Tag: US Politics
Republicans choose Romney for US presidential race
Mitt Romney has beaten off conservative rivals to become the official presidential candidate of the US Republican Party. By the end of the year, he could be the most powerful man on the planet.
Outrage as website sells president’s blood
A British auction house hopes to get £10,000 selling a vial of blood from the body of Ronald Reagan, a highly respected former president of the United States. His admirers are horrified.
Secret diaries uncover Obama, the young romantic
In revealing interviews, letters and diaries, ex-girlfriends of Barack Obama have revealed all about the youth of the American President. Was his fame written in the stars?
Obama guns for rich in State of the Union address
The President of the USA has set out his agenda for the coming year in a major speech. Despite talk of unity, it was full of warning shots for Wall Street, the rich and his Republican opponents.
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?
US presidential hopefuls to debate foreign policy
After months of campaigning, the candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination will finally tackle foreign policy questions head on – but not all of them think it matters at all.
American budget crisis risks global disaster
A fundamental law of economics: the USA always pays its debts. But political deadlock now threatens to make a lie of that age-old principle, damaging the world economy in the process.
Buds of hope amid cuts, meltdown and revolution
Spring has arrived, and it finds the world emerging from a deep dark winter of crisis. As the fog clears, are there reasons for hope amid the chaos?
Obama re-election campaign kicks off
The American President sent an email to his 13 million Democratic supporters this week, launching his bid for re-election. Is the Republican opposition fit for the fight?
Meet Barack Obama, President of the USA
Whether it's Afghanistan, Egypt or health care reforms, his opinion matters. But who is the man in The White House? And what does he find difficult?
Murder in Arizona - shooting shocks USA
An American politician has been shot in Arizona. As she fights for her life the debate heats up: did angry politicians encourage her attacker?