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  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 –...

  16. 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...

  17. 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:...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. August 2, 2012

    Cruz phenomenon reanimates Tea Party

    Reports of the Tea Party’s death, it turns out, were greatly exaggerated. This week a Tea Party-backed candidate, Ted Cruz,...

  38. August 1, 2012

    Tea Party cheers victory of rising star

    The conservative Tea Party movement has a new Hispanic star, with the stunning victory of Ted Cruz in the Republican Senate...

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