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    1. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Trump confirms Pence as VP pick

      Donald Trump has chosen Indiana governor Mike Pence to serve as his vice-presidential running mate, in an attempt to...

    2. July 15, 2016

      Newt’s eye view of the Trump ‘circus’

      How can anyone explain the rise of Donald Trump? That question has provoked intense debate among pundits this year. It...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. The World

      July 15, 2016

      White House Countdown – Trump postpones VP announcement

      Donald Trump has postponed the highly anticipated unveiling of his vice-presidential running mate, which was expected...

    2. July 15, 2016

      Trump postpones running mate announcement

      Donald Trump has postponed the announcement of his vice-presidential running mate, which was scheduled for Friday in...

    3. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Nicholas Shaxson: The great Trump tax mysteries. - Facebook Live vs/ as journalism, a...

    4. The World

      July 13, 2016

      White House Countdown - Veepstakes

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. Donald Trump, his children and his campaign entourage huddled in...

    5. July 11, 2016

      Trump narrows search for running mate

      Donald Trump is expected to name his vice-presidential running mate this week to generate buzz before the Republican...

    6. July 10, 2016

      Police shootings spur shift in US race debate

      On Friday, Newt Gingrich placed himself in a position few would have expected for the former Republican speaker of the...

    7. The World

      July 6, 2016

      White House Countdown - Trump's shortlist gets shorter (and longer)

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. Donald Trump’s list of vice-presidential prospects got shorter and...

    8. 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...

    9. May 13, 2016

      Obama cements his legacy with his trip to Hiroshima

      In their final years in office American presidents inevitably focus on their legacies, recasting their accomplishments...

    10. May 6, 2016

      US Republicans: Only the brave can afford to snub Donald Trump

      At the height of the Watergate scandal, Republicans found themselves facing an unenviable dilemma: whether to break...

    11. January 28, 2016

      Why Icann and internet governance are no longer America’s domain

      In the next few weeks, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is expected to announce a leadership...

    12. November 27, 2015

      Heated rhetoric unnerves Muslim Republicans

      Facing off against one of America’s leading conservative radio hosts recently, Saba Ahmed, the head of the Republican...

    13. November 26, 2015

      Refugees, the US and the propagation of fear

      I have lived in the US for most of the past 52 years. Never in that time have I seen a country so brave and dauntless...

    14. August 5, 2014

      Political spouses are safest kept out of the spotlight

      My husband, my hero.” Sarah Brown’s emetic speech to the Labour party conference in 2009 must rank as one of the most...

    15. May 2, 2014

      US promoter of political interests

      If there is a profession synonymous in the public eye with all that is wrong in Washington today, it is that of...

    16. October 18, 2013

      Tom Foley, House speaker in a more collegiate Congress

      Tom Foley, who died on Friday at the age of 84, was the gentlemanly and effective Democratic speaker of the House of...

    17. October 17, 2013

      GOP moderates need a political machine

      For the past 20 years, American politics has been defined by Republican revolt. The rightwing radicalism that now...

    18. October 6, 2013

      Washington’s rolling seizures short-circuit US soft power

      People say America can afford a domestic seizure every now and then. Yet almost a week into its government shutdown,...

    19. October 2, 2013

      White House 1990s victory gives no cause for Democratic optimism

      Ahead of his confrontation with Bill Clinton over the budget in the mid-1990s, Newt Gingrich, the then Republican...

    20. FT Long Short

      October 1, 2013

      Why US government shutdown matters little

      Here’s the market reaction to the shutdown of (some of) the US government: Benchmark US 10-year Treasury yields rose...

    21. 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...

    22. March 3, 2013

      Las Vegas Sands admits possible law breach

      Las Vegas Sands, the casino group controlled by billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in a...

    23. March 1, 2013

      US sequestration: drama, comedy, horror

      Think of recent US fiscal policy as a film franchise – part drama, part comedy, part horror. The opening instalment was...

    24. January 17, 2013

      The fiscal cliff: Stakes are ever higher as a bruising budget battle looms

      In June 2011, Barack Obama invited John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the US House of Representatives, for a round...

    25. January 17, 2013

      DeMint urges face-off over debt ceiling

      With weeks to go before the US reaches its statutory debt limit, some conservatives inside and outside of Congress have...

    26. January 9, 2013

      Budget battle veteran for economy hotseat

      Jack Lew’s selection as Treasury secretary elevates a low-key veteran of Washington’s budget battles with strong...

    27. December 18, 2012

      Bernanke – the rebel with a cause

      To understand Ben Bernanke, it helps to set aside the ubiquitous pictures of today’s 59-year-old: the controlled beard,...

    28. November 8, 2012

      Rove’s discomfort shows super-Pac failings

      Democrats are still delighting in Karl Rove’s near meltdown on election night when, on Fox News, the Republican...

    29. November 6, 2012

      A triumph of strategy, money and theatre

      On a chilly Monday morning, on the election’s eve, an unusual Zen-like calm seemed to descend on three of Barack...

    30. November 6, 2012

      Flood of independent money raises stakes

      If the 2012 presidential election campaign has been notable for one thing, it is money. From the Republican primaries...

    31. October 19, 2012

      Race for the White House: Head to head

      After a gruelling primary campaign, Mitt Romney was crowned as the Republican nominee, taking on Barack Obama in...

    32. October 10, 2012

      Friends hail return of ‘real’ Romney

      After maintaining hardline policy positions to win over the most conservative elements of the Republican party, Mitt...

    33. 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...

    34. July 8, 2012

      Survival of the weakest: economy vs Romney

      It is an electoral truth universally acknowledged that if the economy is doing badly the incumbent will lose. In the...

    35. The World

      June 28, 2012

      Obamacare survives, but economy is what matters

      So primed was everyone for an iconoclastic Supreme Court ruling that it took a few moments to realise Obamacare had...

    36. June 20, 2012

      Romney hedges bets on gambling tycoon

      When he became Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney was so wary of being associated with gambling interests that he...

    37. June 7, 2012

      Super-Pacs push funds through small banks

      The powerful Republican political groups that are poised to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in this year’s...

    38. The World

      May 30, 2012

      Donald trumps Mitt in bearing gifts for Barack

      Donald Trump in April 2012. Photo: Getty Images Anyone wondering if there is well-concealed method behind the Romney...

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