US presidential election 2016

Could vice-president Mike Pence be the most powerful man in America?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s take stock. Donald Trump, until last week, had never done a government job or held an elected office. He…

Think Americans are angry now? Wait until Hillary’s in charge

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Predicting what might happen in a Donald Trump presidency is easy. Day 1: A fabulous, really great inaugural, the best ever,…

Jeeves and a Man called The Donald

21 May 2016 9:00 am

The Secret Service said it would investigate Donald J. Trump’s longtime butler over Facebook posts laced with vulgarities and epithets…

Donald Trump is an awkward ginger snob – and he owes me £20

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am no admirer of Donald Trump — not because he is a doomsayer and professional patriot but because he…

Meet the Donald Trump of ancient Athens (he won)

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Why does the Republican party loathe Donald Trump? Because Trump is the ultimate loose cannon, beholden to no one. And…

Would you like to buy an American’s vote?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Killing time in a Heathrow first-class lounge, I notice how many men adopt an unmistakable ‘first-class lounge’ persona. They stand…

The gilded prisons of America’s elderly rich

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I have been driving many hundreds of miles across America, interviewing Vietnam veterans for a book. Though I have been…

Flying from Donald Trump to the beautiful ruins of another empire

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Just as the presidential race in America started to get really crazy, I left for India. On the morning of…

Coming to terms with Trump is like an early-stage cancer diagnosis

20 February 2016 9:00 am

A few nights ago, my missus and I were walking along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, minding our own business while…

Chris Mullin’s diary: The unexpected wisdom of Donald Trump

13 February 2016 9:00 am

While browsing in Barter Books, the wonderful secondhand bookshop in Alnwick that is fast becoming a national institution, I came…

Sorry, America, but it looks like Joe Biden is your next president

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have a sinking feeling that Joe Biden might be the next president of the United States. In a brilliant…

Why Carly Fiorina (probably) can’t save the Republicans

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The Republican party is showing all the attention span of a hyperactive toddler this primary season, moving from one shiny…

Ben Carson has an amazing story. How about policies?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

   Washington DC Ben Carson is relaxed. ‘He’s always relaxed,’ says an aide. The next televised Republican primary debate is…

‘Keep out the Mexicans and al-Qaeda’: with Donald Trump and his fans at the Iowa State Fair

22 August 2015 9:00 am

 The Iowa State Fair ‘Donnnaaallldd!!! Donnnaaaaallldd!!!’ Donald Trump was surrounded by fans. He looked happy. He took a bite out of…

Hillary Clinton (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty)

Hillary Clinton is a hopeless candidate – and Democrats are finally realising

8 August 2015 9:00 am

 New York Remember the fizz around Gordon Brown’s election campaign in 2010? The excitement he brought to the trail? The…

The Republicans are ready to win – once they’ve dumped Donald Trump

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Lunatics with money are never ‘mad’, only eccentric. In America, they are also Republican presidential candidates. So Donald Trump, a…

How Hillary Clinton found her populist side (and why she’ll have to lose it)

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The centrist Democratic party bequeathed to President Barack Obama by Bill Clinton is not the one he will leave to…

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

When America’s National Institutes of Heath said that it hadn’t cured Ebola yet because of budget cuts, Senator Rand Paul…