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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Friday 7 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 7th 2012, 5:15 PM 13,022 Views 12 Comments

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
# Detente
# Detente

Obama and Romney to have lunch at the White House

Nov 29th 2012, 8:08 AM 4,874 Views 11 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

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

Nov 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,450 Views 9 Comments

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
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

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

Nov 8th 2012, 8:05 AM 4,667 Views 13 Comments

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'
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Nov 7th 2012, 8:30 PM 2,117 Views 184 Comments

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
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

Nov 7th 2012, 6:27 PM 13,162 Views 29 Comments

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
# US2012
# US2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

Nov 7th 2012, 5:31 PM 6,275 Views 11 Comments

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

As it happened: the world reacts to Barack Obama’s re-election
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: the world reacts to Barack Obama’s re-election

Nov 7th 2012, 12:09 PM 35,339 Views 84 Comments

Four more years.

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Nov 7th 2012, 11:57 AM 9,204 Views 36 Comments

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
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

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

Nov 7th 2012, 10:05 AM 9,203 Views 16 Comments

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
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nov 7th 2012, 8:47 AM 7,790 Views 0 Comments

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

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full

Nov 7th 2012, 7:35 AM 10,808 Views 20 Comments

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
# Death Row
# Death Row

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

Nov 7th 2012, 6:57 AM 10,849 Views 7 Comments

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"
# Donald's Hump
# Donald's Hump

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

Nov 7th 2012, 5:37 AM 19,609 Views 77 Comments

Someone’s not happy.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

Nov 7th 2012, 4:40 AM 8,946 Views 33 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

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

Nov 7th 2012, 4:07 AM 39,093 Views 87 Comments

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
# Legitimate Rape

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Nov 7th 2012, 3:57 AM 5,478 Views 10 Comments

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
# US Senate
# US Senate

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Nov 7th 2012, 3:36 AM 4,314 Views 7 Comments

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
# Swing States
# Swing States

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

Nov 7th 2012, 3:23 AM 2,235 Views 0 Comments

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
# Massachusetts
# Massachusetts

Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat

Nov 7th 2012, 2:50 AM 3,408 Views 2 Comments

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
# Swing States
# Swing States

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

Nov 7th 2012, 2:09 AM 1,956 Views 1 Comment

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
# Swing States
# Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

Nov 7th 2012, 12:48 AM 4,516 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 7,808 Views 4 Comments

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

ELECTION BREAK: Goats wearing jumpers
# Take A Break
From The Daily Edge
# Take A Break

ELECTION BREAK: Goats wearing jumpers

Nov 6th 2012, 10:30 PM 6,583 Views 5 Comments

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

'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud
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# US 2012

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

Nov 6th 2012, 8:53 PM 12,029 Views 42 Comments

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

ELECTION BREAK! 10 horribly awkward moments
# Take A Break
From The Daily Edge
# Take A Break

ELECTION BREAK! 10 horribly awkward moments

Nov 6th 2012, 8:30 PM 12,485 Views 3 Comments

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

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box
# D'Telly
# D'Telly

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box

Nov 6th 2012, 3:10 PM 6,076 Views 20 Comments

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

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Nov 6th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,315 Views 8 Comments

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
# US 2012

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

Nov 6th 2012, 1:57 PM 3,723 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

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

Nov 6th 2012, 12:01 PM 2,580 Views 5 Comments

What would Aunt Hilda say? Or Principal Kraft?

Here's what you need to know if you're watching the US election tonight
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# US 2012

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

Nov 6th 2012, 11:25 AM 13,833 Views 26 Comments

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.

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

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day

Nov 6th 2012, 10:24 AM 9,244 Views 9 Comments

No comment.

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election

Nov 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,122 Views 10 Comments

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
# US 2012

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

Nov 6th 2012, 7:09 AM 3,340 Views 34 Comments

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
# Mitt Romney
# Mitt Romney

Romney exploits tax loophole via investment in Irish pharmaceutical company

Nov 5th 2012, 5:54 PM 14,688 Views 47 Comments

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
# Advertising
# Advertising

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

Nov 5th 2012, 5:29 PM 27,385 Views 73 Comments

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

Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

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

Nov 5th 2012, 12:06 PM 9,155 Views 14 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Nov 5th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,594 Views 1 Comment

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
# In Pictures

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

Nov 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,077 Views 0 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Nov 4th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,915 Views 5 Comments

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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