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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Thursday 29 April 2010
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Occupants of the Oval Office might come and go. But some other faces at the White House never seemed to change. Eugene Allen's was one of them. As a butler, he served eight presidents, a discreet stage hand who for three decades helped keep the show running in the most important political theatre of all. From his place in the wings, and occasionally in a tiny supporting role, he witnessed many momentous events. None surely, though, was as momentous as the one he witnessed in retirement as a specially invited guest, barely a year before he died: the inauguration of a fellow black man to the highest office in the land.
Sunday 07 March 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Michael Moore's new documentary doesn't just lay into the bankers behind the recent financial Armageddon.
General Alexander Haig: White House chief of staff who held the US government together during the Watergate crisis
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Alexander Haig was never elected to any office. His one run for the US presidency ended before anyone really noticed. Yet few people were closer, and for longer, to the epicentre of American power. Haig was a prime specimen of that uniquely Washington creature, the political soldier, whose career was a shuttle between the military and the government.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Saturday 20 February 2010
Alexander Haig was a four-star general who served as a top adviser to three US presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Saturday 23 January 2010
Friday 22 January 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
The announcement that Sarah Palin, the Republican 2008 vice-presidential nominee, is joining Fox News as a commentator offers further proof of the fusion in America of politics and the media/entertainment complex. The phenomenon is nothing new – think merely of a former Hollywood actor named Ronald Reagan – but it has notably grown in recent years.
Tuesday 05 January 2010
The United States yesterday lifted a 22-year ban on HIV-positive foreigners travelling to its shores, a restriction described by President Barack Obama as "rooted in fear rather than fact".
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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