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Rundle: this is how it ends for America’s Tony Abbott

Rundle: this is how it ends for America’s Tony Abbott

With Iowa done, the once-crowded Republican primaries are all but over for everyone but Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

Run for cover, Donald Trump is really running for president

Run for cover, Donald Trump is really running for president

Trump enters a field already pretty crowded with loonies and wannabes, writes freelance jouranlist Alan Mascarenhas in the United States.

Rundle: Gingrich and why we’ll miss his endless entertainment

Rundle: Gingrich and why we’ll miss his endless entertainment

We did but see him passing by ... like the Hindenberg on the way towards that mast.

Mitt v Barack as RepubRickan Santorum calls it a day

Mitt v Barack as RepubRickan Santorum calls it a day

Rick Santorum, the fundamentalist ex-senator from Pennsylvania, conceded defeat overnight and suspended his campaign. Although he has not officially endorsed Mitt Romney.

Rick Santorum pulls out of the race

Rick Santorum pulls out of the race

Watch the full press conference of Rick Santorum as he announces his withdrawal from the US presidential race.

‘Santorum’s campaign for President was so bad that it felt like being in labor with a giant baby’

‘Santorum’s campaign for President was so bad that it felt like being in labor with a giant baby’

Rick Santorum's campaign was such a joke, the only way it can be discussed is with humour, says Erin Gloria Ryan, as she sums it up by employing the worst metaphors possible.

Santorum ends White House bid

Santorum ends White House bid

Crikey media wrap: Rick Santorum ended his campaign for the US presidency this morning in Gettysburg, essentially sealing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee.

Republican Senator zings Santorum and Gingrich

Republican Senator zings Santorum and Gingrich

During a splash of St Patrick’s Day stand-up comedy, Republican Senator Scott Brown zinged Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, describing Santorum’s use of the secret service as the “first time he’s actually ever used protection”.

Why it’s important to crunch the numbers on Mitt v Rick

Why it’s important to crunch the numbers on Mitt v Rick

Mitt Romney has turned in another underwhelming performance in the Republican primaries, somehow managing to come third in contests in both Alabama and Mississippi.

Santorum downplays chance of success as Southern primaries loom

Santorum downplays chance of success as Southern primaries loom

Going 'into Newt's backyard' and competing against Mitt Romney, fresh from Super Tuesday wins, Rick Santorum has attempted to lower the bar of expectations ahead of primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, reports John Hoefell.