Romney is exaggerating his foreign policy differences with Obama
By David Milne - 07 September 15:24

On foreign policy, the Republican candidate and the US President share a method and a worldview.

Romney is running out of time to turn the US election around
By Tom Mludzinski - 06 September 14:27

The Republican candidate didn't get the poll bounce he needed from his party's convention.

Daily Show mocks Democrats' idolisation of "mythical" Obama
By Alex Hern - 06 September 13:08

"It’s frankly only natural that Democrats would counter with their own mythical Obama — still invisible, but this time sitting on a significantly different chair."

Jon Stewart.
Daily Show mocks Democrats' idolisation of "mythical" Obama
By Alex Hern - 06 September 13:07

"It’s frankly only natural that Democrats would counter with their own mythical Obama — still invisible, but this time sitting on a significantly different chair."

Anonymous thief claims to have stolen Romney tax returns, demands $1m
By Alex Hern - 06 September 10:52

Tax returns will be released if Romney doesn't pay up – or if someone else pays up first.

Romney isn’t liked or trusted, but he’s still got Democrats worried
By Nicholas Wapshott - 06 September 6:23

Labor Day is a Rubicon in the US. It marks the end of the three-month summer holiday leases that began on Memorial Day, releasing beach homes in the Hamptons, on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to their owners after another lucrative letting season.

Barack Obama on the phone.
Barack Obama has the stoner vote totally sewn up
By Alex Hern - 04 September 17:58

"It's Barack. We need you"

Nicki Minaj "endorses" Mitt Romney
By Alex Hern - 04 September 15:05

"You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy"

Video: Clint Eastwood interviews an empty chair at the RNC
By Alex Hern - 31 August 7:34

The man with no name interviews the guest with no body.

Ed Miliband meeting Barack Obama in 2011
Shadow cabinet fact-finding missions across the pond
By Rafael Behr - 30 August 16:51

Recess has allowed a few key figures the chance to attend the US conventions.

The President's attempt to win over redditors, from
I am Barack Obama, President of the United States -- AMA
By Alex Hern - 30 August 12:25

The President enters the source of memes, and comes out unscathed.

Paul Ryan's convention speech heralds a post-factual age
By Alex Hern - 30 August 9:02

Time and again, Ryan mislead, misspoke, and made Demonstrably Misleading Assertions.

Altgeld Gardens, where Barack Obama worked as a community organiser
America's black community has impossible dreams for Barack Obama
By Jonathan Wynne-Jones - 29 August 15:42

“No matter how high you rise, you’re still a black person in a white man’s world.”

As Chimerica dissolves, distrust deepens between China and the US
By Mark Leonard - 29 August 15:33

The atmosphere between Washington and Beijing has soured, with mutual recriminations rising over the South China Sea, trade and human rights.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan arrive at a campaign rally in Powell, Ohio
The political impossibility of the Ryan-Romney budget
By Andrew Polsky - 29 August 14:23

You are better off believing in the tooth fairy than the Republican pair's economic strategy.

The stage at the Republican National Convention
CNN tries to bury RNC racism
By Alex Hern - 29 August 12:29

News network confirms the abuse of a camerawoman at the Republican Party Convention, but downplays its significance.

Word Games: Ryanomics
By Sophie Elmhirst - 23 August 12:24

Here’s what I want to know: has Ryanomics been coined – as Reaganomics was – principally because Ryan (Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential candidate) has an “n” at the end?

President Obama at the White House news conference
President Obama: "Rape is rape."
By New Statesman - 21 August 8:35

Quote of the day.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
What people who talk about "legitimate rape" really mean
By Naomi McAuliffe - 20 August 13:08

At the heart of both the Julian Assange and Todd Akin debates are some very questionable assumptions about what constitutes rape.

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Party
By Margarida Madaleno - 17 August 15:36

The best party ever is back for its tenth year.

Las Vegas: the last honest place on earth
By David Flusfeder - 15 August 13:04

Poker is pure social Darwinism – a revelation of character as well as capacity. And where better to play it than Las Vegas, a city that is brutally upfront about its desire to separate you from your money?

New Statesman
Infographic: Cutting the Ryan way
By Alex Hern - 15 August 12:32

Where are the savings coming from, Ryan?

The ultra-conservative Paul Ryan is the target Obama wanted most
By Alec MacGillis - 15 August 11:19

Romney remains insecure about his conservative support.

If you thought Ryan's fiscal policy was bad, wait til you see his monetary policy
By Alex Hern - 14 August 12:29

"Sound money", raising interest rates and Ayn Rand: he's got it all.

Paul Ryan is the Republicans' "ideas man". Shame his ideas are nonsense
By Alex Hern - 13 August 9:49

To achieve his plan, Ryan would have to enact spending cuts which are "beyond draconian".

Who is Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate?
By Martha Gill - 11 August 10:45

A fan of Ayn Rand, for starters.

Romney confuses "Sikh" with "sheikh"
By George Eaton - 08 August 8:28

Republican candidate misspeaks in tribute to Wisconsin temple shooting victims.