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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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