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#US election 2012

# us-election-2012 - Friday 7 December, 2012

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

It’s fair to say that President Obama was more than happy to take this call on the night of 6 November…

# us-election-2012 - Thursday 25 October, 2012

From The42 Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election? Political Football

Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?

*Hint: when you see who it is, you’ll know it’s not.

# us-election-2012 - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Observers give Romney the victory in first US presidential debate

Straw polls show two-thirds of people saying Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama – the highest post-debate record ever.

VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate US 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate

The US President and his Republican rival went head-to-head at the University of Denver last night.

# us-election-2012 - Friday 21 September, 2012

Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year

The Republican candidate for the US presidency also promised to release a summary of the taxes he paid between 1990 and 2009.

# us-election-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Two people kicked out of RNC over alleged racist comments

One person was seen throwing nuts at a black woman and saying, “This is how we feed animals”.

# us-election-2012 - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Mitt Romney claims comfortable victory in New Hampshire primary New Hampshire This post contains images

Mitt Romney claims comfortable victory in New Hampshire primary

In photos: The race for the Republican Party nomination rolls on…

# us-election-2012 - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

In pictures: Feelings run high as US presidential race kicks off Caucus This post contains images

In pictures: Feelings run high as US presidential race kicks off

Mitt Romney won in Iowa after a long night for candidates and supporters. Here’s how it looked…

Mitt Romney secures Iowa win in tight GOP presidential contest

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

# us-election-2012 - Monday 21 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge I've just got something in my eye: GOP contenders get teary-eyed at debate Emotional Times This post contains videos

I've just got something in my eye: GOP contenders get teary-eyed at debate

It was emotional times as half of the candidates looking to be the next US president shed tears at a debate held over the weekend…

# us-election-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-election-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-election-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-election-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-election-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-election-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-election-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-election-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-election-2012 - Thursday 1 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge In case you were wondering, George Clooney rules out presidential bid Not Interested

In case you were wondering, George Clooney rules out presidential bid

The screen heartthrob has ruled out running for the White House as he stars in a new film where he does just that.

# us-election-2012 - Monday 29 August, 2011

Michele Bachmann wants to take 100,000 Irish jobs back to the US

The US presidential candidate wants to attract American companies back home. She says there’s over 600 here, in fact there’s over 100 less than that.

# us-election-2012 - Friday 26 August, 2011

Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture US Election 2012 This post contains a poll

Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture

David Limbaugh, author of a book savaging Barack Obama’s record, tweets a photograph apparently attacking his lack of military service.

# us-election-2012 - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair US Election 2012 This post contains videos

Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair

US presidential candidate Rick Perry reckons that if Ben Bernanke goes for another round of quantitative easing, it would be treasonous.

# us-election-2012 - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Republican hopefuls attack Obama's record in first major debate

Seven candidates for the Republican presidential display little hostility for each other, but plenty for the president.

# us-election-2012 - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Unflippinbelievable! Seven things we've learned so far from 'The Palin Emails'

Over 24,000 pages of emails from Palin’s time as governor of Alaska have emerged with news outlets and ordinary folk combing through them for juicy details about the possible 2012 presidential candidate.

# us-election-2012 - Friday 10 June, 2011

Campaign fail: Newt Gingrich’s presidential run in tatters as top aides resign

The former speaker of the US House of Representatives faces a tough task to rebuild his campaign for the White House.

# us-election-2012 - Monday 6 June, 2011

"I'm running for president": Santorum the latest Republican candidate to enter White House race

Former senator Rick Santorum wants to protect American freedoms and says he’s ready to lead.

# us-election-2012 - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency

Former Massachusetts Governor has announced his intention to run for president, but looks likely to be facing at least two other high-profile candidates for the nomination…

Sarah Palin bus tour narrowly misses being hit by deadly tornado that kills four

The tornado hit western Massachusetts on Wednesday as Palin continued her East Coast bus tour, gauging the mood ahead of a possible presidential run.

# us-election-2012 - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Poll: Who should be the Republican candidate in next year's US presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be the Republican candidate in next year's US presidential election?

The race to be the next US president is already underway. Barack Obama has declared his intentions to run for re-election but who should be the Republican challenger next year?

# us-election-2012 - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy

The former New York Mayor, who became recognised worldwide following 9/11, has yet to declare his intentions but appears popular amongst Republican voters.

# us-election-2012 - Friday 6 May, 2011

Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate

The debate was largely notable for its lack of big names who declined to appear on the first debate of what is likely to be a lengthy nomination process ahead of the main election in late 2012.