Candidates clash as Bush sinks

October 1, 2008

As the Presidential candidates fight for superiority in the polls, George W Bush has sunk to a meagre 26% approval rating. ABC examines the developments and places them in a historical context.

True believers in the American dream wake up to a nightmare

September 29, 2008

The belief that the US is God's own country is often a literal one.

Bush: Bailout plan necessary to deal with crisis

September 25, 2008

Speaking to the American people, President Bush today detailed why an economic bailout plan is needed and why his administration's rescue plan for the economy is "necessary."

Frightened President quivers under pressure

September 25, 2008

President Bush has given an uninspiring performance in a speech designed to boost public confidence. The Nation reports on the President's invite to his potential successors to join him in the next public address.

Obama: No peacenik from the ’60s

September 15, 2008

Had a Democrat occupied the White House for the last two terms, US policy might have been sold better, but it’s doubtful that decisions have been very different, writes Jeff Sparrow.

Rundle08: The Cassidy tapes

September 10, 2008 2

So here we have the Cassidy tapes, folks. An insight into how young Republicans live, love and leave their blackberries in cabs, writes Guy Rundle.

Sarah Palin: I have seen the future of the Republican revolution

September 5, 2008 6

Palin isn’t from round those parts. She’s from small-town America, a white America where they work hard for a living even if they’re middle-class, where they call it “Eye-rack", writes Bernard Keane.

Obama camp responds to Dubya’s endorsement of McCain

September 3, 2008

The Obama campaign has been quick to spin Dubya's endorsement of John McCain as further proof that a McCain presidency would be four more years of Bush policies.

RNC Day 2: George W. Bush addresses GOP – via satellite

September 3, 2008

The New York Times reports that "far from being the kind of unifying sendoff and baton pass engineered for Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton", Day 2 of the RNC only highlighted "McCain’s eagerness to get the president off the stage".

Rundle08: The anarchists more organised than the GOP

September 2, 2008 31

It was noon, and the major protest rally, ten thousand strong, was just starting to move from the park spread beneath the gold-tipped Capitol dome, writes Guy Rundle.