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    1. June 5, 2016

      The hedge fund industry needs a makeover

      David Rubenstein, co-founder of Carlyle, the US asset manager, kicked off a lavish hedge fund conference in Las Vegas...

    2. The World

      May 2, 2016

      White House Countdown - All hail Cruzifer

      Ted Cruz is a world-class debater. But he met his match in Marion, Indiana when he engaged a Donald Trump fan who said...

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    1. The World

      April 29, 2016

      White House Countdown - Lucifer

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. John Boehner has been out of the spotlight since he was ousted as...

    2. October 30, 2015

      Republicans hold their noses at politics

      This has been a productive week for US Republicans. They settled on a speaker of the House of Representatives, signed...

    3. October 27, 2015

      John Boehner makes parting gift to Washington

      Nothing has quite so become John Boehner as the manner of his leaving. The Republican speaker’s tenure has been marred...

    4. October 27, 2015

      Rare vote sparks ExIm Bank revival hopes

      The US House of Representatives has voted to use a rare legislative procedure to begin the process of reviving the US...

    5. October 26, 2015

      US debt ceiling talks head to the wire

      The political brinkmanship surrounding the US debt ceiling will reach its climax this week as congressional leaders...

    6. October 23, 2015

      Ryan to make bid for House Speaker

      Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and former vice-presidential nominee, is poised to lead the Republicans in the...

    7. October 22, 2015

      US debt ceiling is no party for investors

      Dancing on the ceiling sounded like fun when Lionel Richie sang about it. Unfortunately, the reappearance of yet...

    8. October 21, 2015

      Bond investors nervous as US debt default looms

      Political skirmishes over US government borrowing intensified on Wednesday as anxiety grew in the bond market over a...

    9. October 18, 2015

      Congressional chaos spurs US debt fears

      As Republicans struggle to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives, the clock in Congress is...

    10. October 13, 2015

      Paul Ryan under pressure to enter Speaker race

      They have their biggest majority in the US House of Representatives (247-188) for nearly 90 years, but the Republicans...

    11. October 13, 2015

      Why Paul Ryan must run for Speaker of the House

      There was a time when ambitious Republicans would have fallen over themselves to become Speaker of the House of...

    12. October 8, 2015

      US Congress in chaos after McCarthy quits Speaker race

      Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican congressman who was expected to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House...

    13. October 8, 2015

      Treasury risk rises as debt ceiling looms

      Like a bad penny, the US government debt ceiling keeps on returning to haunt markets. For the most part investors...

    14. October 2, 2015

      Obama says Congress risks hurting US economy

      President Barack Obama has warned Congress that lawmakers risk hurting the US economy unless they stop playing...

    15. October 2, 2015

      Skirmishes ahead in long US budget war

      The narrow escape from a US government shutdown this week clears the way for Congress to grapple with a host of fiscal...

    16. September 30, 2015

      Congress agrees to fund US government

      Congress has passed a budget measure to fund the US government for two months, ending for now a high-stakes political...

    17. September 29, 2015

      Bush calls for repeal of oil export curbs

      Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor running for president, has joined the chorus of Republicans calling for a repeal...

    18. September 27, 2015

      Boehner and Walker fall victim to Republican anti-mainstream push

      John Boehner was basking in glory last November. The son of a barman who had risen to become the Republican speaker of...

    19. September 25, 2015

      House speaker John Boehner resigns from US Congress

      John Boehner is resigning as speaker of the House of Representatives to end “prolonged leadership turmoil” that had...

    20. The World

      September 24, 2015

      Pope delivers five key messages to Congress

      Pope Francis has just delivered his speech to a joint session of Congress. He is the first Pope, and the first...

    21. September 18, 2015

      US lawmaker vows to boycott Pope

      A Republican congressman from Arizona will boycott next week’s speech to Congress by Pope Francis because of the...

    22. September 17, 2015

      US rightwing populism ruffles business

      Republican presidential debate When Tom Donohue, the plain-spoken New Yorker who for almost two decades has served as...

    23. July 14, 2015

      Iran deal: US reaction

      President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would welcome “a robust debate in Congress” on the nuclear agreement with...

    24. July 10, 2015

      US agency head resigns over cyber attack

      The head of the US government’s human resources arm resigned on Friday after devastating cyber attacks in which hackers...

    25. May 6, 2015

      Republicans hail Congress budget plan

      The US Congress has approved a budget plan that includes a measure designed to help the Republican-controlled...

    26. May 3, 2015

      Baltimore lifts overnight curfew as normality returns

      The city of Baltimore lifted an overnight curfew introduced in the wake of riots last week as calls grew for the US to...

    27. March 3, 2015

      Vote averts homeland security shutdown

      US Republican leaders have ended a crisis that exposed splits in their party by turning to Democrats to help pass a...

    28. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu plays Churchill in Washington

      When Benjamin Netanyahu rises to speak in Congress later on Tuesday he will become the first foreign leader since...

    29. February 28, 2015

      US Congress averts partial shutdown

      The US Congress averted a partial government shutdown late on Friday but only after conservative Republicans revolted...

    30. February 26, 2015

      US border agency threat exposes Republican rift

      The US crept closer to a partial shutdown of its border agency, with Republicans in Congress disagreeing on how hard a...

    31. February 23, 2015

      Bibi, Barack, Boehner and the bomb

      The invitation from John Boehner, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, to Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime...

    32. February 11, 2015

      Obama asks Congress to back war on Isis

      Six months after US planes began bombing Jihadi militants in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is taking a...

    33. January 28, 2015

      ‘Policy cliff’ deadlines test US Congress

      Republicans and the White House face a ticking clock on a series of legislative deadlines that will test their ability...

    34. January 22, 2015

      Benjamin Netanyahu invitation threatens US support for Israel

      The invitation to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Republican-controlled US Congress on Iran is the...

    35. January 21, 2015

      US Republicans invite Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran

      US Republicans raised the stakes in the political battle over Iran sanctions on Wednesday when John Boehner invited...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Boehner tested as Republican party takes over US Congress

      John Boehner has survived a bigger challenge than expected to a third term as Speaker of the US House of...

    37. December 30, 2014

      Bid farewell to America’s ‘worst Congress ever’

      Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, said of the invasion of Iraq: “You break it, you own it.” Much the same...

    38. December 2, 2014

      US moves closer to averting government shutdown

      Republican lawmakers moved closer on Tuesday to proposing a hybrid spending package that would avert a shutdown of the...

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