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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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