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  1. November 13, 2012

    Tough talk is not the way to woo Latinos

    A few months ago I was in San Francisco where, on a chilly Sunday morning, I met a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s election...

  2. 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...

  1. July 8, 2012

    Survival of the weakest: economy vs Romney

    It is an electoral truth universally acknowledged that if the economy is doing badly the incumbent will lose. In the last 14...

  2. May 24, 2012

    Is Barack Obama the King of Pop?

    There was a time when leaders of the Republican party quoted a fairly limited set of authorities: the Lord, Clint Eastwood...

  3. April 11, 2012

    Santorum quits with raised stature

    After launching his campaign last year for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with no money and little prospect of...

  4. April 10, 2012

    Santorum’s safe return to nowhere

    Rick Santorum always was an improbable, even quixotic, candidate for the US presidency, let alone the Republican party...

  5. February 10, 2012

    Right wing promises Romney a rough ride

    Josef Lipp, a bearded 23-year-old who helps produce “values” documentaries, sums up the thoughts of many conservatives with...

  6. January 29, 2012

    Romney builds Florida lead

    The race for the Republican presidential nomination descended further into bitterness over the weekend as Mitt Romney...

  7. January 8, 2012

    Romney’s cruising – for now

    Bill Clinton once recommended muting the sound to appraise the body language of a politician. By that yardstick, the...

  8. The World

    January 4, 2012

    After Iowa - why Santorum may fall by the wayside

    Rick Santorum may have lost the Iowa caucus by a hair’s breadth. But he clearly won the battle for sound bite of the night,...

  9. January 4, 2012

    Iowa voters issue cautionary message

    Iowa may be Barack Obama’s lucky charm. Not only was it in Iowa four years ago that the future president began his soaring...

  10. The A-List

    January 3, 2012

    Welcome to another year of protest and instability

    I bravely predict more of the same in 2012. By this I mean the following. First, Mitt Romney will win the Republican...

  11. December 29, 2011

    Poll indicates collapse in Gingrich support

    Newt Gingrich’s bid for the Republican nomination for president has suffered another blow after a new poll showed his...

  12. The World

    December 28, 2011

    Ron Paul - kook or visionary?

    With just days to go before the Republican Party caucus in Iowa, Ron Paul, a 74-year-old libertarian, is now in the lead. Up...

  13. December 22, 2011

    Iowa Republicans say yes to ‘Dr No’

    Ron Paul is an unlikely rock star. Stooping and gaunt, the 76-year-old Texas congressman walks gingerly on the stage at a...

  14. December 21, 2011

    Candidate kitsch in an age of austerity

    Three days before Christmas and 12 days shy of the Iowa caucus, Republican voters are still “shopping” for a candidate. And...

  15. December 7, 2011

    Soldier on through Republican debates

    I want to give two cheers for the televised debates between the Republican presidential candidates. You can think what you...

  16. December 7, 2011

    Gingrich struggles to build team

    As national attention fixated on the astounding rise of Newt Gingrich in the race for the Republican presidential nomination...

  17. December 6, 2011

    Granite State proves a grey area for Romney

    No matter how much he scratches his head, Tom Clougherty cannot quite understand it. As far as he is concerned, Mitt Romney...

  18. December 6, 2011

    Gingrich surges to front of GOP pack

    Newt Gingrich’s surge to the front of the Republican pack looks like more than just a temporary blip, with two new polls...

  19. December 5, 2011

    Republican realist

    With less than a month before the Iowa caucus, the Republican contest has boiled down to a fight between Newt Gingrich and...

  20. December 4, 2011

    Gingrich extends lead in Iowa race

    Newt Gingrich now commands a strong lead in Iowa in the race to become the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2012,...

  21. December 2, 2011

    Cain suspends presidential bid following claims

    Herman Cain has suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination following accusations of sexual harassment and...

  22. December 2, 2011

    Tea Party nomination dilemma as Iowa looms

    Jerry DeLemus is facing a dilemma. It is one being confronted by the ideological purists of the Tea Party movement across...

  23. December 1, 2011

    Gingrich forces pundits to reassess his chances

    When Newt Gingrich started rising in the polls last month, most political observers wrote him off as the latest Republican...

  24. November 28, 2011

    Cain reassesses campaign after affair claim

    Herman Cain is “reassessing” his campaign to be the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2012 in the wake of...

  25. November 28, 2011

    The rise of Gingrich and the ‘elite media’

    Newt Gingrich entered the Republican race for the presidency with enough personal and political baggage to break the back of...

  26. November 28, 2011

    Gingrich builds on new momentum

    Newt Gingrich is touting himself as the “conservative alternative” to Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential...

  27. November 25, 2011

    Why doesn’t America like science?

    Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, does not often hide his views. When he recently addressed an international economic...

  28. November 23, 2011

    Gingrich backs letting illegal immigrants stay

    Newt Gingrich, the latest contender for the Republican presidential nomination to surge in the polls, has said he supports...

  29. November 22, 2011

    Gingrich surges to top of GOP polls

    Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, continued to surge in the opinion polls, with two new...

  30. November 20, 2011

    Religion on display in Republican debate

    Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination espoused the depth of their Christian faith at a debate on Saturday...

  31. November 19, 2011

    Entertainers with vocal cords built for endurance

    From Dr Elizabeth Morgan. Sir, Thank you for Christopher Caldwell’s excellent article on Georgia’s favourite, fearless,...

  32. November 19, 2011

    Cain did not serve in uniform

    From Mr Daniel Mauro. Sir, Herman Cain did not serve in the US military as claimed by Alex Martelli (Letters, November 12)....

  33. November 18, 2011

    Romney takes the high road against rivals

    Inside Mitt Romney’s Boston campaign headquarters, some staff coined a new rule: “No more midget boxing matches.” Weeks...

  34. November 15, 2011

    We need a fox to see the snares and a lion to scare the wolves

    Some kind readers occasionally suggest that I should be prime minister. I disagree. I recoil from the prospect of breakfast...

  35. November 15, 2011

    Gingrich bounces back in the polls

    The race for the Republican presidential nomination has a surprising new star – but he is one of the oldest political hands...

  36. The World

    November 15, 2011

    Herman's foreign policy Cainwreck

    By Anna Fifield in Washington Even Herman Cain would not have claimed to be a foreign policy expert. In fact, the former...

  37. November 15, 2011

    Greek lessons in the financial crisis

    There’s an old surgeon saying, “watch one, do one, teach one”. Lucas Papademos, Greece’s new prime minister, has jumbled the...

  38. November 13, 2011

    Over-reach in Ohio

    As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. That, at least, is what President Obama’s supporters hope after last week’s rejection of a...

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