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  1. March 14, 2014

    Publicity is cheap but comedy could cost Obama dear

    Barack Obama’s appearance with the dyspeptic humorist Zach Galifianakis on the internet comedy show Between Two Ferns has...

  2. May 22, 2013

    US official refuses to answer questions on IRS scandal

    The US official at the heart of the Internal Revenue Service controversy claimed that she did not break any rules or lie to...

  1. May 22, 2013

    Global Insight: Obama’s choice of tools to combat terrorism comes under scrutiny

    Perhaps the one thing that friends and foes agree on about Barack Obama is that he gives a good speech. Republicans roll...

  2. October 14, 2012

    Republicans intensify Benghazi assault

    Republicans have stepped up their criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack last month on the US...

  3. October 10, 2012

    Hearing on Benghazi dominated by bickering

    A congressional hearing about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was dominated by partisan bickering but also...

  4. October 5, 2012

    Inquiry into security at US Benghazi consulate

    A House of Representatives watchdog committee will next week launch an inquiry in to the attacks on the US’s consulate in...

  5. Money Supply

    August 24, 2012

    Bernanke replies to Issa

    Ben Bernanke, the Fed chairman, has replied to a series of questions from Congressman Darrell Issa, who chairs the House...

  6. January 16, 2012

    Debate over online piracy rages in US

    Proposed bills in the US House of Representatives and Senate aimed at reducing online piracy have stirred up an unusually...

  7. May 26, 2011

    White House targets red tape

    The White House has rolled out a plan to reduce “millions of hours” of bureaucracy and paperwork for US businesses, but it...

  8. May 10, 2011

    US explores easing of rules on capital-raising

    Washington regulators are looking at relaxing rules around companies raising capital after criticism that tough regulations...

  9. May 5, 2011

    Congress calls hearing on private share market

    A congressional hearing on private share markets, featuring the chair of the SEC, has been set for next week as part of a...

  10. April 14, 2011

    Wisconsin governor defends union curbs

    Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin who recently passed legislation stripping collective bargaining rights from public...

  11. April 9, 2011

    SEC to examine private share trading rules

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is examining the rules governing private company share trading, including...

  12. March 30, 2011

    Plans to revise US share registry rule under way

    An intense lobbying campaign is under way to change a US rule requiring companies with 500 investors or more to register...

  13. February 11, 2011

    A test for readers – and we passed

    From Mr Jim Arthur. Sir, I see now that by printing a column by Congressman Darrell Issa (February 8) the FT was actually...

  14. February 10, 2011

    Issa represents the Congress we no longer trust

    From Prof Uwe Reinhardt. Sir, In his article “Obama’s Keynesian failures must never be repeated” (Comment, February 8), US...

  15. February 10, 2011

    Stimulus stopped things getting worse

    From Mr David N. Schwartz Sir, Publishing partisan attacks on the op-ed page is certainly legitimate, but what surprises me...

  16. February 10, 2011

    Past policies also added to the debt

    From Mr Andras Malatinszky. Sir, While reading Darrell Issa’s scathing criticism of the Obama administration’s Keynesian...

  17. February 10, 2011

    ‘Burden on our grandchildren’ is ambiguous talk

    From Prof Lord Eatwell. Sir, Darrell Issa (“Obama’s Keynesian failures must never be repeated”, Comment, February 8) repeats...

  18. February 7, 2011

    Obama’s Keynesian failures must never be repeated

    President Barack Obama’s $814bn economic expansion has woefully failed to reach each of its self-imposed targets. The...

  19. February 1, 2011

    Probe into $400m SEC office leasing contracts

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission signed leases for $400m of office space without circulating the contract for...

  20. January 30, 2011

    US panel’s report reflects partisan rift

    Twenty months, 700 interviews, 571 pages and the first official US government report into the causes of the financial crisis...

  21. January 18, 2011

    Obama aims to heal the rift with business

    President Barack Obama announced an initiative to cut down on “unreasonable” government regulations, as his administration...

  22. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2011

    Geithner questions ‘systemic’ feasibility

    Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, has questioned the feasibility of identifying financial institutions as “systemically...

  23. January 14, 2011

    Geithner doubts ability to spot vital banks

    Tim Geithner has questioned the feasibility of identifying financial institutions as “systemically important” in advance of...

  24. January 4, 2011

    Republican questions regulations’ effect on growth

    The new Republican chairman of the chief House investigative committee has asked more than 150 top US trade associations and...

  25. December 9, 2010

    Issa says reform bill ‘soft’ on hedge funds

    The incoming Republican chairman of the House oversight committee said Wall Street owed it to Americans to be more...

  26. November 9, 2010

    Pressure grows to extend Bush-era tax cuts

    A senior Republican senator has backed away from his party’s position that Bush-era tax cuts have to be made permanent for...

  27. November 4, 2010

    Regulators pressured to curb Wall St reforms

    Battle has commenced over who will replace Barney Frank as chairman of the powerful House financial services committee, but...

  28. November 3, 2010

    Republican ascendancy a relief for big companies

    Watch out, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That was the message drilled home by Darrell Issa, the incoming chairman of the...

  29. October 18, 2010

    Republican subpoenas strain at the leash

    It could be, as Yogi Berra, the great baseball catcher and purveyor of malapropisms, said, “Déjà vu all over again” – but...

  30. October 17, 2010

    Pledge to scrutinise home loans for poor

    The Republican party will launch aggressive inquiries into alleged abuse of mortgages for low-income buyers if it takes...

  31. October 14, 2010

    Watchdog says SEC’s Goldman suit was fair

    A federal watchdog found securities regulators did not seek to influence the debate on financial regulatory reform by...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2010

    ‘VIP’ loans extended to Fannie Mae executives

    Countrywide Financial made 153 “VIP” loans to Fannie Mae executives, in an effort to win goodwill from the giant mortgage...

  33. July 21, 2010

    ‘VIP’ loans extended to Fannie Mae executives

    Countrywide Financial made 153 “VIP” loans to Fannie Mae executives, in an effort to win goodwill from the giant mortgage...

  34. July 18, 2010

    Treasury under fire on impact of car rescues

    The US Treasury faces criticism that it did not sufficiently weigh the impact of tens of thousands of job losses when it...

  35. May 7, 2010

    Critics turn attention to rig watchdog

    Just as the financial crisis revealed that US regulators were often too cosy with institutions that they were meant to...

  36. May 6, 2010

    Critics turn attention to rig watchdog

    Black sea: a dome that will be used to try to contain the escaping oil arrives by ship at the rig explosion site on Thursday...

  37. May 5, 2010

    Executives 'like deer in headlights'

    Growing congressional investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would result in a "blistering, scalding indictment"...

  38. May 4, 2010

    US Congress turns up heat on BP

    Growing congressional investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will result in a “blistering, scalding indictment” of...

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