Wendy Davis shot to fame in 2012 after her 13-hour filibuster to stop a particularly vicious anti-abortion bill. But can she convert that kind of recognition into victory in the race to be governor of Texas?
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.
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
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.
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 threatening debt default and government shutdown, Congressional Republicans are risking disaster.
Obama could not be clearer: something needs to be done about Assad. But he is ducking every opportunity to act.
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.
Targeted strikes to punish Assad will only perpetuate the conflict – and that's exactly what the American government wants.
"Carlos Danger" is the man New Yorkers just can't let go of.
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.
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.
The problem is that the racism the Voting Rights Act attempts to counteract never really went away.
Chaos and confusion in the Capitol.
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.
The <em>Guardian</em>'s stories of the last two days are the highest-level US leaks since the Pentagon Papers.
The President is caught riding rough-shod over privacy for the second time in a month.
Governor Chris Christie's cosy relationship with Obama could turn and bite him in the Primaries.
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.
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.
Gun control was a clear priority in the President's speech.
Blackberry-worshipper Nicky Woolf is begging RIM not to sound the death knell on the device he loves so much.
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.
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.
If they can get it through Congress, this would be a ban with teeth.
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.
Before the public outrage over the Connecticut shooting dissipates, the president must take a stand.
The founder of the hugely popular "I Fucking Love Science" Facebook group talks to Nicky Woolf.
It wasn't about security. It was about sex.