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    1. November 21, 2014

      Republican aspirants’ immigration outrage

      President Barack Obama’s planned reform of immigration rules has reignited an issue likely to roil the 2016 presidential...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Jeb Bush speaks up for Common Core

      If Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, makes a presidential bid in 2016, the Common Core education standards he has...

    1. September 12, 2014

      Hawks reclaim lost ground in America

      In the space of weeks, Washington has been transformed from the capital of a reluctant imperium into a cheerleader for the...

    2. September 4, 2014

      US lawmakers near deal to spare export bank

      US lawmakers are closing in on a compromise that would temporarily extend the life of a business-friendly federal credit...

    3. January 7, 2014

      Republicans square off over US inequality

      Barack Obama is moving swiftly this year to place the issue of the growing rich-poor gap in the US at the heart of political...

    4. The World

      December 4, 2013

      Marco Rubio talks foreign policy in London

      Marco Rubio in Washington DC (Getty) Marco Rubio is running for president. Or, at least, that is the conclusion I drew from...

    5. October 3, 2013

      The Republicans have a Tea Party problem

      One year ago this week, Mitt Romney, then the Republican party’s presidential nominee, scored a surprising victory in his...

    6. July 14, 2013

      White House hardens its position on raising debt ceiling

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, said he would “not get into a negotiation like 2011” over raising America’s borrowing...

    7. July 11, 2013

      US immigration reform reveals bias towards partisan status quo

      Modern Republicans face a moment of reckoning in coming months, according to the conventional wisdom. The party either makes...

    8. June 10, 2013

      US Senate to debate immigration reform

      Barack Obama’s attempts to overhaul the US immigration system are entering a crucial period, with the Senate poised to begin...

    9. May 28, 2013

      Focus on federal aid in storm state offers president respite

      Barack Obama was offered respite from his political problems in Washington when he was reunited with an unlikely ally – New...

    10. May 16, 2013

      Obama under pressure over IRS scandal

      Republicans launch the first of a series of congressional inquiries on Friday into the targeting of conservative activists...

    11. 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 Goldman...

    12. April 19, 2013

      Boston bombings cloud immigration reform

      The quest to overhaul the US’s immigration system now faces a new challenge, with opponents of reform seizing upon this...

    13. March 24, 2013

      As Congress sleeps the 2016 race begins

      As retirements go, Hillary Clinton’s is fairly run of the mill. Having slept off four years worth of gruelling diplomacy,...

    14. March 19, 2013

      A party of old men

      America’s Grand Old Party is perceived as “narrow-minded”, “out of touch” and full of “stuffy old men”, according to an...

    15. March 14, 2013

      Tea Party calls for Rove to be blacklisted

      The country’s top conservative activists are urging wealthy Republicans to stop bankrolling a political group founded by...

    16. March 6, 2013

      Senator ends filibuster of CIA nominee

      Senator Rand Paul has ended a 13-hour filibuster designed to block a Senate vote on the nomination of John Brennan to head...

    17. February 17, 2013

      Republican attacks Obama immigration plan

      A leading Republican lawmaker says a White House migration proposal would be “dead on arrival” if sent to Congress –...

    18. February 13, 2013

      Neither US party swallows a compromise

      There were no signs that Barack Obama or his Republican rivals were prepared to cede ground on the most pressing issues...

    19. February 13, 2013

      Senator Marco Rubio’s Republican Address to the Nation

      WASHINGTON – Following is the full text of Senator Marco Rubio’s Republican Address to the Nation, as prepared for delivery:...

    20. February 10, 2013

      Obama targets jobs and growth

      President Barack Obama will put job creation at the centre of his second term agenda, laying out a broad vision for robust...

    21. February 7, 2013

      Rubio rises despite immigration rift

      The choice of Marco Rubio to deliver the Republican reply to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, which he will do in...

    22. February 4, 2013

      A disoriented view of Washington

      People often ask me what it is really like in Washington. Well, I have to say that for the first time in 25 years I am...

    23. 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 would...

    24. 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 relaunch his...

    25. January 21, 2013

      Obama faces crowded agenda

      Early in Barack Obama’s first term, as the economy tumbled around him and the public soured on his health reforms, the...

    26. January 1, 2013

      Differences remain over US budget talks

      Just a few minutes into the new year, a weary Harry Reid rested his hand on a security guard’s shoulder to thread his way...

    27. The A-List

      January 1, 2013

      US immigration reform will happen - at last

      The November election had many consequences, but few may be as profound as its impact on the likelihood of immigration...

    28. December 23, 2012

      Republicans agonise over need to change

      Shortly after the crushing defeat of his party in the re-election of President Barack Obama, Rand Paul, the Republican...

    29. October 21, 2012

      Obama advisers defend his record

      Barack Obama’s allies and advisers sought to preserve his advantage on national security over Mitt Romney, his Republican...

    30. October 3, 2012

      Romney makes late shift on immigration

      Mitt Romney shifted ground on immigration policy on the eve of the first presidential debate, promising that he would not...

    31. October 2, 2012

      Romney urged to be aggressive in debates

      Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for US president, should be aggressive and forward looking in Wednesday night’s first...

    32. September 20, 2012

      Romney says campaign ‘about the 100%’

      Mitt Romney said his campaign was “about the 100 per cent” in his first appearance with voters since a video emerged in...

    33. September 6, 2012

      Castro v Rubio – fight for the Latino vote

      American political conventions are now principally talent shows. In distributing the coveted primetime speaking slots, the...

    34. August 31, 2012

      A shallow, treacly but devastating speech

      In Tampa on Thursday night, Republican Mitt Romney made the argument for why he deserves to replace Barack Obama as...

    35. The World

      August 31, 2012

      Romney's big night

      Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R-WI) with their families on the final day of the Republican National Convention (Photo by Chip...

    36. August 31, 2012

      Romney’s coronation speech is ‘good enough’

      Mitt Romney accepted his coronation as the Republican’s 2012 presidential candidate after a three-day party convention in...

    37. August 17, 2012

      Ryan’s ‘local’ stance faces national test

      The walls of the entrance hall at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, are covered in large banners from across the US...

    38. August 14, 2012

      Christie to deliver Republican keynote

      Chris Christie, the boisterous and outspoken governor of New Jersey, will deliver the keynote speech at the Republican...

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