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    1. December 9, 2014

      Election showdown: the Obama strategists hired to woo UK voters

      They are two of Washington’s most highly regarded backroom strategists and worked together on President Obama’s successful...

    2. May 15, 2014

      Stick to your guns, David Axelrod tells UK Labour party

      David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama who is now working for the Labour party, has urged Ed...

    1. April 27, 2014

      Seeking to define voters by their skin colour is sophistry

      When I was growing up in Nottingham in the 1950s and 1960s, politics was easy. People held views about society forged in the...

    2. April 18, 2014

      Ed Miliband hires Obama adviser David Axelrod for election bid

      The UK’s general election campaigns will be fought out by an American, an Australian and a South African, now that all three...

    3. September 17, 2013

      Navy Yard killings revive arguments in US gun control debate

      As Washington police worked on Tuesday to establish the motivation of the former navy reservist who killed 12 people, the...

    4. May 12, 2013

      Republicans turn screws over Tea Party tax probes

      Republicans tried to increase the pressure on the White House over tax authorities targeting Tea Party groups, as details...

    5. The World

      February 25, 2013

      Italy election: 5 ways to prep for the result

      On this, the final day of polling in Italy’s 2013 election, we thought it would be worth highlighting five blog posts from...

    6. The World

      February 6, 2013

      Italy: Mario Monti's first election campaign video

      He is not quite kissing babies yet but Mario Monti is throwing off his image as a fusty economics professor and former EU...

    7. The World

      January 24, 2013

      A flavour of Obama for Monti's campaign

      Barack Obama knows a thing or two about winning elections and having pressed Italy’s Mario Monti into running for prime...

    8. December 19, 2012

      Newtown puts real heat under virtual guns

      The Connecticut school shooting that has changed America’s discussion about guns has also put a new twist on another old...

    9. November 9, 2012

      US election: Four more years

      Often depicted as ice-cool, Barack Obama shed a tear at his final campaign rally on a chilly night on election eve in Iowa....

    10. November 6, 2012

      A triumph of strategy, money and theatre

      On a chilly Monday morning, on the election’s eve, an unusual Zen-like calm seemed to descend on three of Barack Obama’s...

    11. November 5, 2012

      Candidates reach end of campaign trail

      Barack Obama, criss-crossing the country and its time zones, arrived at his hotel in the shadow of the majestic state...

    12. November 4, 2012

      Stars appear for Obama’s manic Monday

      Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, two iconic bookends of rock and rap music, are stars enough almost to manage equal billing when...

    13. October 29, 2012

      Hurricane forces Obama no-show

      President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are hastily rearranging their campaign schedules as hurricane Sandy sweeps up the US...

    14. October 28, 2012

      Hurricane adds uncertainty to US election

      Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are hastily rearranging their campaign schedules as hurricane Sandy sweeps up the US east...

    15. October 28, 2012

      ‘Frankenstorm’ threatens eastern US

      An epic hurricane is due to hit the eastern United States on Monday night, affecting up to 60m people and forcing the...

    16. October 24, 2012

      Senate candidate sparks abortion controversy

      The issue of abortion returned to centre stage in the US election campaign after a Republican candidate for the Senate, who...

    17. October 21, 2012

      Obama advisers defend his record

      Barack Obama’s allies and advisers sought to preserve his advantage on national security over Mitt Romney, his Republican...

    18. October 14, 2012

      Obama to be more ‘aggressive’ in debate

      President Barack Obama said his preparation for the second presidential debate on Tuesday was “going great” as his aides...

    19. October 7, 2012

      Romney opens foreign policy offensive

      Mitt Romney, in a significant foreign policy address on Monday, will criticise Barack Obama for failing to keep pace with...

    20. October 4, 2012

      Obama hits back with dig at rival’s claims

      President Barack Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney for espousing new-found moderate views during their first presidential debate,...

    21. October 4, 2012

      Debate re-energises Romney support base

      In the immediate aftermath of the first presidential debate, Barack Obama’s top advisers huddled for a short time with...

    22. September 30, 2012

      White House under fire over Libya attack

      Republicans have intensified their criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the fatal attack on the US consulate...

    23. September 27, 2012

      Candidates fail to detail deficit plans

      When David Axelrod, a senior adviser to Barack Obama, was asked to lay out the president’s plan for Social Security this...

    24. September 11, 2012

      Report says Romney backer could save $2bn

      Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate backing Mitt Romney’s campaign for president, could save more than $2bn in taxes over...

    25. September 9, 2012

      Cutter emerges as Obama’s top messenger

      When Barack Obama’s re-election campaign needed urgent damage control after Mitt Romney seized on the president’s awkwardly...

    26. August 29, 2012

      Ryan launches caustic attack on Obama

      Paul Ryan launched a withering attack on Barack Obama in his first major address as the Republican vice-presidential...

    27. August 29, 2012

      US voters asked to ‘trust Mitt’

      Mitt Romney was formally nominated by the Republican party to challenge Barack Obama in a presidential election that was...

    28. August 15, 2012

      Ryan faces struggle to win home state

      As he has done most Tuesday afternoons for the past decade, Norman Aulabaugh was protesting this week across the street from...

    29. August 12, 2012

      Republicans welcome Romney’s VP pick

      The characteristic awkward gestures were all on display when Mitt Romney took the stage – the marionette-like shuffle as he...

    30. August 5, 2012

      War of words on Romney taxes escalates

      Two senior Republicans have accused Harry Reid, Democratic leader of the Senate, of lying, as the war of words over Mitt...

    31. July 25, 2012

      Romney team defensive over race remarks

      Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign was back on the defensive over anonymous comments by an adviser who allegedly quipped...

    32. June 3, 2012

      Romney uses jobs gloom to attack Obama

      President Barack Obama is failing to revive the economy because he has a “deficit in leadership”, aides to his rival Mitt...

    33. May 31, 2012

      Obama campaign attacks Romney record

      President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign opened up a new front in its attacks on Mitt Romney on Thursday, describing...

    34. March 13, 2012

      Think-tank battle highlights US political divide

      Charles and David Koch, the billionaire US industrialists who have donated tens of millions of dollars in support of...

    35. March 7, 2012

      Romney calls on rivals to quit race

      Mitt Romney’s campaign has called on his Republican rivals to heed “the basic principles of math” and drop out of the 2012...

    36. February 7, 2012

      Obama backs down on super-Pac funding

      Barack Obama has given his reluctant blessing to Priorities USA Action, the “super political action committee” that was...

    37. February 6, 2012

      Chrysler TV ad sparks political storm

      Clint Eastwood and Chrysler have sparked a political firestorm over an advertisement that aired during Sunday night’s Super...

    38. January 16, 2012

      Huntsman hits at campaign strategy as he quits

      Jon Huntsman has quit the 2012 Republican race with a call for candidates to cease personal attacks, conducted through the...

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