David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
19 December 2014 12:33 AM
Review ordered after incident in September when an Iraq veteran jumped the perimeter fence of the White House and gained access to the presidential mansion
18 December 2014 08:23 PM
Because the state, where most Cuban-Americans live, offers so many Electoral College votes, winning it is essential for presidential candidates
18 December 2014 07:32 PM
Pressure is growing on the Obama administration to take action
17 December 2014 07:40 PM
Extraordinary rapprochement drew fiery rebukes from Republicans in Florida
Barack Obama is on track to take more executive actions than any president in the last 70 years — so is he brave or power-mad?
17 December 2014 06:00 PM
With two years still ahead of him, the President has issued 195 executive orders so far
16 December 2014 05:43 PM
Wording of statements on both Facebook and Twitter leaves Mr Bush a window to back out of
16 December 2014 02:13 AM
Former Florida Governor says he’ll announce his political intentions within a month
Letter from the Defence Correspondent: If nowhere in Iraq is totally safe, then how can British troops be?
15 December 2014 12:00 AM
Once again we are seeing British troops sent to Iraq. The defence secretary Michael Fallon has announced that an additional deployment of 200 troops will be sent to Iraq next month to train local forces battling Isis militants. Yet even as the US-led mission against Isis got under way, the constant reminder from commanders and analysts was that an air campaign alone would not defeat the militants; troops would be needed to confront a formidable insurgency.
15 December 2014 12:00 AM
I have had to queue crammed like a heifer in Best Buy for a gift the nature of which I can’t divulge here. (The recipient may read this.) And I have again agonised over whether this is the year I really can stop sending out cards. (It is.) But these are small Christmas stresses. I’m lucky, I’m a guy.
14 December 2014 08:28 PM
Protests against police violence and harassment of black people in the United States continued in several cities on Saturday night, from Washington DC to San Francisco. They waved signs reading “Black lives matter”, and chanted “I can’t breathe!” and “Hands up, don’t shoot”.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more