Politician’s ‘gaffe’ puts US on path to peace
Russian and American leaders have suddenly and unexpectedly come up with a disarmament plan that could avert military action in Syria. But was the breakthrough accident or design?
Politicians red-faced after trying to be ‘cool’
David Cameron’s story about his daughter making him vote on ‘X Factor’ seemed plausible and cute – until it turned out to be demonstrably untrue. Why are politicians so keen to be ‘cool’?
Would-be presidents prepare for trial by TV
In five weeks, America goes to the polls to choose the world’s most high-profile leader. But first Romney and Obama must survive three bruising TV debates. Who will come out on top?
US candidates’ gaffes raise voter suspicions
Last week Mitt Romney’s aide caused outrage by suggesting that a politician can ‘reset’ his opinions. Now his opponent Barack Obama has been overheard implying the same controversial thing.
With one ‘Oops’ a political star hits the buffers
Gaffes are a part of public life – politicians are human too. But a moment of forgetfulness has sent the American presidential hopeful Rick Perry from front-runner to also-ran. Why?