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Chris Ford: Phew! It's Barack Obama by a whisker!

 Phew! It's Barack Obama by a whisker!

Chris Ford: US election - another trip to the Supreme Court in prospect?

 As I write this, my TV is blaring CNN's Election Coverage from the next room.

Polls are about to close in the eastern United States. I'm pretty nervous for Obama right now.

Why?

Chris Ford: Pike River: Kate Wilkinson's resignation was the right thing to do - now where's Paula Bennett's and John Key's?

Chris Ford: Pike River: Kate Wilkinson's resignation was the right thing to do - now where's Paula Bennett's and John Key's?

Kate Wilkinson's resignation from the Labour portfolio today in the wake of the Pike River Royal Commission's report was the right thing to do.

Chris Ford: John Key has foot-in-mouth disease

 John Key is beginning to get foot-in-mouth disease.

He would have been happy with last night's One News/Colmar Brunton poll which showed National steady on 45 percent and his rival David Shearer beginning to plunge the depths in the preferred PM ratings.

Chris Ford: RIP Greg King - a true defender

Chris Ford: RIP Greg King - a true defender

 The late Greg King was a true defender and a credit to his profession.

The tributes that have flowed after his shock death on Friday, even from the family members of the victims of famous killers and criminals whom he defended in court, have been effusive.

Chris Ford: Tropical Storm Sandy - the violent face of climate change

 Tropical Storm Sandy is the violent face of climate change.

Over 100 people have now perished due to this storm. Many more would have done so had it not been for good weather forecasting.

Chris Ford: Obama now one step closer to going back to White House for second term

Chris Ford: Obama now one step closer to going back to White House for second term

 In my view, Barack Obama is one step closer to going back to the White House for a second term following yesterday's last presidential debate.

Chris Ford: Two leadership tribes go to war: David Shearer, John Key, brain fading and the GCSB saga

I remember Frankie Goes to Hollywood's classic eighties video for Two Tribes Go To War. I have been thinking back to that video during this week's ongoing stoush between David Shearer and John Key over the GCSB/Dotcom saga and other matters.

Chris Ford: Obama win in presidential debate could get him over the line

 President Obama's win the US presidential debate could just get him over the line.

Why?

Chris Ford: Work and Income privacy breach - where's the government's secure communications when you need them?

 Another day, another governmental privacy breach. This time it's Work and Income and their privacy compromised information kiosks.