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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 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...

  6. 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...

  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

    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...

  31. 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...

  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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