Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin: stop Putin with nukes

Sarah Palin has offered unsolicited advice to US President Barack Obama on containing Russian aggression, saying ''the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke''.

Sarah Palin rules out running for US president


Sarah Palin has ruled out running for US president in 2012.

Sarah Palin visits crisis-hit Haiti

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Former vice presidential candidate wraps up a two-day visit in Haiti after touring cholera treatment centres.

Sarah Palin confused on Koreas

Thomas Hunter Sarah Palin's foreign policy skills have again been questioned after the possible future president of the United States referred to North Korea as "America's ally".

Sarah Palin's new reality TV show

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Sarah Palin's Alaska portrays the former US vice-presidential candidate as an adventure-loving wife and mother enjoying a whirlwind of activities in her home state.

Sarah Palin joins Fox News

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Sarah Palin will return to her broadcast roots and take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator.

How Duck Dynasty exposed a new Christmas culture war

Phil Robertson: likened homosexuality to alcoholism and terrorism.

Nick O'Malley Each year after the leaves fall and Congress ends its business and real news recedes, the Christmas culture wars erupt in America.

TV host's joke about Mitt Romney's black grandson Kieran Romney falls flat

2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

US television host Melissa Harris-Perry apologised on Tuesday for a recent segment on her show that joked about former U.S.

William Shatner enjoys live-tweeting TV shows - here is why

Loves to start a conversation ... William Shatner enjoys live tweeting about sci-fi television shows, and the actors love him doing it too.

Emily Yahr The internet has always loved Star Trek legend William Shatner because he’s game for anything, whether it’s poking fun of himself in random videos or turning Sarah Palin’s tweets...

Republican party civil war on the cards after shutdown

US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Jonathan Martin and Jim Rutenberg After the budget standoff ended in crushing defeat last week and the political damage reports began to pile up for Republicans, one longtime party leader after another stepped forward to chastise...

Pope Francis backs fracking opponents

Unverified photo circulated on Twitter.

Adoration for Pope Francis may go into overdrive now that he has adopted a new role as an environmental crusader.

Race the flame that spreads Americans' anger

US President Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley COLUMBUS, Ohio: Barack Obama wears the burden of office etched into his face. The comparison is often made between his wan, worn features today and those of the man sworn into office on that bright...

Obama's race to the finish in a divided land

Barack Obama then and now.

Nick O'Malley, Columbus, Ohio Barack Obama wears the burden of his office etched into his face. The comparison between his wan, worn features today and those of the man sworn into office on that bright day nearly four years ago...

It's 1am at Fox News and this is the graveyard shift

Fox news presenters

Will Oremus IN FOX News' election coverage, there was little pretence of fairness or balance. What there was, from the start, was a glum tone that turned downright funereal by the time Mitt Romney conceded, near...

Bush family exposed by hacker


Jon Swaine A criminal inquiry has begun after personal photographs, paintings, security information and even funeral details involving the former US presidents George and George W.

The 2013 State of the Union Address blog

Barack Obama

Fairfax's live coverage of the 2013 State of the Union Speech by US President Barack Obama

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There will be blood: the US right bites back

Marco Rubio

Nick O'Malley In American politics making speeches targeted directly at your base, with little or no concern for the niceties of centrism, is known as ''throwing out the red meat''.

Palin reloads over guns, stays soft on soda

Sarah Palin,

Sarah Wheaton Sarah Palin's appearances no longer inspire speculation about her presidential aspirations but her reception at a large gathering of conservatives on Saturday underscored her enduring popularity with...

History repeats: Gettysburg 150 years on


Nick O'Malley Some 150 years after the US Civil War's most famous battle, the division between North and South remains clear and often bitter.

Romney names fiscal conservative Ryan as Republican running mate

Mitt Romney

Nick O'Malley Paul Ryan, the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman with close tea party ties and a reputation for wanting to slash taxes and shrink government has been named Mitt Romney’s Republican running mate.