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    1. May 27, 2016

      Sanders’ purism could be costly for the Democrats

      The Democrats were in just this place eight years ago. By May 2008, everyone who understood arithmetic knew that the...

    2. May 13, 2016

      Obama cements his legacy with his trip to Hiroshima

      In their final years in office American presidents inevitably focus on their legacies, recasting their accomplishments...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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    1. May 11, 2016

      Blocked US deals a sign that mergers have become more aggressive

      One day after a planned $6.3bn office products merger joined a growing list of US deals killed by the Obama...

    2. May 6, 2016

      US Republicans: Only the brave can afford to snub Donald Trump

      At the height of the Watergate scandal, Republicans found themselves facing an unenviable dilemma: whether to break...

    3. May 5, 2016

      Bush family refuses to back Trump

      The two living Republican presidents have made clear they will not support Donald Trump as the property mogul seeks to...

    4. May 1, 2016

      Donald Trump’s war with best and brightest

      Intellectuals crave doctrines. The tidier the formula, the easier it is to make sense of that messy world out there. In...

    5. April 17, 2016

      Saudi warning on 9/11 law adds to US frictions

      Saudi Arabia has warned it will protect its investments in the US if Congress passes a bill under which Saudi officials...

    6. April 8, 2016

      Halliburton’s Dave Lesar tested by $25bn bid for Baker Hughes

      One Friday in October 2014, Dave Lesar, Halliburton’s chief executive, called Martin Craighead, his counterpart at...

    7. April 7, 2016

      US takes tougher stance on deals under Obama

      The Obama administration’s bid to scuttle the $25bn takeover of Baker Hughes by Halliburton is less a sudden turn...

    8. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz for president

      Donald Trump’s position as favourite to take the Republican nomination for US president suffered a minor setback on...

    9. March 22, 2016

      Obama finds a new friend in Argentina

      When the Argentine frigate Libertad was impounded in Ghana four years ago at the behest of a litigious hedge fund, it...

    10. March 18, 2016

      ‘The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House’, by Zalmay Khalilzad

      From Dick Cheney to Donald Rumsfeld, the administration of George W Bush has come to be defined by its most abrasive...

    11. March 4, 2016

      James Comey, the lawyer doing battle with Apple

      Of all the skills a famous lawyer needs, James Comey enjoys the most elusive one: an uncanny knack for being at the...

    12. March 3, 2016

      Truth – film review: ‘A gripping tale’

      The late Pontius Pilate had some sharp things to say, or ask, about truth. I would have liked him sitting next to me...

    13. Lawrence Summers

      March 1, 2016

      Trump’s rise shows how democratic processes can lose their way

      While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought, Mr Trump’s rise does illustrate how...

    14. February 24, 2016

      Review: ‘The Persuaders’ by James Garvey

      Those people chanting “Trump! Trump!” in packed venues during the US presidential race: who are they, exactly? The...

    15. February 23, 2016

      Republicans split on US role in the world

      The Republican presidential primaries have captured international attention in large part for their bluster and venom —...

    16. February 21, 2016

      Bush ends with a whimper after ‘shock and awe’ campaign failure

      As South Carolinians headed to the polls on Saturday, Jeb Bush rolled up at Daniel Island elementary school in his...

    17. February 19, 2016

      Donald Trump aims to knock out Jeb Bush after papal jab

      Several hours after accusing Pope Francis of “disgraceful” behaviour for declaring that he was “not Christian”, Donald...

    18. The World

      February 16, 2016

      White House countdown - Southern brawl

      Things are heating up in South Carolina ahead of the Republican primary on Saturday. Former President George W. Bush...

    19. February 16, 2016

      Bush brothers’ last stand in South Carolina

      As the only Republican to reach the presidency in the past 24 years, George W Bush knows a thing or two about winning...

    20. February 14, 2016

      Bush and Trump clash in bitter Republican debate

      Jeb Bush accused Donald Trump of insulting his family as the tycoon blasted George W Bush’s record on the Iraq war and...

    21. February 14, 2016

      Trump’s big gamble on South Carolina

      At times it was hard to distinguish Donald Trump from Bernie Sanders. In the ninth Republican debate, just a week...

    22. February 13, 2016

      Putin and politics loom over the Pope and the Patriarch

      As the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches met on Friday for the first ever such meeting, their...

    23. The World

      February 12, 2016

      White House Countdown: GOP candidates try to woo South Carolina evangelicals

      Sign up to receive White House countdown, our daily US politics email, here. With the South Carolina Republican...

    24. February 7, 2016

      Jeb Bush comes out fighting as New Hampshire primary looms

      Jeb Bush came out swinging. The former Florida governor needs a strong finish in the Republican primary in New...

    25. January 1, 2016

      Ralph Nader’s museum battles claims US is too litigious

      Down the main street of a small town in rural Connecticut, across the road from an abandoned mill, sits an unlikely...

    26. December 15, 2015

      Cruz’s zeal converts Republicans in Iowa

      Just after Ted Cruz arrived in Washington as a senator in 2012, he received a visit from Bob Vander Plaats, an...

    27. December 11, 2015

      Bono shows love the answer to terrorism

      It has been quite a long time since I have had anything particularly good to say about the rock band, U2, or its Davos...

    28. December 8, 2015

      Donald Trump’s offensive assault on American values

      It says something of how badly Donald Trump, the US Republican hopeful, has erred that journalists initially treated...

    29. November 27, 2015

      Heated rhetoric unnerves Muslim Republicans

      Facing off against one of America’s leading conservative radio hosts recently, Saba Ahmed, the head of the Republican...

    30. November 8, 2015

      Read my lips: the Bush era is over

      Jeb’ll fix it” is the latest mantra of Jeb Bush’s flailing campaign. Whatever problem America faces, Florida’s former...

    31. October 29, 2015

      Jeb Bush on the rocks: insider left with outside chance

      “Jeb Bush can eat carbs now.” That was the caustic postmortem from Matt Drudge, founder of the conservative Drudge...

    32. The World

      September 30, 2015

      Vladimir Putin's war on terror

      George W Bush famously said that he had looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and “got a sense of his soul”. Maybe he did –...

    33. September 23, 2015

      Review: ‘Shaky Ground’ by Bethany McLean

      The US government has threatened them with a “bazooka” and decapitation, it has also coddled them and relied on them,...

    34. September 22, 2015

      Walker falls victim to deep Republican rift

      When Scott Walker delivered a fiery speech in Iowa in January, it was music to the ears of conservatives nervous about...

    35. September 17, 2015

      Fiorina finds cracks in Trump’s armour in Republican debate

      Republican presidential debate Jeb Bush smoked marijuana as a young man and wants to put Margaret Thatcher on the $10...

    36. The World

      September 16, 2015

      Republican presidential debate

      This Live Blog session closed at 05:38 on 17 Sep 2015. The 2nd Republican presidential debate saw Donald Trump face off...

    37. September 9, 2015

      Jeb Bush proposes slashing tax rates

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor and current presidential candidate, has unveiled tax reform proposals...

    38. September 9, 2015

      Bush mimics Trump on Late Show with Colbert

      Jeb Bush mimicked Donald Trump in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, telling the host that he would...

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