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    1. February 4, 2016

      Obama proposes $10 per barrel oil tax

      The White House is proposing a bold $10 per barrel tax on oil in a move that immediately sparked a backlash from an...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The games at the finance Colosseum. - China’s increasingly erratic economic policy. - “Father...

    1. January 3, 2016

      Obama’s high stakes final year

      You have to go some way back to find a US president entering his last year without having been written off as a lame...

    2. December 16, 2015

      US budget deal is rare compromise

      Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, hailed a rare compromise deal on $1.1tn of government...

    3. December 16, 2015

      US Congress agrees budget deal to lift crude export ban

      Tight restrictions on US crude oil exports, in place for 40 years, would be lifted as part of a budget deal agreed in...

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      December 16, 2015

      Deal agreed in Congress to lift US crude export ban

      Tight restrictions on US crude oil exports, in place for 40 years, would be lifted as part of a budget deal agreed in...

    5. December 10, 2015

      Trump postpones Israel trip after rebuke

      Donald Trump, the billionaire leading the Republican presidential race, has postponed a trip to Israel after his...

    6. December 8, 2015

      Donald Trump’s offensive assault on American values

      It says something of how badly Donald Trump, the US Republican hopeful, has erred that journalists initially treated...

    7. December 2, 2015

      Federal Reserve’s piggy bank faces raid to fund highway repairs

      The US Congress is preparing to raid a Federal Reserve piggy bank to help fund $305bn of much-needed highway...

    8. November 20, 2015

      White House caught off guard by refugee backlash

      Mohammed was driving a taxi and enjoying life playing soccer in Homs when Syria descended into civil war in 2011....

    9. November 19, 2015

      US House of Representatives rebuffs Obama’s refugee policy

      President Barack Obama’s Syria refugee policy has suffered a blow after the US House of Representatives passed a...

    10. November 18, 2015

      David Miliband warns on US refugee backlash

      Demands from Republican politicians to close US borders to Syrian refugees could give other countries an excuse to...

    11. November 10, 2015

      Obama seeks appeal on immigration reform ruling

      President Barack Obama has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that barred him from implementing...

    12. November 2, 2015

      Paul Ryan’s promotion lifts hopes for US tax reform

      Paul Ryan, the youthful conservative leader, worked for years to secure a Capitol Hill role that gave him huge sway...

    13. October 28, 2015

      Paul Ryan offers new hope for Republicans (and Americans)

      Can the Republicans break out of the thicket of dead ends that has confined them since they conceded the White House in...

    14. October 28, 2015

      Paul Ryan faces tough task of unifying fractious US Republicans

      Paul Ryan, the youthful former vice-presidential candidate and golden boy of the conservative reform movement, is on...

    15. October 27, 2015

      John Boehner makes parting gift to Washington

      Nothing has quite so become John Boehner as the manner of his leaving. The Republican speaker’s tenure has been marred...

    16. October 26, 2015

      US debt ceiling talks head to the wire

      The political brinkmanship surrounding the US debt ceiling will reach its climax this week as congressional leaders...

    17. October 23, 2015

      Ryan to make bid for House Speaker

      Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and former vice-presidential nominee, is poised to lead the Republicans in the...

    18. October 21, 2015

      Bond investors nervous as US debt default looms

      Political skirmishes over US government borrowing intensified on Wednesday as anxiety grew in the bond market over a...

    19. October 21, 2015

      Paul Ryan agrees to run as House Speaker under certain conditions

      Paul Ryan has given Republicans hope of filling a leadership vacuum in Congress, saying he would be willing to serve as...

    20. October 13, 2015

      Paul Ryan under pressure to enter Speaker race

      They have their biggest majority in the US House of Representatives (247-188) for nearly 90 years, but the Republicans...

    21. October 13, 2015

      Why Paul Ryan must run for Speaker of the House

      There was a time when ambitious Republicans would have fallen over themselves to become Speaker of the House of...

    22. October 2, 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2014

      Further reading

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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?...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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