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Politicians behaving badly: all the juicy news from <em>Game Change</em>

Politicians behaving badly: all the juicy news from Game Change

Amber Jamieson January 13, 2010 2 Comments

Washington has been in a frenzy all week as sordid political rumours spill forth from the new book on the US '08 presidential campaign, Game Change. From affairs to racist remarks, what were the spiciest revelations?

A quarter of Americans think Obama stole the election

Crikey November 20, 2009

26% of Americans believe Barack Obama "stole" the 2008 Presidential election, via voter fraud from community organiser ACORN -- by comparison, only 18% of Americans thought Bush stole the 2000 election.

More revelations from Sarah Palin’s book

More revelations from Sarah Palin’s book

Crikey November 13, 2009

The contents of Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue, are beginning to leak out. Amongst the revelations, Palin claims she was hushed-up from speaking on election night and the McCain campaign slugged her with a $500k legal bill.

The untold story behind the words that rocked the Obama campaign

Crikey November 6, 2009

Barack Obama's notorious campaign remark in that "bitter" Pennsylvania blue-collar voters "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them" was almost his undoing. Mayhill Fowler provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into why he said what he did.

The lost Sarah Palin speeches

Crikey November 4, 2009

Read the concession speech the Republican Party wouldn't let Sarah Palin make after the 2008 US Presidential election, plus the victory speech she never got to make.

Inside Campaign Obama

Inside Campaign Obama

Crikey October 30, 2009

Get a peak inside Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign from the man pulling all the strings, campaign manager David Plouffe, with this extract from his new memoir, The Audacity to Win

Obama meets Rudd

Crikey March 25, 2009

Kevin Rudd and Barack Obama had their first face-to-face meeting today, reports The Age.

The Blagojevich trial

Crikey January 28, 2009

Listen to the Chicago Tribune's audio of the FBI Blagovejich tapes as the trial unfolds.

American Idol: Obama’s TV ratings success

Crikey January 23, 2009

President Obama continues to be the biggest drawcard in US apart from the Super Bowl. He's certainly a bigger drawcard than Fox TV's American Idol, writes Glenn Dyer.

Howard on Obama

Crikey January 22, 2009

John Howard speaks to Fox News about President Obama. Watch the video here.