By Nicky Woolf - 29 January 16:46
A new film following Mitt Romney from his failed first presidential bid in 2007-8 to his doomed candidacy in 2012 may not be political dynamite, but it is an oddly compelling portrait of a very awkward man.
By Nicky Woolf - 16 January 12:48
Chris Christie's presidential hopes have taken a hit, thanks to the "bridge" scandal. But if he learns the lesson that the American public has little tolerance for proto-Nixonion political thuggery, and – crucially – stops hiring people who operate that w
By Nicky Woolf - 12 December 14:40
Written by <i>Time</i>’s Mark Halperin and <i>New York Magazine</i>’s John Heilemann, this book is based on more than 500 in-depth interviews with everyone from junior advisers to the candidates, recorded on the condition of a strict embargo.
By Nicky Woolf - 21 October 11:07
Ted Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, took the US government to the brink of disaster. He has paid a high price in credibility, but he wasn't always a punchline.
By Nicky Woolf - 28 September 11:46
By threatening debt default and government shutdown, Congressional Republicans are risking disaster.
By Nicky Woolf - 11 September 10:47
Obama could not be clearer: something needs to be done about Assad. But he is ducking every opportunity to act.
By Nicky Woolf - 01 September 8:52
In passing the decision on Syria strikes on to Congress, the President has decided it's better to look like a coward than a hypocrite.
By Nicky Woolf - 29 August 11:44
Targeted strikes to punish Assad will only perpetuate the conflict – and that's exactly what the American government wants.
By Nicky Woolf - 25 July 10:15
"Carlos Danger" is the man New Yorkers just can't let go of.
By Nicky Woolf - 17 July 12:47
In reality, nobody alive but George Zimmerman knows exactly what happened the night that Trayvon Martin was shot. In all the speculation, nobody is talking about the real problem: guns.
By Nicky Woolf - 27 June 17:04
The Supreme Court rulings on the Defence of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 stand in stark contrast to the day before, and show a split activist court.
By Nicky Woolf - 26 June 12:53
The problem is that the racism the Voting Rights Act attempts to counteract never really went away.
By Nicky Woolf - 26 June 9:36
Chaos and confusion in the Capitol.
By Nicky Woolf - 09 June 21:24
The whistleblower who leaked Top Secret documents to the <em>Guardian</em> about NSA domestic spying practices has revealed himself to be 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee.
By Nicky Woolf - 07 June 15:04
The <em>Guardian</em>'s stories of the last two days are the highest-level US leaks since the Pentagon Papers.
By Nicky Woolf - 06 June 14:19
The President is caught riding rough-shod over privacy for the second time in a month.
By Nicky Woolf - 30 May 9:15
Governor Chris Christie's cosy relationship with Obama could turn and bite him in the Primaries.
By Nicky Woolf - 17 May 9:36
In just a couple of days, Obama's government machine had managed to inflame both their political opponents and the press to apoplexy, writes Nicky Woolf.
By Nicky Woolf - 01 May 16:20
Sleeplessness is difficult to cope with, and can result in dizziness, paranoia and hallucinations. But chronic insomnia sufferer Nicky Woolf reckons he'll see the sunrise more times than you will.
By Nicky Woolf - 13 February 15:51
Gun control was a clear priority in the President's speech.
By Nicky Woolf - 30 January 14:13
Blackberry-worshipper Nicky Woolf is begging RIM not to sound the death knell on the device he loves so much.
By Nicky Woolf - 22 January 9:00
Since December's school shooting in Connecticut, the President's voice has a new edge to it - a hardness, a determination, an aggression and a volume.
By Nicky Woolf - 19 January 23:22
If Americans are so invested in their sporting heroes that they are distraught when they turn out to be merely human then that's the nation's sickness, not just Armstrong's.
By Nicky Woolf - 17 January 9:01
If they can get it through Congress, this would be a ban with teeth.
By Nicky Woolf - 31 December 10:04
There is no incentive for the Democrats to be conciliatory on the budget negotiations; nor, after the last few years of partisan bad feeling, will there be much inclination among them to do so.
By Nicky Woolf - 15 December 9:22
Before the public outrage over the Connecticut shooting dissipates, the president must take a stand.
By Nicky Woolf - 12 December 12:19
The founder of the hugely popular "I Fucking Love Science" Facebook group talks to Nicky Woolf.
By Nicky Woolf - 22 November 15:17
It wasn't about security. It was about sex.
By Nicky Woolf - 07 November 16:22
After the best part of a year at the frantic centre of a national campaign, Ohio is tired to the bone.