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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. July 21, 2015

      Kasich touts experience in 2016 GOP pitch

      John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, on Tuesday announced that he was entering the crowded 2016 race for the...

    12. July 21, 2015

      Trump surge drowns out rivals for Republican nomination

      Less than three weeks before the first Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump has surged to a big poll lead, the...

    13. July 19, 2015

      Trump digs in over attack on McCain

      Donald Trump, the reality television star and Republican presidential candidate, refused to apologise on Sunday for an...

    14. July 16, 2015

      Social media aim for US politicians’ marketing budgets

      When Scott Walker announced he was running to be the Republican candidate for US president this week, he posted a...

    15. July 16, 2015

      Wall Street opens its wallet for Jeb Bush

      Many of the 2016 US presidential candidates had to disclose their campaign finance numbers to the public for the first...

    16. July 15, 2015

      Clinton sets out her faith in profit-sharing

      Few Americans can be in any doubt that Hillary Clinton’s big idea as president would be to reverse the middle-class...

    17. July 14, 2015

      Cruz turns media fight into fundraiser

      As Donald Trump dominates cable news coverage over his comments about Mexican immigrants, the Canadian-born son of a...

    18. July 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton vows crackdown on Wall Street risk-taking

      Hillary Clinton pledged to rein in risk-taking on Wall Street and to jail executives found guilty of financial crimes,...

    19. July 13, 2015

      Donald Trump’s rivals are the real ‘silent majority’

      It is often said politics is the only career in which experience counts against you. Donald Trump’s surging poll...

    20. July 13, 2015

      Marco Rubio raises $45m in White House bid

      ​Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American senator, has vaulted into the top tier of Republican White House contenders in the...

    21. July 13, 2015

      John Kasich hits Jeb Bush on foreign policy

      As a college freshman John Kasich spent 20 minutes with Richard Nixon in the Oval Office after boldly writing to ask...

    22. July 12, 2015

      ‘Everyman’ Walker runs for the White House

      He drives a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He brags about wearing a sweater he bought for $1 at Kohl’s department store. ...

    23. July 10, 2015

      Clinton’s stumbles fray Democratic nerves

      Tactical blunders. A strained relationship with the media. An insurgent rival drawing enormous crowds. For Hillary...

    24. July 10, 2015

      The Republicans have lost control of their herd

      Republicans are now facing a big numbers problem. There are too many people running for the party’s presidential...

    25. July 9, 2015

      Bush campaign fundraising pulls in $114m

      Jeb Bush and his allies have raised more than $114m to support his US presidential campaign, a war chest that will...

    26. July 9, 2015

      Republicans struggle to contain Trump

      The Republican party is struggling to contain Donald Trump as the real estate mogul turned presidential candidate...

    27. July 9, 2015

      Trump’s foreign policy foibles are no laughing matter

      Donald Trump gets no respect. The Republican establishment dismisses him as a buffoon and takes refuge in the certainty...

    28. July 9, 2015

      Bush’s Maine event points to value of small donors

      In Kennebunkport, Maine, the coastal retreat where members of the Bush family have long spent their summers, donors...

    29. July 6, 2015

      Cruz ups ante in White House money race

      When Ted Cruz reported that his campaign and outside backers had raised a total of $51m since he launched his White...

    30. July 2, 2015

      War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

      Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the...

    31. July 2, 2015

      Tom Steyer challenges David Koch on climate change stance

      Tom Steyer, the hedge fund founder bankrolling a campaign for action to curb global warming, called on Republican...

    32. July 1, 2015

      Hillary Clinton raises record $45m in White House bid

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president, said her campaign expects to have raised...

    33. July 1, 2015

      Jeb Bush cashes in on family’s fundraising network

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor running for president, has tapped into his family’s fundraising...

    34. June 30, 2015

      Question & Answer: Chris Christie’s White House run

      Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, will launch his long-awaited presidential campaign on Tuesday at the New...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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