The view from across the pond


Barack Obama makes campaign calls from an office in Ohio
Ohio: In the eye of the electoral storm
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.

Barack Obama
The US election results - liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 06 November 14:04

Nicky Woolf liveblogs the result of the 2012 presidential election.

New Statesman
In pictures: Hicksville, Ohio on the eve of the election
By Nicky Woolf - 06 November 10:37

The sleepy town at the heart of the battleground state goes to the polls today.

A Democrat volunteer encourages people to turn out in Ohio
Meet the first-time voters of Hicksville, Ohio
By Nicky Woolf - 05 November 8:42

"Even though some of them have been indoctrinated at home, they are open-minded."

On the campaign trail: Romney gets his facts wrong
By Nicky Woolf - 26 October 16:10

Turns out Jeep isn't moving to China.

Romney and Obama: what their choice of words reveal
By Nicky Woolf - 23 October 18:16

Debates favour style over substance.

New Statesman
Liveblog: The third and final presidential debate
By Nicky Woolf - 22 October 18:34

Nicky Woolf liveblogs tonights debate.

Obama and Romney during the debate
US presidential debate liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 16 October 16:24

Verdict: a win for Obama has Romney imploded over Libya.

Crews put finishing touches on the stage for the vice-presidential debate
US vice-presidential debate liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 11 October 17:10

Our US blogger Nicky Woolf is live-blogging the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

The OTHER presidential debate: Jon Stewart vs Bill O'Reilly
By Nicky Woolf - 07 October 9:28

The "Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium" shows how staid the real thing is, says Nicky Woolf. Also, that Jon Stewart should be helping Obama with debate-prep.

US presidential debate liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 17:10

Our US blogger Nicky Woolf will be live-blogging the Presidential debate, which starts at 2am UK time. Come back then to join in.

Obama and Romney on a T-shirt
The US Presidential Debate Domestic Policy Drinking Game
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 15:38

A fun way to enjoy the first presidential debate.

The starting gun: in a grey and rainy Ohio, early voting begins
By Nicky Woolf - 02 October 19:27

Nicky Woolf's latest dispatch from Hicksville, Defiance County.

Two Cathedrals: the contrasting rhetoric of Obama and Romney
By Nicky Woolf - 01 October 16:41

Nicky Woolf reports from two very different events in north-west Ohio

Romney is losing - polls put Obama a crucial five points ahead in Ohio
Paranoia about "operatives" infiltrates Romney's grassroots support in Ohio
By Nicky Woolf - 26 September 8:47

“You have a Chicago telephone number and you're a Liberal. Get out or I'll call the sheriff.”

The grain silo in the middle of Hicksville town centre
Bellwether blues in Defiance County, Ohio
By Nicky Woolf - 21 September 11:13

"If Obama can carry 40 per cent in Defiance, he'll carry Ohio. If he carries Ohio, he carries the election."

Fighting dirty in Ohio
By Nicky Woolf - 15 September 10:29

The state's Republicans have made complex changes to voting rules, with a simple aim: disenfranchising working class communities who are not likely to support them.

Mitt Romney
How the fighting talk fizzled from Mitt Romney's Republican Party
By Nicky Woolf - 11 September 8:41

The GOP has allowed the Democrats to seize their ideological heartland - patriotism and defence.

Street scene in Hicksville, Ohio
Where Obama and Romney are neck and neck
By Nicky Woolf - 09 September 10:48

The first in a series of campaign reports from Hicksville, Ohio.