John Brennan's Senate hearing: what we learned about CIA man

Briefing Fri 8 Feb, AT 15:25

The man likely to become new CIA chief defends drone strikes, but says he's opposed to torture

Beyonce lip-synching 'scandal' leaves fans disappointed

First Reaction Wed 23 Jan, AT 09:54

Did cold weather prompt the singer to mime her superlative rendition of the US anthem?

Gun control, immigration top Obama's second term agenda

Summary Mon 21 Jan, AT 15:53

Four challenges for Obama when he returns to the Oval Office after today's inauguration celebrations

White House told to 'butt out' of debate over UK's role in EU

First Reaction Thu 10 Jan, AT 11:26

Eurosceptics furious at senior US official's call for Britain to stay a 'strong' member of Europe

Will hottest year ever force US to confront climate change?

Talking Point Wed 9 Jan, AT 11:44

Scientists hope 2012's record-breaking heat will drive climate change onto the political agenda

President Obama's fiscal cliff 'victory' only defers US woes

Talking Point Wed 2 Jan, AT 15:31

The White House wants credit for the deal, but Obama and the US aren't out of the woods

US Congress

'Fiscal cliff' exposes muddle at the centre of American culture

Mon 31 Dec, AT 07:16 Charles Laurence

We tend to forget that the US Constitution was designed to create weak government – it's how Americans like it

Gun control: a change of heart after Newtown massacre?

Summary Wed 19 Dec, AT 13:33

Even the pro-guns National Rifle Association agrees to enter discussions after Sandy Hook tragedy

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