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Rundle: Romney’s ‘paisley patchouli’ showing in foreign debate

Rundle: Romney’s ‘paisley patchouli’ showing in foreign debate

The third and final US presidential debate is done, and results suggest Obama beat Romney in a "foreign policy" debate that was mostly about Ohio. Will it make a difference to the polls?

Rundle: direct democracy, through a laid-back dope haze

Rundle: direct democracy, through a laid-back dope haze

This was not what the founding fathers had in mind on direct democracy; our correspondent ventures inside a laid-back rally aimed at softening cannabis laws.

Rundle: Romney sorta won the debate because Obama didn’t

Rundle: Romney sorta won the debate because Obama didn’t

Mitt Romney won the debate for the simple reason that Barack Obama lost it, our man in the US reckons. And the latest polling shows voters tend to agree.

Rundle: Obama did better, but this was no home run

Rundle: Obama did better, but this was no home run

Republican Mitt Romney exposed his neck in the second US presidential debate in New York today, but Barack Obama didn't sink his teeth in. Our man watched on from a bar in Brooklyn.

Rundle: 90 minutes is a long time in US politics …

Rundle: 90 minutes is a long time in US politics …

From a debate week disaster, to the latest job figures "boom", Barack Obama is riding the yo-yo of break-neck politics. Guy Rundle writes from the US presidential campaign trail.

Media briefs: ‘Abbott attacks’ — an embarrassment  for <em>Fin</em> hacks

Media briefs: ‘Abbott attacks’ — an embarrassment for Fin hacks

A case of the Abbott attacks in The Australian Financial Review ... the autotuned debate between Romney and Obama (with a big TV audience) ... investors line up to slap News Corp ...

NMaybe, just maybe, Obama had something on his mind

NMaybe, just maybe, Obama had something on his mind

Polling suggests 67% of the 62 million viewers scored yesterday's US presidential debate as a win for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. After surveying Denver we're not so sure.

Presidential debate in quotes: who owns the middle class?

Presidential debate in quotes: who owns the middle class?

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney vied for the middle class vote in their first presidential debate today. Here's what they said.