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    1. The A-List

      November 7, 2012

      Why Romney lost

      What ought to pain Republicans most about Barack Obama’s victory is that 2012 was entirely winnable for them. In European...

    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. November 6, 2012

      Flood of independent money raises stakes

      If the 2012 presidential election campaign has been notable for one thing, it is money. From the Republican primaries to the...

    2. October 10, 2012

      Friends hail return of ‘real’ Romney

      After maintaining hardline policy positions to win over the most conservative elements of the Republican party, Mitt Romney...

    3. 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...

    4. June 17, 2012

      Romney wavers on deportation

      Mitt Romney avoided taking a firm position on President Barack Obama’s order to halt the deportation of children of illegal...

    5. June 7, 2012

      Romney beats Obama on fundraising

      Mitt Romney raised significantly more money for his US presidential election campaign last month than Barack Obama, with the...

    6. May 9, 2012

      Endorsement of gay marriage carries risks

      Barack Obama’s new-found support for the legalisation of gay marriage may reflect a true evolution of the US president’s...

    7. May 8, 2012

      Santorum endorses Romney candidacy

      Mitt Romney has won the endorsement of Rick Santorum, the conservative who mounted the most serious challenge to the former...

    8. April 25, 2012

      Obama sets rallies to kick off campaign

      The US general election is officially under way, with Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters announcing the first formal...

    9. April 24, 2012

      Romney sweeps five primaries

      Declaring that “a new America begins tonight”, Mitt Romney crowned himself as the presumptive nominee of the Republican...

    10. April 18, 2012

      Romney has work cut out in ‘monied burbs’

      Mitt Romney was unequivocal this week about the importance of Pennsylvania in the November presidential election. “We need...

    11. April 12, 2012

      Less effort, more money? Me too!

      I’ve changed my mind about Rick Santorum. I realise it’s a little late in the political season for this sort of thing. But,...

    12. April 11, 2012

      Goodbye Santorum: the US election starts now

      Credit Rick Santorum with accepting the obvious: he lost. Despite winning 11 primaries, he was always more of an irritant...

    13. April 11, 2012

      Obama’s Buffett tax

      It was unfortunate for US President Barack Obama that Rick Santorum this week chose to quit the race for the Republican...

    14. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2012

      Floating Treasuries. Levitating Fed.

      Let’s start with “Federal Reserve Independence Day“ – March 4, 1951. Nowadays… when financial repression is all the rage,...

    15. April 11, 2012

      Romney takes centre stage in race

      Mitt Romney is starting to tack back into the political centre as the presidential election campaign begins in earnest,...

    16. The A-List

      April 11, 2012

      Forget Santorum: Now the US election really begins

      Credit Rick Santorum with accepting the obvious: he lost. Despite winning 11 primaries, Mr Santorum was always more of an...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP The S&P 500 followed global equity markets down, falling 1.71 per cent on the day as Spanish and Italian sovereign...

    20. April 10, 2012

      Santorum exit clears way for Romney

      Rick Santorum has abruptly suspended his campaign for the US presidency, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to seal the...

    21. April 5, 2012

      Republican race tightens in Pennsylvania

      The Republican presidential race has sharply tightened in Pennsylvania, with Mitt Romney taking a lead over Rick Santorum in...

    22. April 4, 2012

      Romney directs ire at Obama

      Mitt Romney returned fire at Barack Obama on Wednesday, delivering a barrage of attacks against the president over his...

    23. April 4, 2012

      Romney sweeps three primaries

      Primary results (AP) State (Votes counted*) Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich Ron Paul Maryland (92%) 47% 29% 11% 10%...

    24. April 2, 2012

      Women voters surge to Obama

      Barack Obama has secured a large lead over Mitt Romney among women voters after the recent conservative debate in the US...

    25. April 1, 2012

      Greenspan defends Bernanke over attacks

      Alan Greenspan has decried the Republican presidential candidates’ attacks on Ben Bernanke, his successor as chairman of the...

    26. March 30, 2012

      America’s dream unravels

      It feels like you are entering a parallel universe. In reality it is just a few short steps down a plank into the neon-lit...

    27. March 28, 2012

      Attack ads excite TV station owners

      For those people in Madison, Wisconsin, who had tuned into NBC’s Today Show, Wednesday morning’s advertisement was a...

    28. March 28, 2012

      Wisconsin voters focus on ideological battle

      From the second-floor office of his home on the shores of Moose Lake in Nashotah, Mark Neumann is reluctant to endorse any...

    29. March 28, 2012

      Romney captures Bush and Rubio endorsements

      Mitt Romney’s path to the Republican nomination has cleared further after two new high-profile endorsements and Newt...

    30. March 25, 2012

      Santorum hopes to build on Louisiana victory

      Rick Santorum said there was an outpouring of support for him in Wisconsin as he sought to turn a resounding victory in...

    31. March 25, 2012

      Romney heads for California to fill coffers

      Mitt Romney will be rounding up donors in the traditionally Democratic strongholds of Hollywood and Silicon Valley this...

    32. March 25, 2012

      Obama is far from home and dry

      If conventional wisdom is right Barack Obama is cruising towards re-election. The economy is recovering – there are signs...

    33. March 24, 2012

      Santorum wins Louisiana primary

      Rick Santorum won a resounding victory in the Louisiana primary on Saturday, giving him fresh steam for his bid for the...

    34. March 23, 2012

      Electoral realities

      After months of apparent denial, it has dawned on Republicans that prolonging a deeply divisive primary campaign is not in...

    35. March 23, 2012

      The Diary: James Naughtie

      Few cities mix the rough and the smooth with more relish than Chicago. It tends its art-deco buildings with love, lets...

    36. March 22, 2012

      Etch A Sketch draws investors

      Shares in Ohio Art soared after an adviser to Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination,...

    37. March 22, 2012

      Obama gets the conservative vote

      The world does not get a vote in the US presidential election. Never mind, politicians across the globe are lining up...

    38. March 22, 2012

      Backers pile pressure on Santorum

      The stakes for Rick Santorum in the presidential primary contests in Louisiana and Wisconsin are already high. After a...

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