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  1. October 3, 2012

    Gun lobby focuses on ousting Obama

    The National Rifle Association expects to spend at least $20m by November to unseat President Barack Obama and other...

  2. August 15, 2012

    Tea Party suffers upset in Wisconsin

    Tea Party activists were dealt a blow on Tuesday night after former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, a veteran Republican...

  1. August 1, 2012

    Tea Party cheers victory of rising star

    The conservative Tea Party movement has a new Hispanic star, with the stunning victory of Ted Cruz in the Republican Senate...

  2. July 5, 2012

    US candidates on compromise course

    Heather Wilson has been criss-crossing New Mexico this week, hitting all the notes expected of a Republican candidate for...

  3. May 29, 2012

    Romney clinches presidential nomination

    Texas Republicans will vote again to elect a new senator after a strong Tea Party challenge and a crowded field denied David...

  4. May 9, 2012

    Key Republican senator loses seat

    Dick Lugar, the six-term Indiana senator and renowned nuclear disarmament advocate, has lost the Republican nomination for...

  5. April 12, 2011

    Venezuela accused of becoming ‘narco state’

    A battle over the extradition of one of the world’s most wanted alleged drug lords has cast a lurid light on Venezuela’s...

  6. June 23, 2010

    Obama to renew push for climate change action from Senate

    Barack Obama will today make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil spill...

  7. June 22, 2010

    Obama to push climate change on back of BP spill

    Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil...

  8. July 16, 2009

    Caracas under fire for failure in drugs war

    A spiralling drug trafficking problem in Venezuela has been made worse by official corruption and a refusal to co-operate...

  9. July 15, 2009

    Venezuela accused of corruption in drugs fight

    A spiralling drug trafficking problem in Venezuela has been made worse by official corruption and a refusal to co-operate...

  10. July 14, 2009

    Iraq offers to supply half of Nabucco's gas

    Iraq has offered to supply enough gas to fill half the capacity of the proposed Nabucco pipeline, giving the project a...

  11. July 13, 2009

    Iraq offers half gas needed for Nabucco

    Iraq has offered to supply enough gas to fill half the capacity of the proposed Nabucco pipeline, the prime minister said,...

  12. May 7, 2009

    All must play a part in fighting climate change

    There is no question among serious thinkers that all major economies must participate in any solution to the threat of...

  13. April 23, 2009

    Burmese refugees 'sold at brothel'

    A US senator has accused Malaysian officials of complicity in the trafficking of Burmese refugees who have been sold into...

  14. April 22, 2009

    Malay officials accused over human trafficking

    An influential US senator has accused Malaysian officials of complicity in the human trafficking of Burmese refugees who...

  15. December 4, 2008

    Alarm raised on threat of mass assault

    Terrorist organisations would succeed in using weapons of mass destruction within five years unless the world community...

  16. December 3, 2008

    Warning over mass destruction attacks

    Terrorist groups would succeed in using weapons of mass destruction within five years unless the world community “acts...

  17. December 2, 2008

    Former president's activities prove obstacle

    Perhaps the most enthusiastic responses to Hillary Clinton's nomination as secretary of state yesterday came from someone...

  18. December 2, 2008

    Appointment wins wide praise from politicians

    Few US secretaries of state have come into office with the global renown that Hillary Clinton enjoys. The new chief...

  19. October 2, 2008

    Senate approves deal to lift India nuclear ban

    The US Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark US-India nuclear deal ending a three-decade ban on nuclear trade with India...

  20. October 1, 2008

    US scraps nuclear block on India

    The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved a deal ending a three-decade ban on U.S. nuclear trade with India, unleashing...

  21. August 23, 2008

    Obama plumps for foreign policy experience

    For months Joseph Biden has been spoken of as a possible Secretary of State under a President Barack Obama. And in the wake...

  22. May 21, 2008

    Senators threaten to stall arms pact

    Key senators called on the US administration on Wednesday to provide more information about treaties that would ease the...

  23. September 13, 2007

    Petraeus plans give new life to Republicans

    In early May, John Boehner, Republican leader in the House of Representatives, issued a blunt warning about President George...

  24. July 16, 2007

    US politicians unite in anger over Maliki

    Iraq's government faces mounting criticism from across the US political spectrum for its failure to broker compromises...

  25. July 15, 2007

    US politicians unite on anger over Maliki

    Iraq’s government faces mounting criticism from across the US political spectrum for its failure to broker compromises...

  26. June 29, 2007

    Bad week for Bush as allies melt away

    As President George W. Bush told the story of Cory Endlich, a 23-year-old from Ohio, who died in Iraq this month, his voice...

  27. June 26, 2007

    Pessimism mounts at US Iraq strategy

    President George W. Bush has said Congress must wait until September before it receives the US military’s assessments of...

  28. May 7, 2007

    Top Wolfowitz aide steps down

    Kevin Kellems, one of Paul Wolfowitz’s closest aides, announced on Monday that he is resigning from the World Bank, saying...

  29. January 2, 2007

    Opposition mounts to raising US troop levels in Iraq

    George W. Bush is facing mounting opposition to plans to reinforce America's military presence in Iraq, as he prepares to...

  30. January 1, 2007

    Rising opposition to US troop increase

    George W. Bush is facing mounting opposition to plans to reinforce America’s military presence in Iraq, as he prepares to...

  31. September 18, 2006

    US falters in bid to press Sudan on Darfur killings

    Moves in the US Congress to put financial pressure on Sudan to stop the killings in Darfur have been stymied by big...

  32. September 17, 2006

    US stalls on move to press Sudan on Darfur

    Moves in Congress to put financial pressure on Sudan to stop the killings in Darfur have been stymied by a combination of...

  33. September 8, 2006

    Observer: Time to talk

    Richard Lugar, chairman of the US Senate foreign relations committee, seems to have been taken by surprise - again - by his...

  34. September 7, 2006

    Bolton’s UN position in jeopardy

    A vote to allow John Bolton, US ambassador to the United Nations, to remain in his post beyond the end of the year was...

  35. June 9, 2006

    Senate probes backlash over US agenda on democracy

    Just a year ago the Bush administration was celebrating what it portrayed as the successful progress of the president's...

  36. June 8, 2006

    Senate probes backlash over US agenda on democracy

    Just a year ago the Bush administration was celebrating what it portrayed as the successful progress of the president’s...

  37. May 4, 2006

    Indian nuclear pact raises doubts in Congress

    The White House is facing serious obstacles in its bid to secure legislation approving its landmark civilian nuclear energy...

  38. April 17, 2006

    Rafsanjani doubts US will 'risk war'

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's influential former president, said in Syria yesterday that the US was "incapable of taking...

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