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    1. March 11, 2014

      Fannie and Freddie shares plunge on Senate bill

      Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged on Tuesday after Senate leaders released a bipartisan plan to unwind the US...

    2. September 20, 2012

      Romney adviser quits campaign

      Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to relaunch his struggling campaign for president was undermined on Thursday when a key adviser...

    1. The World

      August 30, 2012

      Condi's convention triumph

      Condoleezza Rice at the Republican National Convention (Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages) Every few years someone takes a...

    2. August 12, 2012

      Ryan gave Romney camp years of tax returns

      Mitt Romney released two years of his own tax returns to the public but that did not appear to be enough when he vetted...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. The World

      March 26, 2012

      Racial and generational politics in the US election

      Anybody following a US presidential election is likely to be hit with a blizzard of figures: polling numbers, economic...

    6. 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...

    7. August 14, 2011

      Ames poll refocuses Republican race

      The Ames Straw Poll on Sunday reshaped the race for the Republican presidential candidacy, forcing former Minnesota governor...

    8. August 13, 2011

      Republicans compete in Iowa straw poll

      AMES, Iowa, (August 13) - Six Republican presidential hopefuls competed on Saturday in the Iowa straw poll, an unofficial...

    9. August 12, 2011

      Republican candidates trade barbs

      Republican presidential candidates were unified in their call for tax cuts as the answer to the nation’s economic woes, but...

    10. August 7, 2011

      Obama’s hopes for re-election take a knock

      The decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade America’s credit rating provided fodder for both Republicans and Democrats...

    11. August 3, 2011

      Texas governor in frame to run for president

      Rick Perry says he will make up his mind within a few weeks. However, even before the long-serving Texas governor has...

    12. July 28, 2011

      McCain raps party colleagues

      John McCain, the Arizona senator and former presidential candidate, berated lawmakers from his own Republican party on...

    13. July 4, 2011

      Romney leads race to raise campaign funds

      Mitt Romney has secured his frontrunner status among Republicans seeking to challenge Barack Obama for the White House in...

    14. June 27, 2011

      Bachmann joins presidential race

      Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota and Tea Party favourite, formally launched her bid for the Republican...

    15. The World

      June 23, 2011

      Obama and Afghan withdrawal

      President Obama’s announcement of an accelerated US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is strategically brilliant. It has...

    16. June 18, 2011

      Gay groups grumble over Obama

      Barack Obama is facing growing discontent from gay groups which were an important source of support in the 2008 presidential...

    17. June 18, 2011

      Don’t write off brassy Bachmann and the Tea Party

      The US presidential race unofficially began with a debate of seven Republican candidates this week. Former Massachusetts...

    18. June 14, 2011

      A non-debate in a Grand Old Party

      The first big televised debate of Republican contenders for the presidential nomination was subdued, friendly, and...

    19. June 13, 2011

      Romney leads race to take on Obama

      Mitt Romney has long been joked about as the Republican frontrunner who no one thought would win. But after the past week,...

    20. June 12, 2011

      America prefers fiscal idiocy to intelligent choices

      In this space I have often criticised the Obama administration for failing to lead on US fiscal policy. Its recent budget,...

    21. June 5, 2011

      Taking the fight to Obama

      Sarah Palin is on the road and back in the headlines across the US. It would be hard to say who has more reason to be...

    22. The World

      June 3, 2011

      A Republican winner in 2012?

      Just a couple of weeks ago, it was conventional wisdom that Barack Obama is a shoo-in for re-election. The president had...

    23. May 31, 2011

      Palin fans speculation of presidential candidacy

      Sarah Palin might be heading to New Hampshire this week. Or not. She might be going to Iowa after that, but who knows? Not...

    24. May 23, 2011

      Republicans and the 2012 election

      The decision of Indiana governor Mitch Daniels not to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2012 has...

    25. May 23, 2011

      Pawlenty joins US presidential battle

      Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, announced on Sunday that he was seeking the Republican nomination to run...

    26. May 6, 2011

      Republicans endorse enhanced interrogations

      Several likely candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have argued that the US was able to find and kill Osama...

    27. April 26, 2011

      Fed critic considers possible 2012 challenge

      The slim Republican field challenging President Barack Obama in 2012 gained another member after Ron Paul, the libertarian...

    28. April 15, 2011

      Outside Edge: A grand slam bid for the US presidency

      Chris Rock owns the best line about Donald Trump. Some years back, when the US tycoon flirted with running for president,...

    29. March 25, 2011

      US presidential hopeful’s record sparks debate

      Tim Pawlenty, former Republican governor of Minnesota, this week launched his campaign to win the Republican nomination and...

    30. March 22, 2011

      Republican hopefuls race to sever links with the past

      Republican candidates racing to win the right to challenge Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential poll are scrambling to...

    31. March 22, 2011

      Pawlenty first Republican to launch presidential campaign

      Tim Pawlenty became the first major Republican candidate to formally announce his US presidential ambitions, declaring on...

    32. February 24, 2011

      Top Republicans shy away from presidency bids

      More prominent Republicans have taken themselves out of contention for the 2012 US presidential race than have officially...

    33. February 20, 2011

      Thousands protest Wisconsin union plan

      Protesters on Sunday converged on Wisconsin’s state Capitol, Madison, for a sixth day of demonstrations over Governor Scott...

    34. November 2, 2010

      Would-be presidents turn focus to 2012

      The US midterm election results might still be trickling in, but the Republican presidential primaries for 2012 begin on...

    35. April 12, 2010

      In search of a moderate Republican

      Addressing the Southern Republican Leadership Conference last week, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of...

    36. April 11, 2010

      In search of a moderate Republican

      Addressing the Southern Republican Leadership Conference last week, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of...

    37. April 9, 2010

      Republican mid-term win would be 2012 'nightmare'

      A big Republican victory in the mid-term US elections this November could spell disaster for the party's hopes in the 2012...

    38. April 9, 2010

      Republicans warned over mid-term win fallout

      A big Republican victory in the mid-term US elections this November could spell disaster for the party's hopes in the 2012...

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