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    1. December 2, 2014

      Obama climate plan divides business

      The Obama administration’s environmental policy is deepening divisions between big businesses on climate change, mirroring...

    2. November 18, 2014

      US executives eye China’s can-do spirit over Congress gridlock

      Last week US executives were treated to an impressive display of Chinese Communist party willpower as they gathered for a...

    1. November 14, 2014

      Clashes loom as Obama pursues his legacy

      Barack Obama has set the stage for a new period of political confrontation in the US, rapidly moving to sharpen his...

    2. November 13, 2014

      Republicans plan energy policy revolution

      The Republican party will seek to remove what it claims are shackles on America’s energy revolution just as low oil prices...

    3. November 6, 2014

      President and Republican vows to co-operate face test

      Barack Obama and the newly victorious Republican leadership in Congress have both pledged to seek common ground in a...

    4. November 5, 2014

      Republicans to pressure Obama on pro-business reforms

      US midterm elections 2014 The newly elected Republican Congress will press US President Barack Obama to enact a sweeping...

    5. November 5, 2014

      McConnell to push big business agenda

      Corporate backers who helped finance the Republicans’ sweeping election victory are looking to Mitch McConnell to pursue a...

    6. November 5, 2014

      Obama faces a serious test of his own relevancy

      Defining an electoral wave is about semantics. But the results do not lie. On Tuesday night Republicans took control of the...

    7. November 5, 2014

      Mitch McConnell: The Kentuckian set to lead the Senate

      If, as widely expected, Mitch McConnell becomes majority leader of the Senate in the new Congress, the 72-year-old...

    8. November 5, 2014

      Recriminations fly over Democrat defeat

      US midterm elections 2014 Recriminations immediately broke out among Democrats after Republicans recorded sweeping victories...

    9. November 4, 2014

      The permanent campaign rolls on to 2016

      As if she were the candidate herself, Hillary Clinton swept on to the stage last of all at Transylvania University in...

    10. November 3, 2014

      Republicans seek a chance to govern

      Republicans plan an immediate push to liberalise US energy exports, secure international trade deals, and loosen constraints...

    11. November 2, 2014

      McConnell in pivotal fight for Senate prize

      Even in his 73rd year and on the verge of his sixth successive term in the Senate, Mitch McConnell leaves nothing to chance,...

    12. October 26, 2014

      Obamacare’s drip-fed success

      Until recently it was seen as the political equivalent of Ebola. Yet President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – known to...

    13. October 16, 2014

      US midterms: Fear and loathing in the land of the free

      Nobody of sound mind can view the US midterm elections, now less than three weeks away, with anything approaching...

    14. July 21, 2014

      Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

      Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

    15. June 3, 2014

      Climate a toxic topic for Republicans

      US carbon emission rules Weeks before Barack Obama launched his administration’s most ambitious plan to cut carbon...

    16. June 2, 2014

      US climate change plan focuses on public health

      The Obama administration’s new plan to curb climate pollution “is not just about disappearing polar bears”, Gina McCarthy...

    17. May 21, 2014

      Establishment Republicans vanquish Tea Party but adopt its lines

      Washington’s Republican establishment rebuffed a series of challenges to its candidates in intraparty primaries in a moment...

    18. May 21, 2014

      McConnell victory delivers fresh blow to Tea Party

      Washington’s conservative establishment rebuffed its most serious challenge in intraparty primaries on Tuesday evening, with...

    19. May 19, 2014

      ‘Dark money’ floods in to US election

      Long used to opposing candidates bitterly facing off in elections, US voters are being offered a different choice for this...

    20. May 15, 2014

      US rules on internet fast lane move ahead

      The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a contentious proposal on net neutrality rules that could...

    21. May 2, 2014

      Mitch McConnell leads Republican Kentucky derby

      Three weeks from polling day, Matt Bevin stands on the steps of a small town courthouse addressing a meagre crowd of about a...

    22. February 14, 2014

      Midterm battle for pivotal control of US Senate heats up

      Only a few years after demanding huge spending cuts in exchange for taking on new debt, John Boehner, Republican House...

    23. November 22, 2013

      Stakes raised for US congressional poll

      Perhaps only in Washington could upending an arcane rule in the Senate be compared to dropping a nuclear weapon. But...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Guest post: Assassins don’t prefer Bitcoin: David Birch makes the case that...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Led by Japan, most Asian equity markets were recovering from Thursday’s poor performance after the Dow Jones...

    26. November 22, 2013

      Democrats take ‘nuclear option’ on filibusters

      Mitch McConnell, normally the most unflustered of individuals on Capitol Hill, seemed barely able to contain his fury as the...

    27. November 21, 2013

      Democrats overturn filibuster rule, increasing Obama’s power

      President Barack Obama will have vastly greater power to appoint nominees to cabinet posts and the judiciary after Senate...

    28. October 29, 2013

      Washington plays with fire again over America’s budget plans

      There is a myth pervading Washington these days. It is offering a dose of false comfort to people who want to believe that...

    29. October 20, 2013

      Washington’s Republicans gear up to take on Tea Party radicals

      Republican leaders are showing their willingness to confront Tea Party conservatives, raising hopes that the US will avoid...

    30. October 18, 2013

      US politics: They blinked

      It is a measure of the state of US politics that Barack Obama bonded instantly with the first foreign visitor to the White...

    31. October 16, 2013

      US rating put on negative watch on default fears

      Fitch Ratings placed the triple A credit rating of the US on negative watch, as efforts to end the budget impasse faltered...

    32. October 15, 2013

      Party foes bury the hatchet to chase deal

      Turning to Harry Reid on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnell offered the first concrete sign a US budget deal was in the wind...

    33. October 14, 2013

      Senate closes in on deal to reopen US government

      Senate leaders were late on Monday closing in on a deal to reopen the federal government and avert a potentially...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Trading in markets across Asia was fairly muted as the stand-off continued in Washingtonover budget cuts and...

    35. October 13, 2013

      Senate takes over US budget negotiations

      Senate leaders are set to resume talks on Monday in their desperate attempt to resolve the stalemate over the US debt...

    36. October 2, 2013

      Mounting Wall Street fears of US default

      Wall Street leaders expressed mounting fears on Wednesday over the prospect of the first default by the US of its debt...

    37. September 29, 2013

      US budget: Sequestration nation

      Fort Campbell has an exceptional place in the history of US warfare. The sprawling military base, which straddles the...

    38. September 22, 2013

      Texas Republican Ted Cruz tests influence with call for unity

      Ted Cruz, the conservative Texas senator, called on Republicans to stand united on a strategy to disrupt “Obamacare” that...

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