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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Friday 27 January, 2012

# us-2012 - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Clinton hints at plans to step down - even if Obama wins
# US 2012
# US 2012

Clinton hints at plans to step down - even if Obama wins

Jan 26th 2012, 6:49 PM 3,737 Views 14 Comments

After 20 years on the “high wire of American politics”, Hillary Clinton says she’d like to find out just how tired she really is.

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'

Jan 26th 2012, 1:09 PM 2,068 Views 16 Comments

The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Disclosures reveal Mitt Romney pays lower taxes than the average American
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

Disclosures reveal Mitt Romney pays lower taxes than the average American

Jan 24th 2012, 9:30 AM 1,785 Views 21 Comments

One of the frontrunners for the Republican nomination for the US presidency has released his tax returns and they make for interesting reading…

# us-2012 - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 22nd 2012, 11:00 AM 59 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# us-2012 - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Explainer: What happens now in the US Republican primaries?
# US 2012
# US 2012

Explainer: What happens now in the US Republican primaries?

Jan 21st 2012, 8:15 AM 2,453 Views 13 Comments

So we’ve been through Iowa and New Hampshire, with three dropouts. So what’s next on the road to the Road to the White House?

# us-2012 - Friday 20 January, 2012

As polls narrow Gingrich launches attack on media ahead of Carolina vote
# US 2012
# US 2012

As polls narrow Gingrich launches attack on media ahead of Carolina vote

Jan 20th 2012, 10:47 AM 1,105 Views 11 Comments

The final debate ahead of the South Carolina primary vote on Saturday took place last night with polls showing frontrunner Mitt Romney is under pressure.

# us-2012 - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Rick Perry drops out of presidential race ahead of Carolina primary
# US 2012
# US 2012

Rick Perry drops out of presidential race ahead of Carolina primary

Jan 19th 2012, 4:28 PM 2,186 Views 10 Comments

The Texas governor is the latest to drop out of the race for the White House, giving his backing to Newt Gingrich.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

US 2012: Did Rick Santorum actually beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus?
# Santorum Surge
# Santorum Surge

US 2012: Did Rick Santorum actually beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus?

Jan 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 2,642 Views 4 Comments

The pair were separated by just eight votes after an initial count earlier this month.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Romney comes under attack at pre-South Carolina Republican debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney comes under attack at pre-South Carolina Republican debate

Jan 17th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,047 Views 2 Comments

The battle to be the Republican nominee reaches the conservative state of South Carolina where the first of two pre-primary debates took place overnight.

# us-2012 - Monday 16 January, 2012

Jon Huntsman backs Romney for Republican nod after suspending campaign
# US 2012
# US 2012

Jon Huntsman backs Romney for Republican nod after suspending campaign

Jan 16th 2012, 4:57 PM 1,167 Views 2 Comments

The former diplomat blames in-party mudslinging as he backs Romney – less than a week after calling him “unelectable”.

Jon Huntsman to drop out of Republican Party's White House race
# US 2012
# US 2012

Jon Huntsman to drop out of Republican Party's White House race

Jan 16th 2012, 8:25 AM 802 Views 5 Comments

The former governor of Utah is due to make an announcement later today confirming his support for leading candidate Mitt Romney.

# us-2012 - Friday 13 January, 2012

American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid

Jan 13th 2012, 11:58 AM 2,181 Views 6 Comments

A poll in South Carolina puts Colbert ahead of one of the actual Republican nominees and on his nightly satirical news show he has fuelled speculation of a White House bid.

# us-2012 - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Michelle Obama joins Twitter, hits 1,000 followers in an hour
# Tweethearts
From The Daily Edge
# Tweethearts

Michelle Obama joins Twitter, hits 1,000 followers in an hour

Jan 12th 2012, 2:34 PM 2,362 Views 4 Comments

US First Lady joins Barack Obama on Twitter – will they become America’s Tweethearts? (Sorry.)

# us-2012 - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

# us-2012 - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

First votes of New Hampshire primary see Romney under pressure
# US 2012
# US 2012

First votes of New Hampshire primary see Romney under pressure

Jan 10th 2012, 8:47 AM 1,058 Views 9 Comments

Voters are heading to the polls in the first presidential primary of the campaign to win the Republican nomination.

# us-2012 - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?

Jan 7th 2012, 1:05 PM 3,846 Views 57 Comments

It’s all kicking off in America but do you care?

Brutal! Republican candidate Ron Paul's ad rips into rival Santorum
# US 2012
# US 2012

Brutal! Republican candidate Ron Paul's ad rips into rival Santorum

Jan 7th 2012, 7:28 AM 3,008 Views 12 Comments

“One serial hypocrite exposed…now another has emerged.” Ooooh…sounds like a good movie.

# us-2012 - Friday 6 January, 2012

US military investigating soldier's uniformed appearance at Ron Paul rally
# US 2012
# US 2012

US military investigating soldier's uniformed appearance at Ron Paul rally

Jan 6th 2012, 2:27 PM 2,990 Views 11 Comments

The army reservist may have breached regulations by attending a political rally in uniform.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Romney wins Iowa (just), what now in race to be the Republican nominee?
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney wins Iowa (just), what now in race to be the Republican nominee?

Jan 4th 2012, 3:33 PM 1,437 Views 7 Comments

Neck-and-neck with Rick Santorum in Iowa, what now for the former governor of Massachusetts and the other candidates hoping to face Barack Obama in the autumn?

