Dan Quayle

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Kamala Harris: “Looking back, it is odd that such a fancied candidate did not do better in her own presidential campaign.”  Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Joe Biden is not 77 in the way that Mick Jagger is 77. The Democratic candidate for the White House wears the years with a heaviness that is not lost (...)

June 2013: Sammy Wilson, then Northern Ireland minister of finance and personnel tells Michael Noonan that parties interested in buying Nama’s norther(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo at a news conference recently. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/The New York Times

It’s no wonder that watching Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings can make some people crave Chianti and meatballs. Besides coolly explaining the facts in t(...)

Barack Obama’s presidencies have warped Democrats’ expectations. Some have come to regard a once-per-generation talent as the standard by which presidential hopefuls must be judged. Photograph: Richard Clement/Reuters

One of the great zingers in US political history was ultimately a failure. In 1988, Dan Quayle, all thumbs as a politician, was indeed “no Jack Kenned(...)

Former US presidents  George W Bush (centre), Barack Obama, (second left),  George HW Bush (far left), Bill Clinton, (second right), and Jimmy Carter (right) in the Oval Office of the White House on January  7th, 2009. George H.W. Bush, the  president who fashioned a restrained response to the Soviet Union’s collapse has died. He was 94. Photograph:  Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W Bush have led tributes to George HW Bush, the 41st US president who died on Friday at the age of (...)

National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Martin McGuinness at the Public Accounts Committee Project Eagle hearing at Leinster House: “I think they were very, very close, that’s my view.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness told TDs that he believed former first minister Peter Robinson and ex-Nama adviser Frank Cus(...)

In his opening statement, William Soffe told the committee the board stood over the sale, the sales process, the price achieved and also rejected any suggestion that the agency’s Northern Ireland advisory member Frank Cushnahan had any specific knowledge or bore any influence.

Political sensitivities in Stormont over a southern State agency controlling assets in its jurisdiction may have been a factor in Nama’s Project Eagle(...)

The  debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is expected to set new TV viewership records with some pundits expecting as many as 100 million to tune in. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The significance of presidential debates in determining the outcome of the US elections have themselves long been the subject of debate by presidenti(...)

Moving east out of Belfast, the terraced houses in the lee of the now silent cranes of the Harland and Wolff shipyard gradually yield to the leafy, m(...)

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