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    Technology drives US midterms battle for small donors

    A non-profit organisation pulling in donations averaging just $28 a time has become one of the Democratic Party’s most...

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    Hispanics turn on Democrats over delay

    Democratic candidates who President Barack Obama sought to help in November’s elections by delaying changes to immigration...

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  1. September 14, 2014

    Hopes of a bipartisan deal on US tax inversions fade

    Hopes of forging a near-term bipartisan consensus to curb tax-driven takeovers by US companies have faded, with aides...

  2. September 12, 2014

    The billionaires bending American politics to their will

    The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Lew says tax inverters threaten US budget

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has warned that recent cuts to the US’s $492bn budget deficit are being put at risk by...

  4. September 7, 2014

    Obama aims to clarify reforms on immigration

    Barack Obama has admitted he must convince the public of the need for immigration reform after abruptly delaying the most...

  5. September 7, 2014

    Biggest tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

    Three US companies seeking to use controversial takeovers to cut their US tax bills hold at least $21bn in “trapped”...

  6. September 6, 2014

    Obama delays immigration action

    Barack Obama has delayed until after November’s midterm elections his plans for one of the most far-reaching changes in US...

  7. September 4, 2014

    US midterms: At arm’s length

    The Reverend William Barber II leans on his cane outside of the North Carolina state house on a wilting summer afternoon,...

  8. September 4, 2014

    US lawmakers near deal to spare export bank

    US lawmakers are closing in on a compromise that would temporarily extend the life of a business-friendly federal credit...

  9. September 3, 2014

    Professor leads fight for Hong Kong democracy

    Benny Tai is China’s latest public enemy No 1. Sitting in his office at Hong Kong University, the soft-spoken law professor...

  10. September 3, 2014

    America’s midterms will not break the deadlock

    The US capitol is gripped by dysfunction. Republican hostility towards President Barack Obama is obstructing progress on...

  11. September 1, 2014

    Lenders look at levy to support banks in distress

    In June 2010, during a famous all-night session of horse-trading about the US legislative response to the financial crisis,...

  12. August 29, 2014

    Rick Perry’s indictment reveals the fallibility of US justice

    Texas governors are a local taste. Handsome, ebullient, lucky enough to govern an oil state in times of rocketing commodity...

  13. August 22, 2014

    Tony West emerges as US’s key weapon against banks

    He is the US government’s $36bn man. Tony West, an avid runner and one-time fundraiser for Barack Obama, has emerged as the...

  14. August 13, 2014

    A hug cannot heal US split over Iraq

    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan to “hug out” their differences at a mutual friend’s birthday party in the old-money...

  15. August 12, 2014

    Preet Bharara takes on Andrew Cuomo in battle of New York

    It is a public showdown with little precedent in the rough-and-tumble history of New York. Preet Bharara, a federal...

  16. August 10, 2014

    A bold breed of Democrat has inverted Barack Obama’s mentality

    Faced with a choice between solving a problem and winning an issue, Barack Obama invariably opts for the former. The US...

  17. August 10, 2014

    Matteo Renzi takes a rapier to Italy’s bureaucracy

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s 39-year-old prime minister, brandishes a rapier at the start of his interview with the Financial...

  18. August 6, 2014

    US political funding debate switches to selection of judges

    The money-fuelled partisan divide in US politics is spreading into battles to control the selection of judges for top-level...

  19. August 5, 2014

    Forty years after Nixon and the talk of impeachment goes on

    Forty years ago this week Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US, an epochal event. He thereby staved off almost...

  20. August 3, 2014

    Republicans must regain their foreign policy realism

    Which US party has taken America closest to Armageddon? The answer is the Democrats under John F Kennedy in the 1962 Cuban...

  21. August 1, 2014

    Obama denied funding to tackle child migrant influx

    US lawmakers were preparing to begin a five-week recess on Saturday having denied President Barack Obama any funding to...

  22. July 31, 2014

    Big bank funding advantage erodes, says report

    The largest US banks no longer enjoy the same funding advantage from a perception they are “too big to fail”, according to a...

  23. July 31, 2014

    House backs Republican Obama lawsuit

    Republicans are preparing to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his executive authority...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were broadly positive on hopes of a robust US second quarter gross domestic product report due out...

  25. July 29, 2014

    Democrats fire new salvo at ‘corporate deserters’

    Democrats have launched the latest salvo in an increasingly politicised battle over corporate tax by proposing to tighten...

  26. July 24, 2014

    Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

    Barack Obama has lashed out at “corporate deserters” that leave the US to cut their tax bills as he made the boldest call...

  27. July 24, 2014

    Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

    Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for US vice-president in 2012, shifted away from budget warfare to a centre-right vision...

  28. July 22, 2014

    The errors of conservatives obscure the case for trade

    Twenty years after Bill Clinton, former US president, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, its very name chills...

  29. July 22, 2014

    Republicans reach out to voters via Silicon Valley

    Michael Mayernick and his team have spent 24 hours hunkered down with pizza and energy drinks. The result is an app that...

  30. July 21, 2014

    Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

    Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

  31. July 20, 2014

    US jobs: Slim pickings

    Last year, Monique Moshier, the owner of the Happy Cook, a small, upscale cookware and cutlery shop in the rolling hills of...

  32. July 16, 2014

    Jack Lew pushes US Congress to crack down on tax inversions

    Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has urged Congress to crack down on merger deals in which companies seek to redomicile...

  33. July 15, 2014

    Pension tension in the city of brotherly love - part two

    UIL agreed a straightforward deal to acquire a power company. Then the politicians got involved. The politics When the UIL...

  34. July 1, 2014

    Roads funding to be cut if no budget fix

    The Obama administration will start cutting road funding next month if Congress does not replenish an infrastructure fund,...

  35. June 25, 2014

    Republicans fight a civil war over export credit

    What is ExIm and what is all the fuss about? The Export-Import Bank of the United States. It was created by Franklin D....

  36. June 24, 2014

    Neocons alone in arguing for war as Clinton waits in wings

    Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Paul Wolfowitz, a prominent Pentagon official, quietly called the longtime left-of-centre...

  37. June 20, 2014

    Tea Party eyes next scalp in Mississippi

    Mississippi rebellion One hundred and fifty fired-up Mississippi conservatives had recited the pledge of allegiance, given a...

  38. June 20, 2014

    Dynastic descendant who opted for medicine

    It cannot have been easy to be born with so distinctive a surname and proceed to live a rather ordinary life as a doctor in...

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