Bill de Blasio

What de Blasio and Christie's big wins mean for America

First Reaction
Wed 6 Nov, AT 09:43

De Blasio is NYC's first Democratic mayor in 20 years; but Christie sparks Republican hopes

US congress

US shutdown: no deal struck despite offer to lift debt ceiling

One-Minute Read
Fri 11 Oct, AT 10:50

Marked change in tone from White House and Republicans but still no resolution reached

Paul Krugman spares Obama's blushes by refusing Treasury job

Tue 8 Jan, AT 10:59
Charles Laurence

Republicans loathe Hagel, Democrats distrust Brennan, liberals loves Prof Krugman. But he's not interested

Donald Trump

Trump in crazed Twitter tirade as Obama wins second term

First Reaction
Wed 7 Nov, AT 13:01

Furious businessman calls for a revolution in America as the internet chuckles

US election: legal battles have already begun in key states

First Reaction
Mon 5 Nov, AT 15:50

With shades of 2000, lawyers for Obama and Romney are facing off in the key states of Florida and Ohio

Romney aide gaffe: Colin Powell backing Obama because of race

Talking Point
Fri 26 Oct, AT 15:00

Romney campaign not helped by Sununu alleging Powell endorsed Obama because they’re both black

Turnout critical as polls put Obama and Romney level

Talking Point
Mon 22 Oct, AT 10:17

Obama is level among likely voters, but ahead among all voters: can he persuade his supporters to turn out?


Mitt Romney and the moochers: it’s all down to Ayn Rand

Wed 19 Sep, AT 08:49
Charles Laurence

Obama quickly exploits Republican’s 47% gaffe, saying president must represent all Americans

Scarlett Johansson

Obama pits Scarlett Johansson and co against Clint Eastwood

One-Minute Read
Thu 6 Sep, AT 15:38

Johansson and Portman rumoured to be making an appearance at Democratic convention tonight