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.

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooded after the storm surge
New York in the teeth of a hurricane – heroes and errors
By Nicky Woolf - 31 October 16:45

Volunteers have made heroic efforts, but why didn't the evacuation start earlier?

Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Leader: The world cannot afford a defeat for Barack Obama
By New Statesman - 31 October 16:00

A Romney victory would greatly increase the chances of war with Iran, embolden the most reactionary elements in Israel and further accelerate climate change.

Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 30 October 7:48

Barack Obama on Hurricane Sandy.

New Statesman
Hollywood comes out to bat for Obama: video round-up
By Alex Hern - 26 October 11:58

Sarah Jessica Parker, Lena Dunham, and Lucas Gray have all produced videos in support of the president.

Barack Obama on a campaign stop in New Hampshire
I know I’m right about Obama, but I can’t quite tell you why
By Ed Smith - 25 October 10:49

But if I’m honest, I can’t tell you where that conviction comes from.

Barack Obama speaks in Columbus, Ohio
Young, white, blue-collar women hold the keys to the White House
By Nicholas Wapshott - 25 October 8:52

If Obama can maintain a lead among young, white women in Ohio, he can win.

In the foreign policy debate, what was left unsaid was most important of all
By Alex Hern - 23 October 8:04

More uses of "freedom" than "liberty", and none at all for "eurozone".

New Statesman
Liveblog: The third and final presidential debate
By Nicky Woolf - 22 October 18:34

Nicky Woolf liveblogs tonights debate.

When the stakes are life or death
By Fran Singh - 21 October 10:30

In the same week that the Florida Supreme Court rejects the appeal of an inmate with schizophrenia, now due to be executed Monday, Texas death row lawyer David R. Dow explains why he continues to figh­t these losing battles.

New Statesman
Binders literally full of women
By Alex Hern - 18 October 12:19

Romney's gaffe has legs.

The state is set for the debate
Watch the US presidential debate live
By Caroline Crampton - 16 October 23:48

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate in Hempstead, New York.

Obama and Romney during the debate
US presidential debate liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 16 October 16:24

Verdict: a win for Obama has Romney imploded over Libya.

New Statesman
What it's like to be Drudged
By Adam Taylor - 16 October 14:23

Adam Taylor got a month's readers in a day thanks to a link from the Drudge Report. But, he wonders, is the Conservative icon's power waning?

This debate is about the real track record
By Heather Boushey - 16 October 10:07

The second presidential debate will focus on the economics of the middle classes, writes CAP's Heather Boushey.

Sailors aboard the Chinese Navy destroyer Qingdao
Beware the Chinese Sea-Dragon
By Alex Ward - 15 October 17:46

Chinese bellicosity in the near seas could usher in a new era of instability.

Romney supporters
The richest states will vote Obama and the poorest states will vote Romney
By Tom London - 14 October 11:47

Yes, "it's the economy, stupid" is true, but other issues are influencing voters counter-intuitively, too.

Margaret Thatcher in 2010
Mitt Romney sends birthday wishes to Margaret Thatcher
By Caroline Crampton - 14 October 10:16

The US presidential candidate wishes the former PM a happy 87th birthday.

A new America gives Obama hope
By Nick Pecorelli - 12 October 16:02

US voters are more socially liberal and increasingly concerned with "fairness", rather than simply "freedom".

Joe Biden during the 2008 vice-presidential debate with Sarah Palin
Watch the US vice-presidential debate live
By Caroline Crampton - 11 October 21:54

Starting at 2am BST, a live stream of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan's debate.