Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.
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British mayors first appeared eight centuries before the current election campaigns.
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey liked to take credit for breaking the color barrier. In truth, it was the culmination of a long campaign waged by the left wing press and labor unions.
Even before the Grand National’s official starting date of 1839, British horse racing saw plenty of drama.
Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel 'It Can't Happen Here,' which described the rise of an American dictator, was turned into a play seen by over 500,000 people.
A partisan media landscape has made it almost impossible for journalists to avoid charges of bias when calling out a candidate's dishonesty.
You wouldn't know elections are happening all over the country, looking at the national press.
When the excitement over cabinet resignations and the sugar tax subsides, the 2016 Budget acts as a blueprint for making the wealthy wealthier.
The theme of this year's International Women's Day is parity. World leaders take note.
Mothering Sunday comes just once a year, but mum's help build the landscape of politics all year long.
The arts sector is in crisis and while many hoped the Turnbull Government would mark a new, enlightened beginning, this has not happened.
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
Opposition inspires more confidence in one's position than support and also helps to turn judgments into actions. This helps explain why attack ads are a crucial tool in politicians' arsenals.
Jeremy Corbyn wants UK politics to be less theatrical – but the Palace of Westminster is the perfect stage for confrontation.
Liberal MP Dennis Jensen's comments about the 'noble savage' lifestyle tap into a centuries-old stereotype about Indigenous people.
Supporters of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union are touting the prospects for trade deals around the world. The true prospects, however, are far from benign.
Fine Gael and Labour felt confident going into this short campaign – perhaps a little too confident.
The Coalition government will retain power if it can convince both business and voters it understands Australia's economic challenges.