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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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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: in Iowa, America’s heartland and one of its only real contests

One of the most interesting contests of the mid-terms is happening out on the prairie.

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The increasingly demented Right can’t stop Obama

Barack Obama’s latest declaration on climate change is the third in a highly successful three-pronged domestic policy agenda. And that drives the Republican establishment — and their lunatic Tea Party cousins — nuts.

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In the game of chicken, we have a winner

Conceding “there are no winners” in the debt ceiling standoff was just modesty from US President Barack Obama. The Republicans lost this one. Big time.

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Hockey’s Pendulum: Coalition tea party comes back to bite

Joe Hockey is struggling to swing from the opposition to government, write Crikey’s Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer. The rhetoric from the Treasurer isn’t consistent.

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US shutdown politics Cruzing to a Boehner

Pundits are taking the looming US shutdown as evidence of right-wing bubble thinking. Maybe, or maybe it’s a hard-right strategy to complete a final takeover of the Republican Party.

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Unions, Labor and Greens embrace web platform with GOP ties

Left-wing political parties and organisations are using LA-based NationBuilder website platforms, but concerns have been raised that the company has a right-wing agenda in the US.

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Berg strains his Tea on US Republican Right

The US Tea Party isn’t that hard to understand — the libertarian streak is tiny and they’re an uneasy fit in the Republican Party. Chris Berg doesn’t seem to understand.

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Climate change, immigration, guns: Obama’s liberalism shot

President Obama has signalled a willingness to pursue an ambitious agenda in his second term. New York-base political consultant Ben Winsor reckons the landscape may be changing enough for him to achieve.

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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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Local lessons from the US: social issues really count

The US elections reflect how important social issues can be in the hands of deft politicians. Barack Obama successfully tapped into minority issues and progressive values.

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In the US election, Big Brother really is watching you

US political parties know where people live — and maybe what they drive, buy and think too. Ben Winsor, an Australian working as a political consultant in New York, reports on the power of data mining.

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Obama gets a bump as talkshow Mitt looks a chump

Five days after the close of the Democratic National Convention, it’s now clear that Barack Obama has gained the much-talked about bump in his polling, writes Guy Rundle from New York.

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Mitt takes centre stage, but this bar not impressed

Mitt Romney delivered the most important speech of his life today at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Were the faithful impressed? Not in this bar.

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Go(l)d becomes the ground of American life

Man I wouldn’t miss the party… ‘scuse me.” He sailed off in pursuit of the late cuts. The New York Times blogger was scribbling in a corner. The Jezebel flack was looking for right-wing lesbians.

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A stormy, carnivalesque Tampa anoints Romney

The great state of Alaska nominates…” and with that from the floor of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the 2012 Republican National Convention began. Crikey was there for Mitt’s crowning.

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Media briefs: Fairfax funnies … Harry complaints … Murdoch the movie …

In today’s Media Briefs: Fairfax funnies 1 & 2 … FrontPage of the Day … The Department of Corrections … 3600 complaints about Sun’s Prince Harry pics … Rupert Murdoch the movie? …

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Aa dead charade convention and ‘F’ words foul, fate and Fox

Foul morning on Monday, with heavy rain coming in at the porch, the first day of the convention cancelled.

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Will Shorten ‘s short comment haunt him?

So Bill Shorten is doing it tough on his $330,000 a year. The poor fellow.

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The storm blows in the crazies to GOP-land

One way or another, the storm is coming in. You come out of an air-conditioned building, feeling like an iceberg lettuce, and into the hot wind twisting between the bungalows, writes Guy Rundle in Florida.

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