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# usa-2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,450 Views 9 Comments

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

# usa-2012 - Friday 9 November, 2012

VIDEO: President Obama cries during address to staff
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# Usa 2012

VIDEO: President Obama cries during address to staff

Nov 9th 2012, 6:54 AM 11,498 Views 90 Comments

Emotional.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee
# US2012
# US2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

Nov 7th 2012, 5:31 PM 6,275 Views 11 Comments

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

As it happened: the world reacts to Barack Obama’s re-election
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: the world reacts to Barack Obama’s re-election

Nov 7th 2012, 12:09 PM 35,339 Views 84 Comments

Four more years.

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana
# US 2012
# US 2012

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana

Nov 7th 2012, 11:57 AM 9,202 Views 36 Comments

Maine and Maryland became the first US states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

Videos: The moment US TV networks called the election for Obama
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Videos: The moment US TV networks called the election for Obama

Nov 7th 2012, 10:05 AM 9,203 Views 16 Comments

As the networks called the state of Ohio for Obama, they called the election for the US President. Watch how it unfolded…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nov 7th 2012, 8:47 AM 7,790 Views 0 Comments

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your brekkie…

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full

Nov 7th 2012, 7:35 AM 10,807 Views 20 Comments

Watch the full acceptance speech delivered by Obama in Chicago earlier today AND Mitt Romney’s concession speech just before that.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

Nov 7th 2012, 4:40 AM 8,945 Views 33 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

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

Nov 7th 2012, 4:07 AM 39,093 Views 87 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 7th 2012, 2:09 AM 1,956 Views 1 Comment

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
# Swing States
# Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

Nov 7th 2012, 12:48 AM 4,515 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Electoral College
# Electoral College

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

Nov 7th 2012, 12:26 AM 7,804 Views 4 Comments

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

# usa-2012 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box
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# D'Telly

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box

Nov 6th 2012, 3:10 PM 6,075 Views 20 Comments

RTÉ, TV3, BBC or Sky – the choice is yours. Here’s what they are offering.

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes
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# Usa 2012

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Nov 6th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,315 Views 8 Comments

Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election
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# Usa 2012

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election

Nov 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,121 Views 10 Comments

TheJournal.ie has asked four Irish people living in the US about their experiences during this presidential election season.

# usa-2012 - Monday 5 November, 2012

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint
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# Advertising

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

Nov 5th 2012, 5:29 PM 27,382 Views 73 Comments

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

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election
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# In Pictures

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

Nov 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,076 Views 0 Comments

The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.

# usa-2012 - Sunday 4 November, 2012

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads
# Wonkery
# Wonkery

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads

Nov 4th 2012, 3:50 PM 4,348 Views 5 Comments

From Eisenhower to Obama versus Romney, this video shows how campaign videos have changed (and how a lot has remained the same…)

The 9 at 9: Sunday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nov 4th 2012, 9:00 AM 12,476 Views 14 Comments

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# usa-2012 - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Poll finds Irish American voters leaning towards Obama - but only just
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# Usa 2012

Poll finds Irish American voters leaning towards Obama - but only just

Nov 3rd 2012, 3:05 PM 5,692 Views 30 Comments

The IrishCentral poll found 51 per cent of Irish American voters plan to vote for Barack Obama with 48 per cent leaning towards Mitt Romney.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nov 3rd 2012, 9:00 AM 10,108 Views 19 Comments

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# usa-2012 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

'Frankenstorm' downgraded to tropical storm
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

'Frankenstorm' downgraded to tropical storm

Oct 27th 2012, 11:25 AM 4,229 Views 10 Comments

Meteorologists have downplayed the rhetoric around Hurricane Sandy.

# usa-2012 - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up
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# Usa 2012

'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:04 AM 4,856 Views 13 Comments

All eyes on the swing states.

As it happened: Obama and Romney battle in the final US presidential debate
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# US 2012

As it happened: Obama and Romney battle in the final US presidential debate

Oct 23rd 2012, 1:29 AM 10,804 Views 72 Comments

Ding ding ding! Tonight Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battle it out over foreign policy in the final US presidential of the election. Let’s see what happens.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates
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# You're No Jack Kennedy

Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates

Oct 3rd 2012, 6:45 AM 5,858 Views 9 Comments

Obama and Romney will go head to head for the first time in a presidential debate tonight – but here’s 5 stand-out moments from previous presidential races.

# usa-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Obama beats Romney in August fundraising donations
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# USA2012

Obama beats Romney in August fundraising donations

Sep 10th 2012, 2:59 PM 3,665 Views 23 Comments

Obama scooped $114 million in funding, while Romney was slightly behind on $111 million.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech
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# Usa 2012

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

Sep 5th 2012, 7:47 AM 7,919 Views 55 Comments

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

# usa-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans
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# Usa 2012

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans

Aug 13th 2012, 2:50 PM 4,633 Views 23 Comments

Speaking about Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick for the first time, Obama praised Ryan as a decent family man.

# usa-2012 - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Clint Eastwood and Jenna Jameson endorse Mitt Romney
# Mixed Bag
From The Daily Edge
# Mixed Bag

Clint Eastwood and Jenna Jameson endorse Mitt Romney

Aug 4th 2012, 4:26 PM 6,612 Views 24 Comments

Barack Obