US politics

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…

Romney stretches his lead in endorsements

17 December 2011 15:32

He may be trailing Newt Gingrich in the national polls, but there’s one metric by which Mitt Romney is dominating…

Mission accomplished?

15 December 2011 13:55

Romney’s $10,000 mistake

12 December 2011 19:04

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Four weeks to Iowa, and Newt’s looking strong

7 December 2011 10:46

It’s less than a month until the Iowa caucuses, the first big vote of the presidential primaries. It could finish…

Cain quits, Newt benefits?

3 December 2011 23:14

Herman Cain has just ‘suspended‘ his campaign for the Republican nomination; the allegations about his private life have become too…

From the archives: The Great Communicator stumbles

2 December 2011 17:13

It’s been 25 years since the Iran-Contra affair – the scandal about the US government selling arms to Iran and…

‘What’s that line again?’

2 December 2011 16:05

When Rick Perry made that horrible gaffe in a Republican debate last month, you might have expected to see it…

Republicans use Obama’s own words against him

22 November 2011 14:23

Mitt Romney, the clear favourite to win the Republican presidential nomination, has released the first television ad of his 2012…

Gingrich to the fore

15 November 2011 14:44

Yesterday saw three national polls and three different leaders in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Politico’s Battleground poll…

Perry: ‘Just goes to show there are too damn many federal agencies’

10 November 2011 17:48

Rick Perry’s doing his best to turn his excurciating “oops” moment last night to his advantage. Alex said it was…

Slick Rick

10 November 2011 12:04

Rick Perry has proved again that, despite the herculean efforts of Herman Cain, he is still the most gaffe-prone politician…

Democrats’ strong results bolster Obama’s hopes

9 November 2011 19:20

Things haven’t been looking particularly good for the Obama 2012 campaign of late. Half the country disapproves of his performance…

The trouble with e-petitions

9 November 2011 18:21

Is the truth out there? This week, the US government has insisted it has ‘no evidence’ that extra-terrestrial life forms…

A collision course with Iran?

3 November 2011 13:46

Are we on the verge of war with Iran? The Guardian’s frontpage today suggests we might well be. Here’s a…

The Gingrich revival

1 November 2011 18:59

Just a few months ago, Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign looked like it was in itsdeath throes. His poll ratings were…

Cain accused

31 October 2011 14:55

We’ve been following Herman Cain since the start of the Republican nomination race, and seen him rise to prominence in…

American isolationism and its consequences

30 October 2011 9:59

I’ve spent the last couple of days in the United States, far away from the brouhaha in Europe. What has…

All aboard the Herman Cain train

27 October 2011 18:01

Herman Cain – the former CEO of Godfather’s pizza – has gone from virtual unknown to frontrunner in a matter…

The American Milibands

27 October 2011 17:01

If you thought the Labour leadership election last year was tough on the Milbands’ mother, spare a thought for the…