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  1. November 30, 2012

    Two sides in deadlock over fiscal cliff

    Negotiations to prevent the fiscal cliff are stalled, with President Barack Obama and John Boehner, Republican Speaker of...

  2. June 24, 2011

    Reprieve for Obama on Libya

    The US House of Representatives pulled back from a full-scale confrontation with Barack Obama, president, over Libya when it...

  1. May 31, 2011

    US House votes against raising debt ceiling

    The first vote to increase the $14,300bn US borrowing limit has failed, highlighting the persistence of deep divisions...

  2. April 14, 2011

    Congress passes 2011 budget deal

    Congress passed last week’s last-minute budget deal to cut $38bn in spending despite a significant protest vote by...

  3. December 15, 2010

    Senate overwhelmingly approves tax deal

    The US Senate has given its final stamp of approval to the deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts in a 81-to-19 vote that will...

  4. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. November 21, 2010

    Pelosi and the risk of polarisation

    Last week Democrats in the US House of Representatives re-elected the leadership team that presided over their party’s...

  8. November 17, 2010

    Pelosi remains head of Democratic caucus

    Nancy Pelosi held onto her position as head of the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday being...

  9. November 5, 2010

    Pelosi to run for House minority leader

    Nancy Pelosi, the outgoing Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, on Friday said she would run for the position...

  10. July 28, 2010

    Rangel scandal

    In an election year, the allegations levelled against Charles Rangel, the once-mighty New York Democrat who has served 40...

  11. Money Supply

    June 28, 2010

    Bernanke, the deficit, and Capitol Hill

    For several months, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, has increased the drumbeat of warnings from the US central bank...

  12. June 12, 2010

    How Washington has blunted Obama's Middle East plan

    Many people wonder why Barack Obama has proved so ineffectual in his aim of reviving two-state talks in the Middle East....

  13. June 11, 2010

    How Washington has blunted Obama’s Middle East plan

    Many people wonder why Barack Obama has proved so ineffectual in his aim of reviving two-state talks in the Middle East....

  14. May 28, 2010

    Crisis creates opportunity for Louisiana governor

    Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, steps out of the helicopter that has just taken him into the state's oil-saturated...

  15. May 27, 2010

    Crisis creates opportunity for Louisiana governor

    Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, steps out of the helicopter that has just taken him into the state’s oil-saturated...

  16. March 25, 2010

    Death threats to Democratic lawmakers after health bill

    More than 10 Democratic lawmakers have received threats, some of them to their lives, since they voted to enact the...

  17. March 25, 2010

    Death threats to Democratic lawmakers after health bill

    More than 10 Democratic lawmakers have received threats, some of them to their lives, since they voted to enact the...

  18. March 25, 2010

    Health bill sparks threats to US lawmakers

    More than 10 Democratic lawmakers have received threats, some of them to their lives, since they voted to enact the...

  19. March 23, 2010

    Power to reduce deficit persuaded waverers

    A turning point in the drive for healthcare reform came on Friday, when congressional budget analysts declared that the bill...

  20. March 22, 2010

    Power to reduce deficit persuades waverers

    A turning point in the drive for healthcare reform came on Friday, when congressional budget analysts declared that the bill...

  21. March 20, 2010

    Democrats confident of healthcare victory

    Democratic leaders in the US House of Representatives said on Sunday they believe they will have the votes to pass landmark...

  22. March 19, 2010

    Woman in the News: Nancy Pelosi

    When Nancy Pelosi was a child growing up in the Little Italy section of Baltimore, she would sit in her family’s living...

  23. March 19, 2010

    Final push as data show bill will cut deficit

    The chances of President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation being passed this weekend brightened yesterday, when the...

  24. March 13, 2010

    Obama delays Asia trip after healthcare reform troubles

    In a new sign of the difficulties facing healthcare reform legislation, Barack Obama, the president, yesterday delayed his...

  25. March 12, 2010

    US health reform bill deadline pushed back

    In a new sign of the difficulties facing healthcare reform legislation, President Barack Obama on Friday delayed his trip to...

  26. February 24, 2010

    US health summit attendees

    President Barack Obama , together with vice-president Joe Biden and key administration officials including health secretary...

  27. February 9, 2010

    Obama calls on parties to work together

    Barack Obama made a new appeal on Tuesday for bipartisan efforts to tackle “the pressing challenges” facing the US,...

  28. December 19, 2009

    US reformers look back to the future

    Just as Capitol Hill is moving towards completion of its version of financial regulatory reform, the Obama administration is...

  29. December 18, 2009

    US bank reformers look back to the future

    Just as Capitol Hill is moving towards completion of its version of financial regulatory reform, the Obama administration is...

  30. December 9, 2009

    Obama to boost jobs with bankrescue cash

    Barack Obama unveiled what amounted to a second fiscal stimulus with plans to boost spending on job creation by using some...

  31. December 9, 2009

    Obama redirects funds to help jobless

    Barack Obama yesterday unveiled plans to take advantage of the windfall in repaid bank bail-out funds with new resources for...

  32. December 9, 2009

    Aid for US business at heart of jobs plan

    The jobs plan unveiled by President Barack Obama yesterday puts aid for small businesses along with about $50bn...

  33. December 8, 2009

    Obama redirects funds to help jobless

    Barack Obama unveiled what amounted to a second fiscal stimulus with plans to boost spending on job creation by using some...

  34. December 8, 2009

    Small businesses still face credit woes

    The jobs plan unveiled by President Barack Obama on Tuesday puts aid for small businesses along with about $50bn...

  35. December 4, 2009

    US House votes to extend inheritance tax

    The US House of Representatives yesterday voted to extend the estate, or inheritance, tax permanently, prompting criticism...

  36. December 3, 2009

    US House votes to extend inheritance tax

    The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted to extend the estate, or inheritance, tax permanently, prompting criticism...

  37. November 5, 2009

    Healthcare reform gets AARP and AMA boost

    President Barack Obama’s efforts to overhaul the US’s healthcare system received a major fillip on Thursday when two...

  38. October 1, 2009

    Saturn's end likely as Penske walks away

    Penske Automotive Group, the listed dealership chain, walked away from a deal to acquire General Motors' Saturn unit...

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