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    1. August 26, 2015

      Donald Trump throws out reporter — and campaign trail rule book

      When Donald Trump evicted a Latino reporter from a press conference in Iowa, the presidential hopeful fuelled fears...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Hillary Clinton needs to come clean over email fiasco

      The 2016 presidential race started off with the equivalent of an open goal for Hillary Clinton. No credible rival...

    3. August 26, 2015

      Republicans line up for potshots at China

      When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington next month for his first state visit to the US, he will be...

    4. August 25, 2015

      Donald Trump trips up Republicans on immigration

      When Jeb Bush spoke in Spanish on a campaign stop in Texas on Monday, it reminded people why he was once seen as the...

    5. August 23, 2015

      Trump turns fire on hedge fund managers

      Donald Trump on Sunday turned his fire on hedge fund managers, calling them “paper-pushers” who do not pay their fair...

    6. August 23, 2015

      Biden-Warren meeting fuels 2016 talk

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, has stoked speculation that he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic...

    7. August 23, 2015

      Never say never with Donald Trump

      It is February 2016 and the sky is falling on our heads. Donald Trump has just won the Iowa caucus and the New...

    8. August 20, 2015

      Hillary Clinton cannot delete email controversy

      As most of the presidential contenders battle for air time in the slipstream of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, the...

    9. August 20, 2015

      Black protest group eyes US poll impact

      The growing protest movement about police violence against black Americans is beginning to intersect with the...

    10. August 19, 2015

      Donald Trump confounds critics with Republican poll lead

      When Donald Trump launched his unorthodox presidential campaign in June with an attack on everyone from Mexican...

    11. August 14, 2015

      Outspoken outsiders ride on a wave of US populism

      America is having a summer fling with populism. The maverick surge of Donald Trump, whose status as the Republican...

    12. August 14, 2015

      A tricky balancing act in the Ailes-Trump circus

      It isn’t easy being Roger Ailes. As chairman and chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News cable television network,...

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      August 14, 2015

      News Corp chief tips Rubio to trump Trump

      Marco Rubio’s star may be rising and Tony Abbott’s falling among senior News Corp executives, a Sydney speech on...

    14. August 13, 2015

      An alpha-male fantasy that trumps reality

      After every loutish performance, political analysts pronounce Donald Trump’s presidential bid finally dead. Surely he...

    15. August 13, 2015

      Donald Trump cashes in on celebrity status in presidential race

      Who needs a ground game when you are dominating the air war? Donald Trump, the property mogul and reality TV star who...

    16. August 12, 2015

      Hillary Clinton to hand over email server to DoJ

      Hillary Clinton has given in to months of pressure over her use of a personal email server as secretary of state and...

    17. August 11, 2015

      Bush attempt to steal back election agenda over Iraq

      Jeb Bush will use a high-profile speech in California on Tuesday to blame Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the...

    18. August 11, 2015

      Trump and Fox call truce but Republican civil war goes on

      Friends again. Donald Trump and Fox News have agreed to a truce after four days of feuding that exposed Republican...

    19. August 10, 2015

      Hillary Clinton pitches loan-free college tuition

      Hillary Clinton is proposing a $350bn plan to make college more affordable and reduce the burden of student debt on...

    20. August 9, 2015

      Uproar puts Trump in damage control mode

      Donald Trump found himself in damage control mode after making inflammatory comments about a female Fox News host, even...

    21. August 7, 2015

      Republican debate leaves Trump an open question

      Donald Trump lashed out at a Fox News moderator Friday after a divisive performance at the first Republican...

    22. August 7, 2015

      Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina on the ascent

      She is by far the lesser known of the two women running for president. But in putting in a poised, confident debate...

    23. August 7, 2015

      Donald Trump the real loser of the Republican debate

      Republican presidential candidates debate If clarity and geniality count for anything, Donald Trump was the loser of...

    24. August 7, 2015

      Trump faces more jeers than cheers in Republican debate

      Republican presidential candidates debate The first Republican debate appears to have prevented what most of the rival...

    25. August 7, 2015

      Five takeaways: Republican candidates debate

      Republican presidential candidates debate 1) Great entertainment This was anything but a friendly, get-to-know-you...

    26. August 5, 2015

      Guide to Republican debate candidates

      Republican presidential candidate debates It is the showdown that has had US political junkies on the edge of their...

    27. August 2, 2015

      As Hillary Clinton stumbles, some Democrats turn to Joe Biden

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, has long been considered the Democratic party’s best “Plan B” if Hillary Clinton’s...

    28. August 2, 2015

      ‘The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier and More Prosperous America’, by Arthur Brooks

      If you play an association game with the word conservative, the most popular adjective would probably be “angry”. Think...

    29. August 1, 2015

      Clintons earned $140m over past 8 years

      Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for US president, revealed that she and her husband earned more than $140m...

    30. July 31, 2015

      Million-dollar donors show elite’s role in 2016 US race

      Jeb Bush raked in 24 of them. Ted Cruz has revealed six — all of them big. For Scott Walker, the count is four. The...

    31. July 31, 2015

      Donald Trump staying power confounds Republican opponents

      Attack him, but do not antagonise him. Embrace his message, but not the messenger. Days before the first Republican...

    32. July 26, 2015

      Hillary’s war on quarterly capitalism

      One thing going for Hillary Clinton’s struggling campaign is that she is alert to new ideas. Email scandals continue to...

    33. July 24, 2015

      Call for DoJ probe into Clinton emails

      The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate a “potential compromise of classified information” surrounding...

    34. July 24, 2015

      US income inequality rises up political agenda

      Hillary Clinton calls it the defining economic challenge of our time. Jeb Bush says if the economy does not grow,...

    35. July 24, 2015

      Donald Trump, presidential hopeful

      In the preface to How to Get Rich, one of Donald Trump’s self-help manuals, he reminds us there are “countless...

    36. July 23, 2015

      Corbyn and Trump are two of a kind

      Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn should get together. Mr Trump wants to grab the Republican presidential nomination from...

    37. July 23, 2015

      Trump dalliance reveals the darkest political fantasies

      Users of the adultery-facilitating website Ashley Madison — motto “Life is short. Have an affair” — have been shocked...

    38. July 22, 2015

      Donald Trump leaves indelible mark on Republicans

      At first they said Donald Trump would peak in a few days. That was a month ago. Then they said the property tycoon had...

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