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      Senator plans bill to lift US oil export ban

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    2. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

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      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...

    13. March 31, 2015

      White House hopefuls test limits on political donations

      “We’re only two days from our first major end-of-quarter fundraising deadline,” reads the missive from Barbara Bush, the...

    14. March 30, 2015

      US banks target Elizabeth Warren’s ‘rogue’ watchdog

      Banks are waging a fierce lobbying campaign against a consumer watchdog championed by Elizabeth Warren, the crusading...

    15. March 30, 2015

      Japan calls on Obama to step up personal involvement in TPP deal

      Japan’s economy minister has called on US President Barack Obama to ramp up his lobbying of Democrats to secure...

    16. March 27, 2015

      US Senate passes Republican budget plan

      Just hours before Senate minority leader Harry Reid announced his decision not to seek re-election, the chamber passed a...

    17. March 27, 2015

      Harry Reid will not seek re-election

      Harry Reid, the leading Democrat in the US Senate, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016, bringing to an end a...

    18. The World

      March 24, 2015

      Making Mrs Clinton more like Ms Warren

      The progressive wing of the Democratic Party has been urging liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren to run for president for...

    19. March 22, 2015

      US gridlock’s rising global price tag

      The magical thing about America’s federal system is that when the centre stalls, the rest keeps calm and carries on. The US...

    20. March 19, 2015

      Five reasons to fret about Obama’s trade agenda

      After more than half a decade wrangling over rules for everything from data flows to fisheries’ subsidies, the US, Japan and...

    21. March 18, 2015

      Clinton should announce her bid for the presidency

      Enough already. Hillary Clinton has not even launched her 2016 campaign, yet exhaustion has already set in. Neither official...

    22. March 17, 2015

      Abortion politics stymie confirmation of US attorney-general

      Less than three months into a Republican-controlled Congress, even long-term watchers of the institution are alarmed by the...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Dodd-Frank reforms face fresh assault

      The Obama administration is braced for a fresh assault on reforms implemented in the wake of the financial crisis as...

    24. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

    25. March 15, 2015

      New Hampshire ups pace for 2016 rivals

      The circus-like atmosphere that surrounds any US presidential campaign season has descended on New Hampshire even earlier...

    26. March 13, 2015

      Lew warns Congress over US debt ceiling

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew has warned Congress to stop playing politics with the country’s creditworthiness, as his...

    27. March 11, 2015

      The Clinton emails: key questions

      Hillary Clinton held a rare news conference on Tuesday in a bid to quell mounting concerns over her use of a personal email...

    28. The World

      March 11, 2015

      EU parliament's biggest parties vote together

      There cannot be many legislatures in Europe where the largest political party and the second largest party are rivals, yet...

    29. March 9, 2015

      Republican letter takes aim at Iran talks

      Republicans in Congress stepped up their efforts on Monday to complicate nuclear negotiations with Iran, with 47 senators...

    30. March 8, 2015

      Hillary Clinton’s gathering storm

      For a while — four years in fact — it looked as though Hillary Clinton had put the past behind her. As America’s top...

    31. March 6, 2015

      Whiff of scandal dogs Hillary Clinton campaign hopes

      Amid rightwing groups screaming scandal, the media smelling blood and a watchdog describing her behaviour as “not...

    32. March 6, 2015

      California is too far out for politics

      The 2016 US presidential campaign is now well under way — with the donations flowing and the front pages frothing — but...

    33. March 4, 2015

      Hillary Clinton speech paves way for White House run

      Hillary Clinton said US economic gains were “real but fragile” and took swipes at corporations over executive pay and tax...

    34. March 4, 2015

      Future of US healthcare law hangs on a single phrase

      Since its passage in 2010, the healthcare reform law known as “Obamacare” has survived unwavering opposition from...

    35. March 4, 2015

      Netanyahu speech sparks partisan battle in Washington over Iran

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech on Iran has sparked a partisan political battle in Congress with leading Democrats...

    36. March 3, 2015

      Vote averts homeland security shutdown

      US Republican leaders have ended a crisis that exposed splits in their party by turning to Democrats to help pass a bill to...

    37. March 3, 2015

      Bibi’s misleading Congress clapometer

      If you measure Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance by the applause, his speech to the US Congress hit the mark. Judged by its...

    38. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Live: Netanyahu's speech to Congress

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 3 Mar 2015. Benjamin Netanyahu is making his third...

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