With Barack Obama enjoying a healthy lead in both the national polls and, more crucially, the marginal battleground states, Mitt Romney’s campaign believes it has at last found a way to turn the Democratic tide.
By Lola Adesioye - 09 October 12:15
An educational system that has historically been set up to reinforce inequalities will take a lot of work to dismantle, says Lola Adesioye.
By Alex Hern - 08 October 8:49
Count stands at 54.4 per cent to 44.9 per cent with 90 per cent of votes in.
By Alex Hern - 08 October 7:31
Paul Broun, once a medical doctor, now a creationist congressman.
By Alex Hern - 05 October 10:48
On Obama: "He mad cool yo".
By Alex Hern - 05 October 10:09
"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"
By Alex Ward - 04 October 17:31
It's the demography, stupid.
By Nicholas Wapshott - 04 October 7:58
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 17:10
Our US blogger Nicky Woolf will be live-blogging the Presidential debate, which starts at 2am UK time. Come back then to join in.
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 15:38
A fun way to enjoy the first presidential debate.
By John Stoehr - 02 October 16:08
We need a liberalism that engages as well as spectates - without power, there is no change.
By Lisa Nandy - 30 September 9:48
Lisa Nandy calls for the government to take action over G4S' participation in illegal imprisonment.
By Mike Hale - 27 September 8:00
The "aid success story" in Rwanda was key to detoxifying the Tory brand. Is that why Andrew Mitchell personally intervened to restore its budget, despite fears that the country is funding violent rebels in the Congo?
By Nicholas Wapshott - 27 September 6:42
Romney is incapable of changing his personality, his modus operandi and his campaign staff in time to pull off a coup.
By Nicky Woolf - 26 September 8:47
“You have a Chicago telephone number and you're a Liberal. Get out or I'll call the sheriff.”
By Anonymous Geographer - 25 September 12:53
All the more important as an MP from the new parliament is gunned down in a Mogadishu street.
By John Stoehr - 25 September 10:15
Despite a narrative emerging of Romney's failure, Obama remains weak on the economy.
By James Dawson - 24 September 10:51
A referendum in a German town over a street name sparks a debate over whether ambiguous historical figures should be honoured.
By Denis MacShane - 21 September 15:58
Georgia should open itself to a full European inquiry into this terrible episode.
By Roeland Termote - 21 September 15:52
Disaffected voters could start flowing back to the fringes as austerity hardens.
By Richard Mylles - 21 September 13:42
Worsening jobs figures, Romney's ad blitz and low approval ratings are reasons for Obama not to be complacent.
By Nicky Woolf - 21 September 11:13
"If Obama can carry 40 per cent in Defiance, he'll carry Ohio. If he carries Ohio, he carries the election."
By New Statesman - 21 September 7:19
Australian treasurer Wayne Swan on the Republicans.
By New Statesman - 20 September 8:46
The Daily Show host says Romney spoke “in a manner you would imagine cartoon rich people talk about cartoon poor people.”
By George Eaton - 18 September 0:05
Secret video reveals Republican candidate describing 47% of voters as "victims" who will always vote for Obama.
By John Stoehr - 17 September 15:58
If Romney is elected, war in the Middle East could be on the horizon.
By Costica Bradatan - 17 September 10:51
A simple act of protest that can take on mythical proportions.