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    1. The World

      August 6, 2015

      As it happened: First Republican debate

      This Live Blog session closed at 05:39 on 7 Aug 2015. It was the showdown that has had US political junkies on the edge...

    2. 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...

    1. July 6, 2015

      Cruz ups ante in White House money race

      When Ted Cruz reported that his campaign and outside backers had raised a total of $51m since he launched his White...

    2. June 23, 2015

      Rebels yell: Civil strife over confederate symbols

      Reviled by many as a symbol of slavery and segregation, yet held up by others as a badge of southern pride, the...

    3. June 9, 2015

      US senators call for currency retaliation over China hacking

      The International Monetary Fund should hold off including China’s currency in a policy basket in retaliation for...

    4. June 4, 2015

      Rick Perry launches bid for White House

      Rick Perry, the former Texas governor whose 2012 presidential campaign ended up as fodder for Jon Stewart and...

    5. June 1, 2015

      NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

      Moments after Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican running for president, launched an attack on the NSA spying...

    6. May 17, 2015

      The ghosts of Iraq future

      You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. When it comes to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Leon...

    7. May 5, 2015

      Huckabee joins 2016 race for White House

      Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and guitar-strumming Baptist preacher, has entered the 2016 race for the...

    8. March 27, 2015

      US Senate passes Republican budget plan

      Just hours before Senate minority leader Harry Reid announced his decision not to seek re-election, the chamber passed...

    9. February 10, 2015

      US Republican party presidential hopefuls and one or two others

      This is what used to be called a public service column, designed to inform our many puzzled readers from Peoria to...

    10. November 6, 2014

      Empowered Republicans wary of Iran talks

      As US officials prepare for last-ditch talks this weekend over a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration will...

    11. June 17, 2014

      Iraq crisis: US and Iran tread carefully to find solution

      Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the George W Bush administration received an offer of help from a surprising source –...

    12. February 10, 2014

      Obama’s Syria policy is a deadly mistake

      A minor kerfuffle has broken out over whether, in a closed-door meeting with an American congressional delegation...

    13. December 27, 2013

      Why the west has not boycotted the Sochi Olympics

      With the approach of the Winter Olympics, to be held in February around the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, you can...

    14. December 8, 2013

      Fresh US sanctions threaten to derail Iran nuclear talks

      The Obama administration is facing a critical week in Congress as it tries to fend off new Iran sanctions legislation...

    15. November 10, 2013

      Kerry looks for allies at home and abroad

      For the past 10 days, US secretary of state John Kerry has been travelling around the Middle East trying to broker...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan looks at the record of Neil Woodford — the greatest British investor ever?...

    17. September 5, 2013

      ‘Vulnerable’ Turkey attacks US stance on Syria

      Turkey, a US ally uniquely exposed to fallout from the Syrian civil war, has vented deep frustration at the Obama...

    18. August 5, 2013

      Egypt diplomacy boosted amid fears of bloodshed at protest camps

      A diplomatic push to resolve Egypt’s political crisis intensified on Monday with the arrival of two US senators to...

    19. July 22, 2013

      Libertarian Republicans delay Pentagon bill

      A bill to fund the Pentagon next year is being held up by a rebellion among libertarian Republican legislators over...

    20. May 24, 2013

      Republicans see Obama’s vow to end to ‘war on terror’ as retreat

      President Barack Obama’s pledge to wind down many aspects of the Bush-era “war on terror” is facing strong opposition...

    21. May 10, 2013

      Silicon Valley’s artful answer to the tech talent problem

      If your political priority were to make your nation more welcoming to talented young immigrants, and if you then backed...

    22. May 5, 2013

      Gay couples gloomy over US immigration reforms

      A year ago, Martin Chavez married his British partner Adam Norbury in New York. Months later, he was promoted to...

    23. April 25, 2013

      Boston suspects planned to bomb New York, says mayor

      The two Boston bombing suspects planned to travel to New York and use their remaining explosives in Times Square, the...

    24. March 14, 2013

      US assault rifle ban splits parties

      A proposal to ban assault weapons such as the type used in the Newtown school slaughter won approval from a key Senate...

    25. March 7, 2013

      Senate confirms John Brennan as CIA head

      The Senate confirmed John Brennan as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency in the wake of a public split...

    26. March 5, 2013

      Obama woos foes on budget

      Barack Obama has stepped up his efforts to woo a small group of Republican senators into a budget deal, in an attempt...

    27. March 3, 2013

      Congress to raise pressure on Iran

      The US Congress will start examining this week new measures to put more pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme...

    28. February 26, 2013

      Shipyard workers hear Obama warn over cuts

      Days before across-the-board budget cuts start to take effect, President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail at...

    29. February 14, 2013

      Hagel nomination on temporary hold

      Senate Republicans have put Chuck Hagel’s nomination to head the Pentagon on hold, stringing out a process that is...

    30. February 10, 2013

      Defence hawk threatens to stall Obama team

      Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina and defence hawk, is threatening to block confirmation votes...

    31. January 28, 2013

      Obama starts push for immigration reforms

      President Barack Obama will on Tuesday begin his push to overhaul the US immigration system, calling for reforms that...

    32. January 27, 2013

      Obama pivots to immigration

      Immigration reform will take centre stage this week with President Barack Obama giving a major policy speech to...

    33. January 14, 2013

      Unleash the funding dogs of political war

      The inspiration for this came from a bottle. It was a cheap South African Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay on special offer from...

    34. January 13, 2013

      US resistance grows to Hagel nomination

      Chuck Hagel’s nomination as US secretary of defence faced more resistance on Sunday after one senior senator suggested...

    35. January 6, 2013

      Hagel nomination expected this week

      US President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence, setting the stage for a tough...

    36. December 30, 2012

      US budget talks falter as clock ticks down

      Last-ditch talks in Congress over the US budget have faltered a day before the deadline for a deal, leaving financial...

    37. December 20, 2012

      Hagel defence nomination faces struggle

      The potential nomination of Chuck Hagel as US secretary of defence faces resistance from pro-Israel groups because of...

    38. November 27, 2012

      Republicans step up attacks on Rice

      Leading Republican senators stepped up their criticism on Tuesday of Susan Rice over the attack on the US consulate in...

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