Mitt Romney secures Iowa win in tight GOP presidential contest
# Iowa
# Iowa

Mitt Romney secures Iowa win in tight GOP presidential contest

Jan 4th 2012, 8:28 AM 1,918 Views 95 Comments

“Game on,” says second-placed Rick Santorum.

Tied: Small number of votes separate Santorum and Romney in Iowa
# Iowa Caucus
# Iowa Caucus

Tied: Small number of votes separate Santorum and Romney in Iowa

Jan 4th 2012, 6:46 AM 945 Views 5 Comments

The first test of strength for the men and woman hoping to take on Barack Obama in the autumn got underway in the rural state of Iowa overnight

# us-2012 - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

5 things you should know about the Republicans running for US president
# US 2012
# US 2012

5 things you should know about the Republicans running for US president

Jan 3rd 2012, 2:23 PM 3,787 Views 44 Comments

Our quick-and-easy guide to the six men and one woman hoping to be the candidate to face Barack Obama in the autumn…

# us-2012 - Friday 16 December, 2011

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote

Dec 16th 2011, 11:54 AM 648 Views 8 Comments

Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.

# us-2012 - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Former White House hopeful Cain eyes next career move - Defence Secretary
# Seriously?
From The Daily Edge
# Seriously?

Former White House hopeful Cain eyes next career move - Defence Secretary

Dec 15th 2011, 5:06 PM 1,220 Views 1 Comment

The former presidential candidate, who wasn’t entirely clear on Obama’s Libya policy, said if he could have any job in the cabinet it would be Defence Secretary. He also burst into song…

# us-2012 - Friday 9 December, 2011

US presidential hopeful Perry's latest ad causes split in his own campaign
# Ad Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Ad Fail

US presidential hopeful Perry's latest ad causes split in his own campaign

Dec 9th 2011, 8:34 PM 4,659 Views 15 Comments

In the campaign spot, Perry attacks Barack Obama’s repealing of a law outlawing open homosexuality in the military but it hasn’t gone down well even in his own campaign.

# us-2012 - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Herman Cain suspends US presidential campaign after affair allegations
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Herman Cain suspends US presidential campaign after affair allegations

Dec 3rd 2011, 6:53 PM 2,534 Views 4 Comments

The former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza and one-time poll topper has shelved his run for the White House.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Herman Cain on Libya: 'President Obama supported the uprising. Correct?'
# Herman Headache
From The Daily Edge
# Herman Headache

Herman Cain on Libya: 'President Obama supported the uprising. Correct?'

Nov 15th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,659 Views 25 Comments

In the latest gaffe by a Republican candidate, the former pizza magnate appeared to show a poor grasp on foreign policy.

# us-2012 - Friday 11 November, 2011

If you can't laugh at yourself... Perry goes on Letterman after debate gaffe
# Rick Perry
From The Daily Edge
# Rick Perry

If you can't laugh at yourself... Perry goes on Letterman after debate gaffe

Nov 11th 2011, 1:12 PM 964 Views 8 Comments

He couldn’t remember his policies but he could remember all ten of these funny excuses…

# us-2012 - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe
# Oh Dear
# Oh Dear

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe

Nov 10th 2011, 7:58 AM 2,217 Views 18 Comments

The governor of Texas is facing a campaign meltdown after one of the most humiliating gaffes in US presidential election debate history.

# us-2012 - Thursday 3 November, 2011

GOP frontrunner Herman Cain faces more sexual harassment allegations
# Herman Cain
# Herman Cain

GOP frontrunner Herman Cain faces more sexual harassment allegations

Nov 3rd 2011, 10:13 AM 282 Views 3 Comments

The candidate leading polls to be the Republican Party’s nominee for US president has been hit with a series of allegations in recent days.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

GOP frontrunner faces questions over sexual harassment allegations
# Herman Cain
# Herman Cain

GOP frontrunner faces questions over sexual harassment allegations

Nov 1st 2011, 10:32 AM 375 Views 6 Comments

Herman Cain faces the biggest test of his insurgent campaign with old allegations of sexual harassment resurfacing and causing a media storm in the US.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Romney and Perry clash in fiercest Republican presidential debate so far
# Vegas Showdown
# Vegas Showdown

Romney and Perry clash in fiercest Republican presidential debate so far

Oct 19th 2011, 10:15 AM 564 Views 5 Comments

There were fiery exchanges over big conservative issues like immigration and one candidate’s tax overhaul plan.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012
# Palin
# Palin

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012

Oct 5th 2011, 11:44 PM 557 Views 28 Comments

The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid
# Not Running
# Not Running

'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid

Oct 4th 2011, 6:46 PM 173 Views 1 Comment

The New Jersey governor had been considering a late entry in to the Republican field but has ruled it out today.

# us-2012 - Thursday 29 September, 2011

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run
# Chris Christie
# Chris Christie

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run

Sep 29th 2011, 3:00 PM 278 Views 4 Comments

The popular New Jersey governor faces increasing calls to enter the race although he has previously been categorical in his stance that he won’t be running.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida
# Republicans
# Republicans

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida

Sep 13th 2011, 12:24 PM 264 Views 3 Comments

The latest frontrunner, Texas governor Rick Perry, came under attack from rivals wary of his healthy poll numbers.