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    1. February 27, 2015

      Bush holds his ground as activists circle

      Jeb Bush survived his first important encounter with rightwing Republican activists on Friday, holding his ground on...

    2. February 10, 2015

      US Republican party presidential hopefuls and one or two others

      This is what used to be called a public service column, designed to inform our many puzzled readers from Peoria to Pretoria...

    1. February 8, 2015

      Chris Christie ally flies into ethics storm

      United Airlines’ decision to fly two lightly-used planes a week from Newark to an obscure South Carolina airport has...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Romney rules out third White House run

      Mitt Romney has ruled out another run for the US presidency in 2016, ending weeks of speculation about his intentions and...

    3. January 25, 2015

      Republican hopefuls woo the Iowa faithful

      With a field of candidates that is set to be the Republican party’s largest and most ideologically diverse in years,...

    4. December 21, 2014

      Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

      It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to election...

    5. December 4, 2014

      Atlantic City seeks rebranding as an upmarket destination

      Perched in his seventh-floor office overlooking the ocean, Don Guardian, mayor of Atlantic City, shrugs off the welter of...

    6. 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...

    7. November 11, 2014

      Unvanquished Republican neocons surge back

      F or almost a decade, the neoconservatives who championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq have been widely regarded as a spent...

    8. November 4, 2014

      The permanent campaign rolls on to 2016

      As if she were the candidate herself, Hillary Clinton swept on to the stage last of all at Transylvania University in...

    9. September 9, 2014

      Christie takes a bet on Atlantic City

      Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, is turning to sports betting to help boost the struggling fortunes of Atlantic City,...

    10. August 5, 2014

      Atlantic City hopes its luck will turn

      In 1976, New Jersey became just the second US state to authorise casino gambling when voters approved a plan to rebuild...

    11. August 1, 2014

      Chris Christie’s woes show road funds squeeze

      Looking at the rusted steel beams that carry the Pulaski Skyway over the streets of Jersey City it is clear that one of New...

    12. June 3, 2014

      Amtrak chief warns over key Hudson River tunnels

      The chief executive of Amtrak, the US passenger train operator, has criticised top politicians’ “insufficiency of...

    13. April 29, 2014

      US ‘Bridgegate’ highlights need for reform

      The toll booths outside the nondescript town of Fort Lee, in northern New Jersey, are an unlikely location for a political...

    14. March 28, 2014

      Port Authority chairman quits in wake of ‘Bridgegate’ scandal

      The scandal over politically-motivated lane closures on a New York-area bridge claimed its highest-profile victim on Friday...

    15. March 27, 2014

      Chris Christie survives first ‘Bridgegate’ probe

      Chris Christie on Thursday survived the first round in a fight over claims he took politically-motivated revenge on local...

    16. March 14, 2014

      Tesla chief takes aim at Chris Christie

      Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors, took personal aim at New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Friday over what he...

    17. February 13, 2014

      New Jersey online gambling lacks spark

      New Jersey’s fledgling online gambling market has yet to ignite interest among the state’s residents, as operators battle...

    18. January 31, 2014

      Lawyer’s letter reignites Christie controversy

      New Jersey’s governor faces fresh discomfort over politically motivated traffic jams after a former ally’s lawyer claimed...

    19. January 21, 2014

      US northeast hit by fresh winter blast

      Fresh winter blast hits US northeast The US east coast was battered by a winter storm on Tuesday that grounded thousands of...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2014

      Quiet protest in New Jersey

      Carlo Allegri/Reuters A man stands in quiet protest outside the War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey. Governor Chris...

    21. January 21, 2014

      Chris Christie vows to repair bipartisan record despite crisis

      Chris Christie sought to repair his damaged bipartisan credentials even as a mood of crisis hung over the Republican...

    22. January 20, 2014

      A political jam for Chris Christie and the Republicans

      Contrary to expectations, Senator John McCain of Arizona has not declared a “no fly” zone (properly “no drive”) over the...

    23. January 18, 2014

      Top Christie aides served with subpoenas

      Twenty New Jersey officials, including top aides to Governor Chris Christie, were served with subpoenas on Friday as the...

    24. January 16, 2014

      New Jersey traffic is Christie’s sin

      I need to apologise to God. In recent years, I have directed complaints to the Creator about my morning commute from New...

    25. January 13, 2014

      New Jersey’s Chris Christie faces probe over Sandy relief funds

      Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey who is battling claims his office closed a traffic bridge as political...

    26. January 12, 2014

      The tide is rising for America’s libertarians

      Robert Nozick, the late US libertarian, smoked pot while he was writing Anarchy, State and Utopia. He would applaud the...

    27. January 10, 2014

      Jersey boy teeters on edge of bridge of sighs

      In his keynote address to the 2012 Republican national convention, Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, explained his...

    28. January 9, 2014

      Christie’s political rehabilitation will take time

      There are no frontrunners for a US 2016 presidential election nearly three years away, but until this week, no one had done...

    29. January 9, 2014

      Humbled Chris Christie apologises for bridge scandal

      The governor could not stop talking. In a sprawling press conference lasting almost two hours Chris Christie, the embattled...

    30. January 8, 2014

      New Jersey’s low politics dog Christie’s road to White House

      A contender for the world’s most powerful office has probably never been undone by clogged highways, but Chris Christie’s...

    31. November 8, 2013

      Christie’s win is not about the march of the moderates

      Chris Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor, is fat, eloquent, irascible and charismatic. Following his re-election...

    32. November 7, 2013

      Christie keeps the party polite

      If this week’s US elections prove anything, it is that civility still has a place in our politics. The irony is that we were...

    33. November 6, 2013

      Virginia and New Jersey elections heighten Republican predicament

      Chris Christie has placed himself at the heart of Republican calculations for the 2016 presidential poll with his landslide...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE India still definitely not China: David picks up on some bullish charts and commentary...

    35. November 6, 2013

      Chris Christie re-elected as New Jersey governor

      Chris Christie has been overwhelmingly re-elected as governor of New Jersey, establishing a new electoral template that...

    36. October 21, 2013

      New Jersey Republican governor drops gay marriage legal challenge

      Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey tipped as a contender for his party’s 2016 presidential nomination,...

    37. September 4, 2013

      Syria debate opens way for libertarian Paul

      For the next week, at least, Senator Rand Paul finds himself as the effective leader of the opposition. Since the start of...

    38. August 13, 2013

      Cory Booker could become ‘key figure’ in US Senate

      An unconventional, hands-on approach to running the US city of Newark made Cory Booker a star. A regular user of Twitter to...

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