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  1. February 24, 2014

    A record of controversy: Piers Morgan’s career at CNN

    CNN has axed Piers Morgan from his prime time interview slot after years of terrible ratings and lacklustre reviews,...

  2. January 31, 2014

    Skating on thin ice

    The Canadian $5 bill of the past decade shows scenes of winter sports: children, mostly, sledging, skating and playing ice...

  1. October 14, 2013

    Senate closes in on deal to reopen US government

    Senate leaders were late on Monday closing in on a deal to reopen the federal government and avert a potentially...

  2. August 2, 2013

    What climate scientists talk about now

    David Vaughan was sitting in his office in Cambridge when he first saw the grainy black-and-white picture of something he...

  3. June 28, 2013

    US immigration vote brings day of reckoning for Republicans

    Bill Kristol did not mince words this week when he advised the Republicans in the House of Representatives on how to...

  4. October 29, 2012

    The thrill of 2008 has gone – and it hurts

    Four years is not much in the greater scheme of things but America today, just one week before it chooses its next...

  5. October 10, 2012

    Gloves off for vice-presidential debate

    Four years ago, Joe Biden had to take care not to appear patronising to Sarah Palin, then a relatively young, rising...

  6. October 2, 2012

    Romney urged to be aggressive in debates

    Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for US president, should be aggressive and forward looking in Wednesday night’s first...

  7. Nick Butler

    September 6, 2012

    Obama and energy

    Mitt Romney has given Barack Obama a free pass when it comes to energy and environmental policy.  Obama needs only to point...

  8. The World

    September 5, 2012

    A tale of two conventions

    There is no name for people whose job it is dissect the choreography of US conventions. It involves the kinds of skill...

  9. September 2, 2012

    Back to the Future for Obama in Charlotte

    Barack Obama came up with a sharp line to describe last week’s Republican convention in Tampa: “You might as well have...

  10. August 31, 2012

    A shallow, treacly but devastating speech

    In Tampa on Thursday night, Republican Mitt Romney made the argument for why he deserves to replace Barack Obama as...

  11. August 27, 2012

    New Jersey firebrand to rally delegates

    Chris Christie’s most-quoted words include “jerk”, “liar”, “SOB” and “numb-nuts”. Mitt Romney is known for quaint 1950s...

  12. FT Data

    August 23, 2012

    2012 Election Watch: running mates and the polls

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s announcement on August 11 of Paul Ryan as his running mate drew a...

  13. August 16, 2012

    Obama needs a plan to cut the deficit

    Back in 2004 I thought John Kerry would push George W. Bush out of the White House. Instead, the voters preferred a...

  14. August 10, 2012

    Romney weighs convention choices

    Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire and ­reality television star who dallied with running for the White House in 2012,...

  15. August 8, 2012

    Romney warned on ‘bold’ VP pick

    Mitt Romney’s approach to choosing his vice-presidential running-mate has much that mirrors his dealmaking background in...

  16. July 17, 2012

    Road to nowhere and Fresno

    There have been a lot of US public works projects that don’t go anywhere lately. First, Alaska had the “bridge to nowhere”,...

  17. July 15, 2012

    Speculation mounts on Romney VP pick

    Speculation about who Mitt Romney will choose as a running-mate intensified over the weekend as a buzz around the unlikely...

  18. The World

    June 28, 2012

    Obamacare survives, but economy is what matters

    So primed was everyone for an iconoclastic Supreme Court ruling that it took a few moments to realise Obamacare had emerged...

  19. April 2, 2012

    Romney seeks chance to unite party

    If Mitt Romney can clinch a victory in Wisconsin it would firm up the sense that he is the inevitable Republican...

  20. March 31, 2012

    Producers went along with distorted account of Palin pick

    From Mr Clark S. Judge. Sir, In “How Hollywood changed my view of Sarah Palin” (Comment, March 24), Gillian Tett mistakenly...

  21. March 23, 2012

    The Achilles heel of women in politics

    There are not many political films that have left me haunted, but Game Change, a new HBO film on the 2008 American election...

  22. March 21, 2012

    Gas pipeline sparks hope for Alaska

    “Growing up in the 1970s, it was like the Wild West there,” says Susan Bell, commissioner in the Alaska state government’s...

  23. March 21, 2012

    Oil groups give Alaska the cold shoulder

    One of the inducements offered by Sean Parnell, Alaska’s governor, in his bid to persuade companies to develop the North...

  24. March 13, 2012

    Red and blue on the silver screen

    Perhaps the most famous political film ever made was Mr Smith Goes to Washington , which came out in 1939. It starred James...

  25. March 9, 2012

    GOP aims to win back women voters

    When a freelance reporter accosted two Democratic congresswomen this week demanding they condemn crude attacks by a comedian...

  26. 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...

  27. January 30, 2012

    Romney’s attack tactics anger rivals

    Mitt Romney’s campaign steamroller is bearing down on his Republican opponents in Florida’s pivotal primary in a powerful...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2012

    A Feng Shui facepalm

    Stan Adams is one IT lawyer-turned-blogger who possibly needs to adjust his medication. Here, via Business Insider, is his...

  29. January 20, 2012

    Romney struggles to hold off Gingrich

    Mitt Romney is struggling to hold on to the mantle of inevitable Republican presidential nominee as South Carolinians...

  30. January 6, 2012

    Obama’s chances look good on current trends

    Don’t ever bet against America. Without wishing to sound too much like a Republican politician on the hustings, this has...

  31. December 11, 2011

    Fox leads hunt for right’s champion

    When pundits pontificate about why Newt Gingrich may not be able to sustain his position at the front of the Republican...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2011

    God bless income disparity

    Dennis Gartman, of Gartman Letter fame, is feeling pleased with himself. Really, really pleased. Earlier this week,...

  33. October 31, 2011

    Transatlantic threat to Obama

    This time next year, Americans will be voting in the 2012 presidential election. The Republican party’s effort to choose a...

  34. 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...

  35. October 6, 2011

    Palin rules out 2012 run for presidency

    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, has ended months of speculation by saying she will not seek the Republican...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. October 4, 2011

    Christie to skip 2012 presidential election

    Chris Christie, the tough-talking Republican governor from New Jersey, has dashed the hopes of a number of big Republican...

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