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When the clock strikes 12, US will bring down the world economy

Nobody is blinking in Washington, with Republicans hostage to the Tea Party and Democrats refusing to budge. A shutdown of the US government is now likely, writes reporter Andrew Murfett stateside.

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Tips and rumours

Telstra exec’s “wish you were here” from Spanish jaunt … the Right grabs a key student union … First Dog v Julie Bishop … SBY tweets Abbott meeting …

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Labor’s plot to make Tony Abbott into Mitt Romney

In naming an election date eight months out, Julia Gillard’s inner circle are establishing the first US-style election campaign in Australia’s history. Tony Abbott will be cast similarly to Mitt Romney.

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Welcome to Schadenfreude Files Volume II

Watching the conservative commentators in the US as they struggle to explain Barack Obama’s win is a gleeful time for Guy Rundle, who writes on the rise of the Left.

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The final countdown: Obama’s win predictable but polarised

American electoral behaviour is becoming more predictable and more polarised. The final tallies for voting in the US election show Barack Obama didn’t win by all that much.

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How could they all get it so wrong?

Republican-leaning pundits predicted the US election result more on hope more than common sense. Now there’s egg all over their faces as Democrats celebrate.

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How women voters became the kingmakers

Barack Obama won 55% of the female vote, meaning it was women who decided this year’s presidential election. Politicians who refuse to take women’s concerns and freedoms seriously are now on notice.

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Talkin’ about a revolution the GOP won’t get

It wasn’t just Barack Obama’s victory that had liberals salivating yesterday. Democrats have built a platform to win more of the electorate, says Crikey’s man in America.

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Further right would be wrong for US Republicans

Republicans have to learn from this loss, writes David Smith of Sydney University’s United States Studies Centre. Moving even further right would only alienate more American voters.

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All hail the pollsters as Obama becomes a two-termer

The networks say Barack Obama has won. Mitt Romney — who apparently didn’t write a concession speech — may now need one. The election was close, but Democrats will win.

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US election media wrap: how the media called the result

Capturing the US news websites as they called the election for Democratic President Barack Obama …

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At the democratic heart, we wait for common sense

After the longest and most expensive campaign in history, Crikey’s writer-at-large returns to DC where hopes are high for a clear result — and common sense.

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Who’ll win Congress, and the other big races?

Election day USA is about more than who’ll be president. Our man in America previews key races in the Senate, the House of Representatives and gubernatorial elections across the nation.

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Live blog: Barack Obama’s road to victory

Barack Obama will serve as President of the United States for another four years after a decisive win. Crikey captures all the colour and results that matter as election night unfolded.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: an election bet that can’t lose

A cup day bet that cannot lose. It is a punter’s dream bet — back all the runners and win whatever wins. And as I write this at 11.30am on Melbourne Cup Day you can still guarantee yourself a profit on the US presidential election. All you need is an account with Betfair in Australia and Intrade […]

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Two paths to the White House: when and what to watch for

Tomorrow is the day the United States goes to the polls. For those unsure of what to look for, Crikey provides a guide of all the paths to the White House.

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What’s up for grabs today, and how they’ll win it

Four years of campaigning end today as votes are counted in the US presidential election. Our man-at-large assesses the state of play and the possible scenarios, however fanciful …

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Whichever way you look at it, Obama will win

Mitt Romney’s camp insists their man can carry the key states. But however you cut the polling, and even allowing for error and uncertainty around turnout, Barack Obama is in the box seat. Crikey crunches the numbers.

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Crikey says: Australia’s bet on Obama

Guy Rundle gets lost with Democrats in Ohio. Richard Farmer looks at the other leadership “race” in China. Gideon Haigh asks which voices will prevail in the digital media age. Bernard Keane wonders where all the female economists are. And that’s enough name dropping for now.

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Doorknocking for Obama in mid-size nowhere Ohio

Come election day it will be chaos in Florida, Ohio, Virginia. Hence the ground game, with Guy Rundle tagging along with Obama supporters doorknocking to convince potential voters to vote early.

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Voter fraud plagues ramshackle US voting system

Bob Fitrakis, a professor of political science and founder of news site The Free Press talks to Guy Rundle about voter fraud and voter machine issues.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: the weather’s on steroids

The weather’s on steroids. Perhaps historians will look back at the storm that ravaged the Caribbean and north-east America and mark it as the event that ended the complacency in the United States about global warming. Certainly there are signs of a change in attitudes with the business publication Bloomberg Businessweek being an example. The magazine […]

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Rundle: zombies roam flooded streets, like the near-dead electoral system

Just as the Republicans were opening up their strategy on a larger canvas, they’ve been hit by the Frankenstorm shambling towards them. Barack Obama is off the campaign trail but front and centre.

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Campaign ads hammer voters, like waves on Jersey shore

Don’t take prescription medication and sit down to watch the flood of ugly, angry, downright weird US election ads. Let Crikey’s man-at-large do it for you.

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Rundle: Sandy’s winds of change bring hope for Obama

Hurricane Sandy’s winds of change are bringing the “October Surprise” to this year’s US presidential campaign, giving Obama a foot up as polls reveal his tight battle with Romney.

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