Romney plays the numbers game in Illinois
By John Stoehr - 21 March 7:24

In the past, whenever Mitt Romney said something stupid, his super PAC would come to the rescue with a money bomb. Attacking his rivals distracted you from whatever dumb thing Romney just said.

Santorum's faux pas secures a win for Romney in Puerto Rico
By John Stoehr - 19 March 8:16

The more Santorum raises issues that don't need to be raised, the more Romney looks like the most re

The elephant in the Oval Office: what Cameron and Obama can't discuss
By Nicholas Wapshott - 15 March 8:13

The Prime Minister must hope against hope that Obama wins in November.

Deep South gives Santorum hope
By John Stoehr - 14 March 7:36

Rick Santorum’s victories in Alabama and Mississippi might spell the end for Newt Gingrich.

Obama should give Cameron an economics lesson
By George Eaton - 13 March 9:19

Only one of the two leaders is stimulating the global recovery.

Chart of the day: Obama - success or failure?
By George Eaton - 09 March 17:50

50 per cent of US voters say that Obama's presidency has been a failure.

Super Tuesday: Romney scrapes a win in Ohio. Where next for his campaign?
By John Stoehr - 07 March 7:42

The frontrunner-by-default has just about got through this crucial test. But he is still failing to

Romney is the inevitable candidate again
By John Stoehr - 29 February 7:24

Victory over Santorum in Arizona and Michigan means the Republican candidate is almost unassailable.

Could Democrats create the next Santorum surge?
By Samira Shackle - 28 February 17:22

The ultra-conservative candidate has been fielding votes in Michigan from an unlikely demographic: D

VIDEO: Republican's heartfelt plea on gay marriage goes viral
By Samira Shackle - 10 February 14:48

Representative Maureen Walsh gets emotional as she tells the House floor it is "cruel" to deny the r

Santorum wins big. Is it a big nothing for the GOP race?
By John Stoehr - 08 February 8:16

Santorum's victories in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado mean bigger challenges for Romney and bett

Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri: 3 things to know
By Alice Gribbin - 07 February 19:01

Another round of states vote for their Republican candidate.

Latter Day Taint?
By Nelson Jones - 07 February 11:44

Evidence suggests that Mitt Romney's religion is less important to voters than it is to reporters.

Can Newt make a comeback?
By Rebecca Lloyd - 06 February 16:09

He's already done it twice, but can Gingrich come back a third time?

GOP round-up: 5 things we learned
By Alice Gribbin - 03 February 19:15

Endorsements, gaffes and delegates from another week of the Republican candidate race.

A hotline to the Republican id
By Alec MacGillis - 02 February 9:57

Why Gingrich fires up the conservative base.

Romney wins Florida but the battle is far from over
By John Stoehr - 01 February 7:24

We may see a winner as late as March if candidates other than Romney don't run out of money first.

What to expect from the Florida primary
By Samira Shackle - 31 January 13:09

A win for Mitt Romney looks inevitable -- but this does not mean the end of Newt Gingrich.

10 things you need to know about Newt: Mehdi Hasan on the Gringrich
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 January 17:57

He’s been married three times and his middle name is Leroy. But that’s not the half of things.

Florida debate: 5 things we learned
By Alice Gribbin - 27 January 15:16

Republican candidates clash on immigration, Fannie and Freddie and space domination.

Video + full transcript | Barack Obama | 2012 State of the Union address
By Barack Obama - 25 January 8:15

"What's at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values but American values."

Newt Gingrich takes South Carolina: the front pages
By Alice Gribbin - 23 January 11:48

Three different candidates each hold a state as Republican Presidential nominee race heads into Flor

This crisis has been springtime for the paranoid American right
By Thomas Frank - 23 January 0:00

The causes of the US downturn are complex. But Tea Partiers would rather you thought that it boiled

Newt Gingrich loses his cool over "open marriage" accusations
By Rebecca Lloyd - 20 January 12:29

The Republican candidate may have shot himself in the foot with last night's tirade.

Barack Obama's three year anniversary: a reader
By Samira Shackle - 20 January 11:46

It has been three years since the US President took office. Has he lived up to his promise?

Newt Gingrich's new tactic is a gift to Barack Obama
By John Stoehr - 19 January 17:20

The candidate has taken a break from dog whistles to stir up class resentment with his latest attack

The NS Profile: Ron Paul
By Alec MacGillis - 19 January 9:46

Ron Paul’s blend of small-state libertarianism, paranoia and disdain for military adventures is winn

John Pilger: Britain, America and the war on democracy
By John Pilger - 19 January 7:52

From the Chagos Islands to Pakistan, innocent civilians are pawns to America, backed by Britain. In our compliant political culture, this deadly game seldom speaks its name.

Jon Huntsman withdraws from Republican race
By Samira Shackle - 16 January 14:36

Former Utah governor to endorse Mitt Romney amid poor polling results in South Carolina.

"When Mitt Romney Came to Town": attack video released
By Teresa Goncalves - 12 January 15:30

Film accuses Republican frontrunner of contributing to the "biggest American job loss since World Wa