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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...

    2. June 4, 2015

      Rivals show sands shifting under Hillary Clinton

      All of a sudden Hillary Clinton has company. A month ago it was just her competing for the Democratic nomination — what...

    1. December 21, 2014

      Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

      It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to...

    2. November 5, 2012

      Lessons from management’s wild west

      The US presidential election has heightened interest in Steve Jarding’s Running for Office and Managing Campaigns...

    3. September 27, 2012

      Obama revives Romney wealth attack

      Barack Obama is sharpening his attacks on Mitt Romney’s personal wealth, backing the release of campaign advertisements...

    4. July 26, 2012

      Senate approves Obama tax cut plan

      The US Senate has passed legislation extending Bush-era tax cuts for middle-class Americans earning up to $250,000 per...

    5. May 16, 2012

      US weighs easing more Myanmar sanctions

      The visit by Wunna Maung Lwin, Myanmar’s foreign minister, to Washington on Thursday has fuelled speculation that the...

    6. August 3, 2011

      You’ll believe a senator can fly

      From Mr Jonathan P. Kahn. Sir, One has to Marvel at the idea of a congressional “super committee” envisioned by the...

    7. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2011

      London headlines

      * Tensions increase in South China Sea dispute * China buys Japan’s long-term debt for 8th month * Singh loses cabinet...

    8. July 8, 2011

      Tensions increase in South China Sea dispute

      Senator Jim Webb grasps an electronic pointer and traces an arc on a map of the South China Sea, marking out the...

    9. June 21, 2011

      US and Japan delay move of marine base

      Washington and Tokyo have agreed to delay the relocation of the US military base on Okinawa beyond the 2014 deadline in...

    10. May 23, 2011

      Republicans on march to reclaim Virginia

      The ladies of the Goochland Republican Women’s Club do not like to harp on the fact that Barack Obama swept their home...

    11. May 12, 2011

      US senators slam Okinawa base move

      Doubts are growing about a controversial plan to move a US marine base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa after...

    12. March 24, 2011

      Boehner presses Obama for more clarity over Libya

      Republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on Barack Obama over the US engagement in Libya, demanding more clarity on...

    13. February 9, 2011

      Webb announces retirement from US Senate

      Republicans gained a political advantage in another big swing state after Jim Webb, the conservative Democrat from...

    14. June 4, 2010

      US senator calls off Burma visit

      Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to...

    15. June 4, 2010

      Senator raises Burma nuclear fears

      Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to...

    16. June 3, 2010

      US senator raises Burma nuclear fears

      Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to...

    17. March 5, 2010

      UK Treasury to reap more than £2.5bn on bonuses supertax

      The bonus supertax will reap more than £2.5bn for the UK Treasury, giving the UK government an unexpectedly large...

    18. March 4, 2010

      Democratic senators push 50% banker bonus tax

      Democratic senators tried to introduce a 50 per cent bonus tax on Thursday on companies that have received money from...

    19. January 22, 2010

      The ill-health of democracy

      A week ago, Democrats in Washington were not just hoping but planning to have a comprehensive health plan enacted by...

    20. August 19, 2009

      Hapless citizens force US to play the politics of prisoners

      Hillary Clinton has a point. Speaking to NBC News this month, the US secretary of state pleaded with American...

    21. August 18, 2009

      Hapless citizens force US to play the politics of prisoners

      Hillary Clinton has a point. Speaking to NBC News this month, the US secretary of state pleaded with American...

    22. March 5, 2009

      US urged to re-engage with Asia

      A senior US Democratic senator has said that the United States needs to re-engage with Southeast Asia or risk becoming...

    23. September 24, 2008

      Gates defends operations inside Pakistan

      Robert Gates, US defence secretary, yesterday suggested the US was justified under international law in conducting...

    24. September 23, 2008

      Gates defends operations inside Pakistan

      Robert Gates, US defence secretary, on Tuesday suggested that the US was justified under international law in...

    25. August 26, 2008

      Virginia maps way forward in the race for middle ground

      When Mark Warner delivers the keynote address to the Democratic national convention in Denver tonight, he could be...

    26. August 26, 2008

      Virginia's heated middle-ground fight

      When Mark Warner delivers the keynote address to the Democratic national convention in Denver tonight, he could be...

    27. August 25, 2008

      Virginia’s heated middle-ground fight

      When Mark Warner delivers the keynote address to the Democratic national convention in Denver tonight, he could be...

    28. August 1, 2008

      Obama Afghanistan policy criticised

      The US should avoid suggesting that the withdrawal of troops from Iraq will be followed by a surge of troops in...

    29. July 31, 2008

      Obama Afghanistan policy criticised

      The US should avoid suggesting that the withdrawal of troops from Iraq will be followed by a surge of troops in...

    30. May 23, 2008

      Running mate speculation gathers pace

      Barack Obama has appointed Jim Johnson, the former chief executive of Fannie Mae, the federal mortgage giant, to head a...

    31. May 23, 2008

      Running mate speculation gathers pace

      Barack Obama has appointed Jim Johnson, the former chief executive of Fannie Mae, the federal mortgage giant, to head...

    32. May 23, 2008

      Speculation on running mate picks up pace

      Barack Obama has appointed Jim Johnson, the former chief executive of Fannie Mae, the federal mortgage giant, to head...

    33. May 17, 2008

      Viet hero could be fitting Obama running mate

      From Prof Ethan S. Burger. Sir, In his analysis of the relative strengths of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the...

    34. January 17, 2008

      Union attacks Carlyle’s move on Booz Allen

      Carlyle’s plans to buy the government advisory unit of Booz Allen Hamilton, the management consultancy, are under...

    35. July 17, 2007

      Democrats struggle to mount Iraq challenge

      For a moment, it looked like their verbal jousting could escalate into physical confrontation live on national...

    36. June 21, 2007

      Treasury nodded through Blackstone China deal

      Blackstone was given an informal nod by the US Treasury Department that a $3bn investment by China did not merit a...

    37. June 21, 2007

      Blackstone IPO seven times subscribed amid overseas demand

      Blackstone's $7.8bn initial public offering was about seven times subscribed yesterday as investor demand for the...

    38. January 25, 2007

      Bush fails to stem erosion of authority

      Although it had been billed as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, there were few signs yesterday...

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