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      US Republicans: Only the brave can afford to snub Donald Trump

      At the height of the Watergate scandal, Republicans found themselves facing an unenviable dilemma: whether to break...

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    1. 5 hours ago

      Republican grandees signal bigger battle for Donald Trump

      The day after Donald Trump abandoned his stance on accepting campaign donations, Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino...

    2. 14 hours ago

      Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson endorses Donald Trump for president

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    3. May 5, 2016

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      This year investors have grappled with a plethora of global mysteries: Brexit, war in the Middle East, negative...

    4. May 5, 2016

      Puerto Rico’s looming Katrina-style disaster

      If Puerto Rico were a US state, or an independent sovereign, it would long since have declared bankruptcy. Instead, the...

    5. May 5, 2016

      Bush family refuses to back Trump

      The two living Republican presidents have made clear they will not support Donald Trump as the property mogul seeks to...

    6. May 5, 2016

      Donald Trump would tear up the Pax Americana

      You hear two things about the US in national capitals around the world. The first is that America is no longer the...

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      May 5, 2016

      White House Countdown - And then there were three

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. “If I get elected president, head out tomorrow and buy a seatbelt...

    8. May 4, 2016

      US business alarmed by Donald Trump’s rise

      Donald Trump’s emergence as the presumptive nominee of the traditional party of business has left uneasy companies...

    9. May 4, 2016

      Clinton and Trump prepare for ugly election battle

      Over the course of the Democratic primary campaign, Bernie Sanders has repeatedly attacked Hillary Clinton on her...

    10. May 4, 2016

      Trump and the future of American leadership

      Throughout the US presidential primaries, many in the media have been tempted to treat the relentless rise of Donald...

    11. May 4, 2016

      How Trump won the nomination

      The crowning moment of this year’s remarkable Republican race was not expected to occur in Indiana. In fact, it was...

    12. May 4, 2016

      Battle lines drawn as Trump turns to face Clinton

      Minutes after taking the stage at Trump Tower in New York after knocking Ted Cruz out of the Republican race in...

    13. May 4, 2016

      How Ted Cruz dropped the ball in his bid for the White House

      When Ted Cruz became the first Republican to run for president 14 months ago, no one would have guessed that the man...

    14. May 4, 2016

      Donald Trump looks to White House as Ted Cruz quits

      Trump victory as Cruz quits White House run Donald Trump has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee,...

    15. May 4, 2016

      Donald versus Hillary — the fight begins

      American politics will never be the same again. Less than eleven months ago, Donald Trump launched his presidential...

    16. The World

      May 3, 2016

      White House Countdown - Conspiracy theory

      Polls in Indiana close at 6pm and 7pm depending on where you live in the state. Ted Cruz will be hoping that the...

    17. The World

      May 2, 2016

      White House Countdown - All hail Cruzifer

      Ted Cruz is a world-class debater. But he met his match in Marion, Indiana when he engaged a Donald Trump fan who said...

    18. May 2, 2016

      Ted Cruz’s tax plan can unshackle America

      There are two basic and opposed views of economics. One, espoused by the administration in Washington DC, holds that...

    19. May 1, 2016

      Donald Trump’s war with best and brightest

      Intellectuals crave doctrines. The tidier the formula, the easier it is to make sense of that messy world out there. In...

    20. April 30, 2016

      US election: Money can’t buy you power

      Money may well be the root of all evil in American politics, but it is a curious, and very satisfying, fact that a lot...

    21. The World

      April 29, 2016

      White House Countdown - Lucifer

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. John Boehner has been out of the spotlight since he was ousted as...

    22. April 28, 2016

      Donald Trump’s new foreign policy is repackaged isolationism

      If Donald Rumsfeld brought “known unknowns” to the foreign policy lexicon, Donald Trump plans to deal with threats from...

    23. April 28, 2016

      US election: Can Hill thrill after you’ve felt the Bern?

      Surrounded by hundreds of smiling supporters waving ‘H’ signs and American flags, Hillary Clinton took the stage at the...

    24. April 28, 2016

      Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mate in last-ditch move

      Ted Cruz took the unorthodox step of naming Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, as his running mate, less...

    25. April 27, 2016

      Trump pledges to ‘shake the rust’ off US foreign policy

      Donald Trump, the clear frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, outlined his vision for the US role in...

    26. April 27, 2016

      Trump targets Clinton after both triumph

      After crushing their rivals in the five eastern states that voted on Tuesday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gave...

    27. April 27, 2016

      Ted Cruz is no help to the Brexit campaign

      Are US Democrats siding with “Bremain” and Republicans backing Brexit? That is the gist of the Eurosceptic reaction to...

    28. April 27, 2016

      Donald Trump crushes rivals in northeast primaries

      Donald Trump swept all of the five Republican primary races on Tuesday, securing big wins that boosted his chances of...

    29. The World

      April 26, 2016

      White House Countdown - All aboard the Acela Express

      Sign up for our daily US politics email here. The race for the White House has moved to the northeast with five states...

    30. April 26, 2016

      FT explainer: What is a contested convention?

      Unless Donald Trump sweeps most of the Republican primaries by June 7, when the party’s race ends, chances are high...

    31. April 26, 2016

      A moment of truth for divided Republicans

      Republican attempts to halt Donald Trump’s advance have so far come to naught. The latest one — a loose non-aggression...

    32. The World

      April 25, 2016

      White House Countdown - Food fight

      Sign up for our daily US politics email here. Some pacts last forever. Others can barely make it through 24 hours....

    33. April 25, 2016

      Trump slams Cruz-Kasich alliance

      Donald Trump has poured scorn on his Republican presidential rivals after Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced they were...

    34. April 25, 2016

      Ted Cruz and John Kasich team up to block Donald Trump

      Ted Cruz and John Kasich will co-ordinate their campaigns in several upcoming primary races in an effort to maximise...

    35. April 24, 2016

      The coming US Hispanic backlash

      What do we want? Donald Trump asks his crowds. “A wall!” they reply. Who is going to pay for it? “Mexico!” Now, here is...

    36. April 24, 2016

      Rural decline fuels Trump's rise in Pennsylvania

      After months of agonised wavering over production cuts, Kevin Bachman finally received word in February that he was...

    37. April 22, 2016

      Trump: Showman tries out for lead role

      It did not take long for Donald Trump to start complaining. Only months after the NBC television network replaced rival...

    38. April 22, 2016

      New revolutionaries generate much heat but little action

      At a low point in their romance, Alvy Singer (aka Woody Allen) says to Annie Hall: “A relationship, I think, is like a...

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