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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. December 19, 2014

      What does Elizabeth Warren want?

      More than five years after the financial crisis ended, a band of progressive activists gathered outside Citigroup’s New York...

    19. December 18, 2014

      The tantalising prospect of a Bush-Clinton race

      It is early days. But Jeb Bush’s decision to “actively explore” a presidential run bodes well for the 2016 election. Some...

    20. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Obama - when a lame duck quacks

      When the Republicans took control of both houses of Congress last month, the conventional wisdom was that the final two...

    21. December 17, 2014

      US-Cuba script written in Papal Library

      When Barack Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican in March, they exchanged pleasantries for the photographers and swapped...

    22. December 14, 2014

      ‘The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind’, by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban

      In What’s The Matter With Kansas? , Thomas Frank found the ghost of Friedrich Engels haunting the Great Plains. The author...

    23. December 13, 2014

      $1.1tn budget bill delayed in US Senate

      The US government continued to live off stopgap funding on Saturday as conservative opposition slowed the progress of a...

    24. December 12, 2014

      US spending dispute reflects Wall Street’s ability to divide

      Wall Street’s still-toxic political reputation nearly derailed a $1tn spending bill that both the Democratic and Republican...

    25. December 12, 2014

      US lawmakers in narrow $1tn spending deal

      The House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1tn spending package late on Thursday, capping a day of high drama on...

    26. December 10, 2014

      Grouse is sacrificed for US budget peace

      US lawmakers adorned a $1tn spending package known as a “Christmas tree” with legislative decorations that were bad for...

    27. November 30, 2014

      Hillary Clinton’s rickety bridge to the White House

      The grand view of American politics is that Republicans have a lock on Congress, while Democrats have an inbuilt White House...

    28. November 28, 2014

      What investors should make of the US midterms

      Forget what you’ve read about the US midterm election. It wasn’t what people say. Understanding why not can be important to...

    29. November 26, 2014

      US Congress considers host of tax breaks

      The US Congress is pondering a tax package that would permanently extend a host of popular tax breaks and, critics say, make...

    30. November 25, 2014

      Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

      The latest extension to nuclear negotiations with Iran could set up a high-stakes confrontation between the new...

    31. November 24, 2014

      Hagel resigns in US security shake-up

      Chuck Hagel became the first political casualty of the crises that have beset US foreign policy this year when President...

    32. November 23, 2014

      Immigration reforms fail to satisfy Silicon Valley

      The White House is projecting that most of the economic benefits from its immigration reform will come from highly-skilled...

    33. November 21, 2014

      Yes I can, says Obama

      It is fitting President Obama’s first trip will be to Las Vegas after his Thursday night broadcast. The city is for gamblers...

    34. November 19, 2014

      Immigration Timeline: pathway to showdown

      1965: The US adopts the Immigration and Nationality Act, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolishing an earlier quota...

    35. November 18, 2014

      Why Obama is testing the frontiers of executive power

      With a clear majority in both houses, Republicans face a difficult choice about whether to compromise with President Barack...

    36. November 14, 2014

      Clashes loom as Obama pursues his legacy

      Barack Obama has set the stage for a new period of political confrontation in the US, rapidly moving to sharpen his...

    37. November 13, 2014

      Republicans plan energy policy revolution

      The Republican party will seek to remove what it claims are shackles on America’s energy revolution just as low oil prices...

    38. November 11, 2014

      Unvanquished Republican neocons surge back

      F or almost a decade, the neoconservatives who championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq have been widely regarded as a spent...

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