Sarah Palin and Donald Trump: “When Palin turned out to be utterly unqualified and unintelligible, spouting her own special Yoda-like language, it did not reflect poorly on women as a whole – only on her and John McCain.” Photograph: Cassi Alexandra/Bloomberg

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Head in hands stuff as Palin re-emerges to “stump for Trump”. Photograph: AP Photo

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Sarah Palin: Her son Track Palin (26) was arrested on Monday night near Anchorage in the family’s home state of Alaska and charged with domestic violence and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Republican Sarah Palin has been criticised for suggesting that the arrest of her Iraqi war veteran son was due to his post-traumatic stress disorder (...)

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she endorsed him for president at a rally at Iowa State University on Tuesday. “He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah!’”  Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Sarah Palin’s meandering, fiery, sarcastic, patriotic and blustery speech endorsing Donald Trump for president Tuesday in Ames, Iowa, does not easily (...)

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump looks on as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin endorses him in Iowa on Tuesday. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin delivered a boisterous and at times bewildering speech as she publicly endorsed the party’s p(...)

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin in New York in May 2011: “I’m proud to endorse Donald J Trump for president,” she announced. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Donald Trump has won the highest profile endorsement of his campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee: the backing of the party’s 2008 v(...)

Marine Le Pen: the leader of France’s far-right  Front National had predicted the party  would take five regions in the elections. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

France had expected the Front National (FN) to take several regions, for the first time ever, in the December 6th-13th regional elections. Marine Le P(...)

Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. File photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has said that immigrants to the US should “speak American”, following a controversy triggered (...)

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