US election 2012

Messy Staples divorce comes back to haunt Mitt Romney

One-Minute Read
Wed 24 Oct, AT 08:36

Boston Globe seeks to unseal court documents that reportedly contain 'juicy information' about Romney

Obama bayonets defensive Romney in final debate

Talking Point
Tue 23 Oct, AT 10:37

Republican was too defensive for many, as polls suggest Obama won final debate – but do voters care about foreign policy?

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?

Romney surges ahead in national poll but Obama can still win it

Fri 19 Oct, AT 09:17
Charles Laurence

Obama's faltering campaign should not surprise us – he has let down his followers on so many fronts

Obama back in play: polls give president 'narrow' debate win

First Reaction
Wed 17 Oct, AT 08:44

Barack Obama rediscovers his passion while Mitt Romney makes 'binders full of women' gaffe

Biden wins VP debate - but did he go too far in bullying Ryan?

Talking Point
Fri 12 Oct, AT 09:31

Some observers found Joe Biden too disrespectful but at least there was 'real substance', says NYT

In defence of the 1%: US tycoon urges staff to vote out Obama

First Post
Wed 10 Oct, AT 12:19

Timeshare boss David Siegel explains why his staff owe their livelihoods to his hard work and dedication

Big Bird flap adds to Obama poll woes, but Dems aren't panicking

Talking Point
Wed 10 Oct, AT 12:06

Sesame Street-themed campaign ad slammed and bad polls pile up, but Romney still has work to do

'Death penalty for children' too much for Arkansas Republicans

First Post
Tue 9 Oct, AT 15:07

Other candidates defend slavery as a 'blessing' for Africans and attack 'criminal' Abraham Lincoln

Romney poll surge: grim for Obama, or par for the course?

Talking Point
Tue 9 Oct, AT 11:07

Two weeks after he risked alienating half of US with his '47 per cent' remark, Romney is back in the race