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    1. September 17, 2014

      Auto lenders face tougher US supervision

      A proposal by the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to supervise large nonbank auto lenders has met with strong...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    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

      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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. February 24, 2010

      US health summit attendees

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

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    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 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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