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    1. November 26, 2014

      US Congress considers host of tax breaks

      The US Congress is pondering a tax package that would permanently extend a host of popular tax breaks and, critics say, make...

    2. November 26, 2014

      US revives plan to tighten ozone limits

      Air quality standards that would cut the allowed concentration of smog-creating ozone in the atmosphere have been revived by...

    3. November 26, 2014

      Barack Obama needs more than a team of loyalists

      The resignation of Chuck Hagel as US defence secretary has come at a delicate time. The US and allies are back at war in the...

    4. November 25, 2014

      National Guard tripled in Ferguson

      Ferguson burns after grand jury decides Missouri’s governor tripled the number of National Guard troops deployed around the...

    5. The A-List

      November 25, 2014

      Even an imperfect Iran nuclear deal is worth pursuing

      The nuclear talks involving Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany as well as the...

    6. November 25, 2014

      China fears US Republican opposition in climate change talks

      Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas...

    7. November 25, 2014

      Social media reaction to Ferguson ruling

      Shops were looted, businesses set ablaze and shots fired in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided not to indict a...

    8. November 25, 2014

      Ferguson is a painful reminder of enduring racial tension in US

      Very few of the people who massed in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night to hear that a white police officer would not face...

    9. November 25, 2014

      US argues as race divides a nation

      One of the more disturbing aspects of the grand jury decision in the death of Michael Brown was that Americans started...

    10. November 24, 2014

      Hagel exit fails to quell foreign policy critics

      Hagel steps down Fresh from a thumping election defeat two weeks ago, Barack Obama has moved to shake up his national...

    11. November 24, 2014

      Hagel’s exit had its roots in his arrival

      President Barack Obama announced that Chuck Hagel would be stepping down as US secretary of defence after less than two...

    12. November 24, 2014

      Hagel resigns in US security shake-up

      Chuck Hagel became the first political casualty of the crises that have beset US foreign policy this year when President...

    13. November 23, 2014

      Immigration reforms fail to satisfy Silicon Valley

      The White House is projecting that most of the economic benefits from its immigration reform will come from highly-skilled...

    14. November 23, 2014

      Washington’s two foreign policies

      By tradition Capitol Hill often plays bad cop to the White House’s good cop on the world stage. Congress threatens something...

    15. November 22, 2014

      Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

      A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Friday that Obama administration officials did not deliberately...

    16. November 21, 2014

      Obama warns against clash on immigration

      President Barack Obama warned Republicans against letting conflict over his action on immigration become a “deal breaker” on...

    17. November 21, 2014

      Republican aspirants’ immigration outrage

      President Barack Obama’s planned reform of immigration rules has reignited an issue likely to roil the 2016 presidential...

    18. November 21, 2014

      Biden promises to support Kiev – but not with heavy weapons

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, told an audience in Kiev on Friday that Washington would always support a democratic,...

    19. November 21, 2014

      Socks: let’s keep it simple

      The website offered nothing more high-tech than a regular supply of socks. That’s it. There was a choice: there were blue...

    20. November 21, 2014

      Obama hits Las Vegas to drum up support for immigration overhaul

      Less than five miles from Del Sol High School in Las Vegas lie the bright lights of “The Strip”, the Sin City gambling mecca...

    21. November 21, 2014

      Yes I can, says Obama

      It is fitting President Obama’s first trip will be to Las Vegas after his Thursday night broadcast. The city is for gamblers...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Obama to shield 5m from deportation risk

      President Barack Obama has unveiled the biggest changes to the US immigration system in decades, removing the threat of...

    23. November 20, 2014

      Timeline: US immigration showdown

      President Barack Obama is set to unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system, setting up a showdown with Republicans...

    24. November 20, 2014

      US and Iran prepare for the blame game

      “If it were not for the last minute, nothing would ever get done,” the American writer Rita Mae Brown once put it. Her...

    25. November 20, 2014

      Obama set to bring more than 4m unauthorised workers out of shadows

      President Barack Obama will shake up the labour market by taking the most sweeping executive action on immigration in modern...

    26. November 20, 2014

      Obama set for US immigration showdown

      When President Barack Obama confirmed he would push ahead with long-awaited plans to overhaul the US immigration system, he...

    27. November 19, 2014

      Immigration Timeline: pathway to showdown

      1965: The US adopts the Immigration and Nationality Act, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolishing an earlier quota...

    28. November 19, 2014

      Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

      President Barack Obama will unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system in a televised address to the nation on...

    29. The A-List

      November 19, 2014

      Obama's whirlwind Asia tour

        © Feng Li/Getty Images President Barack Obama’s recent trip across Asia was something of a whirlwind. He went to China for...

    30. November 19, 2014

      Keystone pipeline vote fails in US Senate

      A cross-party push for the $7bn Keystone XL oil pipeline failed on Tuesday as lawmakers seeking to press President Barack...

    31. November 18, 2014

      US executives eye China’s can-do spirit over Congress gridlock

      Last week US executives were treated to an impressive display of Chinese Communist party willpower as they gathered for a...

    32. November 18, 2014

      Why Obama is testing the frontiers of executive power

      With a clear majority in both houses, Republicans face a difficult choice about whether to compromise with President Barack...

    33. November 16, 2014

      Net neutrality: Strife in the fast lane

      The Bradley family’s beaten-up green minivan was a common sight in the parking lot of their local McDonald’s. But they were...

    34. November 16, 2014

      An unholy alliance against school reform

      Arne Duncan, the US education secretary, put his foot in it last year when he blamed swelling opposition to schools testing...

    35. November 16, 2014

      Cameron set to donate £650m to ‘green climate fund’

      David Cameron is expected to allocate £650m to a global “green climate fund” this week, risking the wrath of some...

    36. November 16, 2014

      Healthcare market opens with few hitches

      The Obama administration’s healthcare marketplace opened without a major hitch at the weekend, avoiding the website crashes...

    37. November 16, 2014

      Cameron rejects claims that EU-US trade deal is threat to NHS

      David Cameron dismissed as “nonsense” claims that a transatlantic trade deal could lead to the National Health Service...

    38. November 16, 2014

      G20 commits to poor-nation climate fund

      The US and EU have overcome stiff resistance from Australia and Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit to commit the world’s biggest...

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