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

Victory for Obama's coalition

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

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Obama facing tough calls
Obama facing tough calls

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

Much work ahead, Obama says

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Republicans seek scapegoats

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

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Joe Biden praises NZ in video

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