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    1. October 1, 2015

      Skirmishes ahead in long US budget war

      The narrow escape from a US government shutdown this week clears the way for Congress to grapple with a host of fiscal...

    2. July 24, 2015

      US income inequality rises up political agenda

      Hillary Clinton calls it the defining economic challenge of our time. Jeb Bush says if the economy does not grow,...

    1. June 3, 2015

      US labour unions step up attacks on Obama’s trade supporters

      The music is ominous and so too is the voiceover. “Congressman Ami Bera will do anything to keep his job, including...

    2. May 3, 2015

      Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote

      The top Republican lawmaker on trade has called for US President Barack Obama to work even harder to build support...

    3. February 2, 2015

      Obama faces business backlash over cash tax

      President Barack Obama sparked protests from US business and both conservative rivals and allies in organised labour...

    4. February 1, 2015

      Barack Obama plans to tax overseas cash piles

      President Barack Obama will propose raising $238bn by levying a one-off tax on the cash piles held by US companies...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - What debate? Economists agree the stimulus lifted the economy. - ‘Tis but a scratch. - I...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 25, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Robin Hanson on the new Nicholas Bostrom book. - Josh Barro on the Paul Ryan anti-poverty...

    7. July 24, 2014

      Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

      Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for US vice-president in 2012, shifted away from budget warfare to a centre-right...

    8. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Teaching Rawls after Piketty. - How does Paul Ryan balance the budget? - How western is Germany?...

    9. April 1, 2014

      Republicans plan balanced budget in 10 years

      Congressional Republicans laid out a fresh blueprint to balance the US federal budget within 10 years through sweeping...

    10. February 12, 2014

      Congress approves law to suspend US debt limit

      The US Congress gave its final stamp of approval to legislation that suspends the country’s borrowing limit and removes...

    11. February 3, 2014

      Lew calls for urgent increase in US borrowing limit

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, issued an urgent call for Congress to raise the borrowing limit this month, ratcheting...

    12. January 7, 2014

      Republicans square off over US inequality

      Barack Obama is moving swiftly this year to place the issue of the growing rich-poor gap in the US at the heart of...

    13. December 17, 2013

      US budget vote takes giant step forward

      The US Senate took a giant step towards approving the bipartisan budget deal agreed last week, as a dozen Republicans...

    14. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equity markets got off to a weak start after Japanese companies signalled worries ahead and a first-look...

    15. December 15, 2013

      Republicans line up for new budget battle

      Republicans are gearing up for a new fight with President Barack Obama over the need to lift America’s borrowing limit...

    16. December 12, 2013

      US budget passes House by large majority

      A US budget deal hailed as lifting the cloud of political dysfunction hanging over the world’s largest economy cleared...

    17. December 12, 2013

      US budget deal clears way for Gulf of Mexico oil drilling

      An agreement to allow offshore oil drilling along the maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico is part of the bipartisan...

    18. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equities weakened as the heightened prospect of support for the US budget deal sparked renewed...

    19. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - David Wessell on the evolution of economic sanctions. - Heidi Moore on the winners and losers...

    20. December 11, 2013

      Confidence grows of support for US budget deal

      US Congress appeared on track to approve a bipartisan budget deal designed to provide stability to America’s fiscal...

    21. December 11, 2013

      Republicans drop all-or-nothing strategy in budget wars

      The Republican leadership in Congress has completed a dramatic about-turn on Washington’s perennial budget wars with...

    22. December 11, 2013

      US budget deal: What does it add up to?

      Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, the Democratic and Republican chairs of the US budget conference committee, reached a...

    23. December 10, 2013

      US Congress strikes budget deal

      Democratic and Republican negotiators on Tuesday night agreed a deal to set spending levels until 2015, breaking the...

    24. December 5, 2013

      Paul Ryan turns peacemaker in US budget battles

      If Congress succeeds in striking a US budget deal in the coming days, it will in no small measure follow from the...

    25. November 21, 2013

      Republicans need new winning ideas

      Mitt Romney did his 2012 prospects no good when he referred to the US as a country of “makers versus takers”....

    26. October 17, 2013

      US lawmakers mend fences over coffee

      Barely 12 hours after the denouement of the US’s latest fiscal crisis, the top lawmakers on budget policy in the US...

    27. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Step one in zombie prevention: pants on: Picking securities is hard, so you pick a...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian markets were on the rise amid hopes the White House and the Republicans are finally nearing a deal to...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Even more debt ceiling fun — David ponders a US default decision-tree, Joseph...

    30. October 9, 2013

      Obama steps up discussions with Congress to end budget stand-off

      Barack Obama is stepping up discussions with Congress as US political leaders seek a way out of a budget crisis that...

    31. June 28, 2013

      US immigration vote brings day of reckoning for Republicans

      Bill Kristol did not mince words this week when he advised the Republicans in the House of Representatives on how to...

    32. April 12, 2013

      Obama’s budget

      By the standards of most other wealthy countries, the US economy could be in worse shape. It may be in the midst of the...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2013

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP FT markets round-up:“Stocks are struggling for traction as the bull run that has taken many equity barometers...

    34. March 12, 2013

      Ignore pyrotechnics in US budget politics

      Paul Ryan on Tuesday unveiled a new plan that claims to balance the federal budget in 10 years. It would do so by...

    35. March 12, 2013

      Time for truce in US budget wars

      It is hypothesis week on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, Paul Ryan, the House budget chairman, published a Republican plan he...

    36. March 12, 2013

      Ryan unveils plan for deep spending cuts

      Paul Ryan, the former Republican vice-presidential nominee, offered a staunchly conservative fiscal plan for his party...

    37. March 12, 2013

      Republicans unveil $4.6tn of cuts

      Republicans in the US House of Representatives have unveiled a staunchly conservative fiscal package that would slash...

    38. March 11, 2013

      Obama and opponents talk the talk

      If dysfunctional US politics is the product of well-entrenched ideological differences between the major parties, then...

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