Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Politico who just left his chief executive position with the company. Traditional media companies face the increasingly daunting task of hooking already-inundated audiences, but they also have more tools than ever to lure them. (Photograph: T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)

This month, a couple of inventive young go-getters at Buzzfeed tied enough rubber bands around the centre of a watermelon to make it explode. Nearly (...)

Donald Trump, who is largely financing his own campaign, has not actively solicited donations from Wall Street.(Photograph:  Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

A financial adviser who was recently highlighted in an article in The New York Times as the only Goldman Sachs employee to contribute to Donald Trump(...)

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida govenor Jeb Bush accompanied by his wife Columba, speaks at his South Carolina Republican presidential primary rally in Columbia. Mr Bush has quit the presidential race. Photograph: AP

Before Donald Trump’s put-downs and the stumbles in presidential debates, and before the profound frustration of voters became so unmistakably appare(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham  on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in their sharpest exchanges during a presidential debate as the former secretary of s(...)

US Republican presidential candidate and senator Ted Cruz: Failed to disclose a $500,000 loan from Goldman Sachs. Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz failed to disclose to the Federal Election Commission a loan from Goldman Sachs for as much as $500,000 tha(...)

The Doonbeg resort was bought by Donald Trump last year for around €8.7 million

The Co Clare golf resort owned by American billionaire, Donald Trump, reported a loss of over €2.5 million last year, according to accounts just filed(...)

Tom Steyer: The San Francisco-based liberal has pledged $55 million (€43 million) to NextGen Climate, his super political action committee, or PAC, to fund pro-environmental candidates.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One of the biggest crusades to encourage voter turnout in this year’s US midterm elections has been led by the billionaire hedge fund founder Tom Stey(...)

Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney

Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended a St Patrick’s Day party hosted by Mick Mulvaney, a member of the far-right Tea(...)

A European Court of Human Rights ruling upholding a UK ban on paid political advertising will resonate in Ireland where similar rules apply. (...)