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  1. April 3, 2014

    Industry challenges tech groups over patents

    The heavyweights of industrial America have turned on Silicon Valley in a battle over patents by attacking reform...

  2. December 17, 2013

    Spy ruling sets up a fight and a dilemma for Obama

    A federal court ruling that the bulk collection of US telephone data is unconstitutional has set up a high-stakes legal...

  1. August 12, 2013

    US to soften petty crime stance

    Low-level, non-violent drug offenders will no longer face tough mandatory sentences under new guidelines proposed on Monday...

  2. August 1, 2013

    US spying comes under fresh attack

    The Obama administration’s electronic surveillance came under fresh criticism on Wednesday from senior Democratic and...

  3. July 4, 2013

    Obama avoids calling Egyptian army’s ousting of Morsi a ‘coup’

    In a carefully-written statement issued by the White House on Wednesday evening about the ousting of Egyptian President...

  4. May 5, 2013

    Gay couples gloomy over US immigration reforms

    A year ago, Martin Chavez married his British partner Adam Norbury in New York. Months later, he was promoted to Goldman...

  5. July 13, 2012

    Senators urge probe of Libor regulators

    A dozen senior US lawmakers have urged the nation’s top law enforcement officer to hold regulators to account if they knew...

  6. April 22, 2010

    Obama lists abortion rights as key to court nomination

    Barack Obama said yesterday he wanted a replacement for retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens who supported...

  7. April 22, 2010

    Obama lists women's rights as key to court nomination

    Barack Obama said yesterday he did not have a "litmus test" for nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul...

  8. April 21, 2010

    Obama considers women’s rights in court pick

    Barack Obama said yesterday he did not have a “litmus test” for nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul...

  9. October 15, 2009

    Senators direct their fire at US health insurers

    The war of words between Democrats and the US insurance industry escalated yesterday, a day after the Senate finance...

  10. October 14, 2009

    Senators direct their fire at US health insurers

    The war of words between Democrats and the US insurance industry escalated on Wednesday, a day after the Senate finance...

  11. August 11, 2009

    Mexicans arrest drugs gang over 'plot' to kill president

    Mexican police said yesterday they had arrested drug gangsters who were plotting to assassinate Felipe Calderón, the...

  12. August 11, 2009

    Mexicans say plot to kill president thwarted

    Mexican police said yesterday they had arrested drug gangsters who were plotting to assassinate Felipe Calderón, the...

  13. August 10, 2009

    Mexicans say plot to kill president thwarted

    Mexican police said on Monday they had arrested drug gangsters who were plotting to assassinate Felipe Calderón, the...

  14. August 10, 2009

    Drugs, swine flu and trade tensions hang over summit

    North American leaders meet today in a summit overshadowed by Mexico's battle with drug cartels, fears about swine flu and...

  15. July 13, 2009

    Cheney comes under fire over secret terror project

    Democratic senators yesterday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vicepresident,...

  16. July 12, 2009

    Cheney under fire on secret terror project

    Democratic senators on Sunday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vice-president,...

  17. April 22, 2009

    Rehashing the myth crack cocaine is used mainly by African-Americans

    From Mr Bill Piper. Sir, Your report on US drug offenders repeated the myth that crack cocaine is “more commonly used by...

  18. February 24, 2009

    ADB considers dropping lending review

    Plans by the Asian Development Bank to change lending criteria could be dropped, amid fears in Washington that the overhaul...

  19. January 8, 2009

    Battle looms over nominee to be US legal chief

    Democrats yesterday leapt to the defence of Eric Holder, Barack Obama's choice for attorney-general, as Republicans geared...

  20. January 8, 2009

    Democrats back nominee for law chief

    Democrats on Wednesday leapt to the defence of Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s pick for attorney-general, as Republicans geared...

  21. August 7, 2008

    Suspect named in anthrax attacks

    The US Department of Justice said yesterday there was "compelling" evidence that Bruce Ivins, a microbiologist who worked...

  22. August 7, 2008

    Inquiry links anthrax expert to letter attack

    The US justice department said yesterday there was "compelling" evidence that a former government bio-weapons expert who...

  23. August 7, 2008

    ‘Compelling’ evidence links anthrax expert

    The US Justice department said on Wednesday there was “compelling” evidence that a former government bio­weapons expert who...

  24. August 2, 2008

    Suspect in FBI anthrax attack inquiry dies

    A leading US government bioweapons scientist apparently killed himself this week after learning that the justice department...

  25. August 2, 2008

    Suspect in FBI anthrax attack inquiry dies

    A leading US government bioweapons scientist apparently killed himself this week after learning that the justice department...

  26. August 1, 2008

    Suspect in FBI anthrax inquiry dies

    A leading US government bioweapons scientist apparently killed himself this week after learning that the Justice department...

  27. March 29, 2008

    Democratic rivals urged to soften attacks

    Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, yesterday urged Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their...

  28. March 29, 2008

    Clinton urged to quit race for nomination

    Hillary Clinton yesterday faced calls to drop out of the presidential race as senior Democrats warned that her divisive...

  29. March 28, 2008

    Clinton urged to quit presidential race

    Hillary Clinton faced calls on Friday to drop out of the presidential race as senior Democrats warned that her divisive...

  30. March 9, 2008

    Paulson pressed on ADB funding rules

    The chairmen of two US congressional committees are warning that the project evaluation standards of the Asian Development...

  31. November 7, 2007

    Mukasey wins backing from judiciary panel

    President George W. Bush's controversial nominee to be US attorney-general, Michael Mukasey, won the grudging approval of a...

  32. November 6, 2007

    Mukasey wins approval from judiciary panel

    President George W. Bush’s controversial nominee to be US attorney general, Michael Mukasey, won the grudging approval of a...

  33. November 6, 2007

    Congress looks at cutting US aid

    The US Congress is looking at whether US law requires a cut in aid to Pakistan after the imposition of emergency rule - a...

  34. November 6, 2007

    US legislation may require cut in funding

    The US Congress is looking at whether American law requires a cut in aid to Pakistan in the wake of President Pervez...

  35. November 5, 2007

    US Congress eyes Pakistan aid cut

    The US Congress is looking at whether American law requires a cut in aid to Pakistan in the wake of General Pervez...

  36. August 16, 2007

    Observer: Moonlighting

    Patrick Leahy is best known as the gruff chairman of the US Senate judiciary committee. But the Democratic senator for...

  37. August 15, 2007

    Observer: The little girl with the curl index

    Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange can be like Mother Goose’s little girl with a curl. When they are...

  38. July 26, 2007

    Congress pledges closer look at renditions

    The US Congress promised on Thursday to look more closely at the practice of “extraordinary renditions”, one of the more...

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