US politics from outside the beltway


Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's defeat
Video: Jon Stewart describes Fox News election night coverage as "crisis on bullshit mountain"
By Caroline Crampton - 08 November 8:59

The insane moment of panic on the network when Obama was re-elected “will… live forever", Stewart says.

Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Mali and Shasa.
Obama's disunited states
By Ben Fox - 07 November 23:18

It would be a mistake to regard the result as a sweeping endorsement of the Obama presidency.

8 phrases from the election we'll probably never hear again
By Martha Gill - 07 November 12:11

Obama, Romney, and some odd moments.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Republicans must accept that they can't rely on white votes to win
By Sunder Katwala - 07 November 12:04

With whites now accounting for only 72 per cent of the electorate, the party's election strategy is bust.

The winners and losers of the US election
By Caroline Crampton and Helen Lewis - 07 November 10:40

From Elizabeth Warren and memes, to glum Fox News pundits and Paul Ryan's biceps.

Mitt Romney acknowledges the cheers of his supporters at his rally in Boston
5 Pictures Of Mitt Romney Looking Sad
By Caroline Crampton - 07 November 9:53

The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.

The lessons for Labour from Obama's lacklustre campaign
By Anthony Painter and Marcus Roberts - 07 November 9:28

The US president owes his victory to his political machine, not his campaign strategy.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump calls Obama's victory a "disgusting injustice"
By Caroline Crampton - 07 November 9:11

The tycoon is not a gracious loser.

Barack Obama's acceptance speech: video and full text
By New Statesman - 07 November 7:47

"I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests."

The photo tweeted by Barack Obama after he secured re-election.
Obama re-elected as Romney concedes defeat
By George Eaton - 07 November 6:28

US president wins decisive re-election after securing key swing states.

A damaged house in Beach Haven, New Jersey
Is New Jersey in any state to vote tonight?
By Michael Tracey - 06 November 17:17

The legitimacy of the election result in New Jersey will be undermined as residents are still struggling to cope with the damage and devastation of SuperStorm Sandy.

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

Nicky Woolf liveblogs the result of the 2012 presidential election.

What time will the UK know the result of the US election?
By Alex Hern - 06 November 13:00

Your guide to the American election: when each state declares, who is likely to win it, and what kind of hot dogs you need.

Advantage, Obama as voting begins in the US
By Ben Fox - 06 November 12:09

The opinion polls have hardened in favour of the President in the last days of the campaign.

Black America waits anxiously as race re-emerges in the US election
By Ben Fox - 05 November 21:04

In Florida, the Democrat charge is that Republicans are trying to stop black people from voting.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally in Cleveland, Ohio.
How many UK titles have endorsed Romney? None
By George Eaton - 05 November 16:18

It's a landslide victory for Obama on Fleet Street.

How much would Miliband's living wage plans actually change?
By Jon Stone - 05 November 11:26

"Naming and shaming" employers who don't pay the living wage is likely to have disappointing results.

Paddy Power pays out on Obama victory
By Alex Hern - 05 November 9:23

The bookmaker is pretty certain of the outcome.

Ignore the Republican hype, Obama's odds are as strong as ever
By John Stoehr - 05 November 7:25

When right-wing spinners try to attack mathematics itself, you know they're running scared.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
America decides
By New Statesman - 04 November 10:47

What US columnists are saying about Tuesday's election.

New Statesman
171,000 new jobs provides mild boost to Obama
By Alex Hern - 02 November 12:46

Unemployment rate up 0.1%

Congressional report finds higher tax rates don't hurt growth, so Republican party has it pulled
By Alex Hern - 02 November 11:49

"Changes in the top marginal tax rate do not appear correlated with growth."

The Manhattan skyline in rare darkness
After Hurricane Sandy: New York in the dark
By Nicky Woolf - 02 November 11:07

With power still out, hitherto hidden communities emerge - people are actually meeting each other.

Bloomberg brooks no dissent.
Bloomberg: "It's global warming, stupid"
By Alex Hern - 02 November 10:27

"Now we have weather on steroids."

Capitol Hill
The "Fiscal Cliff" would drag America into certain recession
By Alex Ward - 31 October 17:52

Congress must overcome its partisan rifts.

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooded after the storm surge
New York in the teeth of a hurricane – heroes and errors
By Nicky Woolf - 31 October 16:45

Volunteers have made heroic efforts, but why didn't the evacuation start earlier?

ComfortablySmug's twitter homepage.
BuzzFeed doxxes the Hurricane Sandy twitter troll
By Alex Hern - 30 October 17:47

This time, the critics are silent.

New Statesman
Mitt Romney is the candidate for the 2012 Zombie Apocalypse
By Alex Hern - 29 October 16:30

Director Joss Whedon makes his case for Mitt Romney.

Frankenstein's Monstorm: Hurricane Sandy liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 29 October 14:19

Nicky Woolf charts the progression of what might be the biggest storm to hit the East Coast in a century.

New Statesman
Hollywood comes out to bat for Obama: video round-up
By Alex Hern - 26 October 11:58

Sarah Jessica Parker, Lena Dunham, and Lucas Gray have all produced videos in support of the president.