Politicians are used to courting a particular section of society come election time, but in a first for America, it may be the marijuana vote that decides the Florida governor’s race.
George W. Bush
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Monday 16 April 2012
Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party while it investigates reports that he offered a £10m "bounty" for the capture of US President Barack Obama.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Out of America: A lack of juicy stories from the White House has left Americans to get their fill of sleaze via a fictionalised TV version
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will pick up the formal endorsement of former President George HW Bush during a visit to Houston on Thursday, a Romney campaign official said.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
David Cameron will deliver a powerful reminder when he arrives in Washington today that the days are long gone when the Conservative and Republican parties were viewed as transatlantic cousins.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Tuesday 06 March 2012
His showdown with Richard Nixon has inspired a hit play, an Oscar-nominated film and been voted the greatest broadcast interview ever. But Sir David Frost says he is more proud of another television encounter.
Friday 10 February 2012
Steve Jobs was a tyrannical boss and a callous boyfriend, prone to distorting the truth to get what he wanted, but he was always charming to the neighbours. In other words: suitable material for a government job.
Friday 20 January 2012
Anyone who has spent time with pre-pubescents knows the best way to get them to do anything is to tell them it's grown-up and forbidden. This strategy has been used for centuries by unscrupulous adults to manipulate young people into consuming unwanted vegetable matter and turning off perfectly good cartoons in favour of whatever boring box-set their older siblings want to watch. It seems logical, therefore, that telling children not to have sex because it's only for grown-ups would be a recipe for outbreaks of infection and exploding teenage pregnancy rates.
Friday 20 January 2012
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Sunday 01 January 2012
Perry, Paul, Cain, Santorum, Bachmann or Gingrich? None of the above, it seems
Saturday 17 December 2011
There is something poignant in the fact that Christopher Hitchens – author, journalist, contrarian and adamant atheist – departed this life just as the festive season went into full swing.
Friday 16 December 2011
As the United States lowers its flag in Iraq, President Obama is entitled to bask in the glory of an election promise honoured and a military mission accomplished. To have brought home tens of thousands of troops in time for Christmas, dismantled all the infrastructure, and departed without a hint of the panicked humiliation of Saigon is an achievement that, alone, should speed Barack Obama to a second term.
Friday 02 December 2011
Henry Kissinger may have declined to serve in any theoretical Herman Cain administration. But if a blissfully simple foreign policy map issued on Mr Cain's website is any guide, the pizza magnate-turned-presidential candidate would be able to get by without the good doctor.
Thursday 01 December 2011
President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal today for significantly increasing access to life-saving Aids drugs for people in the U.S. and around the world, as he announced a renewed American commitment to ending a pandemic that has killed 30 million people.
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