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  1. October 24, 2012

    McMahon goes to the mat in Connecticut

    The shadow of the World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters off I-95 looms large over the Connecticut race for Senate....

  2. August 21, 2012

    Maine maverick aims to shake up Senate

    Angus King is difficult to pigeonhole. The independent candidate to become the next senator for the New England state of...

  1. August 2, 2012

    Republicans reject deal on cyber bill

    A long-running legislative effort intended to reinforce the protection of critical infrastructure in the US from cyber...

  2. 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 year...

  3. July 25, 2012

    Senators in new push on cybersecurity bill

    The sponsors of a US cybersecurity bill have called on the Senate to pass the measure by next week, saying that a delay...

  4. February 14, 2012

    Senators urged on cyber security bill

    Companies running computer networks essential to US economic and national security would be required to better defend their...

  5. February 8, 2012

    Egypt unbowed by US aid threat

    Egypt has said it will not be swayed by threats from Washington to cut US aid and would press on with plans for criminal...

  6. January 22, 2012

    Myanmar sanction talks set to intensify

    The US and European Union are likely to step up discussions this week about lifting sanctions on Myanmar as the country...

  7. May 24, 2011

    Senators back US operations in Libya

    A group of prominent senators has sought to rally support on Capitol Hill for the US military involvement in Libya, several...

  8. May 13, 2011

    White House outlines cybersecurity law

    The Obama administration outlined cybersecurity laws that would give government authority to review plans by private owners...

  9. March 16, 2011

    Nuclear power: Too hot to handle

    Ever since the earthquake and tsunami struck the eastern seaboard of Japan last Friday, the eyes of the world have been on...

  10. March 14, 2011

    Countries race to reassure on nuclear safety

    A third blast at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility has revived debate about the safety of nuclear power, which has...

  11. March 8, 2011

    US weighs no-fly zone options

    Washington is confronting competing intelligence analyses and military advice as it tries to work out what to do about Libya...

  12. January 22, 2011

    US senators warn against Iran nuclear compromise

    Eight prominent senators have warned Barack Obama against making concessions to Iran, in a move highlighting the obstacles...

  13. January 19, 2011

    Lieberman set to announce departure

    Senator Joe Lieberman, former Democratic vice-presidential nominee who became an independent after being cast out of his...

  14. December 23, 2010

    Morgan Stanley’s Nides cleared for diplomatic job

    Morgan Stanley’s chief operating officer has won approval from the US Senate to head to Washington for a senior State...

  15. December 16, 2010

    The perils of moral fervour in the Balkans

    In 1999, the western powers used military might to drive out Serb forces from Kosovo after Serbia had attempted to maintain...

  16. December 10, 2010

    ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ reform fails in Senate

    The Obama administration’s bid to change the law on gay people in the military appears to have collapsed after Democrats...

  17. December 3, 2010

    Cyber guerrillas can help US

    Just two weeks before WikiLeaks released its diplomatic cables, Alec Ross, a leading proponent of all things digital at the...

  18. December 3, 2010

    WikiLeaks fights to stay online

    WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website at the centre of a political furore following its release of a flood of secret...

  19. November 9, 2010

    Iraq leaders in push to break political deadlock

    BAGHDAD – Iraq’s political leaders met for the second time on Tuesday night in an effort to end a months-long political...

  20. June 23, 2010

    Obama to renew push for climate change action from Senate

    Barack Obama will today make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil spill...

  21. June 22, 2010

    Obama to push climate change on back of BP spill

    Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil...

  22. May 28, 2010

    US House votes to overturn gay ban in military

    The US Congress passed proposals on Thursday night to scrap the ban on gays serving openly in the military, taking the most...

  23. May 26, 2010

    Congress to vote on end of military's 'don't ask, don't tell'

    The most concrete steps yet to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy are set to be taken tomorrow when both...

  24. May 25, 2010

    US Congress considers end to military’s gay ban

    The most concrete steps yet to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy are set to be taken on Thursday when...

  25. May 14, 2010

    US nuclear power drive checked by argument over waste

    The Obama administration's efforts to foster a renaissance in nuclear power in the US are coming up against an old dilemma -...

  26. May 13, 2010

    US nuclear power plans hit by waste dispute

    The Obama administration’s efforts to foster a renaissance in nuclear power in the US are coming up against an old dilemma –...

  27. May 13, 2010

    Primary threats highlight extent of Republican shift

    Next Tuesday, Republican activists in Kentucky look set to deliver the latest in a series of shocks to their party's...

  28. May 13, 2010

    Climate bill faces rough ride in Senate

    A draft bill setting out sharp cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions was unveiled in the Senate yesterday, offering new...

  29. May 12, 2010

    Primaries will show size of Republican shift

    Next Tuesday, Republican activists in Kentucky look set to deliver the latest in a series of shocks to their party’s...

  30. May 12, 2010

    Climate bill would slash US carbon output

    A draft bill setting out sharp cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions was unveiled in the Senate yesterday, offering new...

  31. April 29, 2010

    Tea Party Movement set to oust Crist

    The Tea Party Movement, which has dragged the Republican Party sharply to the right over the past year, appears set to claim...

  32. April 28, 2010

    Tea Party movement set to oust Crist

    The Tea Party Movement, which has dragged the Republican Party sharply to the right over the past year, appears set to claim...

  33. April 26, 2010

    Setback for Senate over climate change

    Democrats' hopes of unveiling a long-awaited climate change bill today were dashed at the weekend when the Republican...

  34. April 25, 2010

    Setback for hopes of Senate climate deal

    Democrats’ hopes of unveiling a long-awaited climate change bill on Monday were dashed at the weekend when the Republican...

  35. February 12, 2010

    Revolutionary Guard targeted by US sanctions

    The US has singled out Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps for tighter sanctions because of its stake in the country's economy...

  36. December 22, 2009

    Put a sock in it

    Jurek Martin : Great Aunt Edith always gave me socks for Christmas. They came in useful in those days, when we all had to...

  37. December 21, 2009

    ’Tis the season to put a sock in it

    Great Aunt Edith always gave me socks for Christmas. They came in useful in those days, when we all had to walk five miles...

  38. 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)...

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