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Barack Obama on Mitt Romney's Olympics gaffe.

You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can't visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.

Barack Obama recalls Mitt Romney's Olympics gaffe in his speech to the Democratic National Convention.

Barack Obama pauses during his nomination acceptance speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The New Statesman Cover | Wanted: An opposition

A first look at this week's magazine.

March 31 - April 6 
Wanted: An opposition