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    1. July 29, 2011

      Iranian exiles pay US figures as advocates

      An Iranian exile group is spending millions of dollars in a lobbying effort to be removed from the US’s list of foreign...

    2. January 5, 2011

      Boehner vows to cut size of government

      The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives will make cutting the size of the US government its central task...

    1. Westminster Blog

      April 21, 2010

      Howard Dean offers Clegg advice on maintaining political momentum

      This should worry the Lib Dems. Howard Dean is offering Clegg private advice on keeping his feet on the ground. A sign that...

    2. December 18, 2009

      US liberal revolt over healthcare gains pace

      The Obama administration was grappling yesterday with a growing revolt from liberals over its $848bn (€592bn, £525bn)...

    3. December 18, 2009

      US liberal revolt over healthcare gains pace

      The Obama administration was grappling yesterday with a growing revolt from liberals over its $848bn (€592bn, £525bn)...

    4. December 17, 2009

      Growing liberal revolt over US healthcare

      The Obama administration was grappling on Thursday with a growing revolt from liberals over its $848bn (€592bn, £525bn)...

    5. August 11, 2009

      Correction: Howard Dean

      * Howard Dean is no longer chairman of the Democratic National Committee, as wrongly stated in the World Diary on August...

    6. July 23, 2009

      Fear that Democrats' initiative in healthcare reform will be lost

      Democrats could be "losing the opportunity" to enact meaningful US healthcare reform in the doomed pursuit of Republican...

    7. February 2, 2009

      Doha round hopes dashed by acrimony

      The completion of the Doha trade round appeared as far away as ever at the weekend, when a gathering of trade ministers at...

    8. February 1, 2009

      Acrimony dashes Doha hopes

      The completion of the Doha trade round appeared as far away as ever at the weekend, when a gathering of trade ministers at...

    9. January 31, 2009

      Republicans' first black chairman vows to reach out

      Michael Steele pledged yesterday to revive the Republican party outside its southern heartland after being elected the...

    10. January 31, 2009

      US Republican party picks first black chairman

      Michael Steele pledged yesterday to revive the Republican party outside its southern heartland after being elected the...

    11. January 30, 2009

      US Republican party picks first black chairman

      Michael Steele pledged on Friday to revive the Republican party outside its southern heartland after being elected the first...

    12. October 8, 2008

      Blue State ascending on Obama

      The company behind Barack Obama's record-breaking online fundraising campaign is using its high-profile presidential...

    13. October 8, 2008

      Obama online fundraiser eyes moves overseas

      The company behind Barack Obama's record-breaking online fundraising campaign is using its high profile to pursue political...

    14. June 5, 2008

      Obama signals aggressive campaign strategy

      Barack Obama on Thursday sent a clear signal he was planning an aggressive general election campaign by asking Howard Dean,...

    15. May 31, 2008

      Hundreds protest over disputed states

      Democratic officials reached a compromise in Washington on Saturday to seat the disputed Michigan and Florida delegations at...

    16. April 26, 2008

      Democrat choice 'by end June'

      The Democratic party's "superdelegates" have every right to overturn the popular vote and choose the candidate they believe...

    17. April 25, 2008

      Democrats to choose ‘by end of June’

      The Democratic party’s “superdelegates” have every right to overturn the popular vote and choose the candidate they believe...

    18. March 29, 2008

      Democratic rivals urged to soften attacks

      Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, yesterday urged Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their...

    19. March 29, 2008

      Clinton urged to quit race for nomination

      Hillary Clinton yesterday faced calls to drop out of the presidential race as senior Democrats warned that her divisive...

    20. March 28, 2008

      Clinton urged to quit presidential race

      Hillary Clinton faced calls on Friday to drop out of the presidential race as senior Democrats warned that her divisive...

    21. March 10, 2008

      Democrats confident of winner before August

      Howard Dean yesterday said he expected either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to have won the presidential nomination...

    22. March 10, 2008

      Party expects winner before August

      Howard Dean yesterday said he expected either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to have won the Democratic presidential...

    23. March 10, 2008

      Party expects winner before August

      Howard Dean yesterday said he expected either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to have won the Democratic presidential...

    24. March 9, 2008

      Democrats confident of winner before August

      Howard Dean on Sunday said he expected either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to have won the presidential nomination before...

    25. March 7, 2008

      Clinton sees progress on excluded delegates

      Hillary Clinton made headway towards reinstating the excluded delegates from Michigan and Florida yesterday, in a move that...

    26. March 7, 2008

      Democrats consider reinstating delegates

      Hillary Clinton made headway yesterday towards reinstating the excluded delegates from Michigan and Florida. The move is...

    27. March 6, 2008

      Progress for Clinton over excluded delegates

      Hillary Clinton on Thursday made headway towards reinstating the excludeddelegates from Michigan and Florida, in a move that...

    28. February 4, 2008

      Overseas Democrats gear up for Super Tuesday

      Hundreds of thousands of Democrats live in exile in the UK. And an Alabaman named Bill Barnard hopes to persuade many to...

    29. January 11, 2008

      Kerry backs Obama to shatter political mould

      John Kerry yesterday strongly endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy and along the way gave a stinging slap both to Hillary...

    30. January 11, 2008

      Kerry backs Obama as 'best candidate to bring change'

      Barack Obama has won the endorsement of John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, as he attempts to restore...

    31. January 10, 2008

      Kerry backs Obama to shatter political mould

      John Kerry on Thursday strongly endorsed Barack Obama’s candidacy and along the way gave a stinging slap both to Hillary...

    32. January 2, 2008

      Huckabee taps middle-class insecurities

      The Val-Air Ballroom in Des Moines was a brave choice for Mike Huckabee’s last big campaign rally before Thursday’s Iowa...

    33. December 13, 2007

      Campaign looks set to founder if Iowa gamble fails

      Since the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is sucking up most of the media oxygen, John Edwards, who is...

    34. December 13, 2007

      Campaign to founder if Iowa gamble fails

      Since the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is sucking up most of the media oxygen, John Edwards, who is...

    35. December 12, 2007

      Campaign to founder if Iowa gamble fails

      Since the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is sucking up most of the media oxygen, John Edwards, who is...

    36. December 11, 2007

      ‘Inspirational’ bid flies in face of establishment

      If Hillary Clinton’s campaign is driven by perspiration, then Barack Obama’s is fuelled by inspiration. Most of the...

    37. November 21, 2007

      Candidates shun Mideast issue

      Middle East-watchers fear that the fragile IsraelPalestine peace process that converges next week on Annapolis, Maryland,...

    38. November 20, 2007

      US candidates shun Mideast issue

      Middle East-watchers fear that the fragile Israel-Palestine peace process which converges next week on Annapolis, Maryland,...

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