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As US Grapples With Virus, Florida Hits Record Case Increase

 With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases. Deaths from the virus have also been rising in the U.S., especially in the South and West, though still well below the heights hit in April, according to a recent Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

Read Here – APNews

India: The Quintessential Global Swing State

Global swing states are nations that possess large and growing economies, occupy central positions in a region or stand at the hinge of multiple regions, and embrace democratic government at home. Increasingly active at the regional and global level, they desire changes to the existing international order but do not seek to scrap the interlocking web of global institutions, rules, and relationships that has fostered peace, prosperity and freedom for the past six decades.

Read Here – NBR

It’s Not The Economy, Stupid: Barack Obama Has Won A Closely Contested Culture War In The Presidential Election

It’s not the eco-nomy, stupid! That is the biggest takeaway from the recent presidential election in America.

If anything, it was really about identity. As Barack Obama was not of the right colour, his opponents felt that his elevation in 2008 was because they had not stressed identity enough. They would have dearly liked to peel his skin off, failing which they went on a tirade against his supposed “un-American” birth and breeding.

Read Here – Times of India

US Heads For Cliffhanger Election

US presidential rivals Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face a final sprint across swing states for undecided voters, on their last day of campaigning.

Mr Romney is in Florida, where polls suggest he has the edge, and will head to Virginia, New Hampshire and Ohio. Mr Obama is scheduled to appear in Madison, Wisconsin, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen, before going on to Iowa and Ohio.

Analysts say the election will come down to a handful of swing states. Mr Obama and Mr Romney are running almost neck-and-neck in national polls, in a campaign that has cost more than $2bn (£1.2bn). But surveys of the nine-or-so battleground states that will determine the election show Mr Obama narrowly ahead.

Read Here – BBC

The Politics of Hurricane Sandy

IS HURRICANE SANDY capable of altering the election result? The presidential candidates are hunkering down and trying to avoid looking partisan as this big, wet storm heads for the eastern seaboard. But any number of calculations are being made by the campaigns. Plausible arguments are flying, explaining why this storm is bad news, or is it good news, for both sides.

In a conference call with reporters on Monday morning, bosses at the campaign headquarters of Barack Obama in Chicago stressed that the president is focused “on the storm and governing the country”, and noted that he had cancelled events in storm-hit states from Florida to Wisconsin. A well-handled disaster can strengthen an incumbent president (just as a Katrina-level bungle is a political, as well as human disaster).

Read Here – The Economist

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