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  1. November 1, 2011

    Perry warms to Huawei

    The US government’s attitude towards Huawei Technologies is unambiguous: the Chinese technology company’s efforts to expand...

  2. September 21, 2011

    Republicans tell Fed to avoid stimulus

    Political pressure on the US Federal Reserve intensified after leaders of the Republican party urged it to reject further...

  1. September 15, 2011

    It’s cool to quit on Capitol Hill

    They’ll never put his face up on Mount Rushmore. But if you are looking for a symbol for the way politics is being practised...

  2. July 17, 2011

    White House official hails progress on effort to raise ceiling

    There has been “activity and progress” on a deal to raise the US debt ceiling, White House budget director Jack Lew said on...

  3. June 26, 2011

    Obama to take over deadlocked debt talks

    Barack Obama is to take over talks to raise the limit on US government borrowing and stave off a potential default. The...

  4. March 4, 2011

    Huawei fails to shrug off suspicions

    Huawei Technologies, one of China’s biggest corporate success stories, is a prime example of Beijing’s wish that Chinese...

  5. January 14, 2011

    Correction: Senator Jon Kyl

    ● The name of Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona was misspelt in an article on January 11. We apologise for the error....

  6. December 20, 2010

    Obama’s arms vision poised to win approval

    The new Start arms control treaty with Russia, President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy goal, is on the verge of...

  7. December 15, 2010

    Obama scents victory on Start treaty

    Barack Obama, US president, has closed in on one of his biggest foreign policy accomplishments by winning Republican support...

  8. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2010

    BABs expiration: still on schedule

    Monday night’s compromise on extending the Bush tax cuts and unemployment insurance also kept alive policies that were...

  9. December 1, 2010

    Correction: Jon Kyl

    ● The name of Jon Kyl, the US senator who is the Republican spokesman on the US-Russian Start treaty, was misspelt in an...

  10. November 17, 2010

    Obama fights to save nuclear arms deal

    The Obama administration has mounted a drive to salvage its set piece arms control deal with Russia and shore up its...

  11. November 17, 2010

    Key US senator rebuffs nuclear treaty

    President Barack Obama’s hopes of pushing through a set-piece arms control treaty with Russia received a serious blow on...

  12. November 8, 2010

    Huawei call exposes Obama administration concerns

    A top administration official called Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse to discuss Washington’s concerns about a potential...

  13. August 20, 2010

    Call to block Huawei’s Sprint deal

    Senior Republican lawmakers in the Senate have warned that Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, should be...

  14. February 24, 2010

    US health summit attendees

    President Barack Obama , together with vice-president Joe Biden and key administration officials including health secretary...

  15. January 26, 2010

    US Treasury posts frozen by fight over online gambling

    A senior Republican lawmaker is blocking the appointment of four Treasury positions because of a fight with the Obama...

  16. January 25, 2010

    Treasury posts frozen by web fight

    A senior Republican lawmaker is blocking the appointment of four Treasury positions because of a fight with the Obama...

  17. December 7, 2009

    Obama banks on Tarp fund to bolster job creation

    Barack Obama, US president, is preparing to deploy parts of the $700bn troubled asset relief programme to support job...

  18. December 7, 2009

    Obama favours Tarp fund for jobs

    Barack Obama, US president, is preparing to deploy parts of the $700bn troubled asset relief programme to support job...

  19. December 6, 2009

    Obama banks on Tarp fund to create jobs

    Barack Obama, US president, is preparing to deploy parts of the $700bn troubled asset relief programme to support job...

  20. July 13, 2009

    Cheney comes under fire over secret terror project

    Democratic senators yesterday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vicepresident,...

  21. May 6, 2009

    New licensing regime aims to ease US online gambling ban

    A US ban on online gambling, which has sparked criminal investigations and sent share prices at betting companies around...

  22. January 23, 2009

    Stimulus bill gives life to old squabbles

    Any hope that President Barack Obama's accession to the White House would have ended partisan congressional squabbling over...

  23. January 23, 2009

    Stimulus bill gives life to old squabbles

    Any hope that President Barack Obama's accession to the White House would have ended partisan congressional squabbling over...

  24. January 22, 2009

    Stimulus bill gives new life to old squabbles

    Any hope that President Barack Obama’s accession to the White House would have ended partisan congressional squabbling over...

  25. November 19, 2008

    Senators wary of pleas by big three

    Republican senators yesterday attacked US car industry pleas for a bail-out, arguing that the Detroit-based companies...

  26. November 18, 2008

    Senators cool to pleas by big three carmakers

    Republican senators on Tuesday attacked US car industry pleas for a bail-out, arguing that the Detroit-based companies...

  27. July 8, 2008

    US must reduce its stocks of nuclear weapons

    From Mr Daryl G. Kimball. Sir, Jon Kyl (Letters, July 1) is out of step with mainstream expert opinion in the US in his...

  28. July 1, 2008

    Next US president should modernise nuclear arsenal

    From Senator Jon Kyl. Sir, Senator John Kerry writes that the next US president should commit to a world without nuclear...

  29. February 7, 2008

    Senate GOP block vote on stimulus plan

    The US Senate on Wednesday night rejected a $158bn economic stimulus package after Democrats were unable to secure enough...

  30. March 15, 2007

    Gaming shares up on hopes of end to ban

    Shares in online gaming companies jumped yesterday after a powerful Democratic lawmaker gave the industry a glimmer of hope...

  31. March 15, 2007

    US lawmaker gives online gaming hope of repealing ban

    Shares of online gaming companies jumped yesterday after a powerful Democratic lawmaker gave the industry a glimmer of hope...

  32. January 8, 2007

    Republican cracks widen over plans for surge in Iraq troops

    Leading Republicans yesterday showed further signs of fracturing over President George W. Bush's reported plans to send...

  33. January 7, 2007

    Republicans’ division over Iraq grows

    Leading Republicans on Sunday showed further signs of dissent over President George W. Bush’s reported plans to send more...

  34. October 2, 2006

    Legislation gives US a stronger hand

    Last Friday was shaping up to be a good day for the online gambling industry when Peter Dicks, former chairman of...

  35. October 1, 2006

    New US crackdown on online gambling

    The US Congress has passed tough new federal restrictions on online gambling, including measures that prohibit US gamblers...

  36. July 12, 2006

    House passes bill to limit online gambling

    The US House of Representatives yesterday passed a Republican-sponsored bill that aims to stamp out online gambling in the...

  37. July 11, 2006

    US House passes bill to stamp out online gambling

    The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a Republican-sponsored bill that aims to stamp out online gambling in the...

  38. June 8, 2006

    Senate fails to win support for repeal of estates tax

    A push by the White House and Republican leaders to repeal the tax on large estates was dealt a serious blow on Thursday...

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