Midterm shootout at the Dodd-Frank corral

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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John Dizard mulls the possibilities if the ingenuity wasted on DC dealmaking were redirected

Greater autonomy will remain a UK issue

The outcome will make way for problems that stretch beyond our borders, says Richard Haass

Kentucky town backs Obama’s return to Iraq

In and around Fort Campbell a readiness for battle pervades

ExIm Bank reprieve in funding bundle

Package includes assistance for Syrian rebels

Obama’s isolation deepens over Isis

President faces disquiet from the military and his own party

For or against Isis, Iran must choose

Tehran will show its colours in its attitude to the caliphate it helped build, says Frederic Hof

US approves plan to arm Syrian rebels

House vote passes despite opposition from members of both parties

Auto lenders face tougher US supervision

Dealers strongly opposed to new oversight from CFPB

Obama’s battle with immigration reform

Hispanic groups should not lose sight of US political reality

Syrian Kurds eye greater role in Isis fight

YPG believed to be affiliated with blacklisted terrorist group

Obama calls for global response to Ebola

US sending 3,000 troops as UN warns toll could double in weeks

US hints at ground troops for Isis fight

General says US military could join Iraqi soldiers in battle

De Blasio to speak at Labour conference

Democratic New York mayor is inspiration to Ed Miliband

Fed faces ‘considerable’ time challenge

Markets looking for guidance in central bank language

Tax doubts dampen hiring by US companies