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 Alex Hern - 09 October 16:19
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 Nicky Woolf - 07 October 9:28
The "Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium" shows how staid the real thing is, says Nicky Woolf. Also, that Jon Stewart should be helping Obama with debate-prep.
By John Stoehr - 05 October 16:58
Has Obama given Romney enough rope to hang himself with?
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 Charlotte Simmonds - 04 October 16:42
Americans respond well to enthusiasm. Obama needs to pull on his charisma to take Romney down in the next debate.
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 Caroline Crampton - 02 October 9:14
Was it a terrorist attack or not?
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 Alex Hern - 26 September 14:37
...while Mitt Romney just keeps getting dumber
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 John Stoehr - 25 September 10:15
Despite a narrative emerging of Romney's failure, Obama remains weak on the economy.
By Alex Hern - 25 September 10:10
Poor Ernst. He didn't stand a chance.
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 9:20
The Daily Show host says the network's “turd containment crews have been working overtime.”
By Andrew Hammond - 20 September 16:11
We're a long way from the days of the cold war, but the need for smart power endures.
By Caroline Crampton - 20 September 15:30
"This is a disaster, it’s a catastrophe, it’s a cataclysmic event unrivalled by the likes of any calamity since the dawn of history."
By Nicholas Wapshott - 20 September 8:49
There is little evidence that Romney has the gravitas needed to speak for his country.
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 David Wearing - 19 September 15:03
Suggests that Palestinians are the aggressors and Israel is a state desiring no more than its own security.
By Emily Arrowood - 18 September 17:03
CNN and MSNBC found it newsworthy, so why didn't Fox?
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.