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Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

President Trump reality dawns on US and world

Nov 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Story

Pennsylvania was being declared for Donald Trump and with it the presidential election.

JAMES MALTHUS followed the trajectory of election day through monitoring US sites and media coverage with live updates. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.



Top Ticket to the White House

Nov 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A woman today may be in the most powerful position in world politics. MARGO NEAS and SHAR DAVIS look at what it has taken to break down barriers. IMAGE: Margot Neas



Red Peak, ISIL, TPP top topics for Prime Minister

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

John Key spoke at his regular Monday press conference about Red Peak, ISIL and the UN.



Clinton for President is the early Democrats call for 2016

Dec 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hillary’s backers range from the world’s fourth-richest man, to her husband Bill.



Four more years as pop culture icon

Dec 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

President Obama continues to rise in internet popularity since his re-election a month ago.



Conservatives continue attempts to claim bias against liberals

Nov 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Popular conservatives say warnings of media bias in US election not answered, despite reply by Fox.



Elections ‘roller coaster ride’ for Kiwis in the United States

Nov 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Two young kiwi’s living near New York share their experience of the American Elections.



NZ could play a role in stabilising US economy

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

This country’s leadership in the Pacific will be used by America to anchor free trade agreements.

JAMES PAUL talks with Stephen Jacobi, a former diplomat and head of the NZ-US Council, about the importance of this region to economies, jobs, and the push for the Trans Pacific Partnership.



Victorious celebrities trump billionaire’s trash talk tirade

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Reactions to Obama’s victory range from extreme happiness to threats of disaster from celebrities



Obama re-elected US President in tight race

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Obama won with 303 Electoral College votes to Mitt Romney’s 206.



STORIFY: US sports community doesn’t hold back on election views

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

‘Thanks @BarackObama for letting me run the court with you’, tweets basketballer Scottie Pippen.



Vulnerable US families lose whoever wins the White House

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout

JEAN ELTRINGHAM, ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL and MELISSA WASTNEY ask questions about America’s most vulnerable.



Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett is Obama all the way

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Porirua City Mayor knows who he wants to win theUS presidential election.



Celebs spin a web of election controversy on social media

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Opinion

The social media machine went into overdrive. SARAH MACKENZIE wonders whether some were over the edge.



Race matters in more ways than one, as election leadup showed

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Obama was expected to keep the black votes, but some celebrities bucked the trend, writes SARAH MACKENZIE.



Coffee poll has correctly predicted the election since 2000

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Unofficial coffee poll is providing light relief from election tension.



Early swing state voters chose Obama

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Only one swing state has more people vote Romney than Obama.



It’s not all about Israel for Jewish voters in the United States

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Four Jewish Americans reflect on politics with ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL about their pre-election concerns at home and in Israel.



Women will miss out on power if Mitt Romney wins election

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Chances of Republican women gaining key positions a lot slimmer.



Obama in trouble if football election rules prove correct

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Historic sporting trends show losing teams lead to losing incumbents.



From casino bosses to SuperPACs: the $6 billion election

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Casino boss flips Romney $34 million as largest campaign contributor.



Fingers pointed at a few fibs as bad as it gets for Ryan and Biden

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Their role is to stay in the background and secure key constituencies.



Obama backs Obama, prays for his return as US president

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A Japanese seaside town of the same name has adopted the Barack Obama cause.



China trade an issue for NZ with tougher talking Republican Romney

Nov 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

NEW ZEALAND is on the verge of teaming up with America to break down trade barriers – but a new US President may mean a different agreement. JAMES PAUL finds while Obama and Romney’s policies look similar, the reality may not be so clear.



If the world could vote Obama would get a landslide victory

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Most Popular

Despite first term disappointments, Obama still beats Romney in global popularity reports DAMON RUSDEN.



SLIDESHOW: Rundown on US election state-by-state

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Most Popular, Opinion

SAMUEL HILL offers insights into the nuances of the US states most likely to swing one way or the other.



Two US election issues strike a chord with NZ politics

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Gay rights and immigration policy are hot topics in both American and New Zealand politic, writes LAURA MACDONALD



Star sidekicks become part of script in US elections

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

It’s easy to forget that they are just one voice, young voters warned.



US feminists fighting against “anti-women” Republicans

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL and MELISSA WASTNEY talk to US feminists appalled by Romney’s stance on women’s issues.



‘Mr Cool’ Barack Obama makes it big in pop culture

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Famous for being the first black US president, Obama is now a pop icon.



Obama vs Romney now a virtual reality

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Want to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duke it out with weapons other than words? There’s now an app for that, reports TAREN STEVENS.



Candidates suspend campaigning to focus on victims

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Media watching Obama, Romney closely for their reactions to disaster.



NZ media telling election story, with TV reporters on the job live

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article

As US elections loom, New Zealand media coverage steps up. LAURA MACDONALD looks at some of the variety.



Superstorm Sandy and elections bomb as hot Twitter topics

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Tweeters more interested in Starwars, #RappersBetterThanSouljaBoy, #YouGainPoints, Eddie Curry, et al.



Active social media users making their mark on this election

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Barack Obama is the social media pioneer, but Mitt Romney is catching up fast, writes MEGAN SMYTH.



Mitt Romney steals ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Steal?’

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

But television show’s slogan may still take sporty voters away from Obama.



Poll: New Zealanders would vote Obama to landslide victory

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular

IF New Zealanders could vote in the American presidential election, they would overwhelmingly vote for Obama. A phone poll shows more than three-quarters would vote for Barack Obama, while only 6% preferred Mitt Romney.



Nothing unusual about giving PM ‘big nose’

Jun 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Political cartoon historian defends depictions of John Key.



Whanganui’s Laws strikes again with meds jibe

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mayor Michael Laws fires off more insulting correspondence.



Locals join global call to free ‘Cuban five’

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Eleven years on, support remains for five so-called spies.



Wellington College gets first PI head boy

Dec 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Samoan Karl Moresi is school’s first Polynesian head boy.



Maori magazine was first to introduce NZ to Barack Obama

Dec 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Newswire reporter SARAH CODDINGTON talks to the editor of Tu Mai magazine about its claim to Obama, moving base to the Capital, and recent successes in the media industry.



Voice just part of a winning package

Nov 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Being an effective poltical speaker is all in delivery. SOUND SLIDES



US election takes foreign media by storm

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Our man at the BBC (alias Dave Lee) describes the Obama-effect.



New Zealand set to elect its third Jewish prime minister?

Nov 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Features

International interest in John Key’s possible election as NZ’s third Jewish PM, reports REESH LYON.



US Toastmasters ban NZ club’s candidates meeting

Oct 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Features, News

American Toastmasters bosses outlawed Karori Toastmasters Club’s candidates evening because it was “participating in politics”, reports JENNY MEYER.