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Cohen testimony is colourful, but what does it achieve?

Cohen testimony is colourful, but what does it achieve?

People know Trump is a "liar" and a "cheat". That's precisely why they voted for him. They thought he'd lie and cheat on their behalf.

An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

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.

Rundle: America’s political roller coaster isn’t slowing down anytime soon

Rundle: America’s political roller coaster isn’t slowing down anytime soon

With socialists filling Democrat tickets and a (comparatively) progressive Supreme Court judge standing down, it's all swings and roundabouts for America's beleaguered progressives.

Crikey Worm: Trump scores a major win

Crikey Worm: Trump scores a major win

Good morning, early birds. In the US, Republicans have squeezed major corporate tax cuts through Congress. Plus, NRL star Jarryd Hayne denies a rape allegation. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

How will the ‘small-government’ right respond to a high-spending Trump?

How will the ‘small-government’ right respond to a high-spending Trump?

For years we've heard about debt and deficits from the right. How will it react to a Trump spending plan? With consistency and principle -- or with arrant hypocrisy, like in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane wonder.

US debt: Obama threatens veto after supercommittee fails

US debt: Obama threatens veto after supercommittee fails

Barack Obama has upped the pressure on Republicans to agree to some tax increases as part of US deficit reduction by threatening to veto any attempt to undo automatic cuts to the military.

Democrats’ shot at maintaining majority not looking rosy

Democrats’ shot at maintaining majority not looking rosy

The Democrats are facing serious losses this November due to a failing US economy and the limited policy success of the Obama Administration.

Rundle 08: A political and cultural crisis of capitalism

Rundle 08: A political and cultural crisis of capitalism

This is not an economic crisis, this is a political and cultural crisis of capitalism, and if you don't understand that, well, you're a financial journalist, writes Guy Rundle.