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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. The President's New Challenge 2013

    Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
  2. The Future of Nafta

    Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. November 17, 2013

    Republicans fail to grasp challenge of immigration reform

    After last November’s crushing loss in the US presidential elections, a committee of Republican grandees issued a warning to...

  37. November 14, 2013

    Americans can keep cancelled healthcare plans, says Obama

    President Barack Obama moved to salvage his embattled healthcare overhaul with an unusual show of contrition over the...

  38. November 14, 2013

    ‘Obamacare’ launch fiasco rouses sceptics

    Just 106,000 Americans were able to sign up for health insurance during the first month of enrolment in online exchanges,...

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