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The Washington massacre gunman Aaron Alexis (pictured) had serious mental problems and suffered fits of rage, but was still able to hold an official security clearance for the complex where he killed 12 people. Photograph: Reuters

The Washington massacre gunman had serious mental problems and suffered fits of rage, but was still able to hold an official security clearance for th(...)

Former US treasury secretary Larry Summers has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke after fierce opposition f(...)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III with the team banner. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The radio ads started last Sunday to coincide with the team’s first game of the NFL season, the American football league, the following night. “That w(...)

Obama Agonistes
  • US
  • September 14, 2013, 01:00

After the worst two weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama’s authority is diminished at home and abroad, his domestic agenda at the mercy of a hostile (...)

Morning commuters walk on Wall Street in New York’s financial district

I f the size of Wall Street bonuses is a gauge of how much has changed since the banking crisis five years ago, then the financial sector has learned (...)

US President Barack Obama talks to Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol yesterday in Washington DC.

The White House and a cross-party group of US senators responded to the possibility of a political solution to the Syria crisis by offering the Assad (...)

US president Barack Obama walks between meetings on Syria with US Senate Republicans and Democrats, on Capitol Hill in Washington today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Syria accepted a Russian proposal yesterday to give up chemical weapons and win a reprieve from US military strikes but serious differences emerged(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley at the White House on September 9th, 2013 in Washington. Photograph: CBS News via Getty Images

France is to put forward a UN Security Council draft resolution for Syria to give up its chemical weapons, quickly turning a Russian idea into a full-(...)

Only 3 per cent of internet pharmacy websites are legitimate. Photograph: Getty Images

Only 3 per cent of internet pharmacy websites are legitimate, meaning those who buy medicines online could be putting themselves at huge risk, a confe(...)

Protesters march in Los Angeles yesterday in  an anti-war rally. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

President Barack Obama and his administration allies are intensifying a public-relations offensive in what even Obama has called a “heavy lift” to win(...)

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