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    1. April 14, 2015

      Obama agrees compromise with Congress on Iran vote

      Congress looks likely to have a chance to reject a final nuclear deal with Iran after a Senate committee unanimously...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

      President Barack Obama is to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a move that will further...

    1. April 14, 2015

      Marco Rubio’s strengths and weaknesses

      Marco Rubio, a charismatic Cuban-American senator from Florida, on Monday fired the starting pistol on his campaign to...

    2. April 13, 2015

      Rubio paints 2016 as generational choice

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican, on Monday painted his campaign to become the first Hispanic occupant of the...

    3. April 13, 2015

      Rubio-Bush battle puts spotlight on the sunshine state

      Sipping a beer in a Miami bar nicknamed “The Rat”, Jessica Fernandez is fired up for a political fight that is sparking...

    4. April 12, 2015

      Hillary Clinton launches run for the White House

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the US presidency for the...

    5. April 1, 2015

      US corporate backlash hits religious freedom bills

      Arkansas and Indiana have been forced to reconsider controversial “religious freedom” laws amid cascading criticism from a...

    6. March 31, 2015

      Indiana governor says he will ‘fix’ religious bill

      The Republican governor of Indiana has vowed to amend a religious freedom law that sparked a backlash across the US over...

    7. March 31, 2015

      Q&A: US ‘religious freedom’ debate

      Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, sparked a firestorm when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on...

    8. March 31, 2015

      White House hopefuls test limits on political donations

      “We’re only two days from our first major end-of-quarter fundraising deadline,” reads the missive from Barbara Bush, the...

    9. 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 a...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Ted Cruz to announce presidential campaign

      Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator and Tea Party hero, is to run for the White House, making him the first Republican to...

    11. March 19, 2015

      Budget plans a litmus test for Republicans

      US president Barack Obama joked in Cleveland on Wednesday that he did not expect people to read his budget or the two fiscal...

    12. March 5, 2015

      Scott Walker stakes out hardline position

      A 20-week abortion ban. The deportation of 11m undocumented immigrants. Eliminating the 48-hour waiting period for handgun...

    13. February 27, 2015

      Bush holds his ground as activists circle

      Jeb Bush survived his first important encounter with rightwing Republican activists on Friday, holding his ground on...

    14. 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 Pretoria...

    15. February 6, 2015

      Venezuelan migrants use Cuban tactics to steer US political debate

      Over cornbread sandwiches and cold beer, the Friday evening conversation at El Arepazo in Doral would quicken the pulse of...

    16. December 26, 2014

      Obama hopes for change in Cuban Florida

      The battle for Cuba-American hearts and minds President Barack Obama’s move to normalise US-Cuba relations has the potential...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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 –...

    36. 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...

    37. 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:...

    38. 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...

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