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Born in the USA
By Felicity Spector - 27 April 12:59

The White House today released Barack Obama's full birth certificate. But will it persuade the "birt

What Obama could learn from JFK
By Yo Zushi - 27 April 12:04

“No president should fear public scrutiny of his programme,” said JFK in a speech delivered 50 years

Osborne’s plan isn’t working
By George Eaton - 27 April 10:50

Today’s GDP figure of 0.5 per cent means the economy hasn’t grown for six months.

Cable’s attack on Thatcherism gets an airing
By George Eaton - 27 April 10:20

Scottish Lib Dem leader delivers the comments that Vince Cable dropped from a recent speech.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 April 8:59

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 April 16:56

The five must-read blogs from today, including growth figures, AV and the early election question.

New Statesman cover | 2 May 2011
By Staff blogger - 26 April 16:10

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

Marr’s hypocrisy is exposed
By George Eaton - 26 April 14:10

The BBC presenter probed into Gordon Brown’s private life while concealing his own.

“Vote Yes to damage Cameron”. A winning message?
By George Eaton - 26 April 10:47

Peter Mandelson and Alan Johnson urge Labour supporters to vote Yes to AV to hurt David Cameron.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 April 8:55

The ten must-read pieces from today’s papers.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 April 16:53

The five must-read blogs from today, including an early election, the politics of trivia and the Gua

Clegg and Cameron’s stage-managed ruckus
By Duncan Robinson - 25 April 16:29

Nick Clegg and David Cameron are keen to play up their differences. But are there really cracks in t

The Lib Dem problem with women
By Samira Shackle - 25 April 16:10

New research indicates that the Liberal Democrats could end up with zero female MPs after the next e

Why Chris Huhne’s attack on No to AV should worry the coalition
By Samira Shackle - 25 April 10:07

The Lib Dem minister has threatened legal action over misleading claims – and his anger seems to be

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 April 8:54

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Happy Easter from The Staggers
By Staff blogger - 22 April 9:28

We’ll be taking a short break over the holiday period.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 April 9:04

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

What of our long-resident irregular immigrants?
By Tim Finch - 21 April 19:42

Tim Finch and IPPR find “no easy options”.

Kennedy hasn’t yet “learned to love” the coalition
By George Eaton - 21 April 19:28

But he has learned to tolerate it.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 April 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on revolutions and bread prices, Clegg’s speech and Charles Ken

What South Park can teach us about Oxford
By Duncan Robinson - 21 April 15:39

The furore over black students at Oxford won’t die down until schools listen to the wisdom of Eric C

Clegg’s attack on Labour marrs Yes to AV speech
By George Eaton - 21 April 14:22

The Lib Dem leader is alienating the voters Yes to AV needs to win over.

The SNP heads for victory on 5 May
By George Eaton - 21 April 11:57

New poll puts Alex Salmond’s party 11 points ahead of Labour.

Two award-winning photojournalists killed in Misurata
By Samira Shackle - 21 April 11:45

Two photographers are killed and two injured. Both Tim Hetherington and Guy Martin worked closely wi

Does the government care about drug addicts – or just cutting its welfare bill?
By Samira Shackle - 21 April 10:09

The DWP releases figures showing 80,000 claiming incapacity benefit for addiction and obesity. It lo

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 April 8:59

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Dirtier than Watergate
By Ryan Gallagher - 20 April 18:32

The Reagan-era espionage system that has managed to stay under the radar.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 April 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today.

Why a Yes vote depends on Labour voters
By George Eaton - 20 April 16:34

The party’s voters are split exactly 50:50 on whether to back the Alternative Vote.

Tories are out of touch on immigration
By Donna Covey - 20 April 16:12

80 per cent believe that helping vulnerable people is an intrinsic part of being British.

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