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Sunday 04 November 2012
It was Sunday morning, so they started with a prayer, along with a re-worked version of the hymn Amazing Grace by a country music band. In a way, that set the stage perfectly for the arrival of Mitt Romney, a candidate whose whose final hours on the campaign trail revolve around a big leap of faith.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
But Romney prepares for risky return to the campaign trail today with rally in Florida
Saturday 06 October 2012
Washington DC has long been a backwater for baseball, but finally has a team to be proud of
Friday 05 October 2012
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has drawn scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.
Sunday 30 September 2012
In TV interview, candidate's wife admits her fears if he should win White House race
Thursday 16 August 2012
So much for a lofty battle of ideas. The arrival of economic "big thinker" Paul Ryan on the 2012 Republican ticket has instead triggered an avalanche of personal attacks and insults unusual even by the bare-knuckle standards of US presidential politics.
Thursday 02 August 2012
With the death of Gore Vidal, US literature loses a master of contempt. With his Roman-senator looks and his curled-lip disdain for lesser mortals, Vidal was a brilliant hater. Acid ran in his veins. Insults were the air he breathed. Put-downs were the bulk of his discourse. He said the three saddest words in the English language were "Joyce Carol Oates". He remarked that Andy Warhol was "the only genius I know of with an IQ of 60" (he later revised this to 20.) He was even rude about English cities. Standing in a rainy Midlands literary festival he once told an interviewer, with heavy sarcasm: "I count a year wasted that does not include a visit to..." (pause) "Bir-ming-ham."
Friday 27 July 2012
US presidential candidate beats hasty retreat after comments on 'disconcerting' Games chaos
Wednesday 25 July 2012
The putative next leader of the free world arrives today, and you will all join me in extending a warm welcome to Willard Mitt Romney. The saviour of the Salt Lake City Winter Games of 2002 is in town both to look presidential and as a member of the "Olympic Family" (the planet's second most lovable, after the Mansons).
Tuesday 24 July 2012
If Raisa’s jockey edges away, Mitt must call his wife over to tell him about her dressage horse, Rafalca
Thursday 12 July 2012
Mitt Romney received a rough reception from members of the NAACP, the country's oldest black civil rights organisation, yesterday, which erupted into boos and shouts of disapproval when he said he meant to overturn Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
President tries to move on from economy with call to end tax cuts
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Until now, the closest former US presidential challenger Rick Santorum had got to HBO was when Tony Soprano saluted "Senator Sanitorium" for his comparison of homosexuality to bestiality. No more!
Friday 08 June 2012
Jeb Bush, five years out of office as Florida governor but still a towering figure in Republican politics, yesterday flatly ruled out becoming the running mate of the party's presumptive nominee Mitt Romney in November.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Strike in Pakistan follows protests by Islamabad over use of controversial remote-controlled aircraft
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