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Showdown between Clinton and Sanders in Democratic debate

In sharp contrast to the latest Republican debate a few days before, the Democratic candidates for president clashed over issues from gun control to

In sharp contrast to the latest Republican debate a few days before, the Democratic candidates for president clashed over issues from gun control to

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[As it happened] Majority victory puts GOP in charge of US Congress

Rout, bloodbath, republican wave. Those are the words being used to describe the defeat Barack Obama’s Democrats have suffered in the US midterm

Rout, bloodbath, republican wave. Those are the words being used to describe the defeat Barack Obama’s Democrats have suffered in the US midterm

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A look ahead at 2014

The thresholds between years are paved with hopes. It stands true for each of us, as individuals, for the communities we belong to, for whole

The thresholds between years are paved with hopes. It stands true for each of us, as individuals, for the communities we belong to, for whole

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Mitt is the man for the White House, Romney's wife tells US

“This is the man America needs.” So says Ann Romney, describing her husband Mitt to a rapturous Republican National Convention in Florida. In

“This is the man America needs.” So says Ann Romney, describing her husband Mitt to a rapturous Republican National Convention in Florida. In

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Republicans open a low-key convention

It was not quite what they had planned. No sooner had Republicans in the US opened their national convention in Florida on Monday than it was

It was not quite what they had planned. No sooner had Republicans in the US opened their national convention in Florida on Monday than it was

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USA: Republicans get down to business despite storm delay

The start of the US Republican Party’s national convention has been put back by a day because of Tropical Storm Isaac – even though forecasts

The start of the US Republican Party’s national convention has been put back by a day because of Tropical Storm Isaac – even though forecasts

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Second place gold medal suspense in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney and his campaign team roll in to New Hampshire with confidence. The US Atlantic seaboard state in the northeast neighbours Massachusetts

Mitt Romney and his campaign team roll in to New Hampshire with confidence. The US Atlantic seaboard state in the northeast neighbours Massachusetts

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What does China think of the midterm outcome?

This week’s events in the United States have been followed closely in Beijing, where the leadership is certainly not familiar with midterm elections

This week’s events in the United States have been followed closely in Beijing, where the leadership is certainly not familiar with midterm elections

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Republicans get ready to rein in Obama

Victorious Republicans say they plan to unpick some of President Barack Obama’s achievements after their midterm drubbing of the Democrats. But a

Victorious Republicans say they plan to unpick some of President Barack Obama’s achievements after their midterm drubbing of the Democrats. But a

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Analysis on results of US midterm elections

Euronews journalist, Stefan Grobe, discussed the impact of the results of the US midterm elections with Charles Kupchan, a professor at Georgetown

Euronews journalist, Stefan Grobe, discussed the impact of the results of the US midterm elections with Charles Kupchan, a professor at Georgetown

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Obama takes full responsibility for midterm rout

And so the scene is set for the second half of Barack Obama’s first term as US President. Chastened and contrite in the wake of the Republicans’

And so the scene is set for the second half of Barack Obama’s first term as US President. Chastened and contrite in the wake of the Republicans’

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Ramifications of US midterm results

Congress could slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s reform plans after the Republicans took the House of Representatives and the Democrats kept a

Congress could slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s reform plans after the Republicans took the House of Representatives and the Democrats kept a

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Triumphant Republicans set to "roll up their sleeves"

Senior Republicans have been reacting to their party’s success in the US mid term elections. Congressman John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell

Senior Republicans have been reacting to their party’s success in the US mid term elections. Congressman John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell

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California votes against legalising marijuana

California won’t be the first US state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Voters have said no to a move that would’ve extended it beyond its

California won’t be the first US state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Voters have said no to a move that would’ve extended it beyond its

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Republican Boehner heads for Leader of the House

This is the man who could now prove to be President Obama’s biggest threat. Republican John Boehner is in line to become the third most important

This is the man who could now prove to be President Obama’s biggest threat. Republican John Boehner is in line to become the third most important

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Obama's Democrats hammered in midterms

US President Barack Obama faces a bleak political landscape after American voters punished his Democratic party over the sluggish economic recovery

US President Barack Obama faces a bleak political landscape after American voters punished his Democratic party over the sluggish economic recovery

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Tea Party celebrate Senate successes

Supporters of America’s newest political movement were cheering last night. The Tea Party saw two Senators elected. Despite standing as

Supporters of America’s newest political movement were cheering last night. The Tea Party saw two Senators elected. Despite standing as

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Senate leader defiant despite Republican gains

The Democratic leader in the Senate Harry Reid won one of the most high-profile races of the midterm elections after a brutal battle. His opponent

The Democratic leader in the Senate Harry Reid won one of the most high-profile races of the midterm elections after a brutal battle. His opponent

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Democrats retain Senate

In the American mid-term elections, the Democrats have maintained control of the Senate – which may be some comfort for President Obama as his party

In the American mid-term elections, the Democrats have maintained control of the Senate – which may be some comfort for President Obama as his party

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Tea Party favourites have mixed fortunes

One of the rising stars of the Republican party, Marco Rubio has won the Senate seat in Florida. Rubio who is a young Cuban American, is a

One of the rising stars of the Republican party, Marco Rubio has won the Senate seat in Florida. Rubio who is a young Cuban American, is a

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Republicans gain 6 the governors' elections

In the governors’ elections, out of 37 seats up for grabs, 20 have been won by Republicans, and 7 by the Democrats. One of the most flamboyant

In the governors’ elections, out of 37 seats up for grabs, 20 have been won by Republicans, and 7 by the Democrats. One of the most flamboyant

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Republicans take House of Representatives

A victorious Republican Party has swept President Obama’s Democrats out of the House of Representatives. A mixture of early results and predicted

A victorious Republican Party has swept President Obama’s Democrats out of the House of Representatives. A mixture of early results and predicted

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Democrats retain Senate 

In the American mid-term elections, the Democrats have maintained control of the Senate - which may be some comfort for President Obama who has lost

In the American mid-term elections, the Democrats have maintained control of the Senate - which may be some comfort for President Obama who has lost

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Democrats look to retain Senate

In the American mid-term elections, pundits are suggesting that the Democrats will maintian control of the Senate by the skin of their teeth – which

In the American mid-term elections, pundits are suggesting that the Democrats will maintian control of the Senate by the skin of their teeth – which

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Midterms awash with cash

American may have be struggling out of a recession, but there is no shortage of money on the campaign trail. Spending on the midterms has

American may have be struggling out of a recession, but there is no shortage of money on the campaign trail. Spending on the midterms has

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Clouds gather for Democrats in midterm vote

Voting is well underway in the US midterm elections in what could be the final hours of Democratic Party’s control of congress. Republicans are

Voting is well underway in the US midterm elections in what could be the final hours of Democratic Party’s control of congress. Republicans are

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Will Obama get the midterm blues?

Midterm election blues are nothing new for incumbent US presidents. Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all suffered electoral setbacks

Midterm election blues are nothing new for incumbent US presidents. Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all suffered electoral setbacks