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    1. November 6, 2012

      Control of Congress remains split

      Democratic congressmen compounded the defeat of Mitt Romney in the presidential election by fending off Republican...

    2. November 6, 2012

      Bachmann Congress seat in peril

      At the start of this year, Michele Bachmann had hopes of clinching the Republican presidential nomination. Now, she will do...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. January 4, 2012

      Bachmann pulls out of presidential race

      Michele Bachmann has pulled out of the Republican presidential contest after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucuses...

    6. January 4, 2012

      Romney receives McCain’s endorsement

      Mitt Romney had the wind at his back as he took his campaign to become the Republican nominee for president to New Hampshire...

    7. 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...

    8. January 2, 2012

      Romney’s hope of Iowa lead in balance

      Mitt Romney’s hopes of establishing himself as the clear frontrunner in the Republican party’s presidential nomination hung...

    9. January 1, 2012

      Romney gains narrow lead in Iowa poll

      The Iowa caucuses on Tuesday, where the first votes will be cast in the competition for the Republican presidential...

    10. 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...

    11. December 16, 2011

      Gingrich under fire over Freddie Mac role

      Newt Gingrich, the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 election, struggled under a barrage of criticism from rival...

    12. December 15, 2011

      Bright lights, big political problems

      Thanks to political developments this week, people here in the New York area can finally support one of our own in the 2012...

    13. December 14, 2011

      Gingrich surges ahead of Romney in poll

      Newt Gingrich has opened a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney, his rival for the Republican presidential nomination,...

    14. December 8, 2011

      Romney forced back into fight

      Newt Gingrich, who has been catapulted to a sudden, dizzying lead in the race for Republican nomination for the 2012...

    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 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. November 30, 2011

      Field of Republican hopefuls shrinks

      The Republican presidential nomination contest is fast becoming a two-man race, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich squaring...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. November 23, 2011

      Gingrich risks conservative backlash

      Newt Gingrich, the latest contender for the Republican presidential nomination to surge in the polls, has risked a big...

    23. 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...

    24. November 20, 2011

      Solyndra setback

      It is a bad season in Washington for supporters of clean energy. Last week Stephen Chu, the US energy secretary, was grilled...

    25. 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...

    26. November 9, 2011

      Romney holds steady as rivals rise and fall

      The Republican presidential race is shaping up to be a bookmaker’s nightmare, such are the wild gyrations in candidates’...

    27. October 28, 2011

      Merck earnings rise on HPV vaccine success

      Merck, the world's second-largest drugmaker by revenues, reported a surge in its third-quarter profits on Friday, lifted by...

    28. October 21, 2011

      Obama courts the Hispanic vote

      The contrast could not be greater. Days after Republicans took part in a televised debate to compete over who would be...

    29. October 12, 2011

      Michigan leads in Sun Belt versus Rust Belt

      It is a well-known fact that baseball is all about real life, or something close to it, while politics, especially these...

    30. The A-List

      October 9, 2011

      Shadow of Kerry on the so reasonable Romney

      Last week resolved the remaining questions about which Republicans are running for president. Chris Christie, the outspoken...

    31. October 7, 2011

      Cain surge defies sceptics in Republican race

      Back in 1986, before he ever considered running for president, the most daunting challenge facing Herman Cain was figuring...

    32. October 5, 2011

      Romney needs to enthuse his own side

      Where is the love? Mitt Romney might have asked himself that question this week, and not for the first time. The former...

    33. October 4, 2011

      Republican hunt for the holy grail

      Now that Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has said he will not run for president, the Republican search for a candidate...

    34. October 4, 2011

      Republican presidential field narrows

      The field to challenge Barack Obama in 2012 looks settled after months of uncertainty and instability in Republican ranks...

    35. September 25, 2011

      Cain surprise winner in Republican straw poll

      ORLANDO, Florida – Former pizza executive Herman Cain surprised rival Rick Perry with an upset victory Saturday in a...

    36. September 21, 2011

      An imperfect storm for Lloyd’s

      Hurricane Irene meant different things to different people. To US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, it represented a...

    37. September 14, 2011

      Jobs plan lifts Obama’s approval rating

      President Barack Obama’s approval rating received a small lift after he unveiled a jobs plan last week, keeping him ahead of...

    38. FT Alphaville

      September 14, 2011

      Merck rejects Bachmann vaccine claims

      Merck has rejected claims made by Michele Bachmann, a Republican presidential candidate, who said that the US drug company’s...

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