The OTHER presidential debate: Jon Stewart vs Bill O'Reilly
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.

Obama and Romney during the debate
The two debate lies that could nail Mitt Romney
By John Stoehr - 05 October 16:58

Has Obama given Romney enough rope to hang himself with?

The most important question not asked at the presidential debate
By Alex Hern - 05 October 10:09

"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"

Obama looking weary at the 2012 Presidential debate in Denver, CO
Cheer up Obama! You’ll need a smile to win the next one
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.

Romney’s new weapon against the commander-in-chief
By Nicholas Wapshott - 04 October 7:58

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.

US presidential debate liveblog
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.

Tumblring the presidential debates
By Alex Hern - 03 October 16:00

A gifessay.

Obama and Romney on a T-shirt
The US Presidential Debate Domestic Policy Drinking Game
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 15:38

A fun way to enjoy the first presidential debate.

Should liberals vote for Obama?
By John Stoehr - 02 October 16:08

We need a liberalism that engages as well as spectates - without power, there is no change.

Mitt Romney
Republicans are in open revolt as Romney blunders on
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.

New Statesman
Jon Stewart: Obama is the luckiest guy on earth
By Alex Hern - 26 September 14:37

...while Mitt Romney just keeps getting dumber

Romney is losing - polls put Obama a crucial five points ahead in Ohio
Paranoia about "operatives" infiltrates Romney's grassroots support in Ohio
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.”

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney isn't losing the election - yet
By John Stoehr - 25 September 10:15

Despite a narrative emerging of Romney's failure, Obama remains weak on the economy.

Mitt Romney, this is why you can't roll down the windows in a plane
By Alex Hern - 25 September 10:10

Poor Ernst. He didn't stand a chance.

Why Obama could still lose in November
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.

The grain silo in the middle of Hicksville town centre
Bellwether blues in Defiance County, Ohio
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."

Jon Stewart on Fox News
Video: Jon Stewart blasts Fox News for coverage of Romney's campaign "reboot"
By New Statesman - 21 September 9:20

The Daily Show host says the network's “turd containment crews have been working overtime.”

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Obama and Romney urgently need to zero in on foreign policy
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.

The reunited cast of the West Wing
The cast of the West Wing reunites
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."

Mitt Romney
Romney’s “47 per cent” gaffe is the least of his problems
By Nicholas Wapshott - 20 September 8:49

There is little evidence that Romney has the gravitas needed to speak for his country.

Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney
Video: Jon Stewart tears apart Mitt Romney for his "47 per cent" remarks
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.”

Mitt Romney delivers a speech outside Jerusalem's Old City
Mitt Romney's Palin-esque ignorance of Middle East politics
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.

Fox News
Fox buries story of Romney dismissing nearly half of American voters
By Emily Arrowood - 18 September 17:03

CNN and MSNBC found it newsworthy, so why didn't Fox?

Romney says 47% of US voters are "dependent" and will never vote for him
By George Eaton - 18 September 0:05

Secret video reveals Republican candidate describing 47% of voters as "victims" who will always vote for Obama.

Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu
By putting pressure on Obama over Israel and Iran, Netanyahu is helping Romney
By John Stoehr - 17 September 15:58

If Romney is elected, war in the Middle East could be on the horizon.

George W. Bush and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
The 2012 US election is Bush-Kerry in reverse
By Jonn Elledge - 14 September 13:43

Like the Democrats in 2004, the Republicans have over-estimated their instinctive appeal to voters.

Barack Obama
In a world that glorifies extroverts, let’s hear it for the quiet man
By Ed Smith - 12 September 16:31

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.