Chris Christie, the embattled governor of New Jersey whose hopes for presidential nomination have been hit by revelations of alleged politically-motivated lane closures and misspending of federal aid, was dealt a new blow last night after the former Olympic sprint and long jump champion Carl Lewis accused him of “intimidation”.
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Elizabeth Colbert Busch clinches nomination for Congressional seat
Monday 18 March 2013
Announcement will fuel speculation of presidential ambitions
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Detectives have smashed a massive multimillion-euro diesel laundering plant in one of the biggest cross-border operations of its kind in Britain or Ireland.
Friday 08 March 2013
John Brennan took over as director of the CIA today, the finishing touch on president Barack Obama's national security team for his second term.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
President Barack Obama could in "extraordinary circumstances" use deadly drone strikes against Americans inside the United States, the country's attorney general has said.
Sunday 03 March 2013
Welcome to the idiotic new world of the US government budget "sequester". Under this latest self-inflicted wound to fiscal governance – for which both Republicans and Barack Obama share responsibility – $85bn (£56bn) of government spending cuts are starting to kick in, with consequences that are impossible to predict, but certain to be harmful.
Friday 01 March 2013
Barack Obama labelled the automatic budget cuts that came into effect in the US today as “unnecessary” and “dumb” after making little progress to avert them at a meeting with congressional Republicans.
Thursday 28 February 2013
Increasingly partisan infighting on Capitol Hill has seen the deadline to avert $85bn in automatic budget cuts pass without accord
Monday 18 February 2013
On these isles the Living Wage campaign - which proposes a minimum wage in line with the cost of living - has won support across Westminster, with Boris and Ed Miliband strident backers. Now there's some similar momentum in the US. President Obama announced in his State of the Union address an intention to lift the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, and take thousands of workers out of poverty. So how's this playing out politically?
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Barack Obama's window of opportunity will last until early summer 2014
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Isn't he the next Republican presidential candidate?
Monday 11 February 2013
If US presidential politics is largely about being in the right place at the right time, then Marco Rubio most certainly is.
Guns, immigration and climate change: Barack Obama is determined to deliver on the tricky issues this term
Monday 11 February 2013
President to announce he will push ahead with his promises in State of the Union
Wednesday 30 January 2013
President Obama's ambition to reform immigration law and give America's 11 million illegal immigrants the chance to gain citizenship took a step forward yesterday, as the President embraced a plan cobbled together by a bi-partisan group of senators.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
British American Tobacco, the cigarette maker, scored a coup by appointing one of the world's most famous doctors to its board.
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Mike Tyson branded 'superhero' after a surprise good turn
Charlie Sheen could be set to revive his role as a hedonistic womaniser
Review: Mike Leigh's biopic is a rambling, rich character study
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 4 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
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