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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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