March, 2017

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

, Mar 30, 2017

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

, Sep 19, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull is trying to breathe life into the universally despised Trans Pacific Partnership while turning his back on free trade locally.
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Rundle: Boehner killer — on the fall of the US speaker, and resulting chaos

, Oct 14, 2015

A crisis is brewing in the US with the resignation of John Boehner, the imposing, burnished, lachrymose leader since 2011.
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Cross-party Avengers tackle the mysterious TPP and future of the Pacific Rim

, Jun 11, 2015

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

, Jan 22, 2015

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

, Nov 21, 2014

The real and symbolic importance of Obama's promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.
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Poll Bludger: in the US midterms, can Obama do a Clinton?

, Nov 03, 2014

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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Yanks could draft legislation for Australian Parliament under TPP

, Oct 24, 2014

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

, Oct 08, 2014

Ahead of the US midterms, the Democrats vital signs are ebbing in some key states.
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At home with the Cheneys: Liz quits, Mary seethes, Dick mediates

, Jan 07, 2014

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.