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Ten Years FT Deutschland. Part 6: The Midwest

The Midwest was where it all began for Barack Obama – and for me. Democrats and Republicans hold the first primaries for the nomination of their Presidential candidates in Iowa. Two weeks into my assignment as FTD’s Washington correspondent in … Continue reading

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Ni hao, Alabama!

China was the villain in this year’s Presidential campaign. But ordinary Americans don’t always agree. In a small town in Southern Alabama, China was seen as a ray of hope this fall. When a group of more than 80 potential … Continue reading

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The world is watching! U.S. Election Blogs, Part Two

How do you introduce Obama’s and Romney’s campaign strategists David Axelrod and Stuart Stevens to a Chinese audience? One blogger found a solution: You cast them as Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, two military strategists in ancient China. One was … Continue reading

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Road trip with Mitt Romney

Originally posted on US-Wahlen 2012:
Here are some pictures from my road trip with Mitt Romney this past weekend in Ohio. This was first published on our U.S. election blog at Financial Times Deutschland, so the captions are in German. US-Wahlen 2012 View original post

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Four years after Palin: Will Virginia love Ryan?

Back on the campaign trail this past weekend. And Manassas in 2012 felt a lot like Fairfax in 2008. A long line of people stretched around several blocks in the historic downtown to see Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s VP pick. … Continue reading

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The snob factor: Pitfalls for Europeans in the U.S.

Rafalca is on her way home, and so is Ann Romney. There is no point hanging out at the London Olympics after her horse did not make it to the medal rounds.  Her husband Mitt needs her at his side … Continue reading

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The Mormon Way

Bill Marriott drives himself to the interview at the Marriott Suites in Bethesda, just outside of Washington, DC, and he declines help with his coat. But when it comes to having his picture taken, he issues clear instructions: No photos … Continue reading

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