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# us-2012 - Friday 7 December, 2012

Pics: The moment Mitt Romney conceded the election to Barack Obama

It’s fair to say that President Obama was more than happy to take this call on the night of 6 November…

# us-2012 - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Obama and Romney to have lunch at the White House

This will be the first time the two will have met since the election. What will they talk about?

# us-2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

# us-2012 - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana

Maine and Maryland became the first US states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

Videos: The moment US TV networks called the election for Obama

As the networks called the state of Ohio for Obama, they called the election for the US President. Watch how it unfolded…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your brekkie…

Video: President Barack Obama’s victory speech in full Four More Years This post contains videos

Video: President Barack Obama’s victory speech in full

Watch the full acceptance speech delivered by Obama in Chicago earlier today AND Mitt Romney’s concession speech just before that.

US man refers to ‘very close race’ for presidency just before execution

Oklahoma executed a convicted murderer who referenced the presidential race in his final words last night.

Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"

Someone’s not happy.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

‘Legitimate rape’ controversy costs election for Senate hopeful Legitimate Rape This post contains videos

‘Legitimate rape’ controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat

Elizabeth Warren has won back the seat sensationally taken by the Republicans’ Scott Brown in 2010.

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

# us-2012 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge ELECTION BREAK: Goats wearing jumpers Take A Break This post contains videos

ELECTION BREAK: Goats wearing jumpers

Take a break from Mittens versus OhBamBam and watch these goats.

'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud US 2012 This post contains videos

'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud

An online video shows an e-voting machine in Pennsylvania apparently switching a vote for Barack Obama into one for Mitt Romney.

From The Daily Edge ELECTION BREAK! 10 horribly awkward moments Take A Break This post contains videos

ELECTION BREAK! 10 horribly awkward moments

Watch this for a break from swing states and electoral collage votes, if you dare.

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box

RTÉ, TV3, BBC or Sky – the choice is yours. Here’s what they are offering.

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…

PICS: Queues as people line up to cast their votes in US election US 2012 This post contains images

PICS: Queues as people line up to cast their votes in US election

Some voters complained of queues and delays after polls opened at 6AM, while others expressed relief at being able to vote in storm-ravaged areas.

From The Daily Edge Sabrina the Teenage Witch reveals Romney love, is attacked on Twitter Explain It All

Sabrina the Teenage Witch reveals Romney love, is attacked on Twitter

What would Aunt Hilda say? Or Principal Kraft?

Here's what you need to know if you're watching the US election tonight US 2012 This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know if you're watching the US election tonight

If you’re staying up late tonight, here are the times to take note of, the poll closing times to watch and the swing states where the battle for the White House will come down to.

From The Daily Edge Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day US 2012

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day

No comment.

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election

TheJournal.ie has asked four Irish people living in the US about their experiences during this presidential election season.

Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election US 2012 This post contains videos

Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election

Tens of millions of Americans will cast their vote today as the US presidential election reaches its conclusion.

# us-2012 - Monday 5 November, 2012

Romney exploits tax loophole via investment in Irish pharmaceutical company

Romney has reportedly routed millions of euro in dividends through a tax loophole in the Netherlands via an investment in Irish pharmaceutical company, Warner Chilcott.

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

At least one complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Association of Ireland over this morning’s newspaper ad.

From The Daily Edge Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney US 2012 This post contains videos

Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney

Will Ferrell says he will eat toenails if you get out and vote. CANNONBALL!

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes

The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election In Pictures This post contains images

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.

# us-2012 - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Abortion, Libya and... Sesame Street? Flashpoints in the US 2012 presidential race

From comments about the ’47 per cent’ to loving Big Bird, we look at some of the flashpoints in the race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

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