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    1. September 15, 2007

      America's rich paradox

      Yesterday was Tony Snow's official last day as White House spokesman. The stated reason for his departure: "I ran out of...

    2. August 10, 2007

      Sarkozy’s trip to seal US entente

      By the time Nicolas Sarkozy arrives for his meeting on Saturday with President George W. Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine, he...

    1. July 26, 2007

      Bush aides hit with contempt citations

      Relations between George W. Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress hit a new low yesterday when a House committee...

    2. July 25, 2007

      Bush aides hit with contempt citations

      Relations between George W. Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress hit a new low on Wednesday when a House committee...

    3. July 9, 2007

      Bush defiant despite Iraq pressure

      George W. Bush is not contemplating a change of strategy in Iraq, in spite of intensifying bipartisan pressure on the...

    4. July 1, 2007

      US boosting security at airports

      The United States is boosting security at airports following an explosion at a Glasgow airport that British police described...

    5. June 21, 2007

      US denies backing Blair for Mideast

      The White House yesterday poured cold water on suggestions from London that Tony Blair might become an international envoy...

    6. June 21, 2007

      US eyes role in Mideast for Blair

      Tony Blair could be heading for a career as an international envoy to the Middle East after he steps down as Britain's...

    7. June 21, 2007

      US floats role in Mideast for Blair

      The Bush administration has floated the proposal that Tony Blair become an international envoy to the Middle East after he...

    8. May 31, 2007

      Putin to hold talks with Bush as strains rise

      President Vladimir Putin is to visit the US for talks with President George W. Bush, amid arguably the most serious strain...

    9. May 30, 2007

      Rising tensions overshadow US-Russian talks

      President Vladimir Putin is to visit the US for talks with President George W. Bush, amid arguably the most serious strain...

    10. May 30, 2007

      Zoellick set to be named World Bank president

      The White House is poised to announce the nomination of Bob Zoellick, the former US deputy secretary of state, to be the...

    11. May 17, 2007

      Democrats seek Gonzales confidence vote

      Democratic senators will seek a no-confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales, attorney-general, as early as next week, two...

    12. May 17, 2007

      Wolfowitz affair sparks rifts in Bush team

      For the past few weeks the Bush administration has been bitterly divided over the best way to respond to growing calls for...

    13. May 17, 2007

      Gonzales hit by claim he confronted ill Ashcroft

      Republican support for Alberto Gonzales to remain as US attorney-general crumbled further yesterday in the wake of...

    14. May 17, 2007

      US set to yield as extent of isolation becomes clear

      The board of the World Bank yesterday delayed its deliberations on the fate of Paul Wolfowitz for several hours following a...

    15. May 16, 2007

      US set to yield on Wolfowitz

      The board of the World Bank on Wednesday delayed deliberations on the fate of Paul Wolf­owitz for several hours at the...

    16. May 16, 2007

      Senate rejects Iraq bill tied to deadline

      The Senate on Wednesday rejected an effort to impose a March 2008 deadline for withdrawing US troops from Iraq as...

    17. May 16, 2007

      Wolfowitz affair sparks rift in Bush team

      For the past few weeks the Bush administration has been bitterly divided over the best way to respond to growing calls for...

    18. May 16, 2007

      US signals it might be prepared to see Wolfowitz step down

      The White House for the first time yesterday -signalled that it might be prepared to see Paul Wolfowitz step down as World...

    19. May 15, 2007

      White House signals change on Wolfowitz

      The White House for the first time on Tuesday signalled that it might be prepared to see Paul Wolfowitz step down as World...

    20. May 9, 2007

      Bush stands back from controversy over Wolfowitz

      President George W. Bush is "not getting directly, personally involved" in the battle over Paul Wolfowitz's presidency at...

    21. May 9, 2007

      Paulson backs Wolfowitz call for due process

      Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, yesterday backed calls by Paul Wolfowitz's lawyer for more time for the World Bank...

    22. May 9, 2007

      Wolfowitz seeks more time to reply to claims

      Paul Wolfowitz's lawyer yesterday demanded more time to respond to a report that finds the World Bank president broke...

    23. May 8, 2007

      Wolfowitz seeks more time to reply to panel

      Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, on Tuesday backed calls by Paul Wolfowitz’s lawyer for more time for the World Bank...

    24. May 3, 2007

      Bush begins fresh talks on Iraq funding impasse

      President George W. Bush yesterday entered a fresh round of negotiations with Democratic leaders of Congress over funding...

    25. March 23, 2007

      Campaign to secure Rove testimony picks up

      Democrats pushed forward yesterday with their efforts to force top White House officials to testify under oath about the...

    26. March 20, 2007

      White House stands by Gonzales

      The White House yesterday defended Alberto Gonzales, the attorney-general, in relatively tepid tones, as calls grew for his...

    27. March 19, 2007

      White House ‘hopes’ Gonzales stays

      The White House on Monday defended Alberto Gonzales, the attorney-general, in relatively tepid tones, as calls grew for his...

    28. March 16, 2007

      E-mails 'implicate Rove' in attorney sackings

      Congressional Democrats turned up the heat in their investigation of what they are calling a political purge of senior...

    29. March 15, 2007

      E-mails ‘implicate Rove’ in sackings

      Congressional Democrats turned up the heat in their investigation of what they are calling a political purge of senior...

    30. March 1, 2007

      Iran agrees to take part in Iraq conference

      Iran's top security official, Ali Larijani, indicated yesterday that Tehran would take part in a Baghdad conference this...

    31. March 1, 2007

      Washington rules out direct talks with Iran over Iraq

      The Bush administration yesterday dismissed suggestions that it might engage dir-ectly with Iran or Syria at an...

    32. February 17, 2007

      House rebukes Bush on Iraq

      The US House of Representatives yesterday issued a rebuke to George W. Bush's Iraq strategy in the first concrete...

    33. February 14, 2007

      General plays down Tehran role in attacks

      The top general in the US military on Tuesday cast doubt on claims that the Iranian government was sponsoring insurgent...

    34. January 23, 2007

      Bush targets healthcare as approval rating falls

      The White House, faced with the lowest approval ratings for any president ahead of a State of the Union since Richard Nixon...

    35. January 23, 2007

      Legacy issue: how Bush is preparing an about-turn to tackle climate change

      In his quest for a defining legacy beyond the Iraq war, tonight a chastened President George W. Bush in his State of the...

    36. January 19, 2007

      Clinton raises stakes in battle on troop levels

      Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party’s presidential frontrunner for 2008, pushed out in front of her Senate colleagues by...

    37. January 19, 2007

      Pelosi puts climate change on the agenda

      Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, on Thursday vowed to make energy independence and climate change legislation the next focus...

    38. January 19, 2007

      Chastened Bush bows to new reality

      When the White House this week announced an abrupt retreat from its five-year programme of eavesdropping on potential...

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