Stories by David Smith

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: The Guardian

The bank looked for evidence of whether loans to the president were underpinned by guarantees from Moscow, the Guardian learns.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Obama vetting Nevada governor for nomination could be strategy to break GOP blockade but may prompt resistance from Senate Democrats, experts say.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Former U.K. prime minister likens U.S. presidential candidate to Labour leader and says he struggles to grasp their popularity given ‘the question of electability.’

Posted on: Feb 13, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Frontrunner goes after former Florida governor on brother, Iraq and 9/11

Posted on: Jan 27, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Former defense secretary says level of dialogue among candidates "would embarrass a middle schooler."

Posted on: Dec 6, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Share prices are up for Smith & Wesson, whose weapons were used in attack, as gun control advocates try to recast gun lobby fear-mongering as corporate greed.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri was low-level Islamist foot soldier, not al-Qaida courier and trainer as had been believed.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is Cain able?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives have been lamenting the death of liberalism for years, while proving that their philosophy leads to disastrous governance.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2009, Source: The Guardian

The country is notorious for having one of the highest levels of rape. Only a fraction are reported, and few lead to a conviction.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2007, Source: The Observer UK

Heading into the Iowa caucuses, the Republican field is in historic disarray with no obvious contender to take on the Democratic nominee.