US politics

The Obama-Romney electoral map

12 January 2012 12:15

Of course, Mitt Romney hasn’t secured the Republican nomination yet. But now that the bookies have him odds on at…

The rise of the Ron Paul Movement

11 January 2012 9:41

Everybody knew that Mitt Romney would win in New Hampshire. But the real success story of last night is Ron…

Romney wins comfortably this time

11 January 2012 6:51

Last night Mitt Romney became the first Republican, excluding sitting Presidents, to win both the Iowa Caucuses and the New…

What to expect in New Hampshire

10 January 2012 8:57

Tonight’s New Hampshire primary is very unlikely to provide the sort of razor-thin margin we saw in Iowa last week.…

Romney hit from all sides on investment career

9 January 2012 18:04

I noted on Saturday that one of the main attacks the Democrats are employing against Mitt Romney revolves around his…

Obama enjoys the high life

9 January 2012 12:02

Amidst all the talk of Tony Blair’s post-office earnings, it is interesting to read in The Times of Barack Obama’s…

Democrats ready to face Romney

7 January 2012 17:48

As James said yesterday, Mitt Romney is well on the way to becoming the Republican nominee. He is virtually certain…

Romney on course for the nomination

6 January 2012 17:41

Mitt Romney’s status as the overwhelming favourite to be the Republican nominee for president is confirmed by a new poll…

Iowa’s losers

4 January 2012 13:30

Back in September, Rick Perry was the betting favourite to win both the Iowa caucus and the Republican nomination. Instead,…

Romney’s faltering first step towards the nomination

4 January 2012 9:49

Mitt Romney’s victory by eight votes in Iowa is hardly a ringing endorsement of his candidacy. But, I suspect, he…

Romney by eight votes

4 January 2012 7:53

Instead of white smoke, Iowa is belching thick fog. Mitt Romney has won by, erm, eight votes. At least so…

Iowa’s dead heat

4 January 2012 7:09

If you’ve just woken up, hoping to find out who won the Iowa caucus, then tough luck: they have lost…

Goading in the Gulf

3 January 2012 18:52

The year has begun with Iran and the United States circling each other in the Straits of Hormuz; like two…

What to expect in Iowa

3 January 2012 12:33

Tonight, caucus-goers in Iowa will deliver their verdict on this year’s Republican candidates for President. Above are Nate Silver’s latest…

Tonight in Iowa

3 January 2012 9:32

One of the things that makes the Iowa caucuses so different from most elections is that it is almost the…

Will Israel bomb a near-nuclear Iran in 2012?

30 December 2011 14:51

An Israeli strike on Iran has to be the most over-predicted event of recent years. It was meant to happen…

Saint Obama? Not quite…

30 December 2011 11:10

Will 2012 be a good year for Barack Obama? His job approval ratings reached a six-month high this week on…

Stopping Maliki’s coup

26 December 2011 11:20

The year is ending not with a successful US withdrawal from Iraq — as President Barack Obama claims — but…

Why ‘starving the beast’ may not work

20 December 2011 18:34

Steven F. Hayward’s audit of the state of American conservatism, which David Brooks judges to be one of the best…

Ron Paul now favourite to win in Iowa

20 December 2011 17:09

Hardly anyone would’ve predicted it just a few weeks ago, but libertarian congressman Ron Paul now looks most likely to…