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    1. June 28, 2015

      Barack Obama’s presidential renaissance

      Sometimes change tiptoes up and surprises you. There could be no better illustration of America’s dramatic week than the...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Bobby Jindal brings Republican 2016 field to 13

      The race for the Republican presidential nomination grew to 13 contenders on Wednesday when Bobby Jindal, the governor of...

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    1. June 23, 2015

      US presidential TV debates under fire

      A political alliance seeking to ease the way for independents to run against Democratic and Republican nominees for the...

    2. June 22, 2015

      South Carolina governor calls for removal of Confederate flag

      The governor of South Carolina has called on local politicians to remove the controversial Confederate flag from the state...

    3. June 22, 2015

      Free Lunch: Can the US return to high growth?

      Before the reactions to Jeb Bush's growth pledge, a mini-update on Greece. While waiting for Punch and Judy to resume While...

    4. June 21, 2015

      Republicans wary on ‘Confederate’ battle

      Charleston church shooting kills 9 Republican presidential candidates have delicately danced around questions over whether...

    5. June 21, 2015

      Why Marco Rubio could upend 2016’s US presidential election

      Bush or Clinton? Two devils you know. For years people have discounted America’s next presidential choice. Yet Marco Rubio,...

    6. June 20, 2015

      Hillary Clinton vows to keep fighting for common sense gun control

      Hillary Clinton vowed to keep fighting for “common sense” gun control reforms if elected president, denouncing the...

    7. June 17, 2015

      Jeb Bush’s fantasyland of 4 per cent growth

      Judged on the politics, the goal announced by Jeb Bush of 4 per cent US growth has some merit. It contrasts with Hillary...

    8. June 16, 2015

      Donald Trump launches own job audition for White House

      Donald Trump, the flamboyant real estate mogul and star of The Apprentice, launched his own audition for the White House...

    9. June 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton reboots her presidential campaign

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics Hillary Clinton has rebooted her presidential campaign with a deeply populist speech...

    10. June 12, 2015

      Clinton to lay out her vision in sharp break from 2008 race

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics Two months into her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Clinton has yet to address...

    11. June 11, 2015

      Team Clinton reins in defender-in-chief

      While Hillary Clinton prepared to stage the first major rally of her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday, Bill Clinton spent...

    12. June 10, 2015

      Bill Clinton hits back at family foundation critics

      Bill Clinton has launched a robust defence of the family’s charitable organisation, hitting back at allegations of...

    13. June 4, 2015

      Rivals show sands shifting under Hillary Clinton

      All of a sudden Hillary Clinton has company. A month ago it was just her competing for the Democratic nomination — what most...

    14. June 4, 2015

      Rick Perry launches bid for White House

      Rick Perry, the former Texas governor whose 2012 presidential campaign ended up as fodder for Jon Stewart and late-night...

    15. June 1, 2015

      ‘Third Amigo’ enters 2016 White House race

      The crowded field of Republican presidential contenders grew to nine on Monday, as Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina senator...

    16. June 1, 2015

      US midwest jobs woes cast shadow over Walker presidential hopes

      Wisconsin woes When Foremost Farms closed one of its cheese plants in Waumandee, Wisconsin, the tiny farming town near the...

    17. May 31, 2015

      American socialism’s day in the sun

      Leftwing politicians are in electoral retreat across most of the western world. The one exception is the United States. At...

    18. May 30, 2015

      Martin O’Malley announces Democratic presidential bid

      Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor and ex-Baltimore mayor, on Saturday said he was running for president,...

    19. May 27, 2015

      DoJ asked to probe legality of Bush fundraising

      Campaign finance watchdog groups have asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether Jeb Bush, the former Florida...

    20. May 18, 2015

      Republicans must court Latino voters to win White House

      As former vice-president Dick Cheney prepared to address a Republican congressional dinner in March, a group of Latinos...

    21. May 14, 2015

      Warren’s leftward tilt poses ballot box risks for Democrats

      With candidates poised to spend billions of dollars to win over voters ahead of next year’s US presidential election, the...

    22. May 13, 2015

      Rubio vows tough stance on China

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican running for president, on Wednesday vowed to restore a “moral clarity” to US...

    23. May 13, 2015

      For the 2016 election, American pundits should forget polling

      Britain’s pollsters will doubtless come up with reasons why they got last week’s election so royally wrong. They will...

    24. May 5, 2015

      Huckabee joins 2016 race for White House

      Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and guitar-strumming Baptist preacher, has entered the 2016 race for the White...

    25. May 5, 2015

      The Tony Blairing of the Clintons

      Imagine Cherie Blair were running to be Britain’s next prime minister. Tony Blair’s controversial business ethics would sink...

    26. May 4, 2015

      Carly Fiorina joins 2016 presidential race

      Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, became the second woman to enter the 2016 presidential race,...

    27. April 30, 2015

      Independent Bernie Sanders joins White House race

      Independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he will run for president as a Democrat, promising to fight...

    28. April 27, 2015

      White House hopefuls court billionaires

      As Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, wined and dined supporters at a swanky Miami hotel this weekend, his brother...

    29. April 23, 2015

      Republicans want a bumper sticker world

      On one thing everyone lining up for next year’s US presidential race can agree. Barack Obama has led from behind on the...

    30. April 23, 2015

      Fresh scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s financial dealings

      It is not what Hillary Clinton would have chosen for the second week of her presidential campaign. After months of...

    31. April 22, 2015

      US hawk John Bolton ponders whether to go for big prey in 2016

      He’s back. Still courting controversy. Still loving regime change. With the American presidential election season looming,...

    32. April 22, 2015

      Jeb Bush plans to rewrite fundraising rule book

      Even before Jeb Bush enters the 2016 White House race, the Republican former governor of Florida is raising eyebrows about...

    33. April 21, 2015

      How beliefs became truths for the political establishment

      A decade ago, Stephen Colbert, the American political commentator and satirist, who will soon become the new host of CBS’s...

    34. April 17, 2015

      The indispensable, unelected power of the US presidential partner

      As we approach the 2016 American presidential election, we need to ask ourselves: do the private lives of the candidates...

    35. April 15, 2015

      Hillary Clinton campaign stresses how ‘ordinary’ she is

      It would be interesting to know when Hillary Clinton and her advisers decided that driving from New York to Iowa in a van...

    36. April 14, 2015

      Marco Rubio’s strengths and weaknesses

      Marco Rubio, a charismatic Cuban-American senator from Florida, on Monday fired the starting pistol on his campaign to...

    37. April 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton’s second bid for the White House

      It was possibly the most anticipated declaration in US electoral history. Yet, for all the waiting, Hillary Clinton’s...

    38. April 13, 2015

      Rubio paints 2016 as generational choice

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican, on Monday painted his campaign to become the first Hispanic occupant of the...

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