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The Occupy movement and what the future holds

Following the evictions, and a winter of consolidation and strategic planning, organisers hope spring in the northern hemisphere will bring a renewed energy to the Occupy movement, writes Nigel O’Connor, freelance journalist and correspondent.

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Rundle: Gingrich and why we’ll miss his endless entertainment

We did but see him passing by … like the Hindenberg on the way towards that mast.

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Mitt v Barack as RepubRickan Santorum calls it a day

Rick Santorum, the fundamentalist ex-senator from Pennsylvania, conceded defeat overnight and suspended his campaign. Although he has not officially endorsed Mitt Romney.

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Russia and missile defence: it’s Obama unplugged

Republicans seized on Barack Obama’s open-mike gaff as evidence he would betray American interests as soon as he no longer had to fear electoral retribution. But Mitt Romney was equally stupid.

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Mitt in a canter, thank god for enthusiastic amateur night

Well, that was quick. Polls closed in Florida at 8pm (noon AEST), and CNN declared victory for Mitt Romney at 8.30pm.

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Rundle 12: it’s great to watch, this real pirate movie

Through the wide, night streets of Tampa came the pirates — tens of thousands of them, some in full regalia, tricorne hats and eye patches, plastic cutlasses and black velvet coats, girls in low-cut frilly white shirts and face paint.

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Race for the White House: what to watch for in Iowa

The Republican presidential campaign has already provided plenty of drama and entertainment, but things are about to get even more interesting.

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Herman Cain isn’t serious, but that might not stop him

Of the Republican contenders — Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain — one name stands out. America’s pundit class have been giving a lot of attention to the pizza tycoon.

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Rick Perry: can the south rise again?

Now, for perhaps the first time since George Wallace in 1968, a true son of the Confederacy is in the running for the presidency.

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Obama, Perry and the battle for the south

Barack Obama’s Puerto Rico visit is widely seen as a bid for votes on the mainlandand for Hispanic votes more generally. That poses a particular problem for the Republican Party.

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Rundle on the GOP race: Coke or Pepsi, Palin or bust

Seven candidates for the Republican nomination for president assembled for the first debate in New Hampshire. But the most visible candidate — Sarah Palin — wasn’t there. And the rest were reduced to jokes.

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White House race begins: Republicans debate in New Hampshire

The first major debate of the 2012 US presidential primaries took place in New Hampshire Monday night, giving each of the seven candidates a chance to rise above the widespread view that the field is a poor one.

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Narrowing Republican field favours the mainstream

The Republican presidential field in the US, which not so long ago just looked like a confused mess, is rapidly sorting itself out.

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Rundle: Ron Paul’s libertarian chaos sidelines conservative cause

For the second year in a row the Conservative Political Action Conference chose libertarian Ron Paul as its preferred Republican candidate for president in the gathering’s “straw poll”. But it’s just a sideshow.

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US08 media wrap: Mitt moves on

Back when this crazy race began, Mitt Romney seemed to have it all. But paralysed by a bid to cater everyone, the Republican presidential nomination was never meant to be for this Mormon, writes Sophie Black.

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Will McCain be another Iraq casualty?

Even as George W Bush repeated, yet again, his determination to “stay the course” in Iraq, the war looked like claiming another high profile casualty.

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