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  1. April 16, 2014

    A textbook case of culture wars in Texas schools

    The growth of America’s Hispanic population has opened a new chapter in the country’s classroom culture wars as a dispute...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Last chance for US immigration reform

    Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, hit the right note earlier this month by stating that it was an “act of love” to...

  3. April 11, 2014

    A push for Bush in 2016 is dangerous for Republicans

    The strangest advertisements in recent US political history may have been a set of billboards that appeared in early 2010....

  4. April 11, 2014

    Kathleen Sebelius to resign as US health secretary

    Kathleen Sebelius, the US health secretary, is preparing to resign having overseen the disastrous rollout of President...

  5. April 9, 2014

    Transatlantic trade deal draws public scepticism

    US and EU officials are struggling to gain public backing for the goals of a large transatlantic trade deal – with Americans...

  6. April 9, 2014

    Clinton and Bush face common hurdles in any presidential race

    At least one person is likely to welcome Jeb Bush to the 2016 US presidential race should he be the Republican candidate:...

  7. April 2, 2014

    The lasting legacy of Obamacare

    Amid deep scepticism, President Barack Obama’s administration this week achieved its target of signing up 7m people on its...

  8. April 2, 2014

    US Supreme Court strikes down donation limits

    The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for more money to flow into US politics, striking down as unconstitutional limits...

  9. April 1, 2014

    Republicans plan balanced budget in 10 years

    Congressional Republicans laid out a fresh blueprint to balance the US federal budget within 10 years through sweeping...

  10. April 1, 2014

    Caterpillar probe shifts focus to US tax code

    US Republicans used an investigation into Caterpillar’s tax strategy on Tuesday to highlight problems with US corporate tax...

  11. March 30, 2014

    America’s democracy is fit for the 1%

    Is inequality bad for US democracy? Not according to the US Supreme Court. In the next few weeks America’s apex court is...

  12. March 28, 2014

    Surge in Obamacare enrolments to 6m may come too late

    In between an audience with Pope Francis, a meeting with Italian leaders and a tour of the Colosseum, President Barack Obama...

  13. March 26, 2014

    Democrat bill aims to expand tax credit for poor

    Senate Democrats unveiled a bill to expand a popular tax credit for the working poor while scrapping two large business tax...

  14. March 25, 2014

    Democrats drop demand linking Ukraine aid to IMF reform

    Senate Democrats dropped their demand that reform of the International Monetary Fund be included as part of a bill...

  15. March 23, 2014

    The strange revival of Republican America

    For years people have predicted the Republican party’s demise. The decline of whites as a share of the US population and the...

  16. March 21, 2014

    Another outbreak of Blair Disease

    At a reception recently I met the former president of a small post-communist country. I know that’s what he was because he...

  17. March 17, 2014

    America’s cavalier stance on the IMF

    When people fret that the US is becoming a reluctant superpower, they do not normally think of the International Monetary...

  18. March 16, 2014

    Crimea vote adds twist to US spat on IMF

    The Crimean referendum will increase the urgency for the US Congress to approve America’s aid package for Ukraine, which is...

  19. March 16, 2014

    US austerity holds municipal bonds hostage

    Government austerity is helping fuel a fragile recovery for long-suffering US municipal bond investments, but analysts say...

  20. March 14, 2014

    Calls for Barack Obama to slow US deportation

    The Obama administration is close to deporting its two-millionth immigrant and faces growing calls to slow down the...

  21. March 13, 2014

    Senate deal will extend jobless benefits

    A bipartisan group of senators struck a deal to extend jobless benefits for more than 2m of America’s long-term unemployed,...

  22. March 12, 2014

    CIA row reopens ‘war on terror’ wounds

    A fortnight before he took office in 2009, Barack Obama indicated that he did not plan to prosecute officials at the Central...

  23. March 12, 2014

    US Congress dealmakers key to housing reform

    Housing finance reform has been one area in which Republicans and Democrats have been able to work together, raising hopes...

  24. March 12, 2014

    Obamacare opponent wins special election in Florida

    A Republican who railed against Barack Obama’s healthcare reform won a special election in Florida on Tuesday that was a...

  25. March 9, 2014

    Buyout world likely to dodge tax rise

    Ever since the buyout boom of 2007 and Blackstone chief executive Steve Schwarzman’s lavish $3m 60th birthday party,...

  26. March 9, 2014

    Obama urged to ‘send a message’ to Putin with US energy exports

    Republicans are challenging Barack Obama to use America’s burgeoning energy production to stand up to Russia by calling on...

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    March 7, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Asia ending wobbly week on firmer footing | Week that began with a global shift from risky assets is poised...

  28. March 6, 2014

    Homegrown perils for Obama in Ukraine crisis

    The first week of the Ukraine crisis has produced a wave of Republican criticism alleging that Barack Obama’s “weak” foreign...

  29. March 6, 2014

    US gas boom could be geopolitical weapon

    Booming US oil and gas production has been portrayed as a bounty that will boost America’s energy independence, but the...

  30. March 5, 2014

    A budget for the stump, not the Hill

    Rarely has a US president’s budget elicited as little interest as Barack Obama’s latest proposal. And rarely has it so...

  31. March 4, 2014

    Obama aims to rally Democrats with $3.9tn US budget

    President Barack Obama has laid out a $3.9tn budget that slashed tax breaks for the wealthiest households and businesses to...

  32. March 3, 2014

    Dave Camp tax plan cuts through web of US interests

    The reaction from Wall Street lobby groups was swift and fierce, just a few hours after Dave Camp, the top Republican tax...

  33. March 2, 2014

    Republican hopes for vote victory mask presidential poll fears

    Since Barack Obama won the White House in 2008, the conventional narrative about the Republicans has had a single main...

  34. February 28, 2014

    Obama seeks poll dividend from wage fight

    Just four city blocks divides the White House from the part-time workers in the Gap store on Washington’s Connecticut...

  35. February 26, 2014

    Arizona governor vetoes bill seen as anti-gay

    The Republican governor of Arizona has vetoed a controversial bill viewed as anti-gay after it triggered fierce criticism...

  36. February 26, 2014

    Republican tax plan splits corporate US

    The top US Republican tax-writer on Wednesday unveiled a far-reaching plan to boost the world’s largest economy through an...

  37. February 25, 2014

    Republican tax plan aims at biggest banks

    The main Republican tax-writer in Congress is set to propose a levy on the assets of large banks as part of the most...

  38. February 23, 2014

    RIP Obama’s stimulus: funeral for a policy success

    Five years after Barack Obama helped to prevent a Great Depression, his $830bn stimulus is unloved and misunderstood....

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