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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Friday 27 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

In today’s 9 at 9: Price of ‘cheap’ alcohol to rise; Romney “trounces” Gingrich; Taoiseach is slammed over “offensive” comments.

# us-2012 - Thursday 26 January, 2012

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

Disclosures reveal Mitt Romney pays lower taxes than the average American

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

In today’s 9 at 9: The Government tries to cut cost of bank rescue package; Dublin bins situation escalates; double car bombing in Iraq.

# us-2012 - Sunday 22 January, 2012

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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?

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 This post contains videos

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

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Rick Perry drops out of presidential race ahead of Carolina primary

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?

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 This post contains videos

Romney comes under attack at pre-South Carolina Republican debate

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

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

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

From The Daily Edge American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid US 2012 This post contains videos

American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid

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

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

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

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

# us-2012 - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# us-2012 - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

First votes of New Hampshire primary see Romney under pressure

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# us-2012 - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?

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

Brutal! Republican candidate Ron Paul's ad rips into rival Santorum US 2012 This post contains videos

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

“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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

From The Daily Edge Former White House hopeful Cain eyes next career move - Defence Secretary Seriously? This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The Daily Edge Herman Cain on Libya: 'President Obama supported the uprising. Correct?' Herman Headache This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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 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 This post contains videos

Romney and Perry clash in fiercest Republican presidential debate so far

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

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

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 This post contains videos

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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