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#Republican Party

# republican-party - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama
# Swing States
# Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

Nov 7th 2012, 12:48 AM 4,517 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Electoral College
# Electoral College

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

Nov 7th 2012, 12:26 AM 7,812 Views 4 Comments

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

# republican-party - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney
# US 2012
# US 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

Sep 19th 2012, 8:13 AM 6,233 Views 59 Comments

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

# republican-party - Friday 7 September, 2012

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair
# Eastwooding
# Eastwooding

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

Sep 7th 2012, 8:45 PM 13,892 Views 35 Comments

The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”

# republican-party - Friday 31 August, 2012

9 of the best ways to enjoy #Eastwooding
# Memewatch
From The Daily Edge
# Memewatch

9 of the best ways to enjoy #Eastwooding

Aug 31st 2012, 12:01 PM 9,762 Views 8 Comments

In the home! In the office! In the car! Our handy guide to the new pursuit.

# republican-party - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Aug 29th 2012, 4:45 PM 6,476 Views 6 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama
# It's Official
# It's Official

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama

Aug 29th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,582 Views 32 Comments

All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.

# republican-party - Monday 27 August, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions
# US 2012
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

Aug 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,348 Views 10 Comments

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# republican-party - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,778 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US
# Isaac
# Isaac

Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US

Aug 26th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,333 Views 7 Comments

Storm continues to make its way towards the US coast after bringing heavy winds, rains and flooding to Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

VIDEO: Florida prepares for Hurricane Isaac as GOP cancels day one of Convention
# Isaac
# Isaac

VIDEO: Florida prepares for Hurricane Isaac as GOP cancels day one of Convention

Aug 26th 2012, 3:33 PM 3,654 Views 8 Comments

The Republican Party has cancelled the first day of its election convention amid warnings over Hurricane Isaac.

# republican-party - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race
# Legitimate Rape
# Legitimate Rape

Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:38 AM 2,662 Views 17 Comments

The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.

# republican-party - Monday 13 August, 2012

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?
# Veep
From The Daily Edge
# Veep

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?

Aug 13th 2012, 11:09 AM 6,837 Views 28 Comments

Let’s see what it says in his yearbook.

# republican-party - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Romney announces Irish-American congressman Ryan as VP pick
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney announces Irish-American congressman Ryan as VP pick

Aug 11th 2012, 2:11 PM 9,008 Views 73 Comments

Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan, 42, led the Republican charge in last year’s talks on raising the US’s legal debt ceiling.

# republican-party - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old
# Young Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Young Politics

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 7,980 Views 70 Comments

Young Republican, Isaac Anthony, explains why he doesn’t want four more years of Obama.

# republican-party - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

'Sarah Palin' stripper booked for US Republican convention city
# Republican Par-tay
From The Daily Edge
# Republican Par-tay

'Sarah Palin' stripper booked for US Republican convention city

Jul 25th 2012, 11:50 AM 11,236 Views 21 Comments

A woman who looks like the former vice-presidential candidate is going to take her clothes off. That’s what politics is all about.

# republican-party - Friday 6 July, 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'
# US 2012
# US 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'

Jul 6th 2012, 2:16 PM 1,988 Views 12 Comments

Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…

# republican-party - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Romney poised to clinch Republican Party nomination
# US2012
# US2012

Romney poised to clinch Republican Party nomination

May 29th 2012, 10:04 PM 1,937 Views 33 Comments

Winning today’s Texas primary will see the former governor of Massachusetts become his party’s candidate for the presidential election.

# republican-party - Monday 14 May, 2012

Ron Paul effectively ends presidential campaign
# US 2012
# US 2012

Ron Paul effectively ends presidential campaign

May 14th 2012, 9:49 PM 3,328 Views 39 Comments

The move leaves Mitt Romney without serious rivals in the contest for the Republican nomination.

# republican-party - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates
# Bullying
# Bullying

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates

May 10th 2012, 10:01 PM 6,543 Views 51 Comments

The Republican presidential candidate apologised after reports he led a group who cut off a gay classmate’s long hair.

# republican-party - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Santorum tells supporters: Vote for Romney and defeat Obama
# US 2012
# US 2012

Santorum tells supporters: Vote for Romney and defeat Obama

May 8th 2012, 8:59 AM 1,177 Views 14 Comments

Defeated Republican primary candidate Rick Santorum tells his supporters to back the campaign of nominee Mitt Romney.

# republican-party - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained
# Explainer
# Explainer

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained

May 6th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,328 Views 3 Comments

Blue State or Red State, No Child Left Behind and Grover Norquist. What do these terms mean and who are these people? TheJournal.ie explains…

# republican-party - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Meet the candidates: Who will Mitt Romney pick as his running mate?
# Mitt's Choice
# Mitt's Choice

Meet the candidates: Who will Mitt Romney pick as his running mate?

Apr 29th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,559 Views 30 Comments

Now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney has over a dozen names to pick from as he determines who is running mate will be in the autumn. We take a look at who’s who…

# republican-party - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Santorum suspends campaign for Republicans' Presidential nomination
# US2012
# US2012

Santorum suspends campaign for Republicans' Presidential nomination

Apr 10th 2012, 8:24 PM 3,500 Views 22 Comments

The former Pennsylvania senator’s move all but guarantees that Mitt Romney will be the man to face Barack Obama in November.

