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      Democrats battle sour economic mood

      The US economy has grown but incomes have not – creating a mood of sour populism directed largely at Barack Obama that...

    2. 3 hours ago

      Go slow on pot, says Colorado governor

      The governor of Colorado, which pioneered the legalisation of cannabis in the US, has warned policy makers elsewhere that it...

    1. 6 hours ago

      Political apathy: who cares?

      A couple of weeks ago, Joseph P Kennedy III, the latest member of the mighty Kennedy family to enter American politics,...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Democrats feel Senate is slipping away

      Democrats fear Republicans are on the verge of regaining control of the US Senate and with it command of both houses of...

    3. October 22, 2014

      Tax ‘experiment’ rebounds on Republican in re-election campaign

      Sam Brownback is urging a crowd of 60 or so local Republican party workers to make one final push in the last stretch of his...

    4. October 20, 2014

      Demographic shifts and old faultlines alter US political landscape

      November’s US elections, a showdown between the country’s dominant political parties, are also shaping up as a battle...

    5. October 19, 2014

      Jimmy Carter flashback – US midterms malaise

      It was the corn state of Iowa that in 1976 gave an obscure governor from Georgia his springboard to the White House. Long...

    6. October 17, 2014

      Lawyers sit on their cash this election

      Democrats are being denied a key source of campaign funding in their battle to retain the US Senate as political donations...

    7. October 16, 2014

      Google overtakes Goldman Sachs in US political donations

      Google has surpassed Goldman Sachs as a US political donor in a sign of Silicon Valley’s increasingly assertive efforts to...

    8. October 16, 2014

      Ebola crisis wades into election campaign

      The Obama administration’s handling of Ebola has become an election issue as Republicans blame White House incompetence for...

    9. October 16, 2014

      US midterms: Fear and loathing in the land of the free

      Nobody of sound mind can view the US midterm elections, now less than three weeks away, with anything approaching...

    10. October 10, 2014

      Democrats tell Obama to send money but stay home

      In the midst of handling a crisis over Ebola and a war in Iraq and Syria, Barack Obama jetted off on Thursday for a...

    11. October 9, 2014

      Kansas shows its independent streak

      Next month Jack Watkins, a registered Republican, will do something he has never done before: vote for the opponent of...

    12. October 8, 2014

      US midterm tantrums fail to stir the voters

      The US electorate is about to speak. But almost no one, other than the political classes, is setting much store on what next...

    13. October 8, 2014

      Walmart axes health insurance for 28,000 part-timers

      Rising costs linked to President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform have prompted Walmart, the US’s biggest retailer, to stop...

    14. October 6, 2014

      US midterm elections offer limited prospect for economic change

      It is only a matter of time until financial markets turn their attention to next month’s midterm Congressional elections in...

    15. October 5, 2014

      Independent takes strong lead in Kansas

      Independent candidate Greg Orman has a ten percentage point lead over his Republican opponent in a Kansas race that could...

    16. October 3, 2014

      Republicans raise Isis fears in election

      In the razor-tight battle for control of the US Senate, Republicans are trying to take advantage of mounting anxiety about...

    17. October 3, 2014

      A gaffe is forever on the US campaign trail

      For Bruce Braley, the fundraiser with a group of fellow lawyers was to be a discreet affair, where the Democratic candidate...

    18. October 2, 2014

      Business puts its cash behind Republicans

      US business groups are investing record sums to help the Republican party seize control of Congress as frustration over...

    19. September 23, 2014

      Barack Obama’s grass roots advantage under threat

      The shop front in a deserted mall does not look like the hub of an intense election campaign, and the four elderly men and...

    20. September 22, 2014

      Banks hope for ballot blow to Dodd-Frank

      Banks hope that a Republican takeover of the US Senate could provide the first real prospect of changes to the Dodd-Frank...

    21. September 15, 2014

      Crowdpac helps politicians tap the crowd

      Steve Hilton, the former policy chief for British prime minister David Cameron, is betting he can help make US political...

    22. September 15, 2014

      Technology drives US midterms battle for small donors

      A non-profit organisation pulling in donations averaging just $28 a time has become one of the Democratic Party’s most...

    23. September 5, 2014

      Stand by for the great midterm market anomaly

      In Britain, you have Leger Day. The idea is that you spend the summer out of the market, having “sold in May”, then start...

    24. September 4, 2014

      US midterms: At arm’s length

      The Reverend William Barber II leans on his cane outside of the North Carolina state house on a wilting summer afternoon,...

    25. September 3, 2014

      America’s midterms will not break the deadlock

      The US capitol is gripped by dysfunction. Republican hostility towards President Barack Obama is obstructing progress on...

    26. August 29, 2014

      US midterms are set to reawaken political risk

      Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. After almost a full year of not having to worry about shenanigans in the US...

    27. August 5, 2014

      Forty years after Nixon and the talk of impeachment goes on

      Forty years ago this week Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US, an epochal event. He thereby staved off almost...

    28. July 21, 2014

      Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

      Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

    29. July 14, 2014

      White House backs Republican highway plan

      The White House has thrown its weight behind a Republican-led proposal to avert a highway crisis by finding new sources of...

    30. June 25, 2014

      Mississippi Republican defeats Tea Party senate challenger

      The Republican establishment eked out a high-profile win over the Tea Party movement in Mississippi, as an incumbent US...

    31. June 23, 2014

      US infrastructure projects threatened by funding row

      The US Congress is struggling to reach a deal on funding for America’s highways and bridges, jeopardising thousands of...

    32. June 20, 2014

      Tea Party eyes next scalp in Mississippi

      Mississippi rebellion One hundred and fifty fired-up Mississippi conservatives had recited the pledge of allegiance, given a...

    33. June 12, 2014

      Eric Cantor’s defeat is a shaft of light in dark political times

      These had not been the best of times in America. A seemingly endless round of shootings in public places – schools,...

    34. June 11, 2014

      The Republican trap that defeated Eric Cantor

      Since the rise of the Tea Party, Republican incumbents in the House of Representatives have faced a basic political...

    35. May 23, 2014

      Money alone will not swing it for the Republicans

      Barack Obama’s Democratic party is both vulnerable and lucky, but some of the president’s luck ran out this week. The...

    36. May 22, 2014

      US billionaire takes on climate sceptics

      Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is throwing money into four pivotal US Senate races as he seeks to elevate climate change...

    37. May 21, 2014

      Establishment Republicans vanquish Tea Party but adopt its lines

      Washington’s Republican establishment rebuffed a series of challenges to its candidates in intraparty primaries in a moment...

    38. May 21, 2014

      McConnell victory delivers fresh blow to Tea Party

      Washington’s conservative establishment rebuffed its most serious challenge in intraparty primaries on Tuesday evening, with...

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