Rick Perry has support of 29 per cent of Republicans
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 17 August 13:22

Rick Perry, who hopes to be the GOP's 2012 presidential candidate, has the support of a third of Rep

Obama to talk of job creation and economic growth in three day tour
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 16 August 18:01

US President has embarked on a three day tour of Midwestern states.

How Mickey Mouse dominated Republican debate
By Tess Riley - 12 August 16:57

In-fighting wins out as the presidential race accelerates.

Rick Perry, US President?
By Tess Riley - 11 August 18:07

As Perry signals his presidential intent, some say he’s just “too Texan” to make it.

Why can’t Barack be as brave as a lesbian Colorado cowgirl?
By Alice Miles - 08 August 1:00

It was the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association (CGRA) gymkhana that got me thinking about Nice America and Nasty America. The United States is a country of extremes - rich and poor, warmth and hostility, meanness and generosity.

Mehdi Hasan: Time to downgrade the downgraders
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 August 12:26

Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the United States's credit rating is outrageous and undemocratic.

The bad news in today's US jobs figures
By George Eaton - 05 August 18:48

Only 58.1 per cent of the US population is in work, the lowest level since 1983.

Liberals need to stop making excuses for Obama, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 August 18:31

The deal is done and the cuts are coming. But perhaps, to paraphrase Tony Blair, it's worse than we thought.

Obama turns 50 -- and there's not much to celebrate
By Felicity Spector - 04 August 15:40

The President is keeping it low-key as the focus moves to the next potential crisis: jobs.

The battle over the US deficit is not over yet
By Samira Shackle - 03 August 11:19

Obama puts tax rises back on the table - but will his words be matched with action?

The Surrender President: Mehdi Hasan on Obama's "deal" with congress.
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 August 19:15

Obama's "deal" isn't a compromise. It's capitulation. And there were alternatives.

Leaders agree debt ceiling deal -- but Obama's crisis isn't over
By Samira Shackle - 01 August 10:07

US president announces deal that will raise debt ceiling and slash spending by trillions.

Deadlock over federal debt crisis
By Tess Riley - 26 July 14:36

Republicans and Democrats come head to head as deadline for averting crisis gets closer.

Carmageddon: how some roadworks could bring LA to a halt
By Felicity Spector - 13 July 11:28

Los Angeles's citizens love their cars and their freeways. How will they cope without access to them

Beltway Briefing: Top stories from the US today
By Duncan Robinson and Tess Riley - 12 July 19:31

Herman Cain's gospel album | Torture during the Bush years | Bachmann flakey fans | Why US voters ha

Beltway Briefing
By Duncan Robinson - 11 July 19:43

The top stories from US politics today.

Beltway Briefing
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 05 July 19:22

The top stories from US politics today.

Military ranks
By George Eaton - 04 July 1:00

Robert Gates, the outgoing US defence secretary, recently used his valedictory address in Brussels to chide those countries that, in his words, "enjoy the benefits of Nato membership . . .

Bachmann's supporters attempt to rewrite history
By George Eaton - 29 June 16:22

Wikipedia page edited to make John Quincy Adams a "founding father".

Victory for gay rights in New York
By Felicity Spector - 25 June 12:42

The state becomes the sixth in the US to legalise same-sex marriage.

Beltway Briefing
By George Eaton - 24 June 17:15

1. The House of Representatives is set to vote against a bill authorising the US action in Libya in a further blow to Barack Obama's authority.

God and gays: the rise of Michele Bachmann
By Duncan Robinson - 23 June 19:25

"Late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy" she may be, but Michele Bachmann could be the next President, says <e

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 23 June 13:28

1. Europe

Reginald D Hunter: “Old and middle-class people, if you scare them, they vote”
By Helen Lewis - 23 June 12:41

The comedian talks about race, Republicans and why stand-ups shouldn't be nice.

Newt Gingrich's campaign is dead in the water
By Duncan Robinson - 22 June 17:09

The architect of the "Republican revolution" is the run-away leader of this year's "Rudy Giuliani El

Beltway Briefing
By Samira Shackle - 22 June 16:58

The top five stories from US politics today.

Jon Huntsman launches bid for President
By Duncan Robinson - 21 June 19:18

Huntsman offers an optimistic pitch, but his religion and links to Obama could hurt him in the prima

Fox News puts Jon Stewart on the spot
By Duncan Robinson - 20 June 13:03

The Daily Show host had a tougher time than normal when he appeared on Fox News on Sunday.

Obama impersonator cut short at GOP bash
By Felicity Spector - 19 June 11:34

"He was born in Hawaii," he went on. "Or as the Tea Partiers like to call it, Kenya."

Beltway Briefing
By George Eaton - 17 June 17:52

The top five stories from US politics today.