Topic archives: US Congress

Democratic Party bastardises the language of true rebellion, the young call bullshit

March 30, 2017 9

The Democrats' cack-handed photoshopping of a socialist poster tells us all we need to know about this putatively "progressive" party.

Turnbull’s Trans Pacific Protectionism in the Big Apple

September 19, 2016 8

Malcolm Turnbull is trying to breathe life into the universally despised Trans Pacific Partnership while turning his back on free trade locally.

Rundle: Boehner killer — on the fall of the US speaker, and resulting chaos

Rundle: Boehner killer — on the fall of the US speaker, and resulting chaos

October 14, 2015 13

A crisis is brewing in the US with the resignation of John Boehner, the imposing, burnished, lachrymose leader since 2011.

Cross-party Avengers tackle the mysterious TPP and future of the Pacific Rim

Cross-party Avengers tackle the mysterious TPP and future of the Pacific Rim

June 11, 2015 9

A group of three cross-party MPs has been taking the slated Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement to task, writes Matthew Rimmer, Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law.

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

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

January 22, 2015 8

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.

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

November 21, 2014 21

The real and symbolic importance of Obama's promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

Poll Bludger: in the US midterms, can Obama do a Clinton?

Poll Bludger: in the US midterms, can Obama do a Clinton?

November 3, 2014 1

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.

Yanks could draft legislation for Australian Parliament under TPP

Yanks could draft legislation for Australian Parliament under TPP

October 24, 2014 16

Even if the Trans Pacific Partnership is finalised, the US government will insist on dictating to other countries how it should be interpreted -- and even changing it if it suits Congress.

Rundle: US Senate race a parade of male centrefolds and batshit Tea Partiers

Rundle: US Senate race a parade of male centrefolds and batshit Tea Partiers

October 8, 2014 6

Ahead of the US midterms, the Democrats vital signs are ebbing in some key states.

At home with the Cheneys: Liz quits, Mary seethes, Dick mediates

At home with the Cheneys: Liz quits, Mary seethes, Dick mediates

January 7, 2014 6

Liz Cheney has quit her bid for the US Congress, leaving a gay sister still seething and her former vice-presidential father trying to heal rifts within the Republican Party.