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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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