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Beltway Briefing
By Duncan Robinson - 11 July 19:43

The top stories from US politics today.

Beltway Briefing
By Duncan Robinson - 08 July 19:45

The top stories from US politics today.

Beltway Briefing
By New Statesman - 07 July 20:33

The top stories from US politics today.

Obama's answers not short, but tweet
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 07 July 16:09

The US President's first ever Twitter town hall meeting proves a test for his notorious oratory.

Beltway Briefing
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 05 July 19:22

The top stories from US politics today.

A cause for celebration
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 05 July 18:16

Presidential candidates show their nationalistic colours during the 4th of July parades - with varyi

Beltway Briefing
By Duncan Robinson - 04 July 19:32

The top five stories from US politics today.

Minnesota's miseries
By Felicity Spector - 04 July 18:08

The government of the northern state shut down on 1 July following a disagreement over the budget de

The Michele Bachmann Reader
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 July 13:23

A short selection of recent articles on the Republican presidential wannabe and Tea Party darling.

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 01 July 18:01

The top five stories from US politics today.

"The President was kind of a dick yesterday"
By Duncan Robinson - 30 June 18:34

Mark Halperin, a political analyst for Time magazine, is in trouble after calling the president "a d

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 30 June 17:31

The top five stories from US politics today.

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 29 June 17:43

The top five stories from US politics today.

Bachmann's supporters attempt to rewrite history
By George Eaton - 29 June 16:22

Wikipedia page edited to make John Quincy Adams a "founding father".

40 per cent of Republicans in Iowa back Bachmann
By Duncan Robinson - 28 June 20:22

Nearly half of all Republicans in Iowa back Michele Bachmann for president, according to a recent po

"It's still the economy, stupid", part two
By Duncan Robinson - 28 June 19:40

US voter confidence in the economy is falling rapidly. The good news for Obama? Well, once you're at

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 28 June 19:05

The top five stories from US politics today.

Bin Laden's death will have little bearing on 2012
By Elizabeth Bonner - 28 June 13:53

Now that Barack Obama's "Bin Laden bounce" has come and gone, the 2012 election will be won on domes

Beltway Briefing
By Duncan Robinson - 27 June 19:29

The top five stories from US politics today, featuring Bachmann, Romney, Obama and Palin.

Full transcript | Michele Bachmann | Announcement of 2012 presidential run | Waterloo, Iowa | 27 June 2011
By Michele Bachmann - 27 June 19:26

"I want my candidacy for the presidency to stand for the moment when 'we the people' reclaimed our i

Victory for gay rights in New York
By Felicity Spector - 25 June 12:42

The state becomes the sixth in the US to legalise same-sex marriage.

Romney's tribute to Thatcher
By George Eaton - 24 June 18:28

New "Obama Isn't Working" poster is a replica of "Labour Isn't Working".

God and gays: the rise of Michele Bachmann, part two
By Duncan Robinson - 24 June 18:26

Will Matt Taibbi's profile of Bachmann help her in the Republican primary?

Beltway Briefing
By George Eaton - 24 June 17:15

1. The House of Representatives is set to vote against a bill authorising the US action in Libya in a further blow to Barack Obama's authority.

Come clean, Jon Stewart: you're an activist, journalist and a comedian
By Duncan Robinson - 24 June 17:08

<em>The Daily Show</em> host is beginning to face up to the fact that he is more than a comic - whet

Afghanistan withdrawal: the front pages
By New Statesman - 24 June 11:19

How papers across the US reacted to President Obama's announcement that 33,000 troops will be withdr

God and gays: the rise of Michele Bachmann
By Duncan Robinson - 23 June 19:25

"Late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy" she may be, but Michele Bachmann could be the next President, says <e

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 23 June 17:02

The top five stories from US politics today.

How Sarah Palin left her fans hanging
By Felicity Spector - 23 June 12:24

So what's the story? Has Palin decided against a presidential run after all?

Gore blimey! Former VP attacks Obama's climate change record
By Jon Bernstein - 22 June 18:20

"President has never presented to the American people the magnitude of the crisis."

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