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    1. August 2, 2015

      As Hillary Clinton stumbles, some Democrats turn to Joe Biden

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, has long been considered the Democratic party’s best “Plan B” if Hillary Clinton’s...

    2. August 2, 2015

      Obama’s long, hot Iranian summer

      Six years ago, Barack Obama’s big domestic reform almost went up in flames during an August of town hall protests. He...

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    1. The Future of Nafta

      Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
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    1. July 31, 2015

      Million-dollar donors show elite’s role in 2016 US race

      Jeb Bush raked in 24 of them. Ted Cruz has revealed six — all of them big. For Scott Walker, the count is four. The...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Yanis: his “demeanor had sometimes given his tenure the air of a five-month-long TED talk.” -...

    3. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      On Nigeria's ongoing inflation, fuel scarcity challenge

      The Central Bank of Nigeria MPC voted eight to four to leave the monetary policy rate unchanged at 13.00 per cent...

    4. July 24, 2015

      Call for DoJ probe into Clinton emails

      The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate a “potential compromise of classified information” surrounding...

    5. July 24, 2015

      US income inequality rises up political agenda

      Hillary Clinton calls it the defining economic challenge of our time. Jeb Bush says if the economy does not grow,...

    6. July 23, 2015

      ‘You’ve been fleeced’ by Iran, Kerry told

      Naive. Fleeced. Bamboozled. Those were the words that greeted John Kerry, US secretary of state, when he went to...

    7. July 19, 2015

      Architect of financial reforms takes on Democratic critics

      Barney Frank, the architect of landmark financial reforms that bear his name, has a message for Elizabeth Warren and...

    8. July 16, 2015

      Wall Street opens its wallet for Jeb Bush

      Many of the 2016 US presidential candidates had to disclose their campaign finance numbers to the public for the first...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Clinton sets out her faith in profit-sharing

      Few Americans can be in any doubt that Hillary Clinton’s big idea as president would be to reverse the middle-class...

    10. July 15, 2015

      ‘Golden parachutes’ under fire in US

      Opposition to “golden parachutes” is hardening among US Democrats on Capitol Hill, in the wake of a series of cases...

    11. July 14, 2015

      Iran deal: US reaction

      President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would welcome “a robust debate in Congress” on the nuclear agreement with...

    12. July 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton vows crackdown on Wall Street risk-taking

      Hillary Clinton pledged to rein in risk-taking on Wall Street and to jail executives found guilty of financial crimes,...

    13. July 10, 2015

      Clinton’s stumbles fray Democratic nerves

      Tactical blunders. A strained relationship with the media. An insurgent rival drawing enormous crowds. For Hillary...

    14. July 7, 2015

      Clinton says email controversy ‘blown up’

      Hillary Clinton has dismissed suggestions that voters no longer trust her after a wave of controversies disrupted the...

    15. July 7, 2015

      US should toughen bank reforms, says IMF

      The International Monetary Fund has called for the US to defend and strengthen its Dodd-Frank financial reforms, adding...

    16. 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...

    17. beyondbrics

      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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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