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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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