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    1. July 2, 2015

      War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

      Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the White...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Joy over gay marriage decision where fight began and ended

      “He has a boyfriend,” Luis Conta said, grinning and gesturing towards his friend Paul Grajales, standing outside New York’s...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

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    1. June 26, 2015

      Republicans wrestle with same-sex marriage

      James Bowman, 20, says he knew he was a Republican before he was even in his teens. Growing up in midwestern US state of...

    2. June 15, 2015

      Bush kicks off campaign with jobs vow

      Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, on Monday launched his presidential campaign, after months of criss-crossing America...

    3. June 15, 2015

      Jeb Bush left to play catch-up in Republican race

      When Jeb Bush, the son of one former president and brother of another, revealed in December that he was exploring a run for...

    4. June 4, 2015

      Rick Perry launches bid for White House

      Rick Perry, the former Texas governor whose 2012 presidential campaign ended up as fodder for Jon Stewart and late-night...

    5. May 13, 2015

      Rubio vows tough stance on China

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican running for president, on Wednesday vowed to restore a “moral clarity” to US...

    6. Tech blog

      May 12, 2015

      Facebook hires a net neutrality moderate

      In Kevin Martin, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under George W Bush, Facebook has just hired a...

    7. May 5, 2015

      Huckabee joins 2016 race for White House

      Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and guitar-strumming Baptist preacher, has entered the 2016 race for the White...

    8. April 27, 2015

      White House hopefuls court billionaires

      As Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, wined and dined supporters at a swanky Miami hotel this weekend, his brother...

    9. April 20, 2015

      Republican hopefuls find deep pockets for most expensive campaign

      Al Cardenas, one of the most influential men in Republican circles in Florida, was attending a political event in January at...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Timeline: Segway’s journey from Good Morning America to China

      December 2001 Dean Kamen, a US inventor, unveils his Segway Personal Transporter, which he dubs the world’s first electric,...

    11. April 15, 2015

      Obama’s climate change legacy at risk from conservative heartland

      President Barack Obama’s attempt to leave a legacy of domestic action on climate change faces a proliferation of legal...

    12. April 14, 2015

      Marco Rubio’s strengths and weaknesses

      Marco Rubio, a charismatic Cuban-American senator from Florida, on Monday fired the starting pistol on his campaign to...

    13. April 9, 2015

      Rand Paul’s libertarian policy is casualty of Republican war

      Rand Paul became a serious presidential candidate two years ago with a 13-hour filibuster slamming US drone policy that won...

    14. April 5, 2015

      America’s coming presidential game of thrones

      In its early days, the United States was beset by rumours about plots to install a monarchy. Thankfully, in George...

    15. March 31, 2015

      Indiana governor says he will ‘fix’ religious bill

      The Republican governor of Indiana has vowed to amend a religious freedom law that sparked a backlash across the US over...

    16. March 18, 2015

      The US energy ideas too crazy for private sector money

      “We’re trying to create a market that has never existed before, because the technology has never existed before.” Phil...

    17. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu plays Churchill in Washington

      When Benjamin Netanyahu rises to speak in Congress later on Tuesday he will become the first foreign leader since Winston...

    18. February 18, 2015

      Bush attacks Obama on Russia and Iran

      Jeb Bush outlined a foreign policy agenda on Wednesday that mixed red meat for the Republican Party base about the perceived...

    19. February 15, 2015

      Obama sends cabinet member to port talks

      President Obama on Saturday sought to head off a costly work stoppage at Pacific coast ports by sending his labour secretary...

    20. February 5, 2015

      Costly lockout looms on US ports

      The US economy could lose $2bn a day in economic activity during a work stoppage at west coast ports, retailers have warned...

    21. February 5, 2015

      Jeb Bush sketches out economic platform

      Jeb Bush used a speech in Detroit to sketch the broad contours of an economic platform on Wednesday, again emphasising that...

    22. January 27, 2015

      Obama rekindles relations with conservative Saudi Arabia

      Nearly four years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, President Barack Obama cut short an overseas trip on...

    23. January 21, 2015

      Cameron frustrated by delayed Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war

      David Cameron has expressed frustration at delays to publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war after it emerged...

    24. January 17, 2015

      Romney shifts stance from failed 2012 bid

      Mitt Romney confirmed on Friday that he was weighing a third US presidential bid, as he tested out a campaign message that...

    25. January 7, 2015

      David Cameron ‘frustrated’ at delays to Iraq report

      David Cameron says he is “frustrated” by delays to the publication of a “largely finished” report into the Iraq war, which...

    26. December 21, 2014

      Why rage and reason are close relatives

      At some point during a summit in Slovenia in 2001 George W Bush, then US president, found an opportunity to look into the...

    27. December 14, 2014

      ‘The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind’, by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban

      In What’s The Matter With Kansas? , Thomas Frank found the ghost of Friedrich Engels haunting the Great Plains. The author...

    28. November 14, 2014

      ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’ by George W Bush

      41: A Portrait of My Father, by George W Bush, WH Allen, RRP£20/Crown, RRP$28, 304 pages When the grapevine reported that...

    29. 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...

    30. November 5, 2014

      Obama faces a serious test of his own relevancy

      Defining an electoral wave is about semantics. But the results do not lie. On Tuesday night Republicans took control of the...

    31. November 2, 2014

      Obama can learn from George W Bush

      The day after the 2006 congressional election, George W Bush admitted Republicans had received a “thumping”. President...

    32. October 31, 2014

      Eyal Aronoff: on a drive for alternatives to oil

      Eyal Aronoff’s life has been shaped by conflict in the Middle East. His father, a tank crewman in the Israel Defense Forces,...

    33. October 16, 2014

      Romney’s hints at a comeback reveal Republican weakness

      Mitt Romney, a two-time loser in presidential elections – once rejected by Republican voters and then trounced four years...

    34. October 13, 2014

      Bernanke’s failed mortgage application exposes the flaw in banking

      Banks enjoy tremendous support from governments. During the financial crisis, that assistance went well beyond protecting...

    35. October 9, 2014

      Obama’s Syria choices go from bad to worse

      Barack Obama is too much the lawyer and too little the leader. Leon Panetta, the former US defence secretary, has a memoir...

    36. October 9, 2014

      Kansas shows its independent streak

      Next month Jack Watkins, a registered Republican, will do something he has never done before: vote for the opponent of...

    37. September 19, 2014

      Why the world is getting safer

      The bad news just doesn’t seem to let up. The other day my publisher friend Mariia emailed from Kharkiv in Ukraine. When I...

    38. September 9, 2014

      Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

      In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

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