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November 2010

The Voters’ Revolt

November 1, 2010 // Diario de Noticias - Portugal - Portuguese

<b>In 1994 Bill Clinton managed to survive the loss of the double majority in Congress. But if polls are right and the Democrats lose the House of Representatives next Tuesday, Barack Obama’s situation will be worse because of the American people’s angry state.</b> Americans are planning to punish the politicians [Read more]

Turbulence Zone

November 1, 2010 // Rossiya Gazeta - Russia - Russian

Marble slabs on the floor in the corridors of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress have been erased to the ground but remade at least twice already. In the Senate, the marble floors of one and a half centuries are still in fair condition. Congress historian, Dr. Fred Beuttler, reminded journalists about [Read more]

U.S. Makes Up with Classes

November 1, 2010 // Hurriyet - Turkey - Turkish

I stepped out of the convention building and drove along Maryland Street in my car. After one kilometer, I came to a junction. Everything is a mess, and buildings are being constructed. I turned left onto Bladensburg Drive. Neglected buildings, lonely pavements. I need to pass to the other side of the road. After [Read more]

Obama in Asia Three Days after Midterms

November 1, 2010 // Le Monde - France - French

It’s 25 degrees in Washington, with a tropical rain. You’d think you were already in India. With more than a week before Barack Obama’s departure for Asia, his aides are today presenting the trip to the press. The president will be in India from Nov 6-9, then briefly in Indonesia, then in Seoul for the G-20 on [Read more]

The Operating System

November 1, 2010 // Jornal de Negocios - Portugal - Portuguese

Pod, Pad, Phone. All of them "i", all of them Apple. All of them products of the same entrepreneurial line with which Steve Jobs' heightened sense of product development made the brand an unchallenged leader in "consumer coveting." It’s a "gadget war" that, in the shape of a miniature summary, reveals to the world [Read more]

Obama Speaks Truth about Power

November 1, 2010 // Business Day - South Africa

Obama’s crime has been to see the world as it is, rather than as many Americans would like it to be. The US president’s foreign policy acknowledges the limits and reach of US power. In the age of rising states, the US cannot presume it will always get its own way.
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