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    1. May 19, 2010

      Mid-term hopes rise for Democrats

      With Barack Obama’s approval ratings stuck below 50 per cent, and Congress held in low regard even by its usual dismal...

    2. May 19, 2010

      Incumbents suffer in US primary races

      Voters sent a wake-up call to the political establishments of both the Republican and Democratic parties on Tuesday night,...

    1. May 6, 2010

      Burns' rhetoric sets Democrats on edge

      Tim Burns does not try to hide his disdain for Washington DC and its ways. This has always been a potent vote-gathering...

    2. May 6, 2010

      Burns rhetoric sets Democrats on edge

      Tea Party movement supporters hold a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania. Tim Burns hopes to tap into their disdain for Congress Tim...

    3. February 9, 2010

      Iraq war critic Murtha dies after surgery

      John Murtha, a US congressman and former marine who delighted in bringing defence dollars back to his district, but who...

    4. February 8, 2010

      Iraq war critic Murtha dies after surgery

      John Murtha, a US congressman and former marine who delighted in bringing defence dollars back to his district, but who...

    5. March 4, 2009

      Washington unable to name date of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

      Robert Gates, US defence secretary, yesterday stressed that it was "impossible" to determine when US troops would return...

    6. March 6, 2008

      Claims of bias in EADS contract

      The US air force decision to award a $35bn contract for refuelling tankers to EADS and Northrop Grumman came under fresh...

    7. March 6, 2008

      EADS tanker deal is defended

      Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, yesterday defended the air force's decision to award a $35bn (£17.6bn) deal for...

    8. March 6, 2008

      EADS tanker deal defended

      Robert Gates, US defence secretary, yesterday defended the air force's decision to award a $35bn deal for...

    9. March 6, 2008

      Claims of bias in EADS contract

      The US air force decision to award a $35bn contract for refuelling tankers to EADS and Northrop Grumman came under fresh...

    10. March 6, 2008

      US fury grows over EADS deal

      The US political backlash against EADS' victory over Boeing in a $35bn contract for refuelling tankers intensified...

    11. March 5, 2008

      Gates defends EADS tanker deal

      Robert Gates, US defence secretary, on Wednesday defended the air force’s decision to award a $35bn deal for...

    12. October 17, 2007

      Pelosi backtracks on Armenia ‘genocide’ bill

      Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday backtracked on her support for a congressional...

    13. August 3, 2007

      Why the Democrats' Congress fell foul of the public

      W hen the Democrats captured Congress in November 2006, after 12 long years in the minority, they were ebullient. The...

    14. August 2, 2007

      Democrats’ frustrated Congress

      When the Democrats captured Congress in November 2006, after 12 long years in the minority, they were ebullient. The victory...

    15. February 18, 2007

      Democrats pledge to curb troop deployment

      Congress looks destined for a constitutional showdown with George W. Bush over his handling of the Iraq war after Democratic...

    16. December 22, 2006

      Marines face charges over death of Iraqis

      The US military was expec-ted to bring charges yesterday against a number of marines over the deaths of innocent civilians...

    17. December 22, 2006

      Marines charged in alleged massacre of Iraqis

      The US military yesterday charged four marines with murder over the alleged massacre last year of 24 civilians in the Iraqi...

    18. December 21, 2006

      US Marines charged with Haditha murders

      US military prosecutors charged four US Marines on Thursday with murder and four others on related charges in the November...

    19. November 22, 2006

      Democratic split emerges as victory sinks in

      When Democrats were in the minority on Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, the party’s leader in the House of Representatives, liked...

    20. November 17, 2006

      Democrats turn down Pelosi pick for deputy

      Nancy Pelosi, incoming speaker of the House, suffered an early defeat yesterday when Democrats rejected her candidate for...

    21. November 16, 2006

      Democrats split over Pelosi’s deputy pick

      Nancy Pelosi, incoming speaker of the House, suffered an early defeat on Thursday when Democrats rejected her candidate for...

    22. November 15, 2006

      US military commander hits at Washington ‘despair’ on Iraq

      John McCain, the Arizona senator and Republican frontrunner for the 2008 presidential race, on Wednesday clashed with the...

    23. November 14, 2006

      Pelosi backs Murtha as House leader

      Nancy Pelosi, incoming Democratic Speaker of the House, came under fire from an ethics watchdog on Monday following her...

    24. October 1, 2006

      FBI looking into Foley e-mail scandal

      The FBI is assessing whether Mark Foley, a six-term Florida Republican, broke any laws when he sent allegedly sexually...

    25. August 22, 2006

      BAE among top corporate donors to Congress hopefuls

      BAE, the British defence group, has emerged as one of the most powerful corporate contributors to candidates in the current...

    26. August 22, 2006

      BAE among top foreign donors to US poll candidates

      BAE, the British defence group, has emerged as one of the most powerful corporate contributors to candidates in the current...

    27. August 21, 2006

      BAE is major donor to US candidates

      BAE, the British defence group, has emerged as one of the most powerful corporate contributors to candidates in the current...

    28. July 27, 2006

      Murtha rises as belief in Iraq war slips

      John Murtha's journey from backroom Washington operator to leader of the anti-war movement was neither happy nor expected....

    29. July 26, 2006

      Democrats and the war

      JOSEPH LIEBERMAN: BUSH’S ‘FAVOURITE DEMOCRAT’ When the congregation at the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love in Bridgeport,...

    30. June 17, 2006

      House links Iraq to 'war on terror'

      The US House of Representatives yesterday voted 256-153 to approve a non-binding resolution that links the Iraq war to...

    31. June 14, 2006

      Republicans put focus on terror fight

      In a co-ordinated effort to revise a theme that proved highly effective in the 2004 elections, Republican leaders yesterday...

    32. June 13, 2006

      Republicans make Iraq part of re-election effort

      In a co-ordinated effort to revise a theme that proved highly effective in the 2004 elections, Republican leaders on Tuesday...

    33. June 1, 2006

      Haditha revives memory of US abuses

      Just as the images of US soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib were starting to ebb in the minds of the American public,...

    34. May 31, 2006

      Haditha revives memories of US military abuse

      Just as the images of US soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib were starting to ebb in the minds of the American public,...

    35. February 26, 2006

      Disunity on Iraq could hit Democrat poll hopes

      The worsening situation in Iraq has highlighted an uncomfortable fact for Democrats: they have failed to hammer out a...

    36. January 31, 2006

      Democrats land punches but remain divided

      When Democratic leaders tapped Timothy Kaine, the new governor of Virginia, to deliver their party's response to the State...

    37. December 20, 2005

      Poll shows Bush ratings rise

      The White House counter-offensive on Iraq and the economy orchestrated in the last month has shown early signs of helping...

    38. December 3, 2005

      The changing of the avant-garde

      By virtue of geography and genetics,I have known my fair share of strange people and one of the things I have noticed about...

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