Obama's State of Union address reveals 'scaled-down ambition'

First Reaction Wed 29 Jan, AT 10:09

President promises action on 'bread-and-butter' issues, but 'audacity of hope' has evaporated

US Congress

US Senate 'closing in' on deal to avoid catastrophic default

One-Minute Read Tue 15 Oct, AT 09:33

Senate leaders say 'tremendous progress' has been made on deal to end shutdown and raise debt ceiling

Charles Laurence

US shutdown trivial in light of what the Tea Party plans next

Tue 1 Oct, AT 08:24 Charles Laurence

This won’t bring the superpower to its knees - but the new threat to the dollar is deadly serious

NSA phone surveillance to continue after US House vote

First Reaction Thu 25 Jul, AT 09:33

Amendment narrowly beaten by alliance of conservatives and liberals in Washington

Sex and politics: what has Mrs Weiner learned from Hillary?

Wed 24 Jul, AT 15:55 Charles Laurence

Should we feel sorry for Huma Abedin, wife of sex-obsessed Anthony Weiner? Or is ambition getting the better of her?

Anthony Weiner in slanging match with heckler - video

Video Thu 5 Sep, AT 13:45

'You're going to judge me?' disgraced mayoral candidate shouts after man in Jewish bakery calls him a 'scumbag'

Stock markets welcome US's last-minute 'fiscal cliff' solution

Brief Wed 2 Jan, AT 11:30

House of Representatives vote through bill that raises taxes for only the richest Americans

JPMorgan Bank

JPMorgan has 'egg on face' after admitting $2 billion trading loss

One-Minute Read Fri 11 May, AT 08:30

Financial giant's stock sinks 6 per cent after revelations of 'egregious mistakes' in trading portfolio

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Who are the 9/11 suspects and what are they charged with?

Briefing Thu 5 Apr, AT 08:45

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of attacks, and four others face death penalty

Alexander Cockburn

Romney beats off all challengers - at a terrible cost to his beliefs

Wed 4 Apr, AT 08:39 Alexander Cockburn

One-time liberal now sports all his fellow Republicans' most unalluring features. The Obama camp is not unhappy