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  1. November 28, 2012

    Democratic left keeps pressure on Obama

    Just over two years ago, at a low point in Barack Obama’s first term, his then press secretary lashed out at the president’s...

  2. November 6, 2012

    A triumph of strategy, money and theatre

    On a chilly Monday morning, on the election’s eve, an unusual Zen-like calm seemed to descend on three of Barack Obama’s...

  1. October 14, 2012

    Obama to be more ‘aggressive’ in debate

    President Barack Obama said his preparation for the second presidential debate on Tuesday was “going great” as his aides...

  2. October 7, 2012

    Romney opens foreign policy offensive

    Mitt Romney, in a significant foreign policy address on Monday, will criticise Barack Obama for failing to keep pace with...

  3. July 9, 2012

    Democrats put pressure on Romney over tax

    Supporters of President Barack Obama raised the temperature surrounding Mitt Romney’s finances Sunday, reiterating claims...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 20, 2011

    Facebook struggles to find lobbying voice

    Facebook is fighting to make its presence felt in Washington ahead of growing political scrutiny of its stance on privacy...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2011

    Facebook aiming to hire Robert Gibbs

    Facebook is seeking to hire Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, to manage its communications ahead of...

  6. FT Tech Hub

    March 28, 2011

    Further Reading: Facebook poised to hire ex-Obama aide and Hollywood makeover for YouTube

    Tech news from around the web: Facebook is in talks to hire Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama’s former White House...

  7. February 11, 2011

    Obama vows help towards democracy in Egypt

    President Barack Obama has declared that the upheaval in Egypt has “changed the world” and pledged US support for a...

  8. February 9, 2011

    Hope for states of federal loan reprieve

    Cash-strapped US states may obtain a reprieve from repaying interest on loans from the federal government related to...

  9. February 2, 2011

    West condemns clashes in Cairo

    Fears mounted in Washington and around the world that the upheaval in Egypt was spiralling out of control, as the US and its...

  10. February 1, 2011

    Spectre of Truman and Carter haunts US

    When protesters on Cairo’s streets cheered the military for pushing aside Egypt’s hated police, the Obama administration...

  11. January 28, 2011

    US warns aid is at risk unless Mubarak eases grip

    The US has warned Egypt that $1.3bn of annual military aid is at risk unless the Mubarak government stops using violence...

  12. January 28, 2011

    Obama picks new press spokesman

    Barack Obama has chosen a seasoned former journalist, Jay Carney, as the White House press secretary, an appointment that...

  13. January 26, 2011

    Congress urged to expedite pending trade deals

    Congress should consider all three pending US free trade agreements – with South Korea, Colombia and Panama – in the next...

  14. January 21, 2011

    Orszag warns debt could derail US recovery

    The US economic recovery is at risk of being derailed this year by a “homegrown fiscal crisis”, Peter Orszag, former budget...

  15. January 6, 2011

    Obama’s press secretary latest to quit

    The exodus of President Barack Obama’s closest cadre of advisers continued on Wednesday as Robert Gibbs, the White House...

  16. January 5, 2011

    Boehner vows to cut size of government

    The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives will make cutting the size of the US government its central task...

  17. December 22, 2010

    South Korea drill set to anger Pyongyang

    South Korea is set to conduct its largest-ever live-fire military exercises just 20km short of the border with North Korea,...

  18. December 20, 2010

    UN peacekeepers to remain in Ivory Coast

    The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast for six months, rejecting demands...

  19. December 20, 2010

    Hundreds arrested in Belarus protests

    Policemen arrest an activist of Mlady Front, a Belarus youth organisation, during a rally in Minsk on Monday Police in...

  20. December 18, 2010

    Senate votes to end military’s gay ban

    The US Senate voted to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military, marking the end of a civil rights battle that...

  21. December 14, 2010

    US focuses on 2014 Afghan handover

    The sudden death of Richard Holbrooke, the US diplomat, comes as Washington’s Afghan war planning moves into a new phase,...

  22. December 14, 2010

    Case for Bush-era tax cuts gains ground

    Wary Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives were inching closer to accepting legislation to extend Bush-era tax...

  23. December 13, 2010

    Health law ruled partly illegal by US judge

    The fate of the Obama administration’s landmark healthcare deal looked one step closer to being decided by the US Supreme...

  24. December 10, 2010

    Clinton lends support to Obama on tax reforms

    The White House has vowed to pursue changes to US tax policy that would address inequities in the tax system, as it seeks to...

  25. FT Alphaville

    December 10, 2010

    ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ reform fails in Senate

    The Obama administration’s bid to change the law on gay people in the military appears to have collapsed after Democrats...

  26. December 10, 2010

    ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ reform fails in Senate

    The Obama administration’s bid to change the law on gay people in the military appears to have collapsed after Democrats...

  27. December 3, 2010

    White House discusses tax cuts deal

    Obama administration officials may agree to a grand bargain with Republican lawmakers that would see Bush-era tax cuts...

  28. November 29, 2010

    Clinton leads US hunt to uncover leaks

    The Obama administration has fought back against the leak of 250,000 US diplomatic cables, with Hillary Clinton, secretary...

  29. November 17, 2010

    Doubts over middle ground on tax cuts

    The delay in a White House summit between Barack Obama and congressional leaders has raised questions about the prospects...

  30. October 20, 2010

    Foreclosure pressure on banks grows

    The Obama administration sought to ratchet up the pressure on banks over shoddy foreclosure practices, saying “business as...

  31. October 17, 2010

    White House attacks corporate donors

    Senior White House officials have cranked up their attacks on corporate spending in the midterm congressional elections,...

  32. October 12, 2010

    Problems feared if foreclosures halted in US

    The Obama administration has hardened its opposition to a broad moratorium on home foreclosures, amid worries it could...

  33. October 7, 2010

    Obama sends foreclosures bill back to Congress

    The White House has intervened in the growing foreclosures debacle, with officials saying President Barack Obama would not...

  34. September 12, 2010

    Republican leader hints at tax concession

    A leading Republican has offered a glimmer of hope for a potential compromise in the fiercely partisan US debate over...

  35. September 8, 2010

    ‘Burn a Koran Day’ plan criticised

    US officials have denounced plans by a Florida priest to burn Korans on September 11, a move General David Petraeus,...

  36. August 31, 2010

    Dutch detain two in airport terror probe

    Two men of Yemeni descent who flew from Chicago to Amsterdam are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit terrorism,...

  37. August 4, 2010

    Obama must show that he knows his limits

    Members of the US House of Representatives have gone home to campaign for re-election. Senators will follow after finishing...

  38. July 27, 2010

    White House praises watchdog candidate

    The Obama administration has stepped up its praise of Elizabeth Warren as her candidacy to run the new US financial consumer...

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