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Topic: 2018 US midterms

Why losing the House could actually help Trump in 2020

If the Democrats go into the 2020 elections complaining about the conduct of the 2016 elections, they don't stand a chance against Trump's populist appeal.

Blue wave or big victory? How the media covered the midterms.

The results have been used as evidence of America's "cold civil war", with either side able to interpret them as they wish. To an extent, that division has been imported to Australia.

Newly elected House Democrat Jacky Rosen (in blue) poses for a selfie. Image credit: John Locher/AP

US midterms confirm America is deeply (and dangerously) divided

Though the Democrats seized the House, the results suggest Donald Trump's populist movement retains much of its potency.

Incoming house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

When a majority ain’t a majority: the rocky road ahead for US Democrats

It's good news overall for the Democrats, but the thorny issue of intra-party conflict remains a pressing concern.

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Scott Morrison announces $3 billion Pacific package

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $3 billion Pacific infrastructure funding package, the Democrats have scored a victory in the US midterms, and Victorian Labor plan 50% renewables by 2030. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.

US voters prepare for crucial midterm elections

Good morning, early birds. US voters are preparing to head to the polls for the crucial midterm elections, the Australian government is considering splitting next year's federal election, and a runaway ore train is derailed in WA. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The value of Taylor Swift’s political endorsement

You can enjoy the looks, quips and works of a celebrity very much while remaining entirely unmoved by their political advice.