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  1. December 3, 2010

    Tea Party backs activists for RNC chair

    Energised by their victories in last month’s US congressional elections, conservative Tea Party activists are again flexing...

  2. November 2, 2010

    Bush-era strategists return to political fray

    Barack Obama had not even been inaugurated as president when Karl Rove declared in December 2008 that the age of the “GOP...

  1. April 29, 2010

    Senator targets 'conflicts of interest'

    Carl Levin, the Democratic senator who presided over this week's 11-hour interrogation of Goldman Sachs executives,...

  2. April 28, 2010

    Senator targets ‘conflicts of interest’

    Carl Levin: 16-month findings ‘deeply troubling’ Carl Levin, the Democratic senator who presided over this week’s 11-hour...

  3. July 1, 2009

    Franken win boosts Obama

    Barack Obama yesterday received a boost when the Minnesota supreme court declared Al Franken the winner of November's...

  4. July 1, 2009

    Obama boosted by Franken triumph

    Barack Obama received a boost when the Minnesota supreme court yesterday declared Al Franken, the former Saturday Night...

  5. June 30, 2009

    Franken victory gives Obama boost in Senate

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday received a widely-anticipated shot in the arm when the Minnesota Supreme Court declared Al...

  6. January 5, 2009

    Obama choice for CIA to mend ties with Congress

    Barack Obama on Monday appointed Leon Panetta, the former congressman and chief of staff to Bill Clinton, as the next...

  7. January 5, 2009

    Conflict on seats signals difficult week for Senate

    Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats...

  8. January 5, 2009

    Conflict over vacancies signals tricky week ahead for Senate

    Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats...

  9. January 5, 2009

    Seats saga signals difficult week for Senate

    Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats...

  10. January 4, 2009

    Seats conflict signals difficult Senate week

    Senate leaders face a chaotic first week back in Washington as they try to untangle protracted disputes over vacant seats in...

  11. November 6, 2008

    Democrats hail 'stellar' night

    Democratic hopes of winning a 60-seat super-majority in the US Senate were dim but alive yesterday, as four seats remained...

  12. November 6, 2008

    Democrats hail 'stellar' night

    Democratic hopes of winning a 60-seat super-majority in the US Senate were dim but alive yesterday, as four seats remained...

  13. November 5, 2008

    Democrats hail ‘stellar’ night for Congress

    Democratic hopes of winning a 60-seat super-majority in the US Senate were dim but alive on Wednesday, as four seats...

  14. November 1, 2008

    Campaign Diary

    * Never able to find a plumber when you need one? John McCain knows how you feel. On the podium at a rally in Ohio, the...

  15. October 30, 2008

    High office is no joke, apparently

    The most boring speech I have heard all year came in a small hall in a small US town on a cold morning from the Democratic...

  16. October 29, 2008

    Contest in Minnesota gets serious

    In a year that heavily favours Democratic challengers, the toughest opponent facing Al Franken - a former comedian, turned...

  17. October 28, 2008

    Senate contest in Minnesota gets serious

    In a year that heavily favours Democratic challengers, the toughest opponent facing Al Franken – a former comedian, turned...

  18. August 27, 2008

    Bipartisan US energy group gains support

    Efforts to forge compromise legislation on US energy policy were bolstered on Tuesday when six senators added their names to...

  19. August 21, 2008

    Convention razzmatazz raises risks for Obama

    Norm Coleman, the embattled Republican senator for Minnesota, yesterday sum- med up his party's sombre mood ahead of its...

  20. March 5, 2008

    Stop this timidity in ending tax haven abuse

    The Liechtenstein Affair could be a watershed in the fight against tax evasion, organised crime and corruption. Germany is...

  21. March 4, 2008

    Stop this timidity in ending tax haven abuse

    The Liechtenstein Affair could be a watershed in the fight against tax evasion, organised crime and corruption. Germany is...

  22. January 22, 2007

    GOP delivers new blow on troop surge

    George W. Bush’s efforts to shore up support for his military surge in Iraq suffered another blow on Monday when a senior...

  23. January 11, 2007

    Bush stands alone with ‘new way forward’

    President George W. Bush on Thursday cut an increasingly lonely and embattled figure as opposition Democrats and fellow...

  24. January 8, 2007

    Republican cracks widen over plans for surge in Iraq troops

    Leading Republicans yesterday showed further signs of fracturing over President George W. Bush's reported plans to send...

  25. January 7, 2007

    Republicans’ division over Iraq grows

    Leading Republicans on Sunday showed further signs of dissent over President George W. Bush’s reported plans to send more...

  26. October 3, 2006

    Gas body fuels calls for greater OTC regulation

    Concern over lack of regulation in the over-the-counter energy markets was fuelled yesterday by a powerful US gas industry...

  27. October 2, 2006

    US gas lobby joins calls for tighter regulation

    Concern over lack of regulation in the over-the-counter energy markets was fuelled on Monday as a powerful US gas industry...

  28. August 1, 2006

    Tycoons ‘unaware of tax shelter fraud’

    Two prominent billionaires at the centre of a US Senate inquiry into the widespread use of “black box” offshore tax shelters...

  29. July 20, 2006

    CFTC hits backs at energy markets criticism

    The US futures industry regulator has hit back at accusations by two influential US senators that it is not adequately...

  30. July 20, 2006

    CFTC hits back at criticism of its energy market policing

    The US futures industry regulator has hit back at accusations by two influential US senators that it is not adequately...

  31. July 3, 2006

    BP suspends three traders

    BP, the UK energy group, has suspended three Houston-based traders at the centre of an alleged propane price manipulation...

  32. July 3, 2006

    BP suspends three gas traders

    BP has suspended three Houston-based traders at the centre of an alleged propane price manipulation scheme, as alarm rose...

  33. May 19, 2006

    Ex-senator linked to oil-for-food claims

    The US Senate is looking into allegations that a former US senator urged Baghdad to give a US company lucrative contracts...

  34. May 19, 2006

    Ex-senator linked to oil-for-food claims

    The US Senate is looking into allegations that a former US senator urged Baghdad to give a US company lucrative contracts...

  35. March 29, 2006

    Card goes in effort to revive fortunes

    Andrew Card, the second-longest serving White House chief of staff, scanned the Oval Office. With red eyes and a catch in...

  36. March 28, 2006

    Card goes in effort to revive fortunes

    The resignation of Andrew Card, the second longest serving White House chief of staff, who served for more than five years...

  37. March 16, 2006

    White House scotches rumours of a shake-up

    The White House was forced to defend the record of its staff yesterday amid growing speculation that President George W....

  38. March 15, 2006

    White House defends record of its staff

    The White House was forced to defend the record of its staff on Wednesday amid growing speculation that President George W....

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