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    1. July 3, 2015

      The Lord is our shepherd in US politics

      US politics can be pretty confusing, particularly for people in other places. While our constitution makes sure that little...

    2. July 2, 2015

      War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

      Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the White...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
    2. Investing in Cuba

      A rapprochement with the US has raised hopes that Cuba will open up to the world, with...
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    1. July 1, 2015

      Hillary Clinton raises record $45m in White House bid

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president, said her campaign expects to have raised more...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Fires at black US churches raise race fears

      Seven black churches in southern US states have gone up in flames in the two weeks since a white supremacist allegedly...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Free Lunch: All work, no play

      I should be sleeping like a log A lot of changes are afoot in how the US labour market is regulated, or perhaps it is better...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      July 1, 2015

      White House Campout with Barak and Michelle

      U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in campfire songs session with fourth-grade Girl...

    5. July 1, 2015

      US and Cuba to open embassies

      The US and Cuba will announce on Wednesday that they are to open embassies in each other’s capitals, formally...

    6. June 30, 2015

      US tries to reassure Middle East allies over Iran nuclear talks

      While diplomats seek a nuclear deal with Tehran, Washington is trying to reassure Middle East allies that it will not let...

    7. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this year by...

    8. June 30, 2015

      Obama proposes broader overtime pay cover

      President Barack Obama has unveiled a long-awaited change to US rules on overtime pay, potentially raising the wages of as...

    9. June 29, 2015

      Supreme Court tells EPA to consider industry costs

      Business groups won a key victory at the US Supreme Court as it ruled that the Obama administration should have considered...

    10. June 28, 2015

      Barack Obama’s presidential renaissance

      Sometimes change tiptoes up and surprises you. There could be no better illustration of America’s dramatic week than the...

    11. June 28, 2015

      Ally: Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael Oren

      Michael Oren has written the diplomatic equivalent of a “kiss-and-tell” memoir, chronicling his years as Israel’s ambassador...

    12. June 28, 2015

      TPP progress in Japan shakes up sake and crackers

      Jumping shares of Japan’s sake brewers, refrigerated warehouse operators and producers of granola breakfast cereals can mean...

    13. June 26, 2015

      Justices shape US direction for decades

      Long after President Barack Obama leaves office, long after new justices are appointed to the US Supreme Court and long...

    14. June 26, 2015

      Obama calls for end to blindness about race

      In a powerful eulogy that is likely to be remembered as one of the defining moments of his presidency, President Barack...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Barack Obama was right to use the N-word

      In the 1970s, George Carlin, the American countercultural comedian, gained fame for his routine about the “seven words you...

    16. June 25, 2015

      Obama must hold firm on Iran deal terms

      Four days from now, Iran and a group of leading world powers will reach the much-awaited deadline for a deal to contain...

    17. June 25, 2015

      Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

      The US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a huge victory, upholding a core component of his still-controversial...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Obama advisers warn against further concessions on Iran deal

      Five former close advisers to President Barack Obama have issued a public letter warning the administration against signing...

    19. June 25, 2015

      Rousseff hopes for domestic boost from US trip

      When China’s premier Li Keqiang visited Brazil last month, the two sides announced a rash of extravagant...

    20. June 24, 2015

      Nuclear deterrent on Nato agenda amid rise in Russian rhetoric

      Nato is reviewing its nuclear policy in response to what western officials believe is irresponsible rhetoric from Russia...

    21. June 24, 2015

      Charleston’s lesson must start with gun control

      After last week’s Charleston massacre, it is entirely fitting to focus on taking down the confederate flag, starting with...

    22. June 24, 2015

      Obama’s big Pacific trade gambit: What comes next

      The US Congress on Wednesday put the final stamp on legislation giving President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority to...

    23. June 23, 2015

      US oil industry launches 2016 offensive

      The US oil industry has launched a campaign to win support in the 2016 elections for what it calls “pro-energy” policies,...

    24. June 23, 2015

      Obama clears last big hurdle to fast-track trade powers

      President Barack Obama is poised to win the powers he needs to close the biggest trade deal in a generation, after a bill...

    25. June 22, 2015

      States rattled as ruling looms on Obama healthcare reforms

      Deep in southwest Georgia, where peeling verandas, peanut farms and watermelon stands dot the weathered landscape, President...

    26. June 21, 2015

      Israeli minister’s wife apologises over ‘racist’ Obama tweet

      The wife of an Israeli cabinet minister has apologised after tweeting a joke about President Barack Obama widely seen as...

    27. June 21, 2015

      Washington fears losing Greece to Moscow

      Throughout the prolonged showdown between Greece and its creditors, the Obama administration has largely sat on the...

    28. June 21, 2015

      President and his party trade blows

      The way Keith Ellison tells it, decades of bad trade policy and globalisation are responsible for the devastation of the...

    29. June 18, 2015

      Obama’s trade agenda revived by House vote

      Republicans in the House of Representatives sought to resurrect Barack Obama’s trade agenda and plans for a Pacific Rim free...

    30. June 18, 2015

      Obama calls for gun action after Charleston shooting suspect held

      Nine killed in Charleston church shooting Barack Obama called for action on gun violence in the US after a white gunman...

    31. June 18, 2015

      Proposed rule by US Department of Labor could put an end to commission

      A recent proposal by the US Department of Labor (DOL) would bestow fiduciary status on most financial advisers. That could...

    32. June 17, 2015

      GE’s Jeff Immelt warns that US jobs depend on Export-Import Bank

      General Electric’s chief executive has launched a broadside at Congress over US trade policy, threatening to relocate jobs...

    33. June 17, 2015

      White House turns up heat in Trans-Pacific Partnership battle

      The Obama administration is telling Democrats that a failure to deliver a trade deal with Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim...

    34. June 16, 2015

      Obama wins more time over trade fight

      US lawmakers on Tuesday voted to give themselves and Barack Obama an extra six weeks to find a solution to an impasse on...

    35. June 16, 2015

      Breakdown in US talks on facial-recognition rules

      Privacy advocates in the US have backed out of talks to agree a voluntary code of conduct for the use of facial recognition...

    36. June 15, 2015

      Thaw in US-Cuba relations heightens business expectations

      There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement and the January 1...

    37. June 15, 2015

      Renewed relations with Cuba divide US opinion

      Barack Obama surprised the world in late December with the announcement that he planned to normalise relations with Cuba,...

    38. June 15, 2015

      Anthem makes $45bn offer for rival Cigna

      Anthem has started a complex takeover war in the US health insurance industry by making a $45bn approach for Cigna as the...

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