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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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