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  1. August 29, 2014

    Rick Perry’s indictment reveals the fallibility of US justice

    Texas governors are a local taste. Handsome, ebullient, lucky enough to govern an oil state in times of rocketing commodity...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Indictment imperils Rick Perry’s US presidential hopes

    Even after being detained for drunk driving, held in restraints and having her face covered with a “spit mask”, the chief...

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  1. Special report: Durban 2011 Review

    Nearly 200 nations gathered in the South African city of Durban to negotiate a success...
  2. The Future of Nafta

    Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
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  1. August 10, 2014

    A bold breed of Democrat has inverted Barack Obama’s mentality

    Faced with a choice between solving a problem and winning an issue, Barack Obama invariably opts for the former. The US...

  2. August 6, 2014

    US political funding debate switches to selection of judges

    The money-fuelled partisan divide in US politics is spreading into battles to control the selection of judges for top-level...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - What the markets are telling us about Japan. - Why more people in The Middle Kingdom need to read...

  4. August 5, 2014

    Forty years after Nixon and the talk of impeachment goes on

    Forty years ago this week Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US, an epochal event. He thereby staved off almost...

  5. August 4, 2014

    GE warns that closing ExIm Bank would hit US-Africa trade

    A US Congress decision to close the country’s Export-Import Bank would damage American companies trying to do business in...

  6. August 3, 2014

    Republicans must regain their foreign policy realism

    Which US party has taken America closest to Armageddon? The answer is the Democrats under John F Kennedy in the 1962 Cuban...

  7. August 1, 2014

    Obama denied funding to tackle child migrant influx

    US lawmakers were preparing to begin a five-week recess on Saturday having denied President Barack Obama any funding to...

  8. August 1, 2014

    A feeding frenzy on Facebook

    The Facebook feed has been filling with rage about Gaza. Well, my wife’s Facebook feed, to be precise. I long ago culled...

  9. August 1, 2014

    Congress passes infrastructure spending bill

    The US is on track to avoid a roads funding crisis after Congress passed an $11bn bill to replenish a highway construction...

  10. July 31, 2014

    Big bank funding advantage erodes, says report

    The largest US banks no longer enjoy the same funding advantage from a perception they are “too big to fail”, according to a...

  11. July 31, 2014

    Business warns on Republican lawsuit against Barack Obama

    US business groups fear that a Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama could backfire on them by accelerating...

  12. July 31, 2014

    Republican foreign policy debate

    It used to be said that the only foreign policy an ambitious Republican needed was a noun, a verb and 9/11. Now, apparently,...

  13. July 31, 2014

    Drug pricing: Bitter pill

    When delegates turned up for a big healthcare conference at New York’s plush Waldorf Astoria hotel in February, they were...

  14. July 31, 2014

    House backs Republican Obama lawsuit

    Republicans are preparing to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his executive authority...

  15. July 29, 2014

    Democrats fire new salvo at ‘corporate deserters’

    Democrats have launched the latest salvo in an increasingly politicised battle over corporate tax by proposing to tighten...

  16. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, with a gauge of Chinese shares in Hong Kong heading toward a bull market, while Treasuries and...

  17. July 24, 2014

    Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

    Barack Obama has lashed out at “corporate deserters” that leave the US to cut their tax bills as he made the boldest call...

  18. July 24, 2014

    Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

    Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for US vice-president in 2012, shifted away from budget warfare to a centre-right vision...

  19. July 22, 2014

    US warned of up to 25 groups eyeing foreign switch to cut tax

    Up to 25 more US companies are considering relocating overseas to cut their tax bills this year, a Democratic senator has...

  20. July 22, 2014

    The errors of conservatives obscure the case for trade

    Twenty years after Bill Clinton, former US president, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, its very name chills...

  21. July 22, 2014

    Republicans reach out to voters via Silicon Valley

    Michael Mayernick and his team have spent 24 hours hunkered down with pizza and energy drinks. The result is an app that...

  22. July 21, 2014

    US border crisis blurs immigration debate

    He has called himself “the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country”. But when Jose Antonio Vargas was...

  23. July 21, 2014

    Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

    Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

  24. July 20, 2014

    Republicans have reneged on their pact with business

    There was a time when the US Chamber of Commerce could snap its fingers and get the Republican party to dance. The corporate...

  25. July 18, 2014

    Rand Paul challenges Republican foreign policy ahead of 2016 poll

    Dick Cheney, still unrepentant about the Iraq war, called Barack Obama the “worst president” in his lifetime in multiple...

  26. July 8, 2014

    S&P warns of ExIm Bank risk for Boeing

    Dissolution of the US’s Export-Import Bank could have a “significant” long-term impact on Boeing, the commercial aircraft...

  27. July 7, 2014

    Child migrants to US likely to be deported

    Most of the child migrants from Central America surging to the US’s southern border are likely to be deported, the White...

  28. July 4, 2014

    Republican sympathy for migrants evaporates

    Nine months ago Darrell Issa, a Republican congressman, was working on a bill that would give undocumented immigrants...

  29. July 1, 2014

    Roads funding to be cut if no budget fix

    The Obama administration will start cutting road funding next month if Congress does not replenish an infrastructure fund,...

  30. June 30, 2014

    Obama looks to bypass Congress on immigration reform

    President Barack Obama vowed on Monday to bypass Congress and use his executive powers to reform the US immigration system...

  31. June 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court grants religious opt-out on contraception cover

    The US Supreme Court has sided with religious freedom advocates and dealt a blow to the Obama administration by ruling that...

  32. June 29, 2014

    Obama seeks $2bn for border security

    The White House will ask Congress for $2bn in emergency funds to tighten its southern border and secure support for changing...

  33. June 27, 2014

    Obituary: Former US senator Howard Baker dies aged 88

    Arguably the greatest question in modern American political history was asked during the Watergate hearings of 1973. It was,...

  34. June 25, 2014

    Republicans fight a civil war over export credit

    What is ExIm and what is all the fuss about? The Export-Import Bank of the United States. It was created by Franklin D....

  35. June 25, 2014

    Roosevelt-era bank faces Tea Party assault

    The government credit agency that has for decades helped US companies finance foreign sales has become caught up in a storm...

  36. June 25, 2014

    Mississippi Republican defeats Tea Party senate challenger

    The Republican establishment eked out a high-profile win over the Tea Party movement in Mississippi, as an incumbent US...

  37. June 24, 2014

    Export-Import Bank warns on loss of competitive edge

    The US Export-Import Bank is losing competitiveness against other countries as China ramps up export credit and developed...

  38. June 24, 2014

    Common sense on climate change

    Hank Paulson has more direct experience of failure in financial risk management than any other person on the planet. As the...

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