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  1. May 3, 2013

    Barack Obama: Captive on Capitol Hill

    Barack Obama did not seem to choose his words with conscious irony as he stood alongside Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s...

  2. January 4, 2013

    Biden faces key role in second term

    When Joseph Biden was taking new senators through a practice run of their swearing-in ceremony this week, doubtless one of...

  1. November 15, 2012

    White House gives few clues on cabinet

    Such is the mood in Washington after Barack Obama’s re-election that when Deval Patrick was invited to dinner at the White...

  2. June 4, 2012

    Recall vote to influence US campaigns

    Scott Walker faces the prospect on Tuesday of becoming only the third governor in US history to be recalled, as angry voters...

  3. May 21, 2012

    Gridlock is death for deliberation

    From Mr Michael Shank. Sir, Edward Luce is spot on regarding Capitol Hill appraisal of partisanship pulling punches on...

  4. May 13, 2012

    Why Washington gridlock is here to stay

    It’s Even Worse Than it Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism, by Thomas...

  5. The World

    January 6, 2012

    Luce Talk: What's next after Iowa?

    In the first of a series of weekly videos, Edward Luce, the FT’s US columnist, discusses the race for the Republican party’s...

  6. December 1, 2011

    Gingrich forces pundits to reassess his chances

    When Newt Gingrich started rising in the polls last month, most political observers wrote him off as the latest Republican...

  7. November 27, 2011

    Gingrich backed by key New Hampshire newspaper

    Newt Gingrich’s political resurrection has received another boost, with the Republican former house speaker winning the...

  8. November 18, 2011

    Romney takes the high road against rivals

    Inside Mitt Romney’s Boston campaign headquarters, some staff coined a new rule: “No more midget boxing matches.” Weeks...

  9. November 15, 2011

    Gingrich bounces back in the polls

    The race for the Republican presidential nomination has a surprising new star – but he is one of the oldest political hands...

  10. July 8, 2011

    US jobs data add urgency to debt ceiling talks

    The bleak early summer jobs report has added an extra noxious ingredient to negotiations over a deal to allow the world’s...

  11. July 3, 2011

    Obama takes ‘evolving’ stance on gay marriage

    A calculating Washington operative might construe Barack Obama’s continued reluctance to support same-sex marriage as a...

  12. April 29, 2011

    Conspiracy theorists seize on Obama birth debate

    The controversy over Barack Obama’s birthplace has been swept out of the US mainstream media in the last two days by the...

  13. April 7, 2011

    Obama’s silence draws focus to hardline caucus

    Barack Obama’s 11th-hour intervention in Washington’s stalled budget talks prompted a reaction familiar among professional...

  14. November 2, 2010

    Would-be presidents turn focus to 2012

    The US midterm election results might still be trickling in, but the Republican presidential primaries for 2012 begin on...

  15. October 20, 2010

    Trade agenda not likely to be an exception

    From Mr Eric Farnsworth. Sir, Norm Ornstein (“Obama’s grim future of stalemate,” October 13) paints a future of gridlock for...

  16. October 12, 2010

    Obama’s grim future of stalemate

    The one constant in American politics over the past decade has been change – as in the public’s restless and angry desire to...

  17. October 12, 2010

    Clinton’s aim is true as Democrats’ top gun

    Nobody would go so far as to call it a comeback. But Bill Clinton’s appearances on the midterm election trail are starting...

  18. May 5, 2010

    Congress quizzes executives on cause of blast

    The US Congress is turning up the heat on BP and Transocean over the oil spill, yesterday holding the first in a series of...

  19. April 23, 2010

    Reality dawns for Republicans over Wall Street reforms

    Until this week, the Republican party hoped it could turn Barack Obama's financial regulatory reforms into another...

  20. April 23, 2010

    Reality dawns for Republicans over Wall Street

    Until this week, the Republican party hoped it could turn Barack Obama's financial regulatory reforms into another...

  21. April 22, 2010

    Reality dawns for Republicans over Wall St

    Until this week, the Republican party hoped it could turn Barack Obama’s financial regulatory reforms into another...

  22. January 21, 2010

    Dilemma for the president: follow Clinton or FDR?

    When US politics hits the buffers, as it did in Massachusetts on Tuesday, political junkies instinctively reach for historic...

  23. January 20, 2010

    Dilemma for the president: follow Clinton or FDR?

    When US politics hits the buffers, as it did in Massachusetts on Tuesday, political junkies instinctively reach for historic...

  24. January 7, 2010

    Dorgan move poses risk for party

    For all the noise around Chris Dodd's forthcoming departure from politics, it is the decision to stand down by Byron Dorgan,...

  25. January 7, 2010

    Dorgan's exit could be bigger headache for party

    For all the noise around Chris Dodd's upcoming departure from politics, it is the decision to stand down made by Byron...

  26. January 7, 2010

    Dodd decides against re-election

    Democratic election planning and President Barack Obama's legislative agenda were buffeted yesterday when Chris Dodd, a...

  27. January 6, 2010

    Dorgan move poses risk for Democrats

    For all the noise around Chris Dodd’s forthcoming departure from politics, it is the decision to stand down by Byron Dorgan,...

  28. January 6, 2010

    Dodd to quit Senate in move to aid party

    Democratic election planning and President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda were buffeted on Wednesday when Chris Dodd, a...

  29. November 24, 2009

    Democrats seek tax rise to back extra war effort

    Democrats in the US Congress are pushing for a tax increase to pay for the Afghan war, amid rising expectations that...

  30. November 24, 2009

    US Democrats seek war surtax

    Democrats in the US Congress are pushing for a tax increase to pay for the Afghan war, amid rising expectations that...

  31. October 16, 2009

    Goldman reaps rich rewards from crisis

    Bumper third-quarter profits from Goldman Sachs and the prospect of huge bonus pay-outs this year at the leading US...

  32. October 16, 2009

    Goldman and Citi highlight divide

    Bumper third-quarter profits at Goldman Sachs and another loss for Citigroup yesterday highlighted the gap between the...

  33. October 16, 2009

    Goldman and Citi highlight US divide

    Bumper third-quarter profits from Goldman Sachs and the prospect of huge bonus pay-outs this year at the leading US...

  34. October 15, 2009

    US bank results highlight recovery gap

    Bumper third quarter profits at Goldman Sachs and another loss for Citigroup on Thursday highlighted the gap between the...

  35. October 14, 2009

    Vote marks stage on long road to reform

    In almost any other legislature, yesterday's key vote on the Baucus plan would have marked the end of an exhausting...

  36. October 14, 2009

    The long road to healthcare reform

    In almost any other legislature, Tuesday’s key vote on the Baucus plan would have marked the end of an exhausting process....

  37. September 11, 2009

    Obama wins over sceptical Democrats

    Barack Obama's healthcare reform plans picked up fresh momentum yesterday as previously sceptical Democrats rallied around...

  38. September 10, 2009

    Obama wins over sceptical Democrats

    Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plans picked up fresh momentum on Thursday as previously sceptical Democrats rallied around...

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