US election 2012

Clinton dazzles Democrats, but will it backfire on Obama?

First Reaction
Thu 6 Sep, AT 09:31

Hillary could end up the winner as Clinton shows Obama how it should be done

'Mom-in-chief' Michelle Obama wins battle of political wives

First Reaction
Wed 5 Sep, AT 09:23

First Lady's attack on Mitt Romney at Democratic convention was devastating - without mentioning him once

At last, the real Mitt Romney - but can he be as likeable as Obama?

First Reaction
Fri 31 Aug, AT 11:22

Romney tries to shake off his wooden image with a highly personal speech to the Republican convention

Clint Eastwood steals Romney show with interrogation of chair

One-Minute Read
Fri 31 Aug, AT 09:43

Surprise guest goes wildly off-message at Republican convention before Mitt Romney's big moment

Republicans taunt black woman - but is story being ignored?

Media Watch
Thu 30 Aug, AT 13:26

Analysts surprised that incident of apparent racist abuse has stirred up comparatively little outrage

Paul Ryan speech wins plaudits - but was it 'misleading'?

Talking Point
Thu 30 Aug, AT 11:49

Vice-presidential candidate accused of delivering 'misleading indictment of Obama', but GOP loves it

'Greatest asset' Ann Romney launches Mitt's White House bid

First Reaction
Wed 29 Aug, AT 09:37

Sentimental speech leads one US commentator to say Ann Romney is a better speaker than her husband

Can Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan weather the credibility storm?

Mon 27 Aug, AT 08:11
Charles Laurence

As Tropical Storm Isaac delays Tampa convention, Republican challengers face some tough questions

UK Harvard star Niall Ferguson accused of intellectual fraud

First Post
Wed 22 Aug, AT 09:23

Does historian have the moral authority to continue at Harvard, asks one economics professor

Romney-Ryan in trouble after Akin’s 'legitimate rape' claim

Talking Point
Mon 20 Aug, AT 14:15

Republicans condemn Missouri congressman who has strong links to Romney's pick for VP