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      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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Getting the Germany argument right. - “In sum, it is highly likely that the Saudis are not crazy,...

    7. November 10, 2014

      Republicans signal demise of internet sales tax bill

      Bricks-and-mortar retailers have become the first US business group to be disappointed by Republicans since their midterm...

    8. November 9, 2014

      Obama vows to press ahead with immigration reform

      Immigration reform is developing into the first big clash between the White House and Republicans since a crushing electoral...

    9. November 9, 2014

      Republican rule could hold well past 2016

      After elections, politicians always profess to have heard the message sent by voters. In the wake of the Democrats’ big...

    10. November 8, 2014

      Obama picks low-profile Attorney-General

      President Barack Obama has nominated Loretta Lynch, a career prosecutor, as the next US Attorney-General to replace Eric...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Barack Obama pressed to include currency in Pacific trade deal

      The Obama administration faces pressure to include currency provisions in a new Pacific Rim trade pact, with Republicans and...

    12. November 7, 2014

      Green money loses billionaires’ battle in US elections

      The first big-money drive to inject climate change into US elections fell flat this week as a green-minded billionaire’s...

    13. November 6, 2014

      Midterm rational exuberance is not just for US Republicans

      The Republicans are feeling exuberant. But before they become too carried away about their victories in the US midterm...

    14. November 5, 2014

      Democrats fail to get out the vote

      Democratic efforts to persuade young people to vote in the 2014 midterm elections largely failed, leaving Americans aged 65...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Republicans to pressure Obama on pro-business reforms

      US midterm elections 2014 The newly elected Republican Congress will press US President Barack Obama to enact a sweeping...

    16. November 5, 2014

      Obama faces a serious test of his own relevancy

      Defining an electoral wave is about semantics. But the results do not lie. On Tuesday night Republicans took control of the...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Angry losers blame unpopular Obama

      US midterm elections 2014 The sweeping conservative victory in Tuesday’s elections delivered a severe rebuff to Barack...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      November 5, 2014

      Capitol support

      Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Building while it undergoes repairs in Washington, D.C.,...

    19. The World

      November 5, 2014

      The US elections - entertaining, but irrelevant

      American elections – even midterm elections – always offer great entertainment: eccentric candidates, whooping crowds,...

    20. November 5, 2014

      US voters back minimum wage rise

      Americans voted to raise the minimum wage and legalise marijuana in ballot initiatives in several states, advancing liberal...

    21. November 5, 2014

      Bell tolls for Obama ahead of 2016

      Make no mistake – the US electorate repudiated President Barack Obama on Tuesday. He will spend his final two years in...

    22. November 5, 2014

      Recriminations fly over Democrat defeat

      US midterm elections 2014 Recriminations immediately broke out among Democrats after Republicans recorded sweeping victories...

    23. November 4, 2014

      The permanent campaign rolls on to 2016

      As if she were the candidate herself, Hillary Clinton swept on to the stage last of all at Transylvania University in...

    24. November 4, 2014

      US midterms: what to watch for

      Barack Obama’s name is not on the ballot, but as Americans vote on Tuesday opinion polls say their choices will reflect...

    25. November 3, 2014

      Republicans seek a chance to govern

      Republicans plan an immediate push to liberalise US energy exports, secure international trade deals, and loosen constraints...

    26. November 3, 2014

      Mood of gloom set to temper any Republican midterm success

      The US economy is growing at its fastest rate in a decade ahead of Tuesday’s congressional elections, the kind of uptick...

    27. November 3, 2014

      Democrats pay for damage control

      Democrats have devoted five times as many resources to defending their own Senate and House seats this year as they have...

    28. November 2, 2014

      Unpredictable midterms show the limits of election forecasting

      Tuesday will be a night of gloom or glory for US politicians, depending on whether they win or lose midterm congressional...

    29. November 2, 2014

      Obama’s energy past hurts Democrats in midterms

      President Barack Obama’s environmental policies are boosting Republicans’ chances of winning the Senate as the party attacks...

    30. October 31, 2014

      A Carter looks to a new political dynasty

      The surname Carter may have become a political insult in Washington following a presidency characterised by the word...

    31. October 31, 2014

      Democrats make last stand in Georgia

      Across the corridor from a branch of Foot Locker and a shop called Susan’s Wigs, the improvised polling station at the South...

    32. October 30, 2014

      US billionaires uncommonly good at beating campaign money rules

      Double-speak is usually associated with totalitarian states, but few countries could match the suppleness of language...

    33. October 29, 2014

      US election will be won at the letterbox

      Nearly one in three American voters are expected to cast their ballots early in the US midterm elections as Democratic state...

    34. October 29, 2014

      State polls are referendum on economy

      Wisconsin and Minnesota share a border, have winters that seem to last half the year and are nearly identical...

    35. October 28, 2014

      Fracking: In the path of the ‘shale gale’

      The oil company had hoped that by taking only written questions from the residents, it could keep a lid on their emotions....

    36. October 27, 2014

      Republicans look to lock up the House

      With a week to go before elections, Republicans are on track to win one of the largest majorities in the House of...

    37. October 27, 2014

      Ronald Reagan’s career-making speech still shines 50 years on

      What were the great turning points of the cold war? You could make a case that one was 50 years ago on Monday when Ronald...

    38. October 26, 2014

      Obamacare’s drip-fed success

      Until recently it was seen as the political equivalent of Ebola. Yet President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – known to...

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