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  1. January 17, 2013

    Education: From blackboard to keyboard

    Your keystrokes will find you out. Students tempted to enlist outside help for their college tests risk disqualification if...

  2. July 5, 2012

    US candidates on compromise course

    Heather Wilson has been criss-crossing New Mexico this week, hitting all the notes expected of a Republican candidate for...

  1. April 3, 2012

    Benchmark bets on online university

    One of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital firms is betting $25m that a new start-up can deliver an Ivy League...

  2. February 29, 2012

    Moderate Snowe will not seek re-election

    Olympia Snowe, the moderate Republican senator from Maine, will not seek re-election, dealing a blow to her party’s hopes of...

  3. June 17, 2011

    Hiccups in market as Chinese bring cheer

    The past two years have provided some very happy returns to wine investors as prices have soared to record levels, largely...

  4. FT Alphaville

    November 2, 2010

    Charts du jour: US elections edition

    We won’t know anything for sure until Tuesday night, but here’s the latest update from the Intrade prediction markets, where...

  5. August 5, 2010

    US Senate appoints Kagan to Supreme Court

    Kagan: will maintain status quo The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Elena Kagan, a former dean of Harvard Law School, as...

  6. July 23, 2010

    Democrats split over Bush-era tax cuts

    Senior Democrats and Obama administration officials on Thursday defended plans to let tax cuts for wealthy Americans enacted...

  7. July 20, 2010

    US Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

    The US Senate on Tuesday voted to advance legislation that will extend unemployment benefits for millions of citizens,...

  8. July 20, 2010

    Obama urges end to stalemate on benefits

    President Barack Obama on Monday urged Congress to end the legislative stalemate over unemployment benefits, ahead of a key...

  9. April 29, 2010

    Republicans unite to allow start of Wall St bill debate

    US Democrats agreed to changes to a $50bn resolution fund at the heart of the financial regulation bill yesterday, according...

  10. April 29, 2010

    Republicans end delay on Wall St bill

    Republicans agreed yesterday to allow a Senate debate to begin on a financial reform bill as Democrats signalled their...

  11. April 29, 2010

    Republican rift opens as Wall St bill blocked again

    Republicans blocked a financial regulation bill for the third consecutive day yesterday, but cracks have emerged in the...

  12. April 28, 2010

    Senate set to begin financial reform debate

    Republicans agreed on Wednesday to allow a Senate debate to begin on a financial reform bill as Democrats signalled their...

  13. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2010

    Republicans block financial bill again

    Republicans blocked a financial regulation bill in the Senate for the second day in succession on Tuesday and prepared to...

  14. April 28, 2010

    Spotlight falls on Democrat who defied his party

    Republicans blocked a financial regulation bill in the Senate for the second day in succession yesterday and prepared to...

  15. April 27, 2010

    Republicans block financial bill for second day

    Republicans blocked a financial regulation bill in the Senate for the second day in succession on Tuesday and prepared to...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 27, 2010

    Republicans delay financial reform bill

    Republicans delayed a financial regulatory bill on Monday, sending senators back to the negotiating table where they will...

  17. April 27, 2010

    Republicans delay financial reform bill

    Republicans delayed a financial regulatory bill on Monday, sending senators back to the negotiating table where they will...

  18. FT Alphaville

    April 27, 2010

    The mysterious "Fed staffers" document

    Get those conspiracy caps on already! Here, courtesy of the FT’s Tom Braithwaite, is the four-page document that has helped...

  19. April 26, 2010

    Republicans vote against moving financial regulation bill

    Republicans blocked a financial regulatory bill on Monday, sending senators back to the negotiating table where they will...

  20. April 26, 2010

    Republicans delay financial reform bill

    Republicans delayed a financial regulatory bill on Monday, sending senators back to the negotiating table where they will...

  21. December 23, 2009

    Battle not yet won over US healthcare reform

    The Senate decided 60-39 yesterday to send the Democrats' sweeping healthcare reform bill to the next stage, putting them on...

  22. December 22, 2009

    US healthcare reform battle not over

    Senate Democrats may be on the brink of passing a sweeping healthcare reform bill, but attention is already starting to turn...

  23. December 22, 2009

    Winners and losers

    Winners Barack Obama: He has constantly reminded everyone that overhauling the healthcare system is something that has...

  24. December 22, 2009

    US Democrat defends backroom deals for healthcare votes

    The Democratic leader in the US Senate has vigorously defended the backroom deals needed to win enough support to pass his...

  25. December 21, 2009

    US health bill clears latest Senate hurdle

    The Senate voted 60-39 in a sunrise vote on Tuesday morning to send the Democrats’ sweeping healthcare reform bill to the...

  26. December 21, 2009

    ’Tis the season to put a sock in it

    Great Aunt Edith always gave me socks for Christmas. They came in useful in those days, when we all had to walk five miles...

  27. December 21, 2009

    Obama health reform moves a step closer

    President Barack Obama's administration has moved closer to approval for its sweeping healthcare reform after frenzied...

  28. December 21, 2009

    Obama healthcare reform gains key support

    President Barack Obama's administration moved closer to passing healthcare reforms after frenzied haggling over the weekend...

  29. December 21, 2009

    Healthcare reform bill shoots wide of Obama's goal on competition

    The healthcare reform bill that will go to the vote on the US Senate floor this week falls well short of Barack Obama's...

  30. December 20, 2009

    Healthcare bill falls short of Obama’s vision

    The healthcare reform bill that will go to the vote on the US Senate floor this week falls well short of Barack Obama’s...

  31. December 20, 2009

    Democrats eye Christmas healthcare vote

    President Barack Obama’s administration is moving rapidly closer to passing sweeping healthcare reforms this week, after the...

  32. December 19, 2009

    US east coast hammered by severe winter storm

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 - Heavy snowfall blanketed the US East Coast on Saturday, forcing airline cancellations in Washington and...

  33. December 19, 2009

    Senate in race against clock on health

    The Senate is expected to endure a stormy weekend as the Democrats' selfimposed Christmas deadline for passing a healthcare...

  34. December 18, 2009

    Senate faces weekend storm over health bill

    The Senate is expected to endure a stormy weekend as the Democrats’ self-imposed Christmas deadline for passing a healthcare...

  35. December 17, 2009

    Wavering Democrat under pressure on healthcare bill

    Democratic leaders in the Senate yesterday turned their focus on to Ben Nelson, trying to convince the Nebraska moderate to...

  36. December 16, 2009

    Wavering Democrat under pressure on health

    Democratic leaders in the Senate on Wednesday turned their focus on to Ben Nelson, trying to convince the Nebraska moderate...

  37. December 9, 2009

    US senators reject curbs on abortion insurance coverage

    The US Senate rejected an amendment last night that would have curtailed insurance coverage for abortion, as efforts to...

  38. December 8, 2009

    US senators reject curbs on abortion coverage

    The Senate on Tuesday night rejected an amendment that would have sharply curtailed insurance coverage for abortion, as...

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