David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
06 November 2013 06:29 PM
The GOP’s opposition to same-sex unions has cracked open
Bill de Blasio: The favourite to become the next Mayor of New York proves that nice guys finish first
01 November 2013 06:22 PM
Barring a cataclysm, next week he will be the first Democrat in the post for 20 years
30 October 2013 07:30 PM
Two weeks is a long time in American politics. Scroll back to when the Republican Party was licking its wounds from the debacle of the shutdown and the debt fight, and watch now as it licks its lips as President Barack Obama is knocked back on everything from healthcare reforms to Merkelgate.
30 October 2013 07:27 PM
President hits back at critics and pledges to create a more dignified delivery of care
29 October 2013 06:34 PM
Germany is smarting from revelations that the US secretly tapped into the cell phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel beginning in 2002
28 October 2013 11:07 PM
Law will most likely end at up at the United States Supreme Court
28 October 2013 07:04 PM
National Geographic may be facing an unexpected challenge to its reputation as one of the world’s most respected educational and scientific institutions amid reports that it is under investigation in the United States over its ties to a former Egyptian official who for years held the keys to his country’s many popular antiquities.
28 October 2013 12:00 AM
27 October 2013 07:52 PM
A reluctant Rick Snyder, the Republican Governor of Michigan, will go on the stand on Monday to defend the decision by Detroit’s emergency manager, his appointee, to put the city into bankruptcy in July, a move that public employee unions say was an unwarranted manoeuvre to rob their members of benefits and slash pensions.
25 October 2013 07:43 PM
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, ran from Dulles airport after a whirlwind world tour to a conference at the Center for American Progress in Washington on Thursday, to get something off his chest. With its recent behaviour Washington had been putting America’s standing in the world at unnecessary risk.
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