The first President Bush ('41') was known for his discretion and moderation. But in Jon Meacham's Destiny and Power, he has opened up about his own son George, the baleful effect of his advisers on '43' and the Republicans' alarming lurch to the right
(15) Stanley Nelson, 115 mins
Among those who knew him Parr was regarded as a patient man willing to hear out the troubled
In annual address, the President says 'too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead'
The film-makers take a tableau approach to storytelling, whisking us from one melodramatic set-piece to the next
Out of America: While all the talk is of shutdown, schemes for those without health cover open for business
The Queen and Margaret Thatcher are fast becoming as staple a stage double act as Hinge and Bracket. The pair featured in one of the testier confrontations in Peter Morgan’s The Audience. Now Moira Buffini has developed a sketch she wrote for the Tricycle’s 2010 Women, Power and Politics season into a fully fledged play.
A partial shutdown of the US government has begun after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a budget last night, with the Republican-led House of Representatives adamant they would only agree to a deal if it included a delay to the start of Obamacare, the President’s package of health reforms.
The IRS affair may have the greatest ramifications and strikes dark historical chords
The bells of Westminster Abbey rang out as the black hearse carrying Thatcher's flag draped coffin pulled out of Parliament. A few in the crowd began to clap but most remained silent as it sped off down Whitehall towards St Paul's.
No former American Presidents will be present after Bill Clinton, George Bush and his son George W Bush declined invitations
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will not be invited
A Republican stalwart, now 80, has owned up to a 1970s liaison with the daughter of a colleague
He worked for Republicans and Democrats at the same time – a situation now unthinkable
The group was set up in 1871 to train Americans how to shoot. But in the 1970s it found a new target – politicians
Walt Zeboski, who died on 12 November aged 83, was a photographer for the Associated Press who chronicled Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign and a succession of California governors.