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What next after the election?

12 November 2012

ABC Radio National Counterpoint

What does the US election result mean both in the United States and around the world? Where to next for the Republican Party? And speaking of elections, there's one in China so where to next for them? Centre CEO Bates Gill answers these questions with Amanda Vanstone and looks ahead to the next four years. Listen Online

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The US election explained

11 November 2012

2UE Legal Matters

Lecturer Harry Melkonian explains the intricacies of the US electoral system and discusses the opportunities and challenges that face the Obama administration in a divided Congress. Listen Online

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The next four years

9 November 2012

ABC Radio National Friday Late

If Barack Obama thought the first four years was a challenge, how tough will the coming term be for the re-elected US president? In a wide-ranging discussion, chair in US media James Fallows discusses the pitfalls and possibilities of four more years under Obama. Listen Online

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Obama heads back to work

9 November 2012

Sky Business On The Record

President Obama has had little time to bask the glory of his victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney this week with looming budget negotiations threatening to derail his second term even before his inauguration in January. Senior lecturer Harry Melkonian discusses the expectations on the returning leader. Watch Online

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What lies ahead for Obama?

9 November 2012

ABC 24 News Breakfast

Barack Obama's first term was defined by the global financial crisis and its fallout, so what issues will define his second? CEO Bates Gill joins a panel to discuss the challenges facing the re-elected President in his second term. Watch Online

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Market reaction to Obama

8 November 2012

Australia Network Business Today

As the threat of the fiscal cliff looms over Congress, associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins a panel to discuss the impact of President Barack Obama's re-election on Asia-Pacific markets. Watch Online

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Obama faces challenges ahead

8 November 2012

ABC Radio National Drive

Barack Obama is President, but there will be precious little honeymoon. Significant issues beset America and this election has done nothing to resolve one of the key ones, a potentially hostile congress. Research associate Tom Switzer runs through the possibilites and pitfalls of Obama's second term. Listen Online

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American liberalism lives on

8 November 2012

ABC The Drum

The 2012 US election was more than a victory for Barack Obama. American liberalism lives on, and with it, the chance to return to functional politics, writes research associate Nicole Hemmer. Read more

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Making sense of Obama's win

8 November 2012

ABC Radio Australia

After an electoral college blowout, analysts are reflecting on the result and trying to make sense of the sweep of younger, progressive voters who gave President Barack Obama another term in office. Research associate Tom Switzer talks through the key demographics and issues. Listen Online

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Obama win reveals America's new normal

8 November 2012

ABC News 24

A coalition of minorities has combined to win Barack Obama re-election, revealing a new normal in US electoral politics and a shift away from the white, male vote. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan says American voters have shown that social issues are inextricable from economic concerns. Watch Online

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Foreign policy looms for Obama

8 November 2012

ABC Radio The World Today

President Obama will return to the Oval Office to face some big foreign policy issues, including the bloody civil war in Syria and the standoff with Iran over nuclear weapons. Lecturer Adam Lockyer discusses the key issues and a second term Obama foreign policy.  Listen Online

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Right is wrong for Republicans

8 November 2012

Crikey

Republicans have to learn from this loss, writes lecturer David Smith, and they have to learn the correct lessons. Moving even further right would only alienate more American voters. Read more

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Obama victory no Fluke

8 November 2012

The Conversation

If there was a war on women this election season, the war is over and the women have won, says research associate Nicole Hemmer. Read more

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Obama's second term

8 November 2012

ABC Radio National Life Matters

President Barack Obama has won a second term but what can we expect from him? Will rising government debt put the brakes on social reform or will it be full steam ahead for national healthcare and job creation? Research associate Nicole Hemmer joins a panel to discuss the next four years. Listen Online

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Barack to the future

8 November 2012

The Age

Obama won amid widespread anxiety and dissatisfaction. Expect him to now try to change the political landscape, says research associate Tom Switzer. Read more

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Obama returns to the White House

8 November 2012

Channel 10 Breakfast

No US president has ever won re-election with unemployment above seven percent and yet Obama's victory in the electoral college turned out to be fairly convincing. David Smith talks through the historic win and what Obama's second term might look like. Watch Online

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Obama win and Australia

8 November 2012

Channel Seven Sunrise

The victory of Barack Obama over his challenger Mitt Romney has captured the attention of many around the world. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor explains what it means for Australia and how he achieved the victory. Watch Online

