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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. July 10, 2014

    Congress nears deal on road funding

    A deal is taking shape in Congress to renew highway funding for at least a few months, as lawmakers scrambled to resolve a...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. May 19, 2014

    ‘Dark money’ floods in to US election

    Long used to opposing candidates bitterly facing off in elections, US voters are being offered a different choice for this...

  14. May 12, 2014

    US energy bill caught in Keystone crossfire

    Conflict in the US Congress over energy issues, including the Keystone XL oil pipeline and environmental regulation, has...

  15. May 4, 2014

    Vulnerable Democrats back Republicans in pipeline push

    Democratic senators in vulnerable seats are joining forces with Republicans to back legislation to press President Barack...

  16. May 2, 2014

    Mitch McConnell leads Republican Kentucky derby

    Three weeks from polling day, Matt Bevin stands on the steps of a small town courthouse addressing a meagre crowd of about a...

  17. April 27, 2014

    US policy reform grinds to a halt ahead of midterm elections

    More than half a year before its term ends, Congress has all but given up on resolving deadlock over a host of short- and...

  18. April 11, 2014

    Bruised Obama picks new leader for healthcare reform

    The rocky five-year tenure of Kathleen Sebelius as US health secretary has ended with Barack Obama showering praise on the...

  19. April 3, 2014

    US parties expect flood of cash after removal of donations cap

    The conga line of Republican presidential aspirants who traipsed to Las Vegas at the weekend to pay homage to conservative...

  20. March 23, 2014

    The strange revival of Republican America

    For years people have predicted the Republican party’s demise. The decline of whites as a share of the US population and the...

  21. March 9, 2014

    US politics: A crying shame

    John Dingell announced his departure from Congress in late February after nearly six decades representing districts in...

  22. March 2, 2014

    Republican hopes for vote victory mask presidential poll fears

    Since Barack Obama won the White House in 2008, the conventional narrative about the Republicans has had a single main...

  23. February 28, 2014

    Obama seeks poll dividend from wage fight

    Just four city blocks divides the White House from the part-time workers in the Gap store on Washington’s Connecticut...

  24. February 20, 2014

    Republican to unveil plan for sweeping overhaul of tax

    The top Republican tax-writer in Congress will release a plan to revamp the entire US tax code, in a move that will be...

  25. February 14, 2014

    Midterm battle for pivotal control of US Senate heats up

    Only a few years after demanding huge spending cuts in exchange for taking on new debt, John Boehner, Republican House...

  26. February 11, 2014

    Obama delays part of health reform implementation

    The Obama administration has delayed the implementation of another part of its troubled landmark health reform, giving...

  27. November 17, 2013

    Pelosi seeks to keep Democrats in line amid heathcare turmoil

    The Democratic leader in the House of Representatives sought to keep her party from splintering further over the disastrous...

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