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    1. January 17, 2013

      Obama to name McDonough chief of staff

      Barack Obama will place another long-standing loyalist in a key position for his second term when he appoints Denis...

    2. September 16, 2011

      Obama battles to revive his presidency

      More than a year out from the 2012 election, Barack Obama has hit the campaign trail, rushing from state to state before...

    1. February 16, 2011

      Presidential cash stakes rise sharply

      Pundits looking ahead to the US presidential election in 2012 see an unstable political landscape of high unemployment, a...

    2. October 1, 2010

      Change of guard offers Obama new tack

      Better known for his inventive use of expletives, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s outgoing chief of staff, on Friday choked up...

    3. September 25, 2010

      Business lobby wary of joining bid to oust Reid

      The US Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby group that is projected to spend $75m in the midterm congressional election,...

    4. July 30, 2010

      Lunch with the FT: Alan Greenspan

      Escaping the latest of a string of steaming hot summer days, I duck gratefully into the cool interior of Tosca, an Italian...

    5. March 9, 2010

      View from DC: Tom Daschle

    6. March 8, 2010

      Democrats hunt for votes to pass healthcare reforms

      Democrats do not have a firm grip on the votes needed to pass sweeping healthcare reform legislation in the House of...

    7. March 7, 2010

      Democrats hunt for healthcare reform votes

      Democrats do not have a firm grip on the votes needed to pass sweeping healthcare reform legislation in the House of...

    8. March 3, 2010

      Determined Obama eyes Easter deadline for healthcare reform

      Easter is turning into the new Christmas for Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform. Late last year senators worked...

    9. March 2, 2010

      Obama eyes Easter deadline for health reform

      Easter is turning into the new Christmas for Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform. Late last year senators worked...

    10. February 19, 2010

      President starts fundraising drive in western states

      Barack Obama last night headed election fundraising events in two western states that played an important role in his 2008...

    11. February 18, 2010

      Obama in fundraising drive in western states

      Barack Obama on Thursday headed election fundraising events in two western states that played an important role in his 2008...

    12. November 10, 2009

      Reid in ring as Republicans stage fightback

      As a high school student in Nevada, Harry Reid was an amateur boxer, a hobby that stood him in good stead during youthful...

    13. November 10, 2009

      Reid in the ring as Republicans stage fightback

      As a high school student in Nevada, Harry Reid was an amateur boxer, a hobby that stood him in good stead during youthful...

    14. November 9, 2009

      Reid on defensive as Republicans attack

      As a high school student in Nevada, Harry Reid was an amateur boxer, a hobby that stood him in good stead during youthful...

    15. October 12, 2009

      A chronic condition

      After a weekend spent digesting his surprise receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, Barack Obama this week returns to a more...

    16. September 16, 2009

      Opposition sees way to weaken White House

      Were Washington a bipartisan kind of place and were its conversations vaguely civil, healthcare reform might resemble...

    17. June 29, 2009

      Correction: Tom Daschle

      * Tom Daschle is a former Democratic senator, not a serving senator as wrongly stated in a picture caption on June 25....

    18. June 25, 2009

      Obama pulls no punches in fight to win reforms

      Barack Obama's Herculean effort to pass healthcare reform - a goal that four of his predecessors as US president,...

    19. June 25, 2009

      Obama pulls no punches in fight for reforms

      Barack Obama’s Herculean effort to pass healthcare reform – a goal that four of his predecessors as US president, stretching...

    20. April 16, 2009

      Obama's choice

      Much jubilation and delight among Democrats in Washington that Barack Obama has finally managed to select a candidate to be...

    21. April 16, 2009

      Obama's choice

      Notebook (Robert Shrimsley): Much jubilation and delight among Democrats in Washington that Barack Obama has finally...

    22. March 19, 2009

      Appointments bottleneck at Treasury tightens

      With just two weeks to go before the summit of the Group of Twenty countries in London, Tim Geithner, the US Treasury...

    23. March 18, 2009

      Appointments bottleneck at Treasury tightens

      With just two weeks to go before the summit of the Group of Twenty countries in London, Tim Geithner, the US Treasury...

    24. March 11, 2009

      Another Obama nominee pulls out

      Barack Obama, the US president, suffered another blow yesterday after his choice to head the National Intelligence Council...

    25. March 11, 2009

      Another Obama nominee pulls out

      Barack Obama, US president, suffered another blow yesterday after his choice to head the National Intelligence Council...

    26. March 10, 2009

      Obama intelligence nominee withdraws

      Barack Obama, US president, suffered another personnel blow on Tuesday after his pick to head the National Intelligence...

    27. March 10, 2009

      Tough battles lie in wait for next US trade chief

      Ron Kirk, the choice for US trade representative whose nomination was examined by the Senate finance committee last night,...

    28. March 10, 2009

      Tough battles lie in wait for next US trade chief

      Ron Kirk, the nominee for US trade representative (USTR) whose nomination was due to be examined by the Senate finance...

    29. March 10, 2009

      Tough battles lie in wait for next US trade chief

      Ron Kirk, the nominee for US trade representative, promised a Senate committee yesterday that if he were confirmed there...

    30. March 9, 2009

      Tough battles for next US trade chief

      Ron Kirk, the choice for US trade representative whose nomination was examined by the Senate finance committee on Monday...

    31. March 7, 2009

      Call for Freeman inquiry adds to pressure on Obama's nominees

      The Obama administration was fighting a growing perception that it is struggling to recruit key people yesterday as...

    32. March 6, 2009

      Inquiry call raises strain on Obama’s nominees

      The Obama administration was on Friday fighting a growing perception that it is struggling to recruit key people to join the...

    33. March 4, 2009

      US health reform

      Barack Obama intends healthcare reform to be the signature innovation of his time in office. If he succeeds, it will do for...

    34. March 2, 2009

      Sebelius to lead Obama health offensive

      Barack Obama is expected today to nominate Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, as health secretary as the president...

    35. March 2, 2009

      Kansas governor to lead health offensive

      Barack Obama is expected to nominate Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, as his health secretary today as the president...

    36. March 2, 2009

      Obama prepares forces for health offensive

      Barack Obama is expected today to nominate Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, as his health secretary as the president...

    37. March 2, 2009

      Kansas governor to lead health offensive

      Barack Obama is expected today to nominate Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, as health secretary as the president...

    38. March 1, 2009

      Sebelius to lead Obama health offensive

      Barack Obama is expected on Monday to nominate Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, as health secretary as the president...

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