Iraqi lawmakers' bid to agree on a new unity government runs into its first obstacles as parliament adjourns a first debate after just a few hours. As Sonia Legg reports, reaching a consensus could be a long haul.
Rajesh Rao: The so-called pundits in the media who are dismissing Trump's performance in tonight's debate are the same ones who did not give him an outside chance to win in the Republican primaries and ended up looking like blinking idiots. Yeah now they may say this is different, this is the real deal blah blah blah... but what they forget is that 8 years back and even 4 years back it was only about ECONOMY, but today, it is about ECONOMY and much more than just that...may be even as important as that if not more - it is about SECURITY and ISIS. Let us not forget that Hillary has to defend about how the lapses and mistakes led to the rise of ISIS while Donald does not have to. As they once used to say - it is about the Economy Stupid, now it is about the ISIS stupid - the mood in the country has changed and with every ISIS or terror attack - direct or indirect either in the US or elsewhere in the world, Hillary is at a disadvantage. So do not dismiss Donald Trump - he may sound brash, act brash and seem boisterous at times, but this is Hillary's race to lose and in the words of Colin Powell (whom she threw under the bus )she messes up anything she touches