Tea Party

  • 2 Jan 2012

    The 2012 US presidential campaign begins in earnest today when Republicans in the predominantly rural state of Iowa vote to decide who they want to represent them in November’s election.

  • 9 Nov 2011

    American electors back moderation at the ballot box

    Every now and then America dishes up an unforeseen, unscripted spasm of moderation. This is what happened in a slate of state elections and ballot initiatives yesterday, which amounted to a collective cold shoulder to some feverish issues pushed mainly by the hard right. In Mississippi voters overwhelmingly rejected an initiative which would have redefined…

  • 7 Oct 2011

    Populism, with a cause. Just as top Democrats rush to embrace the Occupy Wall Street protests, one leading Republican castigates the ‘mobs’, writes Felicity Spector.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    It’s lonely out there in front, as Rick Perry found out during last night’s Republican presidential debate, when he became everyone’s political target.

  • 9 Sep 2011

    President Barack Obama warns the United States is in a “national crisis” as he outlines a $447bn package of tax cuts and government spending in a bid to jump-start the sluggish US economy.

  • 2 Aug 2011

    President Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling but experts tell Channel 4 News the crisis has thrown into “stark relief” the problems the country now faces.

  • 2 Aug 2011

    The US House of Representatives passes a last-minute deal to prevent a debt default. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed into law by President Barack Obama later.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    US Congress votes on President Obama’s last-minute deal to raise the US debt limit and avoid crisis. Channel 4 News asks if the delays have done lasting damage to Obama’s reputation.

  • 18 Jul 2011

    Political leaders are deadlocked over a deal to raise America’s debt limit with President Obama warning of “Armageddon” if they don’t agree.

  • 14 Feb 2011

    It’s not just in Britain that the Government’s cutting spending. President Obama is planning a $1.1trillion cut – and his political opponents say that’s not enough, as Felicity Spector reports.

  • 18 Jan 2011

    Sarah Palin defends her response to the Arizona shootings after her reference to “blood libel” caused controversy last week.

  • 13 Jan 2011

    President Obama pleads for the Arizona shootings not to be used for “politics and point-scoring”, but – as Felicity Spector reports – the political debate is already hotting up.

  • 10 Jan 2011

    The shooting of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sparked a debate over the rhetoric of US politics, but a former Republican presidential hopeful tells Channel 4 News there is “no connection”.

  • 24 Nov 2010

    Airline security checks: passengers have been sounding very militant recently and the blogosphere is full of people saying they are determined to make their protest at Thanksgiving, blogs Sarah Smith.

  • 5 Nov 2010

    The midterms are barely over and already the race for 2012 has begun.