A road trip along the shore of Lake Michigan reveals a world of beauty, says Chris Leadbeater
Fall guy Tony Wheeler shows you where to go to savour the US autumn in its golden prime
A confluence of economic and cultural wealth with political passion made the sainted decade a blessing for all those lucky enough to go through it
Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a 10-night autumn escape to New England with hotels and flights from Heathrow on 28 Sept. Prices are pp, based on two travelling together.
70 police officers to guard one little flame might seem excessive, but the seven and a half thousand Olympic torch bearers still to run will no doubt be glad of the protection, after it has emerged that the torches they will carry have a street value of more than £100,000.
Bitter Republican battle is finally over as Gingrich concedes defeat over who should run for President
'I have a crush – but it's cougarish'
President's speech strikes campaigning note as ad campaign targets Romney's record
The long journey towards the White House seldom offers a chance to see a high-flying candidate speak candidly – with no script or stage management. But there is one place where guards are dropped... David Usborne climbs aboard
David Usborne joins bullish Republican frontrunner on journey to South Carolina
Mitt Romney, trying for a second time around to make it all the way to his party’s presidential nod and thereafter to the White House, swept to victory in the New Hampshire primary yesterday; a win that makes him the clear front-runner going into the next nominating contests.
Despite some last-minute gaffes, Mitt Romney remained the overwhelming favourite to win the New Hampshire presidential primary today, but the margin of victory could determine whether he quickly clinches the Republican nomination or faces a gruelling battle.
Frontrunner wins by just eight votes, while Michele Bachmann quits race after dismal showing
To paraphrase Winston Churchill's words about the battle of El Alamein and its place in the Second World War, this month of January does not signify the end of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, nor even necessarily the beginning of the end. But it is very much the end of the beginning.
After months of being ignored by the pundits and pollsters, Rick Santorum, the social conservative and former US Senator from Pennsylvania, leaped to the head of the Iowa caucus vote essentially sharing victory for the night with the former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney.
Across a wind-whipped Iowa, the runners in the Republican nomination race reached out for support one last time yesterday, amid signs of continuing skittishness among voters who will gather in caucus meetings tonight to pick their favourite to take on Barack Obama in November.