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John Roughan: Can Obama get us out of this rut?

Defeated rival may still have the secret for an economic recovery Magnanimous in victory, Barack Obama said he would sit…

Paul Thomas: Why America ruined the fat cats' party

In their unwillingness to face the reality of changing demographics, US Republicans are behaving like King Canute.

Victory for Obama's coalition
Victory for Obama's coalition

Republicans face stark choice: remake themselves, or become a minority party.

US Presidential Election

Nicola Lamb: In the numbers game, pollsters came out on top
Nicola Lamb: In the numbers game, pollsters came out on top

The country wasn't ready for another fresh start so soon after the last one - or at least not another…

Data mining gave Obama the edge

Both campaigns used Facebook and the full gamut of social media, using website tracking to get out the vote and appeal to…

Twitter alive but TV still medium of choice

This was the first Twitter election, some commentators declared on Twitter. Oh no it wasn't. This was the 14th television…

Gwynne Dyer: Gale-force wind of change shoves climate on to Obama's agenda

It's hard to know how much impact New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's comments about climate change after Hurricane Sandy…

Nik Dirga: Obama's victory part of slowly rising tide

Despite the apparent closeness of the race, Obama won in all the ways that matter - younger voters, ethnic voters, women…

Romney - what went wrong?

In the weeks leading up to the US Presidential Election, Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney were neck and…

Paul Casserly: Channel surfing for democracy

TV Blogger Paul Casserly sat down with his remote control to watch the US Election Coverage, here’s how it all unfolded.

Obama facing tough calls

US fiscal position unsustainable with action needed on taxes and spending - economist.

Much work ahead, Obama says

Barack Obama has returned to the White House for a second term, saying the "best is yet to come" - but he faces bitter divides…

PM happy to work with known team
PM happy to work with known team

Prime Minister John Key last night welcomed the re-election of President Barack Obama. "From New Zealand's…

Republicans seek scapegoats

Romney's eclipse leaves field open for new challengers but party will have to fight to improve vote.

Brian Fallow: US President on edge of fiscal cliff

Looking at the US' fiscal numbers it is hard to escape the conclusion that the land of the free is also the land of the…

Editorial: World looks for leadership from Obama

Editorial: Barack Obama should quickly indicate when taxes will be increased and spending contained.

US Election: Map of the results
US Election: Map of the results

We have state by state results of the US presidential election, with the vote in each state and overall…

US Presidential Election Archives

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Cuba facing a new revolution

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Plum US post still in the Xmas pudding

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Ordinary Russians secret to Putin survival
Ordinary Russians secret to Putin survival

All politicians like to have props, and in Vladimir…

A timeline of the Sony hack
A timeline of the Sony hack

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