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    1. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Puerto Rico declares debt moratorium

      The governor of Puerto Rico has declared a moratorium on debt payments as US President Barack Obama signed into law...

    2. June 30, 2016

      Puerto Rico debt bill clears Senate

      Emergency legislation to help Puerto Rico restructure a crippling $70bn debt was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, as...

    1. June 17, 2016

      Paul Ryan wrestles with a Trump-sized dilemma

      Two weeks ago, Republican speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would back Donald Trump as the party’s...

    2. June 14, 2016

      Obama says Trump betrays American values

      Barack Obama accused Donald Trump on Tuesday of promoting ideas that “betray” American values and called on the...

    3. June 10, 2016

      Democrats fire Warren weapon at Trump

      Elizabeth Warren has assailed Donald Trump as the “nasty” leader of a party intent on undermining the courts, as...

    4. The World

      June 7, 2016

      White House Countdown - "We will overcome"

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. Another day, another Donald Trump scandal. While winning the...

    5. May 15, 2016

      Another brick in Trump’s wall

      How is the Republican boycott of Donald Trump faring? If you exclude all those breaking it, the establishment’s...

    6. March 20, 2016

      Republicans dig in heels over Supreme Court nominee

      Republican leaders are digging in on their refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s pick to fill a US Supreme Court...

    7. February 16, 2016

      No constitutional crisis will follow Scalia’s death

      Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, apparently with the full-throated support of his fellow Republicans, has...

    8. February 15, 2016

      The Senate’s subversion of the Supreme Court

      Were there any uncertainty that the United States Supreme Court has become politicised to a disturbing degree, it was...

    9. December 6, 2015

      Republicans seek to undercut Obama via spending bill

      US lawmakers were locked in talks over what is likely to be the last spending deal of Barack Obama’s presidency at the...

    10. November 18, 2015

      David Miliband warns on US refugee backlash

      Demands from Republican politicians to close US borders to Syrian refugees could give other countries an excuse to...

    11. September 30, 2015

      Congress agrees to fund US government

      Congress has passed a budget measure to fund the US government for two months, ending for now a high-stakes political...

    12. August 16, 2015

      The fury and finance fuelling US Republican insurgents

      Never in our lifetimes has there been a Republican presidential campaign so wide open — or with so many candidates...

    13. 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...

    14. June 1, 2015

      National Security Agency loses tools for phone spying 

      Sweeping surveillance powers including the mass collection of telephone data have been brought to an abrupt halt after...

    15. May 21, 2015

      US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

      The US Senate took Barack Obama a step closer to an important win on trade on Thursday, skirting in a dramatic vote...

    16. May 20, 2015

      Rand Paul launches bid to block NSA surveillance programme

      The simmering dispute among Republicans about the National Security Agency burst into the open on Wednesday afternoon...

    17. May 7, 2015

      US court rules NSA phone surveillance illegal

      The National Security Agency programme that collects information on the phone calls of tens of millions of Americans...

    18. April 21, 2015

      Senate compromise clears path for Lynch

      The US Senate is set to move forward with its stalled vote on Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama’s nominee for...

    19. 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...

    20. March 17, 2015

      Abortion politics stymie confirmation of US attorney-general

      Less than three months into a Republican-controlled Congress, even long-term watchers of the institution are alarmed by...

    21. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

    22. February 28, 2015

      US Congress averts partial shutdown

      The US Congress averted a partial government shutdown late on Friday but only after conservative Republicans revolted...

    23. February 24, 2015

      Security fears as immigration battle threatens partial US shutdown

      The US is days away from a partial government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats struggle to break a deadlock over...

    24. February 4, 2015

      Republican agenda languishes in Congress

      Republican leaders in Congress are struggling to find a unified strategy on core issues such as immigration and...

    25. January 28, 2015

      ‘Policy cliff’ deadlines test US Congress

      Republicans and the White House face a ticking clock on a series of legislative deadlines that will test their ability...

    26. December 30, 2014

      Bid farewell to America’s ‘worst Congress ever’

      Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, said of the invasion of Iraq: “You break it, you own it.” Much the same...

    27. December 2, 2014

      Obama climate plan divides business

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. November 5, 2014

      Recriminations fly over Democrat defeat

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

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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