John Walsh gives a summary of the talks at the Bath Literary festival
The second inaugural address has rarely been memorable. Save for Abraham Lincoln’s, which struck a series of soaring notes, including “Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty source of war may speedily pass away”, they are fraught with difficulty.
Leslie Woit finds treats for the body and spirit in America's snow-capped peaks and valleys
This tropical paradise has long been calling pleasure seekers to its shores, writes John Walsh
Mitt Romney may not have been the saviour they were looking for, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Republican who truly believes that a different candidate, from the array who put themselves up for the Presidential nomination, would have made a better fist of the job.
It was inevitable – but not necessarily right – that the American high command should target Rory McIlroy here over these next few days.
The change took 80 years, but Augusta is taking women – and an ex-Secretary of State is one of the first
Irishman claims first major to be played on tougher paspalum surface will suit him down to the ground
Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, learned to his cost last night that he is not alone among Republicans vying for the presidential nomination able to conjure righteous indignation when it matters. Mitt Romney showed a debate audience here that he has quite the talent for it too.
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If Republican voters select Newt Gingrich as the party's 2012 presidential nominee they would be handing President Barack Obama a second term in the White House, the campaign for Mitt Romney claimed last night.
Newt Gingrich stormed to a shock victory over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary today, scrambling the race to choose a Republican challenger to President Barack Obama.
Republican front-runner under pressure to make public his returns ahead of South Carolina primary
Candidate's departure and support for moderate rival prompts calls among conservatives to unite
Jon Huntsman suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, calling on his party to end "an onslaught of negative and personal attacks" in the campaign and then endorsing rival Mitt Romney.
Out of America: One of the oddest aspects of the Republican race is how little mention there is of the favourite's faith