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    ExIm Bank reprieve passed with Syria funding

    A US government bank that conservative Republicans had sought to shut down will survive until at least the middle of next...

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  1. September 17, 2014

    Obama’s battle with immigration reform

    For almost six years President Barack Obama has tried and failed to persuade Capitol Hill to enact immigration reform. Now...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Tax doubts dampen hiring by US companies

    US chief executives see little chance of Congress reforming the country’s tax system after November’s midterm elections,...

  3. September 15, 2014

    Technology drives US midterms battle for small donors

    A non-profit organisation pulling in donations averaging just $28 a time has become one of the Democratic Party’s most...

  4. September 15, 2014

    Hispanics turn on Democrats over delay

    Democratic candidates who President Barack Obama sought to help in November’s elections by delaying changes to immigration...

  5. September 14, 2014

    Hopes of a bipartisan deal on US tax inversions fade

    Hopes of forging a near-term bipartisan consensus to curb tax-driven takeovers by US companies have faded, with aides...

  6. September 12, 2014

    The billionaires bending American politics to their will

    The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

  7. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

    In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

  8. September 8, 2014

    Lew says tax inverters threaten US budget

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has warned that recent cuts to the US’s $492bn budget deficit are being put at risk by...

  9. September 7, 2014

    Obama aims to clarify reforms on immigration

    Barack Obama has admitted he must convince the public of the need for immigration reform after abruptly delaying the most...

  10. September 6, 2014

    Obama delays immigration action

    Barack Obama has delayed until after November’s midterm elections his plans for one of the most far-reaching changes in US...

  11. September 4, 2014

    US midterms: At arm’s length

    The Reverend William Barber II leans on his cane outside of the North Carolina state house on a wilting summer afternoon,...

  12. September 4, 2014

    US lawmakers near deal to spare export bank

    US lawmakers are closing in on a compromise that would temporarily extend the life of a business-friendly federal credit...

  13. September 3, 2014

    America’s midterms will not break the deadlock

    The US capitol is gripped by dysfunction. Republican hostility towards President Barack Obama is obstructing progress on...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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