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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Powell may not endorse Obama for second term

Colin Powell had cross party lines to endorse Barack Obama’s candidacy four years ago – but isn’t likely to do so again.

# us-2012 - Monday 14 May, 2012

Ron Paul effectively ends presidential campaign

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

# us-2012 - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates

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

# us-2012 - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama

West Virginians signalled dissatisfaction with Obama in Democratic primary.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Santorum tells supporters: Vote for Romney and defeat Obama

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

# us-2012 - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained Explainer This post contains videos

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

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…

# us-2012 - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Newt Gingrich bows out of US presidential campaign

Former House speaker called on Republican Party members to back Mitt Romney instead of “radical” Obama.

# us-2012 - Sunday 29 April, 2012

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

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…

# us-2012 - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Explainer: The ‘Super PAC’ and how it’s changing US elections forever

We explain the origin of the ‘Super PAC’ – and how their unlimited clout threatens to rewrite the political rule book.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Romney sweeps three more primaries in US presidential race US 2012 This post contains videos

Romney sweeps three more primaries in US presidential race

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

# us-2012 - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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WATCH: Santorum's 'horror movie' vision of the USA under Obama

File this one under ‘not pulling your punches’…

# us-2012 - Monday 26 March, 2012

Santorum turns on reporter: 'Would you guys quit distorting what I am saying?' Rick Santorum This post contains videos

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

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

# us-2012 - Saturday 24 March, 2012

'Pretend it's Obama' firing range comment being investigated by US Secret Service US 2012 This post contains videos

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

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# us-2012 - Friday 23 March, 2012

Is Ron Paul quietly winning the Missouri caucuses?

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

# us-2012 - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Romney extends Republican lead with strong Illinois win

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

# us-2012 - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Santorum maintains Republican challenge with two more primary wins

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# us-2012 - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?

The United States is moving into White House fever after Super Tuesday – but do you think a change of US President (or not) come November will have any impact on Ireland?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: an Irish teenager remains in custody over alleged hacking, Government to publish progress report, and Mitt Romney secures a lead – just – in the US Republic presidential race.

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

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’

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

# us-2012 - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles

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

# us-2012 - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Romney extends lead with victory in Washington state

The frontrunner left his opponents scrambling for second place last night in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Romney scores major wins in Michigan and Arizona primaries US 2012 This post contains videos

Romney scores major wins in Michigan and Arizona primaries

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

# us-2012 - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Rick Santorum under fire at Republican debate

Yep, another debate.

# us-2012 - Saturday 18 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Rick Santorum's surge in polls forces Obama campaign to shift target

With Rick Santorum surging back in Republican polls, Barack Obama is readying an attack on an opponent it hadn’t expected.

# us-2012 - Monday 13 February, 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney

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

# us-2012 - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Romney back on track after narrow win in Maine caucuses

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: more trouble for Ivor Callely, the big Six Nations freeze, and Whitney Houston dies at 48

# us-2012 - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Romney win in Nevada leaves opponents out of options

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

# us-2012 - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Gingrich admits defeat in Republicans' Nevada caucuses

Newt Gingrich says he’s simply hoping for a good second place, but admits that Ron Paul could push him close there too.

# us-2012 - Friday 3 February, 2012

Donald Trump endorses Romney's bid for Republican nod

The backing of the celebrity magnate may mean millions more in Mitt Romney’s coffers – but Trump won’t rule himself out yet.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Romney takes Florida as women ditch Gingrich

Mitt Romney routed the other candidates in the winner-takes-all primary and took the opportunity to get digs in at both Obama and Europe.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Romney holds advantage over Gingrich as Florida votes in Republican primary

The battle to face Barack Obama in the autumn presidential election steps up a gear as the sunshine state holds its primary today.

# us-2012 - Sunday 29 January, 2012

# us-2012 - Friday 27 January, 2012

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate US 2012 This post contains videos

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate

Romney called on Gingrich to apologise for a controversial ad on immigration and mocked his desire to put a human colony on the moon.

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