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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

The real and symbolic importance of Obama’s promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 14 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the Philae landing, Jonathan Swift, and Kim Kardashian’s arse

Two world-shattering events occurred last week: we landed a probe on a comet, and Kim Kardashian got naked on the cover of a magazine. Crikey’s writer-at-large ponders the significance of the two.

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UNITED STATES | 8 UNLOCK?

G20 fails to deliver — but not for lack of Australia trying

The government was right to push for growth at the G20 summit but the minds of international leaders are no longer focused on the forum, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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UNITED STATES | 6 UNLOCK?

Catching Obamania in a hot and bothered Brisbane

The President of the United States sure knows how to put on a show. Freelance journalist James Rose is suitably impressed by the Magic of Obama.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: kvetching Democrats don’t know how good they have it

The Left is nothing if not self-defeating, but US Democrats have a lot to be proud of.

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UNITED STATES | 15 UNLOCK?

US-China climate deal shows up Australia’s pathetic targets

It is clearer than ever that Australia must act on climate change — or risk being left behind. Climate Institute deputy CEO Erwin Jackson explains.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES | 9

Surprise! It’s another good war for defence contractors

The share prices of the defence contractors benefiting from the war against Islamic State continue to surge.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES | 51 UNLOCK?

Xi-Obama deal leaves Abbott with nowhere to hide on climate

The climate action agreement between China and the US removes the assumption on which the Coalition’s entire contradictory approach to climate change is based.

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WILLIAM BOWE | UNITED STATES | 18 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

American voters have been pulling steadily away from the centre over the past ten years, but Australia has moved solidly Left.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 18

Rundle: finding peace in the decaying remains of America’s malls

Standing in the hollowed-out carcass of a dying mall, Crikey’s writer-at-large catches a glimpse of the transience of modern life.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 5

Rundle: to hell with Kumbayah — Obama turns the guns after Dems wipeout

With heavy losses in the US midterms, some were worried Obama might bow to Republicans in order to stabilise the government. Instead, it looks he’ll go down fighting.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 4

Rundle: Hillary promises all-female Democrat team will uphold the US empire

Hillary Rodham Clinton appeals to working and middle-class values at a Democrat event in the US bellwether state of New Hampshire.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 2

Rundle: for a nauseated public, Rand Paul might be a welcome break from reality

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul offers a confused mix of both Left and Right ideologies — but his puzzling rhetoric could yet win over an exhausted electorate.

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WILLIAM BOWE | UNITED STATES | 1

Poll Bludger: in the US midterms, can Obama do a Clinton?

With the Republicans set to retain control of Congress after Tuesday’s US midterm elections, the Democrats will be hoping Obama can channel Bill Clinton, the only second-term president to retain a strong showing for his party in the Senate.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 7

Rundle: Atlanta, a black city in a white state, is fired up and ready to go

Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is an outlier when it comes to the southern state’s politics. Will this be reflected in the mid-term results?

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 10

Rundle: far from Starbucks, and on the way to nowhere

Crikey’s writer at large finds himself among the tin men of Kansas.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 3

Rundle: cowboys and Tea Partiers in the American West

Crikey’s writer-at-large gets into a showdown in Dodge City.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 12

Rundle: at a gun show, the firepower of the American Right

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds there aren’t a whole lot of Obama supporters at a Kansas gun show — but that the Republican Right might be losing ground anyway.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES | 31

The inconvenient link between mental health and ‘lone wolf’ terrorism

The reality of radicalisation and terrorism is far more complex than the simplistic, self-serving narratives offered by politicians and the media.

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Rundle: things to do in Denver when you’re high

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself baked in Baker, but the battle for legalisation of marijuana is more about entrenched poverty and the revolving door of federal prison than about stoners’ rights.

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Rundle: Democrats to lose the Senate, but Hillary’s waiting in the wings

The United States midterm elections are nearing, and it looks like it’s going to be war between Congress and the White House for the next two years. But that might be just fine with Hillary.

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Rundle: zombies run (well, shuffle) amok on the streets of Denver

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself surrounded by fat men with guns and the slavering undead.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

There’s a feeling of “not this again”, as women and pro-choice supporters gear up to fight oppressive laws which seek to grant “personhood” to zygotes.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Halloween horror-show

The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.

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