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    1. October 3, 2014

      Five lessons from the US jobs report

      Jobs growth was excellent in September. It leaves the US Federal Reserve with a tricky task at its next meeting but caused...

    2. September 28, 2014

      Barack Obama admits US underestimated Isis

      US President Barack Obama has admitted that the US underestimated the capabilities of the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

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    1. September 25, 2014

      Calls for US vote on Syria air strikes

      David Cameron’s decision to recall the UK parliament to debate joining the US-led coalition’s military action against...

    2. September 15, 2014

      Hispanics turn on Democrats over delay

      Democratic candidates who President Barack Obama sought to help in November’s elections by delaying changes to immigration...

    3. September 11, 2014

      US builds support for new Isis strategy

      The Obama administration moved on Thursday to secure military and financial backing from Arab leaders, European allies and...

    4. September 4, 2014

      US lawmakers near deal to spare export bank

      US lawmakers are closing in on a compromise that would temporarily extend the life of a business-friendly federal credit...

    5. August 5, 2014

      Forty years after Nixon and the talk of impeachment goes on

      Forty years ago this week Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US, an epochal event. He thereby staved off almost...

    6. August 1, 2014

      Obama denied funding to tackle child migrant influx

      US lawmakers were preparing to begin a five-week recess on Saturday having denied President Barack Obama any funding to...

    7. July 31, 2014

      House backs Republican Obama lawsuit

      Republicans are preparing to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his executive authority...

    8. July 11, 2014

      Democracy is not a synonym for good government

      Anewly assertive tone has entered Barack Obama’s rhetoric since he gave a speech just before the Fourth of July holiday....

    9. July 8, 2014

      Obama seeks $3.7bn to tackle influx of child migrants

      President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7bn to tackle an influx of child migrants as he seeks more tools ranging...

    10. July 2, 2014

      Partisan gulf ends Barack Obama’s hopes of reforming immigration

      This week’s death of efforts to overhaul the US immigration system to accommodate 11m-odd undocumented immigrants and their...

    11. June 30, 2014

      Obama looks to bypass Congress on immigration reform

      President Barack Obama vowed on Monday to bypass Congress and use his executive powers to reform the US immigration system...

    12. June 17, 2014

      US captures suspected ringleader of attack on Benghazi consulate

      The US said on Tuesday it had captured the suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on its consulate in Benghazi in which...

    13. June 13, 2014

      Washington debate over Iraq crisis could define next election

      Hillary Clinton’s new book on her time as US secretary of state is organised by geography: there are chapters on China,...

    14. June 11, 2014

      The Republican trap that defeated Eric Cantor

      Since the rise of the Tea Party, Republican incumbents in the House of Representatives have faced a basic political...

    15. May 8, 2014

      Benghazi probes reveal parallel worlds of US politics

      Washington’s foreign policy is not in the best of shapes. The Obama administration is trying to respond as Russia...

    16. April 27, 2014

      US policy reform grinds to a halt ahead of midterm elections

      More than half a year before its term ends, Congress has all but given up on resolving deadlock over a host of short- and...

    17. March 8, 2014

      Central Europe countries appeal for US gas

      Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have urged the US Congress to help them buy American natural gas and reduce...

    18. March 4, 2014

      Crisis in Ukraine reshapes US debate on gas exports

      The US should make it easier for Europeans to buy American natural gas in order to reduce its allies’ dependence on Russian...

    19. March 4, 2014

      Obama aims to rally Democrats with $3.9tn US budget

      President Barack Obama has laid out a $3.9tn budget that slashed tax breaks for the wealthiest households and businesses to...

    20. February 20, 2014

      Obama drops proposal to cut pensions

      President Barack Obama is dropping a proposal to cut pensions by using a less generous measure of inflation, and will...

    21. February 14, 2014

      Midterm battle for pivotal control of US Senate heats up

      Only a few years after demanding huge spending cuts in exchange for taking on new debt, John Boehner, Republican House...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 12, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equities continued to edge higher with support from Wall Street, in spite of less than encouraging data from...

    23. February 11, 2014

      House votes to increase US debt limit without conditions

      The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to increase US borrowings after John Boehner, the speaker,...

    24. February 9, 2014

      Republicans seek to bridge divisions over debt ceiling

      Republicans in Congress are seeking to bridge internal divisions in order to lift US borrowing limits as dwindling...

    25. February 6, 2014

      Boehner dents hopes for immigration reform

      The Republican leader who last week launched a push for US immigration reform has dented the hopes of pro-reform activists...

    26. February 6, 2014

      Republicans’ taming of the Tea Party bodes ill for Obama

      If making laws is as ugly as making sausages, as the old saying goes, then the farm bill in Congress has always qualified as...

    27. February 5, 2014

      An atypical outbreak of sense in Washington

      A funny thing happened in Washington last week, so atypical of the times that it might – if only might – be the harbinger of...

    28. January 31, 2014

      Zuckerberg helps fund GOP leaders’ immigration campaign

      Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is helping to fund a new ad campaign backing Republican leaders whose push to reform the US...

    29. January 28, 2014

      Business groups press Republicans over immigration reform

      Pro-immigration business leaders ranging from strawberry growers and bulldozer makers to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are...

    30. January 16, 2014

      White House tests new mood in Congress

      The Obama administration is testing the fragile new mood of compromise in Congress reflected in the bipartisan budget deal,...

    31. January 7, 2014

      US jobless benefits legislation clears Senate hurdle

      The US Senate advanced legislation to restore federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, in a surprise win for...

    32. January 5, 2014

      Democrats step up jobless benefits fight

      Senate Democrats on Sunday stepped up their fight to extend unemployment insurance benefits in a battle that could set the...

    33. December 31, 2013

      US politics: who will make the running in 2014?

      US President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and incoming Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will be the most...

    34. December 12, 2013

      US budget passes House by large majority

      A US budget deal hailed as lifting the cloud of political dysfunction hanging over the world’s largest economy cleared the...

    35. December 11, 2013

      Confidence grows of support for US budget deal

      US Congress appeared on track to approve a bipartisan budget deal designed to provide stability to America’s fiscal policy...

    36. December 11, 2013

      Republicans drop all-or-nothing strategy in budget wars

      The Republican leadership in Congress has completed a dramatic about-turn on Washington’s perennial budget wars with their...

    37. December 2, 2013

      US immigration reform likely to remain an aspiration

      Less than six months ago, the US looked as though it was closer than ever to agreeing a reform of its immigration laws that...

    38. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2013

      The Fed and Treasury default: a coda

      At some point in the great collective peyote dream that was last month’s debt ceiling crisis, we asked you to imagine the...

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