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    1. February 16, 2014

      UAW’s failure to sway VW workers clouds future

      In the months leading up to last week’s vote on union recognition at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory in Tennessee,...

    2. February 15, 2014

      VW workers at US car plant snub union

      US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

    1. February 11, 2014

      Union recognition would benefit VW US plant, leader says

      A vote for union recognition in a bitterly contested ballot could help Volkswagen’s only US manufacturing plant to win badly...

    2. Off Message

      October 11, 2013

      US shutdown: Boehner’s imaginary ‘halfway’ point

      Halfway from default is still a long way from sense. On Thursday, John Boehner, the speaker of the US House of...

    3. May 7, 2013

      Battle rages over US online tax

      A drive by Walmart and other retailers for the US Congress to end tax-free internet shopping is heading for a collision with...

    4. April 24, 2013

      US online sales tax

      If you are reading this online, do not adjust your screen: the US Senate may be about to pass a bipartisan bill to raise...

    5. January 2, 2013

      Republicans ready to vent fury at Boehner

      Republican lawmakers angry at this week’s fiscal cliff deal will make their feelings publicly known to John Boehner...

    6. December 6, 2012

      Voters back Obama on wealth tax, poll says

    7. The World

      December 5, 2012

      The lighter side of the fiscal cliff

      Alan Simpson (left) and Erskine Bowles Getty Images If there is one thing at which Washington does not excel (an admittedly...

    8. December 5, 2012

      Republicans urged to resist tax rises

      Activist Grover Norquist is urging Republicans to hold a firm line against increased taxes on the rich – even if that means...

    9. December 5, 2012

      Obama lobbies business on US debt limit

      Barack Obama has toughened his position in budget talks, telling business leaders he expects Republicans to agree to higher...

    10. November 30, 2012

      Norquist’s pledge on tax is unworthy

      “Fiscal cliff” is a good metaphor for the approaching clash over US budget priorities, if you think of the cliff as the one...

    11. November 14, 2012

      Wonks dust off radical revenue-raising ideas

      Tax policy in the US is suddenly in play. The first priority is to resolve the fiscal cliff, but the new environment is...

    12. August 28, 2012

      Republican budget plans require only slim majority

      Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader who wields considerable influence among conservative lawmakers, said Republicans...

    13. May 4, 2012

      Resignation in Romney team spurs debate

      When Richard Grenell resigned as the foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney’s campaign this week, he could have been...

    14. March 18, 2012

      America’s three takes on the crisis

      Is capitalism in crisis? The question, posed earlier this year in a series of articles in the Financial Times, is suddenly...

    15. December 3, 2011

      Slavish adherence to anti-tax policy is not Reagan-like

      From Mr Joel Darrow. Sir, Richard McGregor’s Person in the News article on Grover Norquist (“The anti-tax puppeteer pulling...

    16. November 25, 2011

      Grover Norquist, anti-tax puppeteer pulling Washington’s strings

      As a boy growing up in Massachusetts in the 1960s, Grover Norquist claims to have had a political epiphany. He thought...

    17. November 20, 2011

      Norquist blamed for supercommittee impasse

      With Washington reading the last rites for the congressional committee set up to identify budget savings, the person many...

    18. June 14, 2011

      Senate blocks cut to ethanol subsidies

      The US Senate blocked a move to cut subsidies for ethanol producers in a vote that highlighted a bitter Republican rift on...

    19. February 23, 2011

      Prison costs spur unlikely alliance in US

      State budget deficits are encouraging a rare coalition of reformers on both the left and the right of US politics to look...

    20. September 29, 2010

      How the Republicans can still fail to triumph

      If the US congressional elections were today, the Republicans would win a resounding victory, capture the House of...

    21. April 10, 2010

      Trouble brewing for right in the US

      Tax day, the deadline for Americans to file their annual returns, has traditionally vied with teeth-pulling for popularity....

    22. April 9, 2010

      Trouble brewing for right in the US

      Tax day, the deadline for Americans to file their annual returns, has traditionally vied with teeth-pulling for popularity....

    23. February 23, 2010

      Why Republicans are rebounding

      One year ago, Reagan Republicanism was being offered last rites by the American establishment. The Democrats had elected a...

    24. February 4, 2009

      Daschle's departure in tax dispute tarnishes president's ethics drive

      There could not have been a worse time of year for revelations to emerge about unpaid taxes by Tom Daschle and other...

    25. February 3, 2009

      Departures tarnish president’s ethics drive

      There could not have been a worse time of year for revelations to emerge about unpaid taxes by Tom Daschle and other...

    26. January 3, 2009

      Balanced view of markets has yet to take hold

      From Mr Alasdair Rankin. Sir, Your editorial “Why free markets must be defended” (December 27) could have offered a much...

    27. October 1, 2008

      Republicans cannot spend their way out of crisis

      Hank Paulson’s bail-out of the financial industry will cost taxpayers $700bn. Some believe that the bail-out signals an...

    28. July 7, 2008

      Too late for right to hedge its bets

      From Mr Noah Smith. Sir, America's right - the "leave us alone" coalition of which Grover Norquist spoke in his article...

    29. June 26, 2008

      How America’s right will be roused into action

      The case for Republican pessimism is well understood. Too much President George W. Bush for too long. Gasoline at $4 a...

    30. November 23, 2007

      Let Americans who were not born in the US live the dream and run for the highest office

      From Mr Uwe Bott. Sir, While I agree with Grover Norquist (and I hardly ever do) and his revulsion over the incestuous way...

    31. November 20, 2007

      A dynastic disease in American politics

      The US was founded as a constitutional republic. There were to be no kings, dukes or other rapscallions in the New...

    32. September 4, 2007

      Bush aims to shift debate on Iraq

      George W. Bush’s dramatic move in holding a war council in Iraq this week highlights the stakes his presidency faces in its...

    33. August 18, 2007

      Architect's fall reflects rise of the apparatchik

      When Ed Gillespie was appointed as a senior aide to George W. Bush in June, many questioned why he would want to give up a...

    34. August 17, 2007

      Architect’s fall reflects rise of the apparatchik

      When Ed Gillespie was appointed as a senior aide to George W. Bush in June, many in Washington questioned why he would give...

    35. August 8, 2007

      Is the US pioneering transparency?

      Grover Norquist, president of anti-tax lobbying group Americans for Tax Reform, argues in the FT that the next big thing in...

    36. August 8, 2007

      Transparency: the new democracy

      The nice venture capitalists in Silicon Valley are always looking for “the next big thing”. While we will have to wait for...

    37. April 25, 2007

      Crisis of nerves hits Republicans

      Having visited countless Republican precincts across the country in the past few months, Frank Luntz, the Republican...

    38. April 24, 2007

      Crisis of nerves hits Republicans

      Having visited countless Republican precincts across the country in the past few months, Frank Luntz, the Republican...

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