May 30, 2015

      Martin O’Malley announces Democratic presidential bid

      Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor and ex-Baltimore mayor, on Saturday said he was running for president,...

    25. May 29, 2015

      Crowded Republican field as candidates eye lucrative future

      When Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, and George Pataki, a former New York governor, this week joined the...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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