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# us2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

# us2012 - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

# us2012 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.

Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"

Someone’s not happy.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful Legitimate Rape This post contains videos

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat

Elizabeth Warren has won back the seat sensationally taken by the Republicans’ Scott Brown in 2010.

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

# us2012 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day US 2012

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day

No comment.

# us2012 - Monday 5 November, 2012

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

At least one complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Association of Ireland over this morning’s newspaper ad.

# us2012 - Monday 29 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge 6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election US2012 This post contains images

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election

They’ve got a lot to say…

# us2012 - Friday 26 October, 2012

Obama calls Romney a 'bullshitter'

Rolling Stone editor claims Obama used unparliamentary language about his presidential race candidate.

# us2012 - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

# us2012 - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

# us2012 - Saturday 20 October, 2012

US 2012: Romney ups criticism of Obama as finish line comes closer US 2012 This post contains videos

US 2012: Romney ups criticism of Obama as finish line comes closer

A new ad by Mitt Romney alleges that Barack Obama has not put forward a full policy platform for the next four years.

# us2012 - Friday 19 October, 2012

US 2012: Obama and Romney trade jokes at dinner

The US presidential candidates scored big laughs at an annual fundraiser at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel last night.

# us2012 - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

# us2012 - Monday 8 October, 2012

Obama mocks his own debate fiasco

The US president took a shot at his own performance against Mitt Romney (in a very backhanded fashion).

# us2012 - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified

The Colorado clash gets a melody and some beats – and some serious noddy-dog action.

# us2012 - Friday 28 September, 2012

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VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

# us2012 - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

# us2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…

# us2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”

US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August

The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.

Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover

The economy was the focus of the President’s speech on the final day of the National Democratic convention, promising that challenges could be met if he was given four more years.

# us2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

US 2012: Clinton backs Barack Obama

The former President of America spoke at the Democratic convention yesterday, reaffirming his support for Obama.

# us2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech

The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.

# us2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama

All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.

# us2012 - Sunday 26 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney Meat Heads This post contains images

Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney

Artist makes the ultimeat tribute to Barack Obameat and Meat Romney. What’s your beef with that?

# us2012 - Thursday 16 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss Pda This post contains images

Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss

The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.

# us2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll

Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.

# us2012 - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession

The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.

# us2012 - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Michelle Obama joins Pinterest; shows Barack skimming stones Go Mo

Michelle Obama joins Pinterest; shows Barack skimming stones

Candid moments in the US First Couple’s life revealed on online pinboard – just in time for presidential campaign time…

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