The fiscal cliff isn't scary except to republicans
The fiscal cliff isn't scary to anyone but Republicans
By Alex Hern - 08 November 13:17

Taxmageddon could be a blessing in disguise.

Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's defeat
Video: Jon Stewart describes Fox News election night coverage as "crisis on bullshit mountain"
By Caroline Crampton - 08 November 8:59

The insane moment of panic on the network when Obama was re-elected “will… live forever", Stewart says.

Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Mali and Shasa.
Obama's disunited states
By Ben Fox - 07 November 23:18

It would be a mistake to regard the result as a sweeping endorsement of the Obama presidency.

Barack Obama makes campaign calls from an office in Ohio
Ohio: In the eye of the electoral storm
By Nicky Woolf - 07 November 16:22

After the best part of a year at the frantic centre of a national campaign, Ohio is tired to the bone.

Barack Obama walks off the stage following his victory speech on election night.
Obama’s ground game, avoiding the fiscal cliff and thoughts of President Gore
By Douglas Alexander - 07 November 16:18

There is relief – and pride – about the US election result in Labour ranks.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Forget about 2012, the race for the White House in 2016 has already begun
By Nicholas Wapshott - 07 November 16:09

Put your money on Hillary Clinton vs Chris Christie, says Nicholas Wapshott.

John Ashcroft, George W Bush's attorney general
The end of justice in America
By John Pilger - 07 November 15:57

The political trial and 22-year sentence of Dr Rafil Dhafir, an Iraqi-born doctor and humanitarian, makes a mockery of the notion that all are equal in the eyes of US law.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Republicans must accept that they can't rely on white votes to win
By Sunder Katwala - 07 November 12:04

With whites now accounting for only 72 per cent of the electorate, the party's election strategy is bust.

The winners and losers of the US election
By Caroline Crampton and Helen Lewis - 07 November 10:40

From Elizabeth Warren and memes, to glum Fox News pundits and Paul Ryan's biceps.

Mitt Romney acknowledges the cheers of his supporters at his rally in Boston
5 Pictures Of Mitt Romney Looking Sad
By Caroline Crampton - 07 November 9:53

The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.

The lessons for Labour from Obama's lacklustre campaign
By Anthony Painter and Marcus Roberts - 07 November 9:28

The US president owes his victory to his political machine, not his campaign strategy.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump calls Obama's victory a "disgusting injustice"
By Caroline Crampton - 07 November 9:11

The tycoon is not a gracious loser.

A damaged house in Beach Haven, New Jersey
Is New Jersey in any state to vote tonight?
By Michael Tracey - 06 November 17:17

The legitimacy of the election result in New Jersey will be undermined as residents are still struggling to cope with the damage and devastation of SuperStorm Sandy.

Barack Obama
The US election results - liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 06 November 14:04

Nicky Woolf liveblogs the result of the 2012 presidential election.

What time will the UK know the result of the US election?
By Alex Hern - 06 November 13:00

Your guide to the American election: when each state declares, who is likely to win it, and what kind of hot dogs you need.

New Statesman
In pictures: Hicksville, Ohio on the eve of the election
By Nicky Woolf - 06 November 10:37

The sleepy town at the heart of the battleground state goes to the polls today.

Black America waits anxiously as race re-emerges in the US election
By Ben Fox - 05 November 21:04

In Florida, the Democrat charge is that Republicans are trying to stop black people from voting.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally in Cleveland, Ohio.
How many UK titles have endorsed Romney? None
By George Eaton - 05 November 16:18

It's a landslide victory for Obama on Fleet Street.

A view of Lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry
Blood and thunder: New York after Hurricane Sandy
By Laurie Penny - 05 November 15:23

It’s no accident that the original Occupy Wall Street organisers were among the first to set up and co-ordinate volunteering efforts.

A Democrat volunteer encourages people to turn out in Ohio
Meet the first-time voters of Hicksville, Ohio
By Nicky Woolf - 05 November 8:42

"Even though some of them have been indoctrinated at home, they are open-minded."

Ignore the Republican hype, Obama's odds are as strong as ever
By John Stoehr - 05 November 7:25

When right-wing spinners try to attack mathematics itself, you know they're running scared.

Sandy cost the US $50bn, could have been averted for $15bn
By Alex Hern - 02 November 13:12

Prevention is better than cure.

New Statesman
171,000 new jobs provides mild boost to Obama
By Alex Hern - 02 November 12:46

Unemployment rate up 0.1%

The Manhattan skyline in rare darkness
After Hurricane Sandy: New York in the dark
By Nicky Woolf - 02 November 11:07

With power still out, hitherto hidden communities emerge - people are actually meeting each other.

Bloomberg brooks no dissent.
Bloomberg: "It's global warming, stupid"
By Alex Hern - 02 November 10:27

"Now we have weather on steroids."

George W Bush looks on as Mitt Romney gave a speech as a gubernatorial candidate
The zombie neocons have risen from the dead and found a new Dubbya
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 November 6:16

Romney is running for Bush's third term.

Mitt Romney on a campaign stop in Florida
What if Mitt Romney wins on 6 November?
By Nicholas Wapshott - 01 November 5:22

How will it affect the rest of us?

Capitol Hill
The "Fiscal Cliff" would drag America into certain recession
By Alex Ward - 31 October 17:52

Congress must overcome its partisan rifts.

Weeds grow outside the gate of an abandoned General Motors plant
How the Midwest was won
By Nicky Woolf - 31 October 17:19

The US car industry went into a tailspin in 2008 just as Barack Obama was preparing to take office. His prompt action to save it — and Mitt Romney’s callous counter-proposals — may just win him this year’s election.

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