Let the horse race begin.
America's way of choosing its president is marred by murky voting methods, a warped calendar, and too much hype.
Marco Rubio in Exeter, New Hampshire.
For 100 years, retail politics has ruled the New Hampshire primary. We may be seeing a new dynamic emerge in 2016.
Most Americans will be pinching pennies after they retire.
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The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
Welcome to the 2016 Iowa Caucus.
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies…
Can Rubio win? You bet.
Instead of fixating on polling and pundits, you might as well go straight to the bookies.
Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters in front of a US Secret Service agent.
Our global newsroom responds to the first results in the US presidential election. We hear from scholars in the UK, US, Australia and France.
Marco Rubio, on the march.
The Republican establishment looks like it has finally found its man.
These are my Trump-tinted spectacles.
When it comes to Iowa, separating reality from rhetoric is all but impossible.
Religious right winger Ted Cruz has won the Republican Iowa Caucuses with 27.7% of the votes, to 24.3% for Donald Trump and 23.1% for the establishment favourite Marco Rubio. Ben Carson was a distant fourth…
Bernie Sanders at his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
Iowa has voted. Here's how things look heading into New Hampshire.
Got any advice for the next 20 years George?
Neither of them would be keen to admit it, but the second Clinton and the first Bush are very much birds of a feather.
Hillary Clinton remains favoured to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
It is possible that the major US political parties will nominate a candidate for president who even six months ago was widely perceived as too far outside the mainstream to be electorally viable.
Trump shakes hands with Mike Huckabee as Rick Santorum looks on, January 28, 2016.
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Donald Trump's decision to sit out Thursday's GOP debate helped brand him as “anti-establishment.” The fact that Santorum and Huckabee attended his event may help him with Iowa’s evangelicals.
Bernie supporters at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, January 24, 2016.
In 2014, voting rates for young people hit record lows. Will things turn around in 2016?
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the Fox News debate in Des Moines, Iowa on January 28.
According to an expert in political rhetoric, we shouldn't underestimate the power of the candidates who can skillfully tap into voter resentments.
Donald Trump will likely do well in Iowa, but that doesn’t guarantee his success in gaining the Republican presidential nomination.
Media agencies are fascinated with polls because until there is an election, they have to report something.
Ready or not…
America's presidential election is finally about to formally kick off – with a very strange event indeed.
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The Donald Trump story is one of corporate success – with a little help from family and government.
The leading conservative magazine National Review has played a critical role in creating modern GOP. Their repudiation of Trump signals crisis for Republicans.
Ethical coverage of Trump shouldn’t be a joke.
Just ask Megyn Kelly of Fox News. Covering the Trump campaign is no picnic. But journalists have a duty to do more than write clickbait stories on the billionaire candidate.