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Overall, I think our new president has been doing a fine job, and polls show that about two thirds of Americans agree with me. In some areas, he has really knocked the ball out of the park: restoration of science's rightful place in policy, re-engagement with the international community and especially re-thinking our insane Cuba stance. There's been the passage of a significant economic stimulus bill, and an ambitious, generally well-considered budget proposal.

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The first sign of friction in the Obama camp as Mrs Clinton demands - and gets - a purge of her critics before accepting Secretary of State role

Christina Patterson: A war of terror and cynicism, but not security

In Britain and America we treat the men and women we expect to die for us appallingly

Kenya celebrates Obama's success

Villagers celebrate victory for 'son of the soil'

Palin falls for 'Sarkozy' prank call

Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call from a Canadian comedian who posed as French president Nicolas Sarkozy and told her she would make a good US leader one day.

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Dick Cheney arrives in Azerbaijan

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Storm clouds have a silver lining for McCain

Republican party strategists were scrambling last night to make gold out of the mud left by Hurricane Gustav, recasting their curtailed convention in St Paul as a call to arms for Americans to open their hearts and wallets to victims of the storm, and painting Senator John McCain as a responsive and compassionate leader.

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Officially, Hillary Clinton did not concede defeat in her presidential bid until 7 June. In fact, the obituary that mattered had been pronounced exactly a month earlier. "We now know who the [Democratic] nominee will be, and no-one's going to dispute it," Tim Russert, NBC News' top political commentator, declared on the night of her stinging defeat by Barack Obama in the North Carolina primary – and she might as well have thrown in the towel there and then.

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