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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. April 9, 2015

      Rand Paul’s libertarian policy is casualty of Republican war

      Rand Paul became a serious presidential candidate two years ago with a 13-hour filibuster slamming US drone policy that won...

    12. April 7, 2015

      Stand with Rand or fall with Paul?

      Whatever else that can be said about Rand Paul, he knows how to attract the eyeballs. The Kentucky senator’s chances of...

    13. April 7, 2015

      Rand Paul tests appeal of libertarian message

      Rand Paul, the libertarian Kentucky senator, opened his campaign for the White House on a platform that criticised both...

    14. April 7, 2015

      Wall Street wary of ‘audit the Fed’ campaign

      Wall Street banks are recoiling at a Republican push to subject the Federal Reserve to greater congressional oversight as...

    15. April 7, 2015

      Rand Paul pins his presidential hopes on America’s youth

      Rand Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, said he would run for the White House, promising to return the US “to the...

    16. April 5, 2015

      Obama defends ‘once in a lifetime’ Iranian nuclear deal

      President Barack Obama stepped up his efforts to sell a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a "once in a lifetime"...

    17. April 3, 2015

      Terminator takes aim in US culture wars

      Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former California governor, took up arms in the US culture wars on Friday by expressing concern...

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      April 3, 2015

      Oil prices — where next, after the Iran deal?

        The provisional agreement to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions led to another fall in oil prices on Friday as the market...

    19. April 3, 2015

      Obama faces hostile US Congress after compromise with Iran

      Barack Obama is taking the defining gamble of his presidency as he seeks to nail down a “historic” nuclear agreement with an...

    20. April 2, 2015

      Indiana and Arkansas amend religious laws

      Indiana and Arkansas have passed bills to allay concerns that a controversial religious freedom law could allow companies to...

    21. April 1, 2015

      US corporate backlash hits religious freedom bills

      Arkansas and Indiana have been forced to reconsider controversial “religious freedom” laws amid cascading criticism from a...

    22. March 31, 2015

      White House hopefuls test limits on political donations

      “We’re only two days from our first major end-of-quarter fundraising deadline,” reads the missive from Barbara Bush, the...

    23. March 30, 2015

      US banks target Elizabeth Warren’s ‘rogue’ watchdog

      Banks are waging a fierce lobbying campaign against a consumer watchdog championed by Elizabeth Warren, the crusading...

    24. March 27, 2015

      US Senate passes Republican budget plan

      Just hours before Senate minority leader Harry Reid announced his decision not to seek re-election, the chamber passed a...

    25. March 27, 2015

      Companies profit from doing the right thing by their employees

      A virulent virus swept through the Financial Times this week — leaving coughing, fever and acres of empty desks in its wake....

    26. March 26, 2015

      Obama backs crackdown on payday lenders

      President Barack Obama has championed a crackdown on short-term payday lenders by a consumer watchdog that is under fire...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion

      The US military has laid the charge of desertion against a soldier who was held by the Taliban for five years until his...

    28. March 23, 2015

      Ted Cruz preaches to the converted

      Ted Cruz, the firebrand Republican senator from Texas, pledged to “restore the promise of America” as he launched his bid...

    29. March 22, 2015

      US gridlock’s rising global price tag

      The magical thing about America’s federal system is that when the centre stalls, the rest keeps calm and carries on. The US...

    30. March 22, 2015

      Ted Cruz to announce presidential campaign

      Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator and Tea Party hero, is to run for the White House, making him the first Republican to...

    31. March 19, 2015

      US struggles over severe bank risks

      America’s struggle to decide which banks pose grave threats to the financial system was laid bare on Thursday as Republicans...

    32. March 19, 2015

      Budget plans a litmus test for Republicans

      US president Barack Obama joked in Cleveland on Wednesday that he did not expect people to read his budget or the two fiscal...

    33. March 19, 2015

      Five reasons to fret about Obama’s trade agenda

      After more than half a decade wrangling over rules for everything from data flows to fisheries’ subsidies, the US, Japan and...

    34. March 17, 2015

      Aaron Schock quits US House of Representatives

      Aaron Schock has resigned from the US House of Representatives amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds...

    35. March 17, 2015

      US warns of loss of influence over China bank

      America’s “international credibility and influence” is under threat as China sets up rivals to the International Monetary...

    36. March 17, 2015

      Abortion politics stymie confirmation of US attorney-general

      Less than three months into a Republican-controlled Congress, even long-term watchers of the institution are alarmed by the...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Dodd-Frank reforms face fresh assault

      The Obama administration is braced for a fresh assault on reforms implemented in the wake of the financial crisis as...

    38. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

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