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Sarah Palin for president? The evidence builds
By Samira Shackle - 13 September 11:47

Speculation surrounding Palin's possible bid in 2012 builds, as she prepares to give a speech in Iow

How should Labour respond to calls for strike action?
By George Eaton - 13 September 10:31

A dilemma for the next Labour leader.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 September 8:56

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

Lord Bingham of Cornhill and the Chagos Islanders
By Sean Carey - 12 September 20:06

The law lord spoke out for the rights of the exiled Chagos Islanders. His death must not detract fro

Osborne secretly plans £2.5bn cut to sickness benefit
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 14:13

Leaked document shows that the Chancellor wants to slash support for people too ill to work.

Time to "uninvent" the Reformation
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 12:47

Is this the Pope's hidden plan?

9/11 anniversary protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 12:02

The commemoration was marred by competing protests for and against the proposed Muslim community cen

New poll shows Ed Miliband taking the lead
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 11:27

A poll of party members and trade unionists shows the younger Miliband benefiting from second prefer

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 September 9:50

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Ed Balls rocks out on the drums (really)
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 13:28

Has the Labour leadership hopeful been taking tips from Tony Blair on how to be down with the kids?

I don't need to apologise for tax errors, says HMRC boss
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 12:47

Although 1.4 million people face four-figure repayments, UK's top tax man says there was no blunder.

America remembers 9/11 amid souring community relations
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 11:28

When official commemorations are over, rallies will begin both for and against the proposed Islamic

Terry Jones's holy mess
By Patrick Osgood - 10 September 19:34

Only a mind as unbounded and bizarre as the Marquis de Sade's could understand the Quran burning deb

Is this a taste of what's to come?
By Caroline Crampton - 10 September 18:49

Liberal Democrat city councillor withdraws her support for Wolverhampton coalition, citing "ideologi

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 September 17:03

The five must-read posts from today, including Boris Johnson, and debunking the Sun.

Could this be the birth of a British Tea Party?
By Caroline Crampton - 10 September 14:05

Taxpayers’ Alliance seizes on uncertainty in the coalition to press for a grass-roots right-wing mov

Lib Dem MPs speak out against Osborne’s extra £4bn benefit cuts
By Samira Shackle - 10 September 13:45

Chancellor faces backlash from backbenchers after criticising those who see welfare as a “lifestyle

Is Trident New Labour’s shibboleth?
By Alex Holland - 10 September 12:39

Fear of a return to the 1980s has prevented an open debate on nuclear weapons.

Rupert Murdoch: the movie
By Caroline Crampton - 10 September 11:25

Watch the media tycoon’s battle with the New York Times in animated form.

Chris Bryant calls Kay Burley “a bit dim” live on air
By Samira Shackle - 10 September 11:05

Sky News presenter clashes with Labour MP over phone-hacking saga.

Eid mubarak!
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 September 10:24

“Understanding Islam” is a very welcome new initiative from the Coexist Foundation.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 September 8:47

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

No burning issue
By Patrick Osgood - 09 September 19:55

Freedoms of speech do not excuse giving the largest soapbox to the most egregious orator.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 September 16:56

The five must-read posts from today, including university finances and the Tories in Europe.

Osborne brings Robert Chote inside the OBR tent
By Patrick Osgood - 09 September 16:55

In a canny triangulation, Chancellor bags former IFS chief to chair public finances and economy asse

Vote for the most influential left-wingers
By Staff blogger - 09 September 16:23

David Blanchflower, Mehdi Hasan and John Pilger represent the NS in Left Foot Forward’s top 50.

Is the coalition reneging on its promise to end child detention?
By Samira Shackle - 09 September 13:51

Damian Green appears to water down the pledge, saying that child detention will be “minimised”.

Can women make it to the top of the Labour Party?
By Rowenna Davis - 09 September 13:07

At a women’s hustings event, candidates set out how they’d address the gender imbalance at the top o

Is Blair confusing fiction with reality?
By Samira Shackle - 09 September 10:23

Screenwriter points out that a scene in Blair’s book bears more than a passing resemblance to the fi

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 September 9:00

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

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