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Forward for four more

8 November 2012

The Conversation

"Hope" and "Change" may have been replaced by the more sombre "Forward" in the rhetoric of Barack Obama but the next few months could be as important for Obama as his last four years, says Luke Freedman.
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The revenge of the 47%

8 November 2012

The Conversation

This was Mitt Romney’s last best chance to be president of the United States of America, says lecturer Adam Lockyer. So what went wrong? Read more

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All Obama offers is more hope

8 November 2012

The Daily Telegraph

Obama's first term has left America with rising debt levels and high unemployment, so what can Obama offer in his second term. Piers Akerman speaks to Centre experts Bates Gill, Michael Ondaatje and David Weisbrot about the hopes for the President's next four years. Read more

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Obama wins four more years

7 November 2012

ABC News Radio

The election billed as potentially one of the closest in the nation's history turned out not to be that close after all, with Obama cruising to a second term in the White House. Research associate Tom Switzer looks at what four more years of Obama might look like amidst a still sluggish economy. Listen Online

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Obama's 'change' comes true

7 November 2012

ABC News 24 The World

Barack Obama's re-election despite the tough economic climate reveals a change in the psyche of America which could challenge the very foundation of the Republican Party, says research associate Tom Switzer. What comes next? Watch Online

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Florida remains undecided

7 November 2012

ABC Radio National Drive

Recalling the deadlock of 2000, Florida remains poised on a knifes-edge with a definitive winner in the state still yet to be decided. Research associate Nicole Hemmer is in Miami and explains why despite the result in Florida, the closely fought election ended up not being that close at all. Listen Online

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Obama and America's place in the world

7 November 2012

ABC TV The Drum

Barack Obama's re-election as President of the United States has set many at ease in terms of American foreign policy, whether it be in the Middle East or in the pivot to Asia. CEO Bates Gill joins an expert panel to discuss the implications for the world of Obama's victory. Watch Online

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Obama rules divided house

7 November 2012

Sky Business The Perrett Report

Obama may have cruised to a fairly comfortable victory in the end, but still rules a house divided, with the two houses of Congress controlled by different parties. Professor of legal policy David Weisbrot discusses the implications for the next four years and the impending 'fiscal cliff'. Watch Online

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Challenges ahead for Obama

7 November 2012

Radio National Drive

'Four more years' is how Barack Obama declared his victory on Twitter, but while he might be celebrating it's clear the President faces a bitterly divided nation and the likelihood of more political gridlock on Capitol Hill, says visiting professor Simon Jackman. Listen Online

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Reactions to Obama re-election

7 November 2012

Triple J Hack

As the chant of "four more years" echoed around the world, lecturer Dr David Smith gives his thoughts on the re-election of Barack Obama and Tom TIlley reports from the Centre's Election Day Spectacular at Manning Bar. Listen Online

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Where to next for Republicans?

7 November 2012

ABC Radio PM

Barack Obama's re-election as President of the United States is certainly a momentous occasion but begs the question, whats next? For Republicans and Democrats alike, the nearing fiscal cliff and a divided America offer some serious challenges says associate professor Brendon O'Connor. Listen Online

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Democratic demographics and Republican reactions

7 November 2012

ABC Radio PM

Barack Obama's re-election may signal more than just an impressive candidate in tough times. As CEO Bates Gill notes, everything from the ground game of the Obama team to the demographics in the key swing states went in the President's favour and bodes poorly for future Republicans.
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Soul-searching and celebrating

7 November 2012

SMH Online

Barack Obama's re-election prompted an enthusiastic response at the Centre's Election Day Spectacular yesterday, but what does it mean for the Republican party going forward? Dr David Smith explains the fallout from the election and what Romney did wrong. Watch Online

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US economy what matters most to Australia

7 November 2012

AAP

Barack Obama's re-election as US president is good news for Australia but America's economic recovery is even more important. Doug Conway spoke to Centre academics Michael Oondatje, Bates Gill, Adam Lockyer and David Weisbrot about the effects of the election on the alliance. Read more

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Barack Obama re-elected

7 November 2012

Channel Nine

After a marathon election campaign in which an estimated six billion dollars was spent by both sides, Barack Obama has won re-election as President of the United States. Research associate Tom Switzer joins former prime minister Kevin Rudd to discuss the results and its global ramifications. Watch Online

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Eyes move to fiscal cliff after Obama win

7 November 2012

Sky Business

Even as Barack Obama seals his victory in the key swing states, the market is already looking ahead to the looming fiscal cliff and how the re-elected President might deal with the potentially devastating cuts. Lecturer Adam Lockyer gives his analysis on what's to come. Watch Online

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