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.

Barack Obama
Obama’s foreign policy: am I my brother’s keeper?
By Femi Alese - 11 September 16:33

Paradoxically, US foreign policy has always been focused on neighbourly expansion of territory without the pursuance of global hegemony.

Mitt Romney
How the fighting talk fizzled from Mitt Romney's Republican Party
By Nicky Woolf - 11 September 8:41

The GOP has allowed the Democrats to seize their ideological heartland - patriotism and defence.

Obama's re-election looks an ever-safer bet
By George Eaton - 10 September 10:00

US president opens up a five-point lead over Romney in latest national poll.

Douglas Alexander's Democratic Convention diary
By Douglas Alexander - 07 September 17:05

On stage, Obama spoke truth from power - the essential task of a political leader.

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.