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New Statesman
"Amercia is with Mitt"
By Alex Hern - 30 May 11:51

Gaffe-tastic Romney fails with launch of official app

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
The Republican Party is eating itself
By John Stoehr - 30 May 7:40

Conservatives have forgotten that Americans are pragmatists first, ideologues second.

The stakes are high in the US
The stakes are high in the US
By Guy Lodge and Will Paxton - 25 May 11:44

Obama's victory is far from certain - and a Romney win would have far reaching effects.

Joe Biden is Obama's secret weapon
Joe Biden is Obama's secret weapon
By John Stoehr - 22 May 10:35

Mitt Romney has a credibility problem.

Yasser Arafat, Ariel Sharon.
"Sharon and Arafat must solve Middle East conflict"
By Samira Shackle - 17 May 9:42

US congressman offers some out of date advice on Israel/Palestine.

New Statesman
Video: Barack Obama ribs David Beckham
By New Statesman - 16 May 10:03

"It is a rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear."

Ron Paul supporters at the University of Maryland. March 2012.
Ron Paul is done, almost
By John Stoehr - 16 May 8:00

The idea of liberty with a capital "L" is animating young Americans in a way not seen since Obama's

New Statesman
It's time for the US to rethink its AfPak strategy
By Ali Miraj - 10 May 12:27

The Afghanistan-Pakistan approach: a five point plan for Obama.

Why gay marriage won't hurt Obama
By John Stoehr - 10 May 8:03

Independent voters are more concerned about the economy.

Obama on gay marriage, Al Green, and why America is not post-racial
By Samira Shackle - 09 May 17:18

Four key points from the president's interview with <em>Rolling Stone</em>.

Ron Paul, US Republican presidential candidate
Why Ron Paul could still rain on Romney's parade
By John Stoehr - 07 May 8:59

The libertarian candidate who won't go quietly.

New Statesman
US press: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 04 May 11:40

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

New Statesman
Video: Obama's White House correspondent's dinner speech
By New Statesman - 30 April 10:41

"I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the secret service home in time for their new

New Statesman
Gingrich's influence will still be felt
By John Stoehr - 26 April 12:14

The Republican's with-us-or-against-us rhetoric will endure.

Obama "slow jams the news" with the Roots
By New Statesman - 25 April 17:54

President makes unusual television appearance.

New Statesman
The Republicans are radicals, not conservatives
By John Stoehr - 23 April 8:19

The party has forgotten that change, if necessary, should be incremental and practical.

Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the Port of Tampa
The Senate kills Obama's "Buffet Rule"
By George Eaton - 17 April 10:30

Republicans block debate on minimum tax rate but polls show public support.

The Tale of Two Romneys
The Tale of Two Romneys
By John Stoehr - 17 April 8:04

We don't know which is running: the moderate from Massachusetts, or the conservative philosophically

Rick Santorum bows out
After Santorum
By Alice Gribbin - 11 April 10:37

The unlikely ex-contender leaves a permanent mark on the GOP.

The Republicans come to terms with Romney
By John Stoehr - 09 April 11:17

The party is finally beginning to accept that Romney is the best it can do.

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 05 April 18:02

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

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 04 April 15:44

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

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 03 April 14:35

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

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 02 April 14:38

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

Republican presidential candidate, ex Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
Romney's self-esteem issues
By John Stoehr - 30 March 17:01

Every time there's a big win, the Republican frontrunner counterbalances it with self-inflicted woun

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 29 March 13:41

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

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 28 March 14:09

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

US press: pick of the papers
By new-statesman - 27 March 14:18

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

Mitt Romney.
Romney still can't light a fire under Republicans
By John Stoehr - 26 March 17:14

Evangelicals and others conservatives are still tepid about Romney's candidacy.

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