Republican candidate Marco Rubio’s flustered debate on Saturday damaged him in the New Hampshire primary. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Two things went down well at the Newfields US presidential primary election-cum-bake sale fundraiser for the local library: Bernie Sanders and the cho(...)

The Social Democrats launch their manifesto on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

George HW Bush used to refer disdainfully to the “vision thing”, acknowledging the charge that he lacked an overarching idea of what he wanted to achi(...)

Going negative: Fianna Fáil’s first billboard poster of the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke

In May 1988 George HW Bush’s quest to become the first sitting United States vice-president in 150 years to win a presidential election was in trouble(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has beefed up his legal team in a second appeal against his failed US bankruptcy bid, asking the court to admit a lawyer acting in his extradition case.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has beefed up his legal team in a second appeal against his failed US bankruptcy bid, asking the c(...)

Former US president George HW Bush: has given a blistering assessment of George Bush jnr’s foreign policy advisers. His son has defended their performance.  Photograph: Aida Crawley/EPA

Former US president George HW Bush has sharply criticised two senior figures in the White House led by his son George W, calling Dick Cheney “iron-as(...)

David Drumm  has retained high-profile attorneys Edward McNally and Daniel Fetterman, partners at the New York firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman, according to a filing made in the US District Court for Massachusetts in Boston. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has strengthened his legal team by hiring two more top lawyers ahead of a bail hearing on Monday i(...)

Smoke billows over the Japanese city of Nagasaki after an atomic bomb was dropped on August 9th, 1945. Photograph: Reuters

Polls show most Americans still consider the decision to use atomic weapons in the second World War correct, although support among women and the youn(...)

Former US president George HW Bush was transported to hospital on Wednesday. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

Former US president George HW Bush suffered a neck fracture in a fall at his home in Maine on Wednesday, though he was listed in stable condition and (...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has formally signalled that he may run for the US presidency in 2016. Photograph: Facebook

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will “actively explore” a potential presidential campaign for 2016, he announced on Tuesday morning.The announcement,(...)

Author Alain de Botton (R) makes notes during his week as writer-in-residence at Heathrow Airport, west London, on August 20, 2009.

Internet research has convinced some we can know everything. But away from Google’s spoon dipped into Wikipedia’s stockpot, the idea of the mystery of(...)