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  1. September 24, 2008

    Key figures on Capitol Hill

    Barney Frank Has locked horns with the administration in the past, but the relationship between the chairman of the House...

  2. May 15, 2008

    Republicans fear election juggernaut

    Hillary Clinton's supporters yesterday proclaimed her crushing victory in West Virginia as evidence of Barack Obama's...

  1. May 14, 2008

    Republicans fear election juggernaut

    Hillary Clinton’s supporters on Tuesday proclaimed her crushing victory in West Virginia as evidence of Barack Obama’s...

  2. November 18, 2006

    Republicans keep team in place

    Republicans in the US House of Representatives yesterday rejected a plea from conservatives to overhaul the party's...

  3. November 17, 2006

    Republicans elect House leaders

    Republicans in the House of Representatives on Friday rejected a plea from conservatives to overhaul the party’s leadership,...

  4. November 16, 2006

    Lott stages comeback by just one vote

    Trent Lott, ousted as Republican leader in the Senate four years ago after a racially insensitive comment, was elected to...

  5. November 15, 2006

    Lott stages comeback by just one vote

    Trent Lott, ousted as Republican leader in the Senate four years ago after a racially insensitive comment, was elected to...

  6. November 10, 2006

    Republicans on Capitol Hill move to reshape their leadership

    Even as they shift through final election tallies and reckon with their losses in Tuesday's mid-term elections, Republicans...

  7. November 10, 2006

    Republicans raise their hands to lead their political foot soldiers

    Even as they shift through final election tallies and reckon with their losses in Tuesday's mid-term election, Republicans...

  8. November 9, 2006

    Republicans move to reshape leadership

    Even as they shift through final election tallies and reckon with their losses in Tuesday’s midterm election, Republicans on...

  9. November 2, 2006

    Party shuns Kerry after Iraq 'joke'

    Democrats yesterday moved swiftly to distance themselves from John Kerry's "botched joke" that appeared to disparage US...

  10. October 27, 2006

    Republicans tarnished by failure to clean up government

    Twelve years ago the Republican Party swept to control of the US House of Representatives for the first time in a generation...

  11. October 14, 2006

    Ney falls victim to Abramoff scandal with graft admission

    The scandal over Jack Abramoff, the crooked superlobbyist, claimed its first congressional victim yesterday when Bob Ney, a...

  12. October 13, 2006

    Ney falls victim to Abramoff scandal

    The scandal over Jack Abramoff, the crooked superlobbyist, claimed its first congressional victim on Friday when Bob Ney, a...

  13. October 13, 2006

    Republicans in retreat - why America may bequeath Bush a hostile Congress

    Republican party leaders in the US have lately been making it on to the television talk-show circuit not as guests but as...

  14. October 12, 2006

    US may bequeath Bush a hostile Congress

    Republican party leaders in the US have lately been making it on to the television talk-show circuit not as guests but as...

  15. October 11, 2006

    Democrats gain from disarray in Republican ranks

    Republican leaders scrambled yesterday to contain the fallout from a Capitol Hill ethics scandal amid growing evidence that...

  16. October 10, 2006

    Democrats gain from Republican chaos

    Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout from a Capitol Hill ethics scandal amid growing evidence that...

  17. October 9, 2006

    Republicans hope to profit from ‘fear factor’

    Within hours of North Korea’s proclaimed nuclear test on Monday Dennis Hastert, the Republican speaker in Congress, and John...

  18. October 9, 2006

    Republican apology over e-mail scandal

    The Republican party's House campaign committee chief yesterday apologised for failing to spot "lies" by former congressman...

  19. October 8, 2006

    Republican apology over email scandal

    The Republican party’s House campaign committee chief on Sunday apologised for failing to spot “lies” by former congressman...

  20. October 7, 2006

    Republicans rally round Hastert in the hope Foley scandal blows over

    It was Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and Republican leader, who best summarised his party's response to...

  21. October 6, 2006

    An unseemly lesson in politics

    Pages are what you call the lucky teenagers who get to learn about politics by doing odd jobs for a year in the US Congress....

  22. October 6, 2006

    Republicans rally around House speaker

    It was Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and Republican leader, who best summarised his party’s response to the...

  23. October 6, 2006

    Hastert defiant as subpoenas fly over e-mails

    Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, yesterday rejected calls for his resignation over his...

  24. October 5, 2006

    Hastert defiant as subpoenas fly over e-mails

    Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, rejected calls for his resignation over his handling of a...

  25. October 5, 2006

    Foley tips party into crisis with core voters

    Only an "act of God" could reverse the Republican party's sharply declining fortunes in the critical mid-term congressional...

  26. October 4, 2006

    Foley tips party into crisis with core voters

    Only an “act of God” could reverse the Republican party’s sharply declining fortunes in the critical midterm congressional...

  27. October 4, 2006

    Republicans fear Foley affair will deter voters

    Mary Jo Kilroy, a Democratic county commissioner running for Congress in Ohio, has not yet made the Mark Foley scandal a...

  28. October 3, 2006

    Bush backs Hastert’s handling of sex scandal

    President George W. Bush sought to end Republican disarray on Tuesday over the handling of the sex scandal involving...

  29. October 3, 2006

    Woodward book and e-mails strain nerves

    US Republicans are facing challenges to their credibility this week on two of their strongest themes - family values and...

  30. October 2, 2006

    Book and e-mails hit Republican nerves

    US Republicans are facing challenges to their credibility this week on two of their strongest themes – family values and...

  31. October 2, 2006

    Democrats seize on e-mail scandal

    Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives came under fire at the weekend for trying to conceal an e-mail...

  32. October 1, 2006

    FBI looking into Foley e-mail scandal

    The FBI is assessing whether Mark Foley, a six-term Florida Republican, broke any laws when he sent allegedly sexually...

  33. September 29, 2006

    Bush urges senators to back detainee bill amid claims it is 'un-American'

    President George W. Bush yesterday urged senators to back legislation approving new rules for interrogations of terrorists...

  34. August 9, 2006

    Colombia ready to assist in Afghan battle against drugs

    Colombia, the world's top producer of cocaine, may provide a permanent anti-narcotics training programme for Afghanistan,...

  35. August 8, 2006

    Bogotá set to assist in Kabul’s drugs battle

    Colombia, the world’s top producer of cocaine, may provide a permanent anti-narcotics training programme for Afghanistan,...

  36. June 22, 2006

    New row over US immigration law

    Top Democrats lashed out yesterday at a decision by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to hold a new round...

  37. June 21, 2006

    Republicans accused of delaying legislation

    Top Democrats lashed out on Wednesday at a decision by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to hold a new...

  38. June 16, 2006

    US death toll hits 2,500 as parties square off

    The US death toll in Iraq hit 2,500 on Thursday as Republicans and Democrats in Congress faced off over the Iraq war just...

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