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    1. 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 White...

    2. July 2, 2015

      Tom Steyer challenges David Koch on climate change stance

      Tom Steyer, the hedge fund founder bankrolling a campaign for action to curb global warming, called on Republican mega-donor...

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    1. July 1, 2015

      Fires at black US churches raise race fears

      Seven black churches in southern US states have gone up in flames in the two weeks since a white supremacist allegedly...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Jeb Bush cashes in on family’s fundraising network

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor running for president, has tapped into his family’s fundraising network by...

    3. June 30, 2015

      Chris Christie enters crowded race for White House

      Chris Christie, the two-term governor of New Jersey, said he was ready to bring his abrasive style and willingness to fight...

    4. June 30, 2015

      Question & Answer: Chris Christie’s White House run

      Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, will launch his long-awaited presidential campaign on Tuesday at the New Jersey...

    5. June 29, 2015

      Supreme Court tells EPA to consider industry costs

      Business groups won a key victory at the US Supreme Court as it ruled that the Obama administration should have considered...

    6. June 26, 2015

      Republicans wrestle with same-sex marriage

      James Bowman, 20, says he knew he was a Republican before he was even in his teens. Growing up in midwestern US state of...

    7. June 24, 2015

      Bobby Jindal brings Republican 2016 field to 13

      The race for the Republican presidential nomination grew to 13 contenders on Wednesday when Bobby Jindal, the governor of...

    8. June 23, 2015

      Southerners silenced too long by symbolism of Confederate flag

      When I was growing up in Georgia in the 1970s and 80s, the Confederate battle flag was part of the visual and cultural...

    9. 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...

    10. June 22, 2015

      States rattled as ruling looms on Obama healthcare reforms

      Deep in southwest Georgia, where peeling verandas, peanut farms and watermelon stands dot the weathered landscape, President...

    11. June 21, 2015

      Republicans wary on ‘Confederate’ battle

      Charleston church shooting kills 9 Republican presidential candidates have delicately danced around questions over whether...

    12. June 19, 2015

      US faces gun stand-off after Charleston

      The front page of Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper on Thursday ran a banner headline that read “Church attack kills...

    13. 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 free...

    14. June 17, 2015

      Jeb Bush’s fantasyland of 4 per cent growth

      Judged on the politics, the goal announced by Jeb Bush of 4 per cent US growth has some merit. It contrasts with Hillary...

    15. June 16, 2015

      Obama wins more time over trade fight

      US lawmakers on Tuesday voted to give themselves and Barack Obama an extra six weeks to find a solution to an impasse on...

    16. June 16, 2015

      Donald Trump launches own job audition for White House

      Donald Trump, the flamboyant real estate mogul and star of The Apprentice, launched his own audition for the White House...

    17. 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 another...

    18. 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 America...

    19. 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 for...

    20. 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 negotiating...

    21. 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 address...

    22. June 12, 2015

      US probes Infosys and Tata Consultancy over H1-B visas

      The US government is investigating Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, two leaders of the Indian IT outsourcing industry,...

    23. June 9, 2015

      Dennis Hastert pleads not guilty to lying to FBI

      Dennis Hastert, former speaker of the US House of Representatives, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to...

    24. June 9, 2015

      Obama moves to convince sceptical public on healthcare overhaul

      President Barack Obama tried to convince a still sceptical public that his healthcare overhaul has transformed access to...

    25. 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, US...

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      June 5, 2015

      Further Reading

      Elsewhere on Friday… - Combined stimulus! The time for one armed policy is over - The not so secret Trade in Services...

    27. June 4, 2015

      Rick Perry launches bid for White House

      Rick Perry, the former Texas governor whose 2012 presidential campaign ended up as fodder for Jon Stewart and late-night...

    28. June 2, 2015

      Rand Paul’s stand against the US surveillance state

      Rand Paul would like to be seen as a David taking on the Goliath of the US surveillance state. The Kentucky senator’s...

    29. June 1, 2015

      NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

      Moments after Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican running for president, launched an attack on the NSA spying programme in...

    30. May 31, 2015

      National Security Agency loses tools for phone spying 

      Sweeping surveillance powers including the mass collection of telephone data have been brought to an abrupt halt after the...

    31. May 29, 2015

      Crowded Republican field as candidates eye lucrative future

      When Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, and George Pataki, a former New York governor, this week joined the...

    32. May 29, 2015

      Ex-House speaker charged on lying to FBI

      Dennis Hastert, former speaker of the US House of Representatives, was charged on Thursday with structuring bank withdrawals...

    33. May 27, 2015

      DoJ asked to probe legality of Bush fundraising

      Campaign finance watchdog groups have asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether Jeb Bush, the former Florida...

    34. May 27, 2015

      Court puts Obama immigration plan on hold

      President Barack Obama suffered a significant blow in his efforts to overhaul immigration policy after a court ruled that...

    35. May 23, 2015

      US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

      The US Senate voted on Friday to give President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to complete the largest...

    36. May 21, 2015

      Dodd-Frank Senate reform tussle ends in stalemate

      Republicans and Democrats failed to find common ground on revising post-crisis financial reforms at a crucial meeting on...

    37. May 21, 2015

      US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

      The US Senate took Barack Obama a step closer to an important win on trade on Thursday, skirting in a dramatic vote another...

    38. May 20, 2015

      Rand Paul launches bid to block NSA surveillance programme

      The simmering dispute among Republicans about the National Security Agency burst into the open on Wednesday afternoon when...

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