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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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....

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. June 20, 2014

    Tea Party eyes next scalp in Mississippi

    Mississippi rebellion One hundred and fifty fired-up Mississippi conservatives had recited the pledge of allegiance, given a...

  20. June 19, 2014

    Scalise wins role to unify Republicans

    A staunch conservative from Louisiana was elected to the third most powerful position in the US House of Representatives on...

  21. June 17, 2014

    US captures suspected ringleader of attack on Benghazi consulate

    The US said on Tuesday it had captured the suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on its consulate in Benghazi in which...

  22. June 13, 2014

    Culpeper rubs salt into Cantor wounds

    West Jacobs is with his buddies at the local diner on the corner of Main Street, Culpeper, getting through a breakfast of...

  23. June 13, 2014

    Brat reconnects Republicans with an angry electorate

    The failure of Republican congressman Eric Cantor to win a party primary in his own Virginia district has shattered many...

  24. June 13, 2014

    Washington debate over Iraq crisis could define next election

    Hillary Clinton’s new book on her time as US secretary of state is organised by geography: there are chapters on China,...

  25. June 12, 2014

    Moderate McCarthy emerges as favourite for House majority leader

    Kevin McCarthy, a senior California Republican close to the party’s establishment, has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed...

  26. June 12, 2014

    The Tea Party’s triumphant return

    The Tea Party is back, with menace. Congressman Eric Cantor’s shock defeat in a Republican primary is as close to an...

  27. June 12, 2014

    Eric Cantor’s defeat is a shaft of light in dark political times

    These had not been the best of times in America. A seemingly endless round of shootings in public places – schools,...

  28. June 11, 2014

    Cantor’s Tea Party defeat stuns Washington

    Eric Cantor has resigned his leadership post in the US House of Representatives after his shock defeat in the Republican...

  29. June 11, 2014

    The Republican trap that defeated Eric Cantor

    Since the rise of the Tea Party, Republican incumbents in the House of Representatives have faced a basic political...

  30. June 11, 2014

    Lew calls for reforms amid gridlock

    The paralysis of Washington economic policy was palpable on Wednesday as US Treasury secretary Jack Lew set out an ambitious...

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    June 11, 2014

    Why Eric Cantor lost

    So much for the death of the Tea Party. Last night House Majority leader Eric Cantor defied the predictions of data whizzes...

  32. June 11, 2014

    Top Republican is beaten in primary

    Weeks after the Tea Party was largely written off as a force within Republican primaries ahead of the November US...

  33. June 4, 2014

    Mississippi Republican primary too close to call

    The fiercest US election contest this year between a Tea Party candidate and the Republican establishment remained undecided...

  34. June 3, 2014

    Change in the weather for Obama legacy

    In America’s coal country – centred in Appalachia and stretches of the Mountain West – Barack Obama has come to represent...

  35. June 3, 2014

    Obama faces growing backlash over US soldier release

    President Barack Obama faces a growing backlash over the release of an American soldier captured by the Taliban as...

  36. June 3, 2014

    Climate a toxic topic for Republicans

    US carbon emission rules Weeks before Barack Obama launched his administration’s most ambitious plan to cut carbon...

  37. June 2, 2014

    US climate change plan focuses on public health

    The Obama administration’s new plan to curb climate pollution “is not just about disappearing polar bears”, Gina McCarthy...

  38. June 2, 2014

    Obama proposes biggest ever US push for carbon cuts

    US carbon emission rules The Obama administration has launched the most ambitious plan to combat climate change in US...

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