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    1. October 23, 2014

      Democrats feel Senate is slipping away

      Democrats fear Republicans are on the verge of regaining control of the US Senate and with it command of both houses of...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Tax ‘experiment’ rebounds on Republican in re-election campaign

      Sam Brownback is urging a crowd of 60 or so local Republican party workers to make one final push in the last stretch of his...

    3. October 22, 2014

      Obama leads tributes to former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

      President Barack Obama has led the tributes to Ben Bradlee, the former editor of the Washington Post best known for steering...

    4. October 21, 2014

      How an Irish passport opens doors

      ‘Hello,” I said. “My name is Conor O’Clery. I am the international business editor of The Irish Times of Dublin, Ireland’s...

    5. October 20, 2014

      US trade agenda awaits midterm elections

      If Republicans seize control of the Senate in next month’s midterm elections, it would be bad news politically for Barack...

    6. October 20, 2014

      Turkey opens corridor for Kurdish fighters to relieve Kobani

      Turkey has yielded to US pressure and opened its territory for Kurdish fighters to relieve the besieged Syrian Kurdish town...

    7. October 19, 2014

      Pentagon forms Ebola rapid response team

      The Pentagon is forming a rapid response medical team to assist civilian healthcare workers responding to Ebola cases in the...

    8. October 19, 2014

      Long-term reforms of US tax system required to stop ‘deserters’

      Spare a thought for the poor US multinational. It has had a horrible time lately and been called lots of beastly names. Back...

    9. October 19, 2014

      The star-crossed quest for the next Mohamed El-Erian

      Scuttling in like a naughty schoolboy, 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the International Monetary Fund finance...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Obama faces rising pressure to escalate military campaign against Isis

      Only weeks into a conflict he long shunned, Barack Obama is already coming under pressure to escalate his military campaign...

    11. October 17, 2014

      Cajun Prince brings out secret weapon to win Congress seat in Louisiana

      Edwin Edwards, 87, has been busy since he was released from prison in 2011 in Louisiana after serving nearly a decade for...

    12. October 17, 2014

      Lawyers sit on their cash this election

      Democrats are being denied a key source of campaign funding in their battle to retain the US Senate as political donations...

    13. October 17, 2014

      The working classes deserve respect

      In the lovely new British film Pride, a busload of London gay activists heads for a Welsh village to support the coal miners...

    14. October 17, 2014

      Ebola is turning US politics upside down

      The Ebola virus has spread from Africa to the US, and that is producing noticeable changes in the American body politic. A...

    15. October 17, 2014

      US and UK make fresh calls for action on Ebola

      The US and Britain made fresh pleas on Friday for all countries to “come together” and get “all hands on deck” to fight the...

    16. October 16, 2014

      Romney’s hints at a comeback reveal Republican weakness

      Mitt Romney, a two-time loser in presidential elections – once rejected by Republican voters and then trounced four years...

    17. October 16, 2014

      Tax changes roil inversion deals

      The sudden collapse of AbbVie’s proposed $54bn takeover of rival drugmaker Shire does not necessarily signal that the Obama...

    18. October 16, 2014

      Ebola crisis wades into election campaign

      The Obama administration’s handling of Ebola has become an election issue as Republicans blame White House incompetence for...

    19. October 16, 2014

      US midterms: Fear and loathing in the land of the free

      Nobody of sound mind can view the US midterm elections, now less than three weeks away, with anything approaching...

    20. October 15, 2014

      US budget deficit falls below 3% of GDP

      The US public finances have staged a dramatic turnround as the budget deficit fell below 3 per cent of gross domestic...

    21. October 13, 2014

      America, Britain and the perils of empire

      General Sir Philip Chetwode, deputy chief of Britain’s Imperial General Staff, warned in 1919: “The habit of interfering...

    22. October 13, 2014

      US and Turkey focus on role of airbases to counter Isis

      Turkey has poured cold water on claims that the US-led anti-jihadi coalition has secured greater use of military bases in...

    23. October 12, 2014

      The riddle of black America’s rising woes under Obama

      A paradox haunts America’s first black president. African-American wealth has fallen further under Barack Obama than under...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Democrats tell Obama to send money but stay home

      In the midst of handling a crisis over Ebola and a war in Iraq and Syria, Barack Obama jetted off on Thursday for a...

    25. October 9, 2014

      Testing times for those seeking open markets

      Viewed from on high and away from the niggling of the negotiating rounds, there are two ways to look at what is happening in...

    26. October 9, 2014

      Obama aide’s memoirs show a president with no boots on the ground

      President Obama is being hit by a wave of memoirs by former White House colleagues, including Leon Panetta, who headed the...

    27. October 9, 2014

      Obama’s Syria choices go from bad to worse

      Barack Obama is too much the lawyer and too little the leader. Leon Panetta, the former US defence secretary, has a memoir...

    28. October 8, 2014

      US midterm tantrums fail to stir the voters

      The US electorate is about to speak. But almost no one, other than the political classes, is setting much store on what next...

    29. October 8, 2014

      Two memoirs hit White House with literary friendly fire over Iraq

      In the latest case of political friendly fire to hit the White House, two new memoirs by heavyweight figures from Barack...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Obama the victim as officials rush into print before sell-by date

      Writing kiss-and-tell memoirs is as old as the US republic. But few presidents have had to suffer as much from them while...

    31. October 7, 2014

      Tech groups push White House for more work permits

      Tech groups including Intel, Texas Instruments and Facebook-linked lobbyists are urging the White House to bypass Congress...

    32. October 3, 2014

      US faces flight ban calls over Ebola

      The Obama administration faced growing calls for the US to restrict travel from parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading as...

    33. October 3, 2014

      Republicans raise Isis fears in election

      In the razor-tight battle for control of the US Senate, Republicans are trying to take advantage of mounting anxiety about...

    34. October 3, 2014

      Five lessons from the US jobs report

      Jobs growth was excellent in September. It leaves the US Federal Reserve with a tricky task at its next meeting but caused...

    35. The A-List

      October 3, 2014

      Monetary policy is not the answer to America's economic troubles

      US economic policy has become too focused on monetary policy, while putting too little weight on fiscal policy to blunt...

    36. October 3, 2014

      Obama needs a gangsta to lay down the law

      Barack Obama’s second term has been tough going for his supporters. Many had hoped that once he was re-elected, the US...

    37. October 2, 2014

      Business puts its cash behind Republicans

      US business groups are investing record sums to help the Republican party seize control of Congress as frustration over...

    38. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

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