MSNBC star ‘deeply sorry that we suggested interracial families are in any way funny or deserving of ridicule’
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Wednesday 15 August 2012
Romney may wish to frame the election as a choice about the budget. But the true battle is ideological
Monday 13 August 2012
Having fulfilled his initial task of providing a sorely needed jolt of excitement to the Republican faithful, Paul Ryan today went solo for the first time as vice presidential candidate-to-be, taking on Barack Obama directly in one of the key swing states in November’s election.
US political pundits begin scouring Wikipedia pages for hints over the identity of Mitt Romney's pick for potential Vice President
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Breathe easy, Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican running mate in the presidential election and has no chance of ever being one heartbeat away from controlling America’s nuclear codes. We know this because his profile on Wikipedia, the encyclopaedia site, hasn’t been touched in weeks.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Our writer is sceptical about those who find it easy to be happy
Tuesday 19 June 2012
BBC sleuth drama Sherlock, its star Benedict Cumberbatch and TV presenter Cat Deeley have won top gongs at a US awards ceremony.
Monday 16 April 2012
The news that Simon Cowell supposedly had a fling with his fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue filled the weekend's tabloids. The story comes from Tom Bower's new biography of the publicity-friendly music mogul, in which Cowell admitted that he "had a crush" on Minogue, adding, "it was genuine love".
Thursday 05 April 2012
Monday 20 February 2012
A spoof film about Nazis living on the Moon has become an unlikely hit, says Kaleem Aftab
Wednesday 01 February 2012
The GOP is putting on a Tea Party-backed, smash hit revival of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Amanda Knox is planning to sell her story of her murder trial after hiring a literary agent to negotiate what she hopes will be a lucrative book deal.
Monday 05 December 2011
Conservative members of Grand Old Party remain unwilling to settle for Mitt Romney
Monday 05 September 2011
A week may be a long time in politics in Britain but in America it might just as well be a lifetime. Remember when Sarah Palin was the darling of the Republican Party and being talked of as a serious contender to Barack Obama in 2012?
Sunday 04 September 2011
She looks like a candiate. She sounds like a candidate. She's still touring key primary states in a vast, personalised camper van. But as the race for the Republican presidential nomination stutters into something like full gear, Sarah Palin still hasn't announced whether she intends to join the fray.
Thursday 18 August 2011
US comedian Margaret Cho has never minced her words. She once called Sarah Palin "the worst thing to happen to America since 9/11" and her stance on gay rights has drawn fire from conservatives at home.
Friday 12 August 2011
The dreams of all the declared candidates for the Republican presidential nomination – and of a couple not yet formally announced – are about to be burnished, dented or even dashed in a 48-hour blitz of campaign activity among the fried-butter stands and cow pens of the Iowa State Fair.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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