Fallout from Iowa result comes quickly
Fallout from Iowa result comes quickly

The fallout from the Iowa contest in the United States presidential race was swift.

Paul Thomas: Right's refusal to compromise hurting US
Paul Thomas: Right's refusal to compromise hurting US

The opinion piece headed "US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace" by Australian academic Mark Triffitt that…

Mark Triffitt: US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace
Mark Triffitt: US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace

Mark Triffitt asks, how can a political and policy freak show like Donald Trump become a serious contender for the job America…

Phil Quinn: Don't push Trump panic button yet
Phil Quinn: Don't push Trump panic button yet

Donald Trump does not herald some frightening new dawn of neo-fascism set to dominate US politics, writes Phil Quin. His…

US Presidential Election

Bryan Gould: Kiwis scoffing at US politics on shaky ground
Bryan Gould: Kiwis scoffing at US politics on shaky ground

Many people will agree with the old saying that "all's fair in love and war". Others would add "and…

Paul Thomas: Disregarding the truth works well for candidates

It's a given that plenty of politicians play fast and loose with the truth, especially on the campaign trail, writes Paul…

Hillary Clinton: My plan to avoid another Wall St crash

I certainly share the goal of never having to bail out the big banks again, but I prefer the path of tackling the most dangerous…

Trump's world: The mane man and his money

He is really rich. That, according to Donald Trump, is one of the primary reasons people should vote for him.

Editorial: Clinton facing struggle to win war against guns
Editorial: Clinton facing struggle to win war against guns

Obama's possible successor picks up the challenge of US love-affair with weapons.

Now or never for Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida…

US political parties chase huge donors

The American political parties are urging wealthy backers to give them 10 times more money than was allowed in the last…

Editorial: Republicans must attack Trump now

No one expects 'The Donald' to be President, but his rivals might be better to go for him now before he spoils his party's…

Anger fuels outsider candidates in Presidential race

American voters' craving for authenticity in political leaders is aiding hopefuls such as Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders.

Paul Thomas: Trump speaks right language to right people
Paul Thomas: Trump speaks right language to right people

Why is Donald Trump holding a commanding poll lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination?…

The downfall of Trump?

The celebrity billionaire struggles to turn his political fling into a durable campaign.

Rivals wary as Trump taps voters' anger

How long can the Republicans treat Donald Trump as a sideshow before they and the party they seek to lead suffer the political…

Iron-egoed Trump revels in spotlight

From the first moment of yesterday's Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump showed that he won't be playing by anybody's…

Mike Hosking: Trump has nothing to lose

Donald Trump is not in office, hasn't run for office and has not made any political decisions or mistakes- and that is why…

Editorial: Trump doing Republicans few favours
Editorial: Trump doing Republicans few favours

the mess the Republicans are making of their challenge has been illustrated yet again by Donald Trump's…

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United States

Beyonce causes Super Bowl storm
Beyonce causes Super Bowl storm

New York's former mayor Rudy Giuliani criticised Beyonce…

US missiles set to shake up Asia
US missiles set to shake up Asia

US has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile…

Why online TV may be in peril
Why online TV may be in peril

Some television companies are balking at giving US…

Trump backs terror torture
Trump backs terror torture

Several Republican candidates called for a return…

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