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COMMENT: What now for America?

After winning the House, democrats shouldn’t focus on shared loathing of Trump to win the nation COMMENT | IAN BURUMA | At least it wasn’t a disaster. If the Democrats had failed to secure a majority in the US House of Representatives, President Donald Trump would have felt almighty, with all …

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After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

  Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP |  Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018’s midterm elections. The party fielded a hodgepodge of candidates …

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Fractured, frustrated Democrats to pick leader in Trump era

Washington, United States | AFP | US Democrats struggling to move on from their bitter election defeat last year will pick a new leader Saturday to take the fight to President Donald Trump and his Republicans. With opposition Democrats preparing for crucial 2018 midterm elections and the nation’s next presidential …

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Clinton vows to be president for ‘all Americans’

Philadelphia, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic Party’s White House nomination, casting herself as a tireless champion of the people and rejecting Donald Trump’s dark picture of America. Becoming the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party, Clinton promised to …

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Obama, Sanders make case for Clinton at chaotic convention

Philadelphia, United States | AFP | Democratic power players Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders offered contrasting heartfelt and hard-headed endorsements of Hillary Clinton Monday, imploring a riven and feisty party convention to unite against Donald Trump. As polls showed Trump ahead of Clinton in the race to the White House, …

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Crunch time: Who will Clinton pick as VP?

Washington, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton will be anointed her party’s presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention next week. But she still has a major announcement to make before the event: her choice of running mate. Clinton is expected to reveal her vice presidential pick by Saturday, …

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