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US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 December 15:19

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

Guantánamo comes home
Guantánamo comes home
By Yo Zushi - 17 December 16:09

Instead of closing Guantánamo, Obama has brought its shameful disregard for human rights on to the h

Will the three Gs matter in Iowa?
By Roberto Barros - 17 December 10:37

In the first and most important caucus state, the GOP candidates are putting "gays, guns and God" is

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 December 16:55

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 December 17:47

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

How Fox News hid the fall in unemployment
By George Eaton - 13 December 11:51

News channel's graph ignores fall in unemployment from 9 per cent to 8.6 per cent.

Did Romney throw his presidential bid away for $10,000?
By Roberto Barros - 13 December 10:14

The Republican frontrunner tried to make a bet with a rival candidate during a televised debate, she

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 December 16:44

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

"Do you think a millionaire should pay more taxes than a bus driver?" says... Reagan
By Roberto Barros - 09 December 15:18

New pro-Obama ad attacks Republican tax cuts for the wealthy by quoting an unexpected source.

"My mommy doesn't need fixing", says 8-year-old to Michele Bachmann
By Mark Jenner - 07 December 18:47

"Shameless" maybe but this little boy shines light on Bachmann’s strained relationship with the LGBT

US Press: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 06 December 9:12

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

Newt encounters a different kind of Tea Party
By Laurie Penny - 05 December 11:19

"To my astonishment, the audience applauds. Gingrich is in a spot."

Cain unable but the Onion rings true
By Jon Bernstein - 04 December 10:58

Farewell to the "Candidate Who Didn't Know China Has Nuclear Weapons".

That Iranian embassy gaffe? It wasn't a gaffe, says Bachmann
By Jon Bernstein - 03 December 10:24

Presidential hopeful tries to spin latest GOP foreign policy slip.

Gingrich hit by "Serial Hypocrisy" video
By Roberto Barros - 02 December 15:20

Youtube campaign ad released by GOP hopeful Ron Paul calls out his rival on inconsistencies.

Is this a transgression too far for Herman Cain?
By Mark Jenner - 30 November 14:14

The former businessman is "reassessing" his campaign amid the allegation of a 13 year affair.

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 November 13:11

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 November 17:24

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

Romney attack ad misleadingly quotes Obama
By Samira Shackle - 23 November 10:54

Obama campaign blasts Republican candidate's ad as a "deceitful and dishonest attack".

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 November 15:41

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

Video of police pepper-spraying protesters causes outrage
By Samira Shackle - 21 November 13:39

Two campus police officers suspended over use of the chemical on peaceful protesters at University o

Will this video be enough to save Rick Perry's campaign?
By Mark Jenner - 17 November 16:35

The Texas governor has released a campaign video rounding on Barack Obama for his "socialist" polici

US will not air climate change episode of Frozen Planet
By Samira Shackle - 17 November 13:38

BBC defends decision to give world TV channels the option of dropping the final episode of David Att

President Newt Gingrich?
By Samira Shackle - 16 November 11:24

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives sees unlikely poll surge after gaffes from Cain a

US Press: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 November 15:02

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

Herman Cain struggles to recall details of Libya conflict
By Samira Shackle - 15 November 11:45

"Got all this stuff twirling around in my head," says Republican presidential hopeful.

Occupy Wall Street eviction: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 15 November 10:18

New York police have dismantled the camp in Zuccoti Park during a late-night raid.

Mike Tyson spoofs Herman Cain
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 17:28

"The Tea Party loves crazy even more than they hate blacks".

Rick Perry's fate sealed by an "Oops"
By Felicity Spector - 10 November 16:02

To think that all those millions of dollars raised should come to this: a man who looks too stupid t

Rick Perry forgets which government agency he would axe
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 9:47

The Republican candidate's failure to remember his own policy could spell the end of his campaign.

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