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Clinton’s greatest strength is the Republican Party’s lunacy

Hillary Clinton all but has the presidency locked down, if only because she belongs to the one remaining US political party not run by a completely homogenised group of fringe lunatics.

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Isentia Index: GST carve up in the air as Hockey calls for change

State politics have taken a national bent, with WA fighting to keep its GST revenue.

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Rundle: not your mother’s Clinton v Bush

Hillary Clinton is an inspiring candidate, and no, she’s not just riding on Bill’s coattails as Dubya ran on H.W.’s.

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Journos may be safe under data retention, but sources won’t be

Crikey readers have their on data retention, Stephen Mayne and other issues of the day.

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Hillary’s in the hot seat, but Malcolm’s sitting pretty

The American media and public are outraged by Hillary Clinton’s decision to use her personal email while she was secretary of state. But when it was revealed our pollies use encrypted messaging, all we got was a collective shrug, writes Crikey intern Brihony Tulloch.

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Rundle: Obama has no hope of achieving his agenda, so why is he smiling?

President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.

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Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Men can no longer escape the harsh judgement of our intensely visual age. So how well are the boys adjusting to the critical gaze women have endured for so long?

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Rundle: Bush v Clinton mark II and the death of democracy

Anyone can be president of the United States, so long as they come from one of two political dynasties …

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Tips and rumours

Launching a chronicle of stupidity … Adani’s loan that’s not a loan … Christmas Party watch spies Redfoo …

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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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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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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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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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Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

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Tips and rumours

Friends of free speech … Muddled messages … The politics of book tours …

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Media briefs: ITV and Ten … Sat Paper … Labor paper …

Shane Maloney outs himself … ‘Labor’s own Crikey’ looks for editor … Triple J stands by Efstratiou choice … Video of the day …

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Even al-Qaeda thinks schoolgirl kidnappers Boko Haram too violent

The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson in Nairobi.

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Media briefs: Tele fear … Totaro takes UK … new Block revealed …

Planet Hillary, scaremongering and more media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Rundle on Hendo and Keith … Time for Hillary …

The irrelevance of Gerard Henderson, Time is ready for Hillary to announce, and other media snippets of the day.

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Snapshots from an American dystopia

Barack Obama has created an absurdist dystopia in which any sense of the ridiculous is overwhelmed. From drone strikes to force-feeding hunger strikers and spying on its citizens, this is change you can’t believe in.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer gives the ABC a fail for its Sunday news sense. Plus other political views noted along the way.

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Media briefs: Sunday Mail ed sacked … dodgy cyber stats … bumper watch …

Sunday Mail ed’s brutal sacking. The editor of Adelaide’s The Sunday Mail, Megan Lloyd, has been removed from the job by News Limited’s Sydney bosses after 25 years with the company. Crikey understands Lloyd was given the heave-ho on Wednesday night and was not offered another position in the company – a development that has […]

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Mapping a reminiscent non-war in Africa

Trouble in Mali has US and UK forces on alert join a new front in the war on terror. But those rushing to chase al-Qaeda and offshoots in Africa should know the history and complexity.

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Clinton’s star power shone through as Obama’s ambassador

Hillary Clinton has proved herself one of the most successful secretaries of state the US government has ever seen. Will she make a tilt for the presidency? Keep an eye on her actions …

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After shaky start, 2012 a triumph for feminism

Despite all the claims that feminism is dead, 2012 proved a landmark year for women around the world — from Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech to Hillary Clinton. Is social media facilitating a new wave of feminism?

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