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PM: Clinton good for NZ
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Hillary Clinton would be a good political partner for NZ if she became the US president, Prime Minister John Key says.

Romney loss blow to Kiwi
Romney loss blow to Kiwi

A former Kiwi business leader earmarked for a pivotal role in Mitt Romney's White House says he is down but not out after…

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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

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

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…

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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?

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Paul Casserly: Channel surfing for democracy

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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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PM happy to work with known team

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Republicans seek scapegoats
Republicans seek scapegoats

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