In annual address, the President says 'too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead'
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Wednesday 18 May 2011
Jodie Foster said yesterday it was "natural" for her to ask Mel Gibson to star in The Beaver. She said: "I've been friends with Mel for over 15 years and we've had many, many long discussions about life and so it was a natural place to go."
Sunday 01 May 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
May Day is the occasion we celebrate the grand achievements of the workers of the world in making our world a far, far better place to live in. There is, unfortunately, not too much to celebrate these days. The past 30 years are littered with battles and skirmishes that have resulted in defeat after defeat for organised labour.
Monday 25 April 2011
One of the iconic symbols of the Thatcher years is expected to raise £100,000 when it is auctioned for charity.
Saturday 02 April 2011
If Ronald Reagan transformed American politics, then that was due in no small measure to Richard Wirthlin. Reagan might have been the "Great Communicator", but Wirthlin was the man who made sure the Reagan message hit home. In the process, he more or less invented the modern trade of campaign pollster.
Thursday 24 February 2011
The showdown over union rights that has paralysed politics in Wisconsin is spreading to other American states, threatening to trigger a national "workers war" of a kind not seen since Ronald Reagan fired air traffic controllers en masse 30 years ago.
Friday 11 February 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know, By John Sutherland<br/>Faulks on Fiction: Great British Characters and the Secret Life of the Novel, By Sebastian Faulks
Sunday 06 February 2011
Saturday 05 February 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
A public dispute has broken out between the former president Ronald Reagan’s two sons over whether their father began suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s while still in office.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Tuesday 04 January 2011
police in Delaware are investigating the murder of a former Pentagon official after his body was found in a rubbish dump.
Monday 03 January 2011
Barack Obama doesn't just spend his holidays playing golf and buying junk food for his daughters: like any good bookworm, he also finds time to plough through extremely long hardbacks at the rate of one every few days.
Thursday 30 December 2010
Unemployment is rising, the Government's programme of brutal public spending cuts is hurting millions and cash-strapped captains of industry complain of imminent collapse. It might sound like 2010 but this was 1980 and Margaret Thatcher responded to concerns that her economic medicine was not working with ill-tempered vigour.
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London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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