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New Hampshire, live

Results from the New Hampshire primary as they appear.

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What are we looking for in New Hampshire?

There’s not much doubt about the likely winners in New Hampshire, but the ordering of the rest could do a lot to help sort out the Republican contest.

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Iowa: The beginning of the beginning

A week out from the Iowa caucuses, the three Republican frontrunners look to be well clear. But there are still challengers waiting if one of them stumbles badly.

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What to watch for in 2016

Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.

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Holiday reading

As usual, news is a bit thin at this time of the year, but for those who are looking for holiday reading in the political sphere I’ve put together some links to interesting stuff that I’ve come across recently.

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Cruz-ing into Iowa

With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, the Republican Party looks like having to veer a long way to the right in order to outflank Donald Trump.

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Fascism on both sides of the Atlantic

There’s been some very interesting discussion on whether to call Donald Trump a fascist, a debate that has particular resonance with the rise of the National Front in France.

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Republicans searching for a Clinton

Another update on the American presidential race, where Republicans are trying to work out how far they’re prepared to go in the direction of electability.

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The week’s election news

A quick roundup of electoral developments in Portugal, Belarus and the United States.

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Free speech, yet again

As usual, the test for free speech is how we treat people with seriously obnoxious views, such as the case of anti-choice extremist Troy Newman.

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