# republican-party - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Romney sweeps three more primaries in US presidential race
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney sweeps three more primaries in US presidential race

Apr 4th 2012, 7:23 AM 1,072 Views 1 Comment

The Republican frontrunner has been ignoring his opponent Rick Santorum to focus on the battle with President Barack Obama.

# republican-party - Monday 26 March, 2012

US Supreme Court begins hearings on controversial 'Obamacare' plan
# United States
# United States

US Supreme Court begins hearings on controversial 'Obamacare' plan

Mar 26th 2012, 6:55 PM 1,685 Views 3 Comments

A ruling is not expected until June – at which point Obama will be knees-deep in a bitter re-election campaign.

Santorum turns on reporter: 'Would you guys quit distorting what I am saying?'
# Rick Santorum
# Rick Santorum

Santorum turns on reporter: 'Would you guys quit distorting what I am saying?'

Mar 26th 2012, 2:28 PM 2,925 Views 7 Comments

Rick Santorum accused NYT journalist of trying to distort his comments on Republican rival Mitt Romney.

# republican-party - Saturday 24 March, 2012

'Pretend it's Obama' firing range comment being investigated by US Secret Service
# US 2012
# US 2012

'Pretend it's Obama' firing range comment being investigated by US Secret Service

Mar 24th 2012, 10:01 AM 4,965 Views 17 Comments

Woman made controversial remark at a Rick Santorum campaign event yesterday.

# republican-party - Friday 23 March, 2012

Romney surges ahead in Republican polls despite Etch-a-Sketch gaffe
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Romney surges ahead in Republican polls despite Etch-a-Sketch gaffe

Mar 23rd 2012, 9:57 PM 6,030 Views 14 Comments

The favourite to nab the GOP presidential nomination, Romeny has 40 per cent support for the first time – despite that Etch-a-Sketch gaffe.

Is Ron Paul quietly winning the Missouri caucuses?
# US 2012
# US 2012

Is Ron Paul quietly winning the Missouri caucuses?

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:49 AM 1,825 Views 17 Comments

Missouri has nearly as many delegates as Illinois – and Ron Paul may be doing enough to take the majority of them.

# republican-party - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Romney extends Republican lead with strong Illinois win
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney extends Republican lead with strong Illinois win

Mar 21st 2012, 8:03 AM 753 Views 9 Comments

Romney’s 46.7 per cent in Illinois – the home state of Barack Obama – is enough to extend his lead over Rick Santorum.

# republican-party - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Santorum maintains Republican challenge with two more primary wins
# US 2012
# US 2012

Santorum maintains Republican challenge with two more primary wins

Mar 14th 2012, 8:33 AM 31 Views 0 Comments

The former Pennsylvania senator wins in Alabama and Mississippi – meaning Mitt Romney is still without a win in the south.

# republican-party - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday
# US 2012
# US 2012

Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday

Mar 7th 2012, 7:29 AM 1,713 Views 9 Comments

Romney tops the poll in six states, but Rick Santorum’s showing – particularly in the key battleground of Ohio – is a strong one.

As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’
# US 2012
# US 2012

As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’

Mar 7th 2012, 4:00 AM 4,105 Views 14 Comments

A dramatic night in the race for the Republican Party nomination, and we followed it all the way…

# republican-party - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles
# Super Tuesday
# Super Tuesday

Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles

Mar 6th 2012, 8:03 AM 1,030 Views 13 Comments

Voters in 10 US states will today decide on who should be the Republican presidential nominee, with everything to play for.

# republican-party - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Watch: Sarah Palin hits back at her depiction in 'Game Change' movie
# Hitting Back
# Hitting Back

Watch: Sarah Palin hits back at her depiction in 'Game Change' movie

Mar 1st 2012, 8:50 PM 5,151 Views 19 Comments

The former US vice presidential candidate is the subject of a hotly-anticipated movie being shown on American television later this month.

# republican-party - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Romney scores major wins in Michigan and Arizona primaries
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney scores major wins in Michigan and Arizona primaries

Feb 29th 2012, 7:32 AM 738 Views 3 Comments

Mitt Romney overcomes a strong showing from Rick Santorum to top polls in Michigan – the state where his father was governor.

# republican-party - Monday 13 February, 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney
# US 2012
# US 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney

Feb 13th 2012, 9:33 PM 2,809 Views 40 Comments

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the Republican Party nomination race, according to Gallup.

# republican-party - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Romney back on track after narrow win in Maine caucuses
# Maine Man
# Maine Man

Romney back on track after narrow win in Maine caucuses

Feb 12th 2012, 11:14 AM 1,334 Views 4 Comments

Mitt Romney scores a victory in Maine’s non-binding caucuses, but Ron Paul is a close second just 200 or so votes behind.

# republican-party - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Romney win in Nevada leaves opponents out of options
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney win in Nevada leaves opponents out of options

Feb 5th 2012, 11:31 AM 1,688 Views 1 Comment

As Mitt Romney romps home, with over 42 per cent of the vote, opponents are left to wonder: how can we win now?