White House

The Trump revolution is devouring its own children

20 August 2017 9:22

Steve Bannon is out. H.R McMaster is in. It’s now starting to dawn upon some of Donald Trump’s most ardent…

Yet again, Trump’s presidency has conformed to a Saturday Night Live sketch

18 August 2017 19:10

The statement from the White House makes little attempt to disguise what happened. ‘White House Chief of Staff John Kelly…

Trump’s presidency will stain America for years to come

15 August 2017 16:45

It is amazing what a crowd – or a basket – of deplorables can do. Sometimes they can even strip…

Sean Spicer’s resignation suggests that Team Trump is tearing itself apart

21 July 2017 21:37

These days nobody much bothers denying that the Trump administration is chaotic, aside that is from the Donald’s inner circle…

Forget ‘peace and love’. Protest language has turned violent

23 January 2017 14:42

So Madonna says she doesn’t really want to blow up the White House. Her remarks at Saturday’s women’s march —…

Hillary Clinton says ‘Love trumps hate’. But will that message win her the White House?

29 July 2016 8:19

One of Hillary Clinton’s biggest problems when she took to the stage last night was who had come before her:…

Why does the US’s new counter-extremism strategy ignore the only salient issue?

26 May 2016 12:56

The USA has a new CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) strategy. It is a typically curious document. I wonder in fact…

Bernie Sanders’ win in West Virginia shows why a Trump presidency is possible

11 May 2016 7:57

Just when it looked like the US primaries couldn’t throw up any more surprises, Hillary Clinton has been defeated overnight…

Donald Trump wins Republican race – will the next stop be the White House?

4 May 2016 7:47

Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana means he’s now all but certain to be the Republican nominee. It’s a moment that…

Republican nomination within Trump’s grasp

27 April 2016 7:51

Every time we write Donald Trump off in the race for the Republican nomination, he seems to bounce back. Last…

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…

Why wasn’t the head of Hamas properly cross-examined during his BBC interview?

10 April 2015 13:26

When journalists have the much sought after opportunity to interview the heads of states and organisations with appalling human rights…

Peers demand PM lobbies President over haggis ban

15 January 2015 12:23

Patriotic peers have demanded that David Cameron raise the US haggis import ban with President Obama at the White House…

Caption competition: Ed Miliband meets Barack Obama

22 July 2014 0:04

I’m in the US right now, where the national conversation is – it’s safe to say – not fixed on…

John F Kennedy was one of the nastiest presidents in American history

19 November 2013 14:55

The fiftieth anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination is, of course, an occasion for a fresh outbreak of the virulent…

America is not facing a debt crisis. Why pretend otherwise?

8 October 2013 14:29

The maths of America’s financial problems are fairly simple. Every year the federal government spends more than it brings in…

The Pentagon shows that Barack Obama missed his chance to tip the balance in Syria

23 July 2013 17:52

When General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before the Senate Armed Services committee last Thursday…

Why oh why oh why can’t Barack Obama be more like Lyndon Johnson?

23 April 2013 16:39

So, is Barack Obama a wimp or just another lame-duck second-term President? Maureen Dowd, in her typically sophomoric fashion, appears…

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…

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…

Romney seeks ‘incredibly boring white guy’

15 May 2012 16:42

With just over three months to go to the Republican convention, what sort of vice presidential nominee is Mitt Romney…

Obama comes out for gay marriage

10 May 2012 13:48

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player It isn’t just this side of the Atlantic where same-sex marriage is very much on…

Romney’s pivot to the centre will be tough

13 April 2012 11:04

As Freddy reported on Tuesday night, Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race for this year’s Republican nomination, making…

Mitt speaks human

11 April 2012 12:29

Gawker, the American news gossip site, is very pleased with itself. They’ve hired a Fox News ‘mole’, and he or…

Who’ll be Romney’s running mate?

4 April 2012 15:44

As I said earlier, it now looks almost certain that Mitt Romney will clinch the nomination. The primaries may not…