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…

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 politics" - a view that…

Paul Thomas: Disregarding the truth works well for candidates
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…

US Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton: My plan to avoid another Wall St crash
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…

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

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
US political parties chase huge donors

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

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

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

The downfall of Trump?

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

Rivals wary as Trump taps voters' anger
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…

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

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

Opinion: Is Trump joking?

If Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, what the heck would a Trump presidency be like?

Rivals pile on Trump's gaffe
Rivals pile on Trump's gaffe

Donald Trump, who has rocketed to the front of the Republican presidential race, flippantly belittled…

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United States

Kiwi dollar awaits US job data
Kiwi dollar awaits US job data

The New Zealand dollar fell from a month-high ahead…

Obama to propose oil tax to fund US projects
Obama to propose oil tax to fund US projects

US President Barack Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel…

Clock ticking for $93m lotto winner
Clock ticking for $93m lotto winner

With hours to go and $93 million on the line, where's…

5yo's 911 call: 'Daddy and mama got shot'
5yo's 911 call: 'Daddy and mama got shot'

A boy who was too young to know his own address called…

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