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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Powell may not endorse Obama for second term
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# US 2012

Powell may not endorse Obama for second term

May 22nd 2012, 12:54 PM 23 Views 0 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Ron Paul effectively ends presidential campaign

May 14th 2012, 9:49 PM 3,331 Views 39 Comments

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
# 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.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama
# US Election
# US Election

Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama

May 9th 2012, 2:54 PM 6,833 Views 25 Comments

West Virginians signalled dissatisfaction with Obama in Democratic primary.

# us-2012 - 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 1,181 Views 14 Comments

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
# Explainer

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

May 6th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,334 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…

# us-2012 - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Newt Gingrich bows out of US presidential campaign
# Newt Gingrich
# Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich bows out of US presidential campaign

May 3rd 2012, 8:11 AM 967 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Mitt's Choice
# Mitt's Choice

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

Apr 29th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,563 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…

# us-2012 - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Explainer: The ‘Super PAC’ and how it’s changing US elections forever
# US2012
# US2012

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

Apr 15th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,990 Views 14 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,264 Views 1 Comment

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

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.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

WATCH: Santorum's 'horror movie' vision of the USA under Obama
# Obamaville
From The Daily Edge
# Obamaville

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

Mar 27th 2012, 4:55 PM 465 Views 2 Comments

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
# Rick Santorum

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

Mar 26th 2012, 2:28 PM 2,927 Views 7 Comments

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
# US 2012

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

Mar 24th 2012, 10:01 AM 4,970 Views 17 Comments

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

# us-2012 - Friday 23 March, 2012

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.

# us-2012 - 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.

# us-2012 - 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 32 Views 0 Comments

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

# us-2012 - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?

Mar 7th 2012, 10:50 AM 2,280 Views 20 Comments

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?

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 1,714 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’
Live Mar 7th 2012, 4:00 AM

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

# us-2012 - 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 1,032 Views 13 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney extends lead with victory in Washington state

Mar 4th 2012, 9:57 AM 957 Views 2 Comments

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
# US 2012

Romney scores major wins in Michigan and Arizona primaries

Feb 29th 2012, 7:32 AM 740 Views 3 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Rick Santorum under fire at Republican debate

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:33 AM 1,552 Views 14 Comments

Yep, another debate.

# us-2012 - Saturday 18 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 18th 2012, 7:46 PM 5,285 Views 5 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Feb 18th 2012, 7:31 PM 4,344 Views 28 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney

Feb 13th 2012, 9:33 PM 2,814 Views 40 Comments

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
# Maine Man
# Maine Man

Romney back on track after narrow win in Maine caucuses

Feb 12th 2012, 11:14 AM 1,335 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.

# us-2012 - 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 1,692 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?

# us-2012 - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Gingrich admits defeat in Republicans' Nevada caucuses
# US 2012
# US 2012

Gingrich admits defeat in Republicans' Nevada caucuses

Feb 4th 2012, 3:23 PM 1,506 Views 0 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Donald Trump endorses Romney's bid for Republican nod

Feb 3rd 2012, 12:46 PM 1,367 Views 14 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney takes Florida as women ditch Gingrich

Feb 1st 2012, 7:27 AM 1,517 Views 13 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney holds advantage over Gingrich as Florida votes in Republican primary

Jan 31st 2012, 9:51 AM 886 Views 2 Comments

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

Explainer: How rich is US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney?
# US 2012
# US 2012

Explainer: How rich is US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney?

Jan 29th 2012, 1:40 PM 4,074 Views 8 Comments

VERY rich.

# us-2012 - Friday 27 January, 2012

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate

Jan 27th 2012, 10:51 AM 1,388 Views 5 Comments

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