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  1. News - China - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Bipartisan US promises please Taipei

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... stronger". In its platform released on August 28, the Republican Party said it would oppose any change in the status quo across the Taiwan Strait and "if China were to violate those principles, ... rival Mitt Romney reiterated that the US would protect its ally Taiwan in the event of attack by the mainland. The last paragraph of the Democrats' platform on Asia-Pacific policy ...

  2. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Global support for Obama divided in White House race

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 03:08am by The Guardian

    ... of a worldwide devotion that once approached cultish status. Today, deep political infighting, a sluggish economy and the realities of doing business with a recalcitrant Congress may have tarnished his ... The economic connections [between the countries] matter more than political things.” But Shi Yinhong, an expert on Sino-US relations, said most people were more concerned by issues such as tensions ...

  3. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Four more years for Obama to make his mark

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... of the key aspects of a new Obama term." The tragedy of Hurricane Sandy could yet provide a bipartisan bridge across the deep divisions imperiling American politics. Exit polls suggested ... Obama's effort in orchestrating a federal recovery effort for his stricken state and the pair are said to have forged a new political friendship that Obama is keen to deepen. His ability to fulfil ...

  4. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups set to battle it out in vital Virginia

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... voices are heard on November 6," said Naral activist Alena Yarmosky. The anti-abortion political action group Women Speak Out has earmarked US $500,000 for television ads in three states, ...

  5. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Obama and Romney in the home stretch

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Mentor, Ohio

    ... to appeal to the political centre. Let there be no doubt that Romney, who once described himself as "severely conservative", has been aggressively courting the narrow slice of undecided ...

  6. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... of being seen as putting their political pursuits ahead of public safety, the two presidential candidates cancelled two days of campaigning in the last full week of one of the closest presidential ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Electoral College means winning most votes may not win US presidency

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... The political calculus of both campaigns is now so acutely tuned that both candidates are targeting statements not to the nation, but the interests of individual states, and specific counties with those ... and the Democrats the senate, that would mean President Romney and Vice-President Joe Biden. Analysts and activists on both sides warn, however, that the US political scene has become even more polarised ...

  8. Comment - News - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US presidential election: the power of the Asian vote

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and therefore have a real impact on the national election," said Su, who has been active among both the Chinese and Vietnamese communities. These are, of course, the politics of sheer common sense. ... politically is no easy task, though plenty of political analysts have tried. With numbers roughly equally split between ethnic Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and Filipinos, plus a smaller South Asian ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Two men on the brink of history

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... unable to reach out to prickly, contrarian Republicans or curb the pork-barrel excesses of his own Democratic lawmakers. The politics of peace and inclusion- highlighted by his former campaign ... to the high road four years ago, this time he and his machine were prepared to tread a lower path, at times turning the race into a political street fight. Even when Romney was struggling to see off ...

  10. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Jocular Obama trumps tycoon with Kenya gag

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Jocular Obama trumps tycoon with Kenya gag President Barack Obama has lampooned Donald Trump, saying the tycoon's feud with him dated back to "when we were growing up together in Kenya". Obama ribbed the ...




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