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      Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

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    1. 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...

    2. November 23, 2014

      Washington’s two foreign policies

      By tradition Capitol Hill often plays bad cop to the White House’s good cop on the world stage. Congress threatens something...

    3. November 22, 2014

      Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

      A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Friday that Obama administration officials did not deliberately...

    4. November 21, 2014

      Obama warns against clash on immigration

      President Barack Obama warned Republicans against letting conflict over his action on immigration become a “deal breaker” on...

    5. November 21, 2014

      Republican aspirants’ immigration outrage

      President Barack Obama’s planned reform of immigration rules has reignited an issue likely to roil the 2016 presidential...

    6. November 21, 2014

      Obama hits Las Vegas to drum up support for immigration overhaul

      Less than five miles from Del Sol High School in Las Vegas lie the bright lights of “The Strip”, the Sin City gambling mecca...

    7. 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...

    8. November 20, 2014

      Obama to shield 5m from deportation risk

      President Barack Obama has unveiled the biggest changes to the US immigration system in decades, removing the threat of...

    9. November 20, 2014

      Timeline: US immigration showdown

      President Barack Obama is set to unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system, setting up a showdown with Republicans...

    10. November 20, 2014

      Obama set to bring more than 4m unauthorised workers out of shadows

      President Barack Obama will shake up the labour market by taking the most sweeping executive action on immigration in modern...

    11. November 20, 2014

      Obama set for US immigration showdown

      When President Barack Obama confirmed he would push ahead with long-awaited plans to overhaul the US immigration system, he...

    12. 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...

    13. November 19, 2014

      Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

      President Barack Obama will unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system in a televised address to the nation on...

    14. November 19, 2014

      US Republicans face NSA dilemma

      Republican senators have blocked a bill to overhaul the National Security Agency that was supported by the White House, but...

    15. November 19, 2014

      Keystone pipeline vote fails in US Senate

      A cross-party push for the $7bn Keystone XL oil pipeline failed on Tuesday as lawmakers seeking to press President Barack...

    16. 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...

    17. November 16, 2014

      An unholy alliance against school reform

      Arne Duncan, the US education secretary, put his foot in it last year when he blamed swelling opposition to schools testing...

    18. November 16, 2014

      Healthcare market opens with few hitches

      The Obama administration’s healthcare marketplace opened without a major hitch at the weekend, avoiding the website crashes...

    19. 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...

    20. November 14, 2014

      Politics: can sensible be sexy?

      This week Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida (and second son of George Bush), has been discreetly pressing the flesh...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. November 11, 2014

      An unethical bet in the climate casino

      The Republican victory in the midterm elections was a triumph for its strategy of sustained vilification of the president...

    24. 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...

    25. November 10, 2014

      Peabody sees reprieve from US carbon cuts push

      The Republican party’s victory in US congressional elections last week has raised industry hopes for a rollback of the Obama...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. November 7, 2014

      Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obama healthcare law

      President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform is heading back to the US Supreme Court, which agreed to hear a...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. November 7, 2014

      Castrated pigs and the US body politic

      As election night 2014 dragged into the wee small hours of the morning, I found myself scratching my head. Why, I wondered,...

    33. November 6, 2014

      President and Republican vows to co-operate face test

      Barack Obama and the newly victorious Republican leadership in Congress have both pledged to seek common ground in a...

    34. November 6, 2014

      Empowered Republicans wary of Iran talks

      As US officials prepare for last-ditch talks this weekend over a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration will soon...

    35. 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...

    36. November 6, 2014

      US midterm elections 2014: Republicans go into Cruz control

      One of the reasons the Republicans did so well in Tuesday’s US midterm elections is that they kept their own crazies off the...

    37. November 6, 2014

      Obama seeks $6.2bn to battle Ebola

      WASHINGTON/UN – President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2bn in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its...

    38. 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...

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