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Milton Friedman, “who used to be the ultimate avatar of conservative economics, has essentially disappeared from right-wing discourse”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Recently Senator Rand Paul, potential presidential candidate and self-proclaimed expert on monetary issues, sat down for an interview with Bloomberg B(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD: to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for new immigration legislation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore lands in Washington DC today to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for(...)

Hundreds of people line up to attend a job fair in New York City. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Is life too easy for the unemployed? You may not think so, and I certainly don’t. But that, remarkably, is what many and perhaps most Republicans beli(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde called on the United States to “hurry up with putting in place a medium-term road map to restore long-run fiscal sustainability”. Photograph:  Reuters/Jose Luis Magana

Last week the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of stern disciplinarian to spendthrift governments, gave the United States some u(...)

US president Barack Obama is surrounded by proponents of new immigration laws as he speaks at a news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, last  Tuesday. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

On Tuesday Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, took to the floor of the Senate to speak about why he was supporting a Bill that would lead to(...)

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein  speaks to reporters outside the Senate Chamber in Washington.

Enough Republican senators ceded to mounting political and public pressure to pave the way for a debate on the first major piece of gun-control (...)

Jeffrey Zients, second from right, the office of management and budget acting director, on his way to a news conference to discuss President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2014. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/The New York Times

President Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion (€2.8 trillion) budget to Congress combining controversial cuts to social welfare(...)

Hillary  Clinton addresses the Vital Voices Global Partnership  Awards gala. Photograph: Cliff Owen

Please don’t ask me this any more. It’s such a silly question. Of course Hillary is running. I’ve never met a man who was told he could be pres(...)

Modern movement conservatism in the US, which transformed the Republican Party (GOP) from the moderate party of Dwight Eisenhower into the radi(...)

US senator Rand Paul of Kentucky holds up binders, a reference to his recent 13-hour filibuster, as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference  in Maryland.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Republican senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has emerged as the preferred 2016 presidential candidate in a closely watched straw poll held a(...)

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