The message from Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 election was that Latino America holds the balance of power. But in Texas, it seems — despite Bush’s best efforts — that hasn’t yet sunk in to Republican minds.
The $4.6tn spending cuts to impact social programmes.
The junior senator from Kentucky is now getting some much-needed rest.
Taking inspiration from the US to change the debate in the UK.
But what about the vampires, eh?
Wearing the Union blue.
Gun control was a clear priority in the President's speech.
Republicans should stop focus on winning more support, not changing the electoral rules.
The former Democratic Congresswoman, who was severely injured after being shot in the head at a political rally in 2011, delivered a moving speech at the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.
In November last year, President Obama said, after a screening of Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln: “Part of what Lincoln teaches us is that to pursue the highest ideals and a deeply moral cause requires you also engage and get your hands dirty.”
For the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade - which legalised abortion in the US - the New Statesman is republishing Naomi Wolf's provocative 1995 essay, which argues that the pro-choice movement is "cultivating a hardness of heart".
As Egypt celebrates the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution, cities are threatening to declare independence from central government.
Obama gave a well-written, brilliantly delivered, and - for the US - subversive inauguration speech. Why was the reaction of many UK progressive commentators so hysterically cynical?
Since December's school shooting in Connecticut, the President's voice has a new edge to it - a hardness, a determination, an aggression and a volume.
Read and listen to the US president's second inaugural address.
Watch President Obama get sworn in for a second term.
If they can get it through Congress, this would be a ban with teeth.
The platinum coin is dead, long live the debt ceiling.
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The deal struck by Obama and the Republicans leaves open the threat of dramatic spending cuts.
The US president's statement on the fiscal cliff deal demonstrates how he has rejected the coalition's approach.
The US president on why the country must avoid excessive cuts.
There is no incentive for the Democrats to be conciliatory on the budget negotiations; nor, after the last few years of partisan bad feeling, will there be much inclination among them to do so.
Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, believes the answer to gun violence is more guns.
"He talks in a machine-gun patter that combines Tony Soprano-style profanity with some stratospherically esoteric jargon."
"West Germany" really should be a clue.
Australia’s response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre offers a model for the US to emulate.
On Sunday, Barack Obama spoke to the vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Twenty children and six adults killed after gunman opens fire at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.