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Newt Gingrich's campaign is dead in the water
By Duncan Robinson - 22 June 17:09

The architect of the "Republican revolution" is the run-away leader of this year's "Rudy Giuliani El

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 22 June 16:58

The top five stories from US politics today.

Palin slams McCain as a spoilt brat
By Samira Shackle - 22 June 13:15

"I'd never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage," says Bristol Palin, in the battle of the

Jon Huntsman launches bid for President
By Duncan Robinson - 21 June 19:18

Huntsman offers an optimistic pitch, but his religion and links to Obama could hurt him in the prima

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 21 June 17:10

The top five stories from US politics today.

Tom Hanks calls for the Onion to be awarded Pulitzer
By Duncan Robinson - 20 June 18:50

The Hollywood actor adds his name to the growing campaign for the <em>Onion</em> to be awarded a Pul

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 20 June 16:56

The top five stories from US politics today.

One in five US voters would not vote for Mormon president
By Duncan Robinson - 20 June 15:21

Iz it coz I iz a follower of da Latter Day Saints movement?

Fox News puts Jon Stewart on the spot
By Duncan Robinson - 20 June 13:03

The Daily Show host had a tougher time than normal when he appeared on Fox News on Sunday.

Obama impersonator cut short at GOP bash
By Felicity Spector - 19 June 11:34

"He was born in Hawaii," he went on. "Or as the Tea Partiers like to call it, Kenya."

Quote of the week
By Jon Bernstein - 18 June 10:30

"Well, f*** it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing."

Beltway Briefing
By George Eaton - 17 June 17:52

The top five stories from US politics today.

Why Weiner got the chop
By Felicity Spector - 17 June 16:36

How do some shamed politicians cling on, while others lose everything?

Weinergate explained
By Harry Conrad Cockburn - 17 June 12:18

Anthony Weiner's crotch-shots weren't a moment of madness - it actually takes a lot of thought to do

It's still the economy, stupid
By Duncan Robinson - 16 June 18:30

New poll shows that the economy and unemployment are the two biggest issues for US voters.

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