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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.
He won an Oscar for his portrayal of a brutal colonel in the SS, and now Christoph Waltz is heading to the other end of the political spectrum as he steps into the shoes of the former leader of the Soviet Union.
Maverick" is an overworked word in the political lexicon, but it applies perfectly to Arlen Specter, a giant of the US Senate, a moderate in views if not in manner, who over his three decades on Capitol Hill career would constantly infuriate liberals and conservatives in equal measure. He began his career in public life in 1965 by running – and winning – as a registered Democrat on the Republican ticket for district attorney for the city of Philadelphia. He ended it, to all intents and purposes, in 2009 when, his Pennsylvania seat under dire threat from a far-right challenger, he switched back from the Republicans to the Democrats. This time he was less successful, losing in the Democratic primary to a challenger from the left.
The universal panning he received will have stung Mr Obama's pride
It's make-or-break time in the world's most important, and expensive, election. On the eve of tomorrow's televised debate between the presidential candidates (the first of three), Rupert Cornwell looks forward to a momentous month
Spoiler alert: The Bridge may be a dinner-party talking point, but I'd rather watch the Steps reunion
Obama's Coach Force One joins a tradition of US campaigning
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary William Hague bask in the sunlight as a new statue of Ronald Reagan is unveiled in London's Grosvenor Square.