US election

Trump fans should be proud to call themselves ‘the Deplorables’

25 September 2016 8:30

Hillary Clinton hazarded that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a ‘basket of deplorables’. The Kaiser called the BEF a…

The women who paved the way for Hillary’s bid for the White House

19 September 2016 12:37

If Hillary Clinton wins she will be the first female president of the United States, taking over from the first…

Prince Harry meets Chris Christie in New Jersey (Photo: Getty)

Was Britain banking on a Chris Christie presidency?

9 August 2016 15:56

A fun game for football fans involves trying to recall players who were earmarked as future Premier League stars and fell hilariously…

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There’s nothing ‘anti-establishment’ about this US election

30 July 2016 9:57

This year’s US presidential election campaign has broken the mould, apparently. Never before have two ‘anti-establishment’ candidates in the shape…


The Spectator Podcast: The American tragedy

21 July 2016 8:22

When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign just over a year ago, few expected him to make it so far.…

The horrific truth is that Donald Trump could actually win the US presidency

28 May 2016 15:49

Think Donald Trump is too vulgar, too crazy to actually make it to the White House? Then you probably thought…

Donald Trump: The impossible has happened

26 May 2016 16:45

Do you remember when they said it wasn’t possible? When the pointy-headed wonks in Washington DC and the New York…


Clinton and Trump triumph in New York: What happens now?

20 April 2016 8:38

It’s no real surprise that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both secured victory in New York overnight and the…

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Albany, NY

Dear Guardian, stop patronising America

14 April 2016 13:41

Oh dear. I’ve always admired Jonathan Freedland, and he usually writes so well about America. But his latest contribution to…


Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump in Wisconsin Republican race

6 April 2016 7:46

Donald Trump has been dealt a major blow in his bid to wrap up the Republican nomination after Ted Cruz’s…

Lena Dunham takes a selfie with Hillary Clinton

Feminists want to ‘protect’ Hillary Clinton. Do they realise they are doing her dirty work?

5 February 2016 13:01

‘Do you really not like Hillary Clinton, or are you just sexist?’ Cosmopolitan actually asked that question last week. Claiming that…

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Can Donald Trump be the ‘establishment’ candidate? Yes, he can

23 January 2016 12:56

It sounds ridiculous, I know. The Grand Old Party, the party of Lincoln, could never want Donald Trump. Everybody knows…


Rand Paul’s libertarian crusade will shake up the presidential race

7 April 2015 17:16

Finally, the presidential race got interesting. The thought of Hillary Clinton vs Jeb Bush was too much of a rerun of…

The four early favourites for the 2016 US Presidential election and the Ladbrokes odds against them winning. Clockwise from top-left: Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Joe Biden. Graphic: Carla Millar

US Elections: The favourites for 2016

18 November 2012 14:50

Even so soon after President Obama’s reelection, speculation over who might replace him in January 2017 is already in full…

Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, will be up for reelection next year. Picture: Getty Images

America’s new political battles begin

17 November 2012 14:40

It may be less than a fortnight since the 2012 US elections, but it’s never too early to start speculating…

With the elections over, Speaker Boehner and President Obama have resumed negotiations aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff. Picture: Getty Images

Briefing: The US fiscal cliff

9 November 2012 15:49

With the elections over and Barack Obama returned to the White House for four more years, the attention of US…


US election 2012: Obama’s re-election

7 November 2012 7:18

In the end, Barack Obama won re-election comfortably. The Obama political team again demonstrated its ability to get the vote…

Barack Obama

US election 2012: Obama wins Ohio… and four more years

7 November 2012 4:15

NBC has called Ohio for President Obama — enough to guarantee him the 270 electoral votes he needs for re-election.…

Would you vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama tomorrow? Image: Getty

Why I would vote for Mitt Romney

5 November 2012 16:58

What is the role of a commentator in an election in which he or she cannot vote? And how would…

President Obama is the strong favourite to win re-election tomorrow. Picture: Getty Images

Sorry, but Barack Obama’s clearly ahead

5 November 2012 16:09

Four years ago, on the weekend before the 2008 presidential election, political commentator John McLaughlin asked the four panellists on…

After the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney has closed the gap to Barack Obama in the polls. Picture: Getty Images

Romney narrows the gap, but Obama remains the favourite

9 October 2012 18:41

The question after last week’s presidential debate was not who had won — there was a clear consensus that Mitt…

House Republicans Hold Closed Conference Meeting

Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan

11 August 2012 11:06

Mitt Romney will announce his choice of running mate at one o’clock this afternoon, but members of the campaign have…