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Jon Stewart crowned in Daily Beast list
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 February 12:45

Check out the top 25 US "left" journalists.

10 people Dave should fear
By Samira Shackle - 25 February 12:31

Which right-wingers pose the biggest threat to David Cameron?

Nigel Farage's contradictory attack on van Rompuy
By George Eaton - 25 February 12:13

Shouldn't he be pleased that the EU is led by a political pygmy?

In this week's New Statesman: Tory special
By George Eaton - 25 February 9:30

10 people Cameron should fear | John Pilger: Israel’s true heroes | Boris Johnson interview.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 25 February 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on Brown's gold, the "forces of hell" and RBS bonuses.

Why we aren't heading for a hung parliament (yet)
By George Eaton - 24 February 15:14

Cameron is still on track for a small majority.

Female asylum seekers: fast-tracked unfairness
By Samira Shackle - 24 February 12:01

Report shows that women are being shunted into a system designed for simpler asylum claims.

Darling sticks the knife in
By George Eaton - 24 February 10:32

The Chancellor has revived the row over Brown just as it appeared to be fading.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 24 February 8:03

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on LBJ, civil partnerships and Andy Coulson.

Brown's bullying: the movie
By George Eaton - 23 February 12:37

Watch the angry clashes.

Why the Tory poll lead is crumbling
By George Eaton - 23 February 10:24

New poll shows that bullying allegations have not hurt Labour.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 23 February 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on bullying, Google and iffy online figures.

Leaked Tory document exposes façade of change
By George Eaton - 22 February 15:07

Document encourages officials to "trick" activists into selecting more gay and ethnic-minority candi

Why Bercow won't be defeated
By George Eaton - 22 February 10:39

The press is wrong to hype up Ukip's chances.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 22 February 8:00

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

The "people's bonus": which people, and at what cost?
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 17:07

Could George Osborne's "people's bonus" rescue the Conservatives' election prospects?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 February 16:08

The five must-read posts from this weekend, on Labour's identity, the London mayoralty, and David Ca

Home thoughts from abroad
By Sholto Byrnes - 21 February 14:21

Liberty and stability are so familiar to us that we forget the dangers the political process entails

Hung parliament? Heseltine and YouGov think so
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 12:51

Latest poll shows Tory lead at its lowest since December 2008, while Tory grandee says he would "put

Beit Sahour: a new struggle
By Ben White - 21 February 11:49

A small piece of Palestinian land, targeted by settlers, highlights the main phenomena in the Israel

Rawnsley on Brown: the main allegations, and the response
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 10:57

A new book accuses Gordon Brown of being paranoid and physically aggressive. What has the initial re

Morning call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 21 February 8:57

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Ken Barlow comes out for the Tories
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 February 17:15

And the world is blinded by Corrie star power.

Kurds fractured before Iraq elections
By Henry Smith - 19 February 16:16

Goran's emergence has split the Kurdish vote and will weaken the region's bargaining power.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on Cameron's dirty tricks, Chilcot and youth crime.

Editor Rod Liddle? Not any more
By George Eaton - 19 February 15:14

Lebedev bows to the inevitable.

Iran: power and the people
By Ian K Smith and Henry Smith - 19 February 11:57

To accompany this week's Iran special, we look at the country from two angles -- the power and the p

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