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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. May 20, 2015

      Battle for Export-Import Bank signals Republican trade tensions

      Jeb Hensarling is a man of moral clarity with a simple target. To hear the Texan tell it, the US Export-Import Bank is an...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Los Angeles boosts fight on minimum wage

      Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the US to embrace a movement to raise minimum wages, when its city council...

    5. May 19, 2015

      Clinton tries to draw line under email saga

      Hillary Clinton has urged the state department to quickly release emails she sent from a personal account during her tenure...

    6. May 19, 2015

      Regulators warn of cyber threat to financial stability

      US regulators are increasingly concerned about the threat that cyber attacks pose to financial stability after assaults on...

    7. May 19, 2015

      Democratic bill eases small bank rules

      Democrats have set up a showdown with Republicans over financial reforms by unveiling a rival bill that spurns huge chunks...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Republicans must court Latino voters to win White House

      As former vice-president Dick Cheney prepared to address a Republican congressional dinner in March, a group of Latinos...

    9. May 17, 2015

      The ghosts of Iraq future

      You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. When it comes to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Leon...

    10. May 15, 2015

      Jerry Brown’s middle way is California’s path to recovery

      Six years ago, California was paying bills with IOUs and facing a yawning budget shortfall. Today, revenue is surging and...

    11. May 14, 2015

      Senate deal puts Obama trade plan back on track

      Republicans and pro-trade Democrats voted to open debate on crucial trade legislation on Thursday, deflecting an attempt to...

    12. May 14, 2015

      Democrats raise the roof over mortgages

      US lawmakers are returning to battle over lax mortgage lending as Democrats and their allies say Republicans want to let...

    13. May 13, 2015

      Rubio vows tough stance on China

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican running for president, on Wednesday vowed to restore a “moral clarity” to US...

    14. May 13, 2015

      Senate compromise gives Obama ‘fair’ Pacific trade deal

      Less than a day after delivering a firm rebuke to President Barack Obama over the trade legislation he needs to seal a...

    15. May 12, 2015

      Democrats knock back Obama trade push

      Senate Democrats handed US President Barack Obama a major rebuke on Tuesday, blocking a bill granting him the congressional...

    16. May 12, 2015

      Partisan rancour hits US bank bill

      The launch of the most serious attempt at financial reform since the Dodd-Frank act quickly descended into partisan...

    17. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    18. May 12, 2015

      US Federal Reserve faces heightened scrutiny from Congress

      The US Federal Reserve would be forced to explain its monetary policy decisions to Congress in unprecedented detail under a...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Republicans hail Congress budget plan

      The US Congress has approved a budget plan that includes a measure designed to help the Republican-controlled legislature...

    20. May 5, 2015

      Huckabee joins 2016 race for White House

      Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and guitar-strumming Baptist preacher, has entered the 2016 race for the White...

    21. May 4, 2015

      Carly Fiorina joins 2016 presidential race

      Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, became the second woman to enter the 2016 presidential race,...

    22. May 3, 2015

      Global insurers should be supervised at scale

      As Warren Buffett hosted the jolly 50th anniversary shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska, this...

    23. May 3, 2015

      Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote

      The top Republican lawmaker on trade has called for US President Barack Obama to work even harder to build support among...

    24. April 30, 2015

      Independent Bernie Sanders joins White House race

      Independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he will run for president as a Democrat, promising to fight...

    25. April 28, 2015

      Republicans attack new global insurance rules

      Global insurance rules face a revolt in the US as Republicans spearhead complaints that international regulators who they...

    26. April 27, 2015

      White House hopefuls court billionaires

      As Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, wined and dined supporters at a swanky Miami hotel this weekend, his brother...

    27. April 23, 2015

      Republicans want a bumper sticker world

      On one thing everyone lining up for next year’s US presidential race can agree. Barack Obama has led from behind on the...

    28. April 22, 2015

      US hawk John Bolton ponders whether to go for big prey in 2016

      He’s back. Still courting controversy. Still loving regime change. With the American presidential election season looming,...

    29. April 22, 2015

      Jeb Bush plans to rewrite fundraising rule book

      Even before Jeb Bush enters the 2016 White House race, the Republican former governor of Florida is raising eyebrows about...

    30. April 21, 2015

      Senate compromise clears path for Lynch

      The US Senate is set to move forward with its stalled vote on Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney-general,...

    31. April 21, 2015

      US Republican activists to help Tories in UK marginal seats

      A group of young US Republican party activists will travel to the UK to help the Conservative general election campaign in a...

    32. April 20, 2015

      Senator plans bill to lift US oil export ban

      The US Senate’s leading advocate for a repeal of America’s longstanding ban on oil exports plans to introduce a bill this...

    33. April 20, 2015

      Republican hopefuls find deep pockets for most expensive campaign

      Al Cardenas, one of the most influential men in Republican circles in Florida, was attending a political event in January at...

    34. April 19, 2015

      GE executive seeks renewal of funding for Export-Import Bank

      The US risks compounding the mistake it made by not joining a new China-backed Asian infrastructure bank if Republicans in...

    35. April 14, 2015

      Marco Rubio’s strengths and weaknesses

      Marco Rubio, a charismatic Cuban-American senator from Florida, on Monday fired the starting pistol on his campaign to...

    36. April 13, 2015

      Rubio paints 2016 as generational choice

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican, on Monday painted his campaign to become the first Hispanic occupant of the...

    37. April 13, 2015

      GOP unleashes anti-Clinton offensive

      In the lead-up to to Hillary Clinton’slong-awaited announcement that she is running for president, potential Republican...

    38. April 13, 2015

      Rubio-Bush battle puts spotlight on the sunshine state

      Sipping a beer in a Miami bar nicknamed “The Rat”, Jessica Fernandez is fired up for a political fight that is sparking...

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