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US midterm elections live (more or less) coverage

Regular updates on the US midterm elections, with Senate control still in doubt.

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Howard Baker, RIP

Howard Baker, who died on Thursday aged 88, led the first Republican Senate majority for a generation. His leadership style would be unwelcome among today’s Republicans.

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Republicans go for a moderate

Eric Cantor, who lost his primary election last week, will be replaced as majority leader by a Californian pragmatist.

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A Republican upset

In one of the biggest primary upsets anyone can remember, Republican Eric Cantor loses his party’s endorsement for his Virginia congressional district.

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Update on religion and discrimination

Religious fundamentalists don’t like being caught by anti-discrimination laws, but they’re happy to use the same laws for their own benefit.

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Tribal politics on the right

Does politics always have to be driven by tribal hatreds, or is there scope for a more constructive way of doing things?

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Arizona has second thoughts about discrimination

The United States is transfixed by the question of whether religious people should be protected in their refusal to provide services to same-sex couples.

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America not as religious as you think

Evidence on the decline of religious affiliation in the United States suggests that it is finally starting to catch up with other western democracies – with evident political implications.

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Prisoners and American democracy

The US attorney-general makes an eloquent call for the winding back of laws that deprive millions of Americans of their voting rights.

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Immigration reform sinking fast in the US

The political mood in Washington seems to have turned against comprehensive immigration reform – mostly for tactical reasons in the Republican Party, which may or may not make good sense.

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