White House

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?


Stop these 'whoreson zeds' from spoiling our proud history of insults

Opinion digest
Fri 19 Oct, AT 14:20

Opinion digest: legally enforced niceness and Mitt Romney's assets

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

Spielberg's Lincoln: dull, stuffy and just made for the Oscars

First Reaction
Tue 9 Oct, AT 16:05

New York film festival-goers see Day-Lewis shine as Abe – but was that a movie or a history lesson?

Crispin Black

Call a 'beer summit' to bring overhyped 'gategate' to a close

Tue 25 Sep, AT 11:11
Crispin Black

Andrew Mitchell might be Flashman, but the police are hardly unblemished Dixons of Dock Green

Trade showdown looms as US and China flex muscles at home

First Post
Tue 18 Sep, AT 07:19

White House race and China's leader transition put strain on superpowers' trade relations

Colombia-Farc peace talks: 50 years of guerilla warfare

Tue 28 Aug, AT 14:06

Rebel group fighting since 1964 may come in from the cold – but what is Farc?

Russia hits back at Obama’s warning on Syrian WMDs

First Reaction
Tue 21 Aug, AT 16:11

Foreign minister Lavrov warns US against military intervention after Obama’s ‘red line’ comments