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Here comes the president
By Sophie Elmhirst - 22 May 13:46

Five things to look out for as the Obamas come to town.

George Osborne backs Christine Lagarde for IMF
By New Statesman - 22 May 12:03

Chancellor delivers the final blow to Gordon Brown’s hopes.

Morning Call: our pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 May 10:53

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

Here at last . . . The Rapture
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 May 12:38

Five things to do before Jesus arrives and the world ends.

Vince Cable blunt about Britain’s woes
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 May 11:48

“We are actually a poorer country,” says the Business Secretary.

Preview: Ed Miliband’s speech today
By New Statesman - 21 May 11:03

The Labour leader will call for his party to be optimistic again, and to embrace ex-Lib Dem voters.

Morning Call: our pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 May 10:02

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

Now showing live, protests in Madrid
By Alice Gribbin - 20 May 19:09

“We don’t have a house, we live in the square.”

Web Only: The best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 May 18:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including pieces on Islamic extremism, the Human Rights Act and

Labour needs to stop mourning for its “lost leader”, says shadow cabinet minister
By Duncan Robinson - 20 May 17:38

Angela Eagle, shadow minister, will call on colleagues to forget about the leadership battle and con

1967 and all that
By Duncan Robinson - 20 May 16:45

Barack Obama is not the first US president to advocate a peace settlement based on pre-Six Day War l

Life after DSK?
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 May 15:45

Sarkozy still lagging behind the other Socialist candidates for president.

Former Labour MP jailed for 16 months
By Duncan Robinson - 20 May 13:22

Elliot Morley becomes the latest former Labour MP to be jailed following the expenses scandal.

Why Dawkins disappoints
By Nelson Jones - 20 May 12:23

“An atheist is like the lion running for its dinner – victory is desirable but not crucial.”

Miliband’s U-turn on Clarke
By Duncan Robinson - 20 May 10:34

The Labour leader has distanced himself from his call for the Justice Secretary to be sacked.

Morning Call: Pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 May 9:06

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 May 17:19

The five must-read blogs from today tackle Ken Clarke’s comments, youth unemployment and Britain’s r

The UK and its partners must commit to Afghanistan
By Rebecca Barber - 19 May 17:13

The Afghan people were promised a country where human rights are respected and protected. We cannot

House of Lords breaks superinjunction
By Duncan Robinson - 19 May 15:18

Lord Stoneham asks a question about the superinjunction of the former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin. A f

Strauss-Kahn resigns – but who will replace him?
By Duncan Robinson and Harry Key - 19 May 13:51

The <em>New Statesman</em> runs through a list of the IMF chief’s potential successors.

In this week’s New Statesman: Obama 2.0
By Duncan Robinson - 19 May 12:48

How Barack got his swagger back | The 535 people blocking peace in the Middle East | Osborne’s need

Clarke won’t go – thanks to Miliband
By Duncan Robinson - 19 May 9:58

The Justice Secretary’s resignation wouldn’t have been good news for Labour in any case.

Morning Call: Pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 May 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 May 17:24

The five must-read blogs from today on Clarke’s car crash, Lords reform and academic selection.

Crisis? What crisis?
By Duncan Robinson - 18 May 17:17

The Liberal Democrats have been in far worse situations than this and recovered, argues Olly Grender

New Statesman cover | 23 May 2011
By Staff blogger - 18 May 16:59

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

Ken Clarke is wrong on rape – but many seem to agree with him
By Duncan Robinson - 18 May 14:15

The Justice Secretary’s latest comments on rape reveal a depressingly common prejudice.

PMQs review: Miliband doesn’t miss an open goal
By George Eaton - 18 May 14:09

Ken Clarke’s comments on rape made this the easiest of wins for the Labour leader.

One year in jail, Bradley Manning is a hero
By Peter Tatchell - 18 May 12:23

Blowing the whistle on war crimes is no crime.

Clegg hits out at Cameron over NHS reforms
By George Eaton - 18 May 10:21

Deputy PM attacks Cameron for undermining the NHS while declaring that he loves it.

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