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    1. October 23, 2013

      Republicans need to stop scrapping and change course

      Led Zeppelin said it best: for Republicans, the song remains the same. The big lesson of the 2013 government shutdown is the...

    2. The World

      December 14, 2012

      Rice withdrawal paves way for Kerry

      It may not be official. But it seems a fair bet that John Kerry will be the next US secretary of state. Susan Rice’s...

    1. November 5, 2012

      A Romney presidency would be just fine

      Over the past few weeks, I have amused myself by betting friends that Mitt Romney will be elected president. The fun is in...

    2. October 31, 2012

      US concerns grow over Chinese economy

      Washington insiders bemoaning political gridlock and powerful vested interests is not unusual, but it becomes surprising...

    3. May 15, 2012

      Latin vote will count in US election

      It was September last year when Rick Perry stumbled over the issue of illegal immigrants. Within weeks, the Texas governor’s...

    4. April 30, 2012

      Group struggles to find candidate for US poll

      Less than a week before its first online ballot, the US movement aiming to break the grip of the two major political parties...

    5. March 21, 2012

      Beijing on edge amid coup rumours

      The Chinese capital is awash with speculation, innuendo and rumours of a coup following the most important political purge...

    6. February 26, 2012

      Don’t rule out a third candidate bombshell in the 2012 presidential election

      People knew Jon Huntsman’s presidential dreams were just that when they read his tweet last summer: “To be clear. I believe...

    7. February 9, 2012

      Ford to replace architects of its transformation

      Ford Motor is replacing two of the senior executives who have played critical roles in six-year-old transformation of the...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2012

      Guest post from OWS: Too Big to Fail is Too Big to Ignore

      The note below has been prepared by the Alternative Banking Working Group of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. As with...

    9. January 16, 2012

      Huntsman hits at campaign strategy as he quits

      Jon Huntsman has quit the 2012 Republican race with a call for candidates to cease personal attacks, conducted through the...

    10. January 16, 2012

      Legal flaws give free rein to super-Pacs

      When Stephen Colbert named his fellow comedian Jon Stewart as head of his “super-Pac” last week, he was making a joke, but...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2012

      Huntsman out of Republican race

      Jon Huntsman will leave the race to be the Republican presidential candidate and endorse Mitt Romney later on Monday,...

    12. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2012

      Huntsman quits presidential race

      Jon Huntsman will announce on Monday that he is quitting the Republican presidential race after months of campaigning failed...

    13. January 16, 2012

      Huntsman to quit presidential race

      Jon Huntsman will announce on Monday that he is quitting the Republican presidential race after months of campaigning failed...

    14. January 13, 2012

      Billionaires weigh in with super-Pacs

      Foster Friess has no doubt that Rick Santorum is the best man to be president in the field of Republican contenders. “Rick...

    15. January 13, 2012

      Millionaires’ investments in focus

      All six Republican presidential hopefuls are millionaires, according to their financial disclosures. But their latest...

    16. January 13, 2012

      Colbert considers South Carolina entry

      Stephen Colbert, the American comedian, announced on Thursday that he is considering running for the Republican nomination...

    17. January 12, 2012

      The bane of Bain

      US primary campaigns operate under different rules from normal politics – what is said and done comes at a deep discount....

    18. January 12, 2012

      Politics and the American language

      George Orwell died 62 years ago this month. But he is still the source of some of the best commentary around for anyone...

    19. Material World

      January 11, 2012

      Notes on New Hampshire imagineering

      Last night’s various post-primary speeches in New Hampshire were mesmerising, for a variety of reasons. From the ridiculous...

    20. January 11, 2012

      Prediction markets point to Romney romp

      Notch up New Hampshire as another victory for the wisdom of crowds. The punditocracy, and the polls, both suggested that...

    21. January 11, 2012

      Romney prepares for South Carolina fight

      Mitt Romney arrived in South Carolina on Wednesday having done no more, and more importantly, no less, than needed in New...

    22. The World

      January 11, 2012

      Can Romney pull off the hat trick?

      Mercifully for the pollsters, New Hampshire ducked an opportunity to belie expectations on Tuesday night when it handed...

    23. January 11, 2012

      Can Romney pull off the hat trick?

      Mercifully for the pollsters, New Hampshire ducked an opportunity to belie expectations on Tuesday night when it handed Mitt...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2012

      Romney wins New Hampshire primary

      Mitt Romney appears to have decisively won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary ballot. The Washington Post...

    25. January 11, 2012

      Romney defends frontrunner status

      With his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney has once again done no more, and more importantly, no less than...

    26. January 10, 2012

      Romney wins New Hampshire primary

      Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary by a comfortable margin, strengthening his position as the frontrunner in the race...

    27. January 9, 2012

      Huntsman challenges Romney on home turf

      It may be Jon Huntsman’s misfortune, or mistake, that he chose to make his stand in the state where Mitt Romney, the former...

    28. January 9, 2012

      Romney defends his business record

      Mitt Romney launched a defence of his record in business as his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination portrayed...

    29. January 8, 2012

      Republican rivals round on Romney

      Mitt Romney was on Sunday ferociously attacked by his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, who accused him of...

    30. January 8, 2012

      Romney brushes aside GOP rivals

      Mitt Romney emerged unhurt from the first of two debates leading up to the New Hampshire primary, as his rivals for the...

    31. January 7, 2012

      Romney keeps focus on beating Obama

      Mitt Romney said the future of America’s “merit society” was at stake in the upcoming presidential election, and voters...

    32. January 7, 2012

      Rivals scurry to restrain Romney

      Mitt Romney’s rivals were scurrying to take a bite out of his huge lead in the polls heading into next week’s New Hampshire...

    33. January 6, 2012

      Pizza and politerati

      Juleanna Glover’s house in Washington DC is the definition of a multi-use space. Between parties for the politerati, dinners...

    34. December 15, 2011

      Bright lights, big political problems

      Thanks to political developments this week, people here in the New York area can finally support one of our own in the 2012...

    35. December 7, 2011

      Soldier on through Republican debates

      I want to give two cheers for the televised debates between the Republican presidential candidates. You can think what you...

    36. December 6, 2011

      Granite State proves a grey area for Romney

      No matter how much he scratches his head, Tom Clougherty cannot quite understand it. As far as he is concerned, Mitt Romney...

    37. December 5, 2011

      Republican realist

      With less than a month before the Iowa caucus, the Republican contest has boiled down to a fight between Newt Gingrich and...

    38. Money Supply

      December 5, 2011

      The dollar tax

      I was struck last week by the vehement criticism of the extension of Fed swap lines with the European Central Bank. Critics...

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