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  1. 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...

  2. Westminster Blog

    January 6, 2011

    Is Miliband's new adviser really Barack Obama's mentor?

    An interesting scoop over at the New Statesman where the fast-rising Labour blogger Dan Hodges reveals that Arnie Graf, the...

  1. February 6, 2009

    Support for faith initiatives to be expanded

    Barack Obama announced yesterday an expansion of federal support for faith-based initiatives and community organisations,...

  2. February 5, 2009

    White House to expand faith-based initiatives

    Barack Obama announced on Thursday an expansion of federal support for faith-based initiatives and community organisations,...

  3. November 11, 2008

    Fallen Victorian star shines bright

    Can art change politics? In Virginia in 1990, pastor Jeremiah Wright gave a sermon around G.F. Watts' painting of a ragged,...

  4. November 10, 2008

    Fallen star shines bright

    Can art change politics? In Virginia in 1990, pastor Jeremiah Wright gave a sermon around G.F. Watts’ painting of a ragged,...

  5. November 4, 2008

    Preparing for the first blue president

    We are on the brink of history. Tonight, the US could elect its first ever blue president. The fact that Barack Obama would...

  6. November 3, 2008

    The first blue president

    We are on the brink of history. On Tuesday the US could elect its first ever blue president. The fact that Barack Obama...

  7. The World

    October 13, 2008

    McCain the merciful

    It has now become a commonplace in the New York Times and the Washington Post that John McCain is fighting a dirty campaign....

  8. October 8, 2008

    Thorns in the side of Obama

    Jeremiah Wright (above) Barack Obama's association with his former pastor still haunts him, although he has dissociated...

  9. October 8, 2008

    Obama's burden

    It would be the most significant moment in US race relations since the civil rights era. Less than a month from now, a...

  10. October 7, 2008

    Obama’s burden: Race and the US election

    It would be the most significant moment in US race relations since the civil rights era. Less than a month from now, a...

  11. October 7, 2008

    Obama lead forces McCain on to attack

    If God were an equity trader, his Democratic bias would be plain to see. Having signalled he would attempt to "turn the...

  12. October 6, 2008

    Obama lead forces McCain on to attack

    If God were an equity trader, his Democratic bias would be plain to see. Havingsignalled he would attempt to “turn the page”...

  13. September 23, 2008

    McCain advert aims at Obama's past life

    John McCain yesterday launched an aggressive attempt to link Barack Obama to the sleazy reput-ation of Chicago politics, as...

  14. September 23, 2008

    McCain advert aims at Obama's past life

    John McCain yesterday launched an aggressive attempt to link Barack Obama to the sleazy reput-ation of Chicago politics, as...

  15. September 22, 2008

    McCain advert aims at Obama’s past life

    John McCain on Monday launched an aggressive attempt to link Barack Obama to the sleazy reputation of Chicago politics, as...

  16. June 12, 2008

    Online Obama fights web smears

    If there were a gold medal for political use of new technology, almost every web aficionado would award it to Barack Obama....

  17. June 12, 2008

    Head of Obama's search team quits

    Barack Obama yesterday took his first direct hit of the US general election when he accepted the resignation of Jim...

  18. June 11, 2008

    VP search chief quits Obama campaign

    Barack Obama on Wednesday took his first direct hit of the general election when he accepted the resignation of Jim Johnson,...

  19. June 9, 2008

    Now it is time to be more ordinary

    When Barack Obama, having secured the presidential nomination, ended his victory speech last week, CNN sought its first...

  20. June 8, 2008

    Now it is time for Obama to be more ordinary

    When Barack Obama, having secured the presidential nomination, ended his victory speech last week, CNN sought its first...

  21. June 2, 2008

    Democratic frontrunner cuts ties to church

    Barack Obama has severed links with the controversial Chicago church he attended for nearly two decades, as he seeks to...

  22. June 2, 2008

    Obama cuts ties to church

    Barack Obama has severed links with the controversial Chicago church he attended for nearly two decades, as he seeks to...

  23. June 1, 2008

    Obama quits controversial church

    Barack Obama has severed ties with the controversial Chicago church he attended for nearly two decades, as he seeks to...

  24. May 27, 2008

    On Israel and the campaign bus

    "Thrown under the bus" is becoming the phrase of the American presidential election. It describes the moment when a...

  25. May 26, 2008

    On Israel and the campaign bus

    “Thrown under the bus” is becoming the phrase of the American presidential election. It describes the moment when a...

  26. May 23, 2008

    McCain rejects pastor over Hitler comments

    John McCain yesterday rejected the endorsement of an influential evangelical Christian leader who has faced criticism for...

  27. May 22, 2008

    McCain rejects pastor over Hitler remark

    John McCain on Thursday rejected the endorsement of an influential evangelical Christian leader who has faced criticism for...

  28. May 21, 2008

    McCain treads carefully in ties with Bush

    When John McCain visited the White House in March to receive the endorsement of George W. Bush, the Republican presidential...

  29. May 21, 2008

    McCain wary of close association with Bush

    When John McCain visited the White House in March to receive the endorsement of George W. Bush, the Republican presidential...

  30. May 20, 2008

    McCain wary of close ties with Bush

    When John McCain visited the White House in March to receive the endorsement of George W. Bush, the Republican presidential...

  31. May 8, 2008

    Resurgent Obama regains his voice

    Even before his victory was declared in the North Carolina Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barack Obama seemed to have...

  32. May 7, 2008

    Obama recovers his momentum

    This week’s Democratic primaries in Indiana and North Carolina may not have been the knockout blow Hillary Clinton and...

  33. May 7, 2008

    Obama keeps Clinton at bay

    Barack Obama last night won a strong victory in the North Carolina primary amid record high voter turnout, depriving...

  34. May 7, 2008

    Obama seizes back initiative

    Barack Obama last night won a sweeping victory in the North Carolina Democratic primary amid record high voter turnout,...

  35. May 6, 2008

    A conservative crisis of followership

    These have been a terrible few weeks for the Democrats – so bad that Republicans are feeling faint flickers of hope....

  36. May 6, 2008

    Last chance for Obama to land knockout blow

    Barack Obama faces his fifth - and some believe final - chance of unequivocally seizing the Democratic nomination in a...

  37. May 6, 2008

    Obama hopes to shake off Clinton

    Barack Obama faces his fifth - and probably final - chance of unequivocally seizing the Democratic nomination in today's...

  38. May 5, 2008

    Democrats neglect their real opponent

    George W. Bush is the most unpopular president in modern US history. His disapproval rating now stands at 71 per cent –...

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