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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. April 13, 2015

      Rubio-Bush battle puts spotlight on the sunshine state

      Sipping a beer in a Miami bar nicknamed “The Rat”, Jessica Fernandez is fired up for a political fight that is sparking...

    5. April 12, 2015

      Hillary Clinton launches run for the White House

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the US presidency for the...

    6. April 12, 2015

      Why women are Hillary’s key

      There are few worse countries to be a woman than Saudi Arabia. Yet the kingdom’s recent adoption of four weeks paid leave...

    7. April 10, 2015

      Clinton aims to crack the highest glass ceiling

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics She has called it America’s “highest, hardest” glass ceiling. To shatter it, Hillary...

    8. April 10, 2015

      Clinton set to unveil Hillary 2.0 on social media

      She’s ready. Her team is ready. Is the internet ready? Hillary Clinton is expected to launch her long-awaited second bid for...

    9. April 9, 2015

      A cryptocurrency fit for Wall Street

      Rand Paul loves to present himself as a political pioneer. This week, however, the Kentucky senator and darling of the Tea...

    10. April 9, 2015

      Rand Paul’s libertarian policy is casualty of Republican war

      Rand Paul became a serious presidential candidate two years ago with a 13-hour filibuster slamming US drone policy that won...

    11. April 7, 2015

      Rand Paul tests appeal of libertarian message

      Rand Paul, the libertarian Kentucky senator, opened his campaign for the White House on a platform that criticised both...

    12. April 7, 2015

      Rand Paul pins his presidential hopes on America’s youth

      Rand Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, said he would run for the White House, promising to return the US “to the...

    13. April 6, 2015

      Clinton campaigns for underdog status

      As Hillary Clinton prepares to announce her long-awaited second bid for the White House, her advisers are touting a new...

    14. April 5, 2015

      America’s coming presidential game of thrones

      In its early days, the United States was beset by rumours about plots to install a monarchy. Thankfully, in George...

    15. April 3, 2015

      Terminator takes aim in US culture wars

      Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former California governor, took up arms in the US culture wars on Friday by expressing concern...

    16. April 1, 2015

      US corporate backlash hits religious freedom bills

      Arkansas and Indiana have been forced to reconsider controversial “religious freedom” laws amid cascading criticism from a...

    17. April 1, 2015

      US 2016 candidates stay tuned to TV advertising

      US politicians may use Twitter to launch their presidential bids and Meerkat to live stream campaign stops, but when it...

    18. March 31, 2015

      White House hopefuls test limits on political donations

      “We’re only two days from our first major end-of-quarter fundraising deadline,” reads the missive from Barbara Bush, the...

    19. March 29, 2015

      The great American disconnect

      If you believe history is yet to come, the United States is still the place to be. Only in America can you find people...

    20. March 26, 2015

      Indiana signs ‘religious freedom’ bill

      Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian patrons on...

    21. March 22, 2015

      Ted Cruz to announce presidential campaign

      Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator and Tea Party hero, is to run for the White House, making him the first Republican to...

    22. March 18, 2015

      Clinton should announce her bid for the presidency

      Enough already. Hillary Clinton has not even launched her 2016 campaign, yet exhaustion has already set in. Neither official...

    23. March 15, 2015

      New Hampshire ups pace for 2016 rivals

      The circus-like atmosphere that surrounds any US presidential campaign season has descended on New Hampshire even earlier...

    24. March 11, 2015

      The Senate Republicans play dirty over Iran

      At the end of this month the US and Iran hope to clinch a new breakthrough over the Iranian nuclear programme, keeping alive...

    25. March 11, 2015

      The Clinton emails: key questions

      Hillary Clinton held a rare news conference on Tuesday in a bid to quell mounting concerns over her use of a personal email...

    26. March 8, 2015

      Hillary Clinton’s gathering storm

      For a while — four years in fact — it looked as though Hillary Clinton had put the past behind her. As America’s top...

    27. March 5, 2015

      Scott Walker stakes out hardline position

      A 20-week abortion ban. The deportation of 11m undocumented immigrants. Eliminating the 48-hour waiting period for handgun...

    28. March 4, 2015

      Hillary Clinton speech paves way for White House run

      Hillary Clinton said US economic gains were “real but fragile” and took swipes at corporations over executive pay and tax...

    29. March 3, 2015

      Hillary Clinton defends use of personal emails

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has been engulfed in fresh controversy over her...

    30. February 27, 2015

      Bush holds his ground as activists circle

      Jeb Bush survived his first important encounter with rightwing Republican activists on Friday, holding his ground on...

    31. February 18, 2015

      Bush attacks Obama on Russia and Iran

      Jeb Bush outlined a foreign policy agenda on Wednesday that mixed red meat for the Republican Party base about the perceived...

    32. February 15, 2015

      Chatham House Rule: London’s role in the Republican race

      Republican White House hopefuls have long treated London as a useful backdrop. Ronald Reagan met Margaret Thatcher three...

    33. February 10, 2015

      US Republican party presidential hopefuls and one or two others

      This is what used to be called a public service column, designed to inform our many puzzled readers from Peoria to Pretoria...

    34. February 6, 2015

      Global crises demand patience, says Obama

      The world’s only superpower should adopt a policy of “strategic patience” in the face of new challenges such as the Ukraine...

    35. January 30, 2015

      Too much Koch cash is bad for the rightwing

      To the victors belong the spoils. Until recently, that was the golden rule of the political game for the people who played...

    36. January 26, 2015

      Kochs to double election spending in 2016

      The conservative political network overseen by Charles and David Koch has earmarked nearly $900m to spend on the 2016...

    37. January 25, 2015

      Republican hopefuls woo the Iowa faithful

      With a field of candidates that is set to be the Republican party’s largest and most ideologically diverse in years,...

    38. January 21, 2015

      A lame duck president strikes a strutting pose

      When a Democratic president talks up transgender rights in prime time, you can be sure he doesn’t face re-election. In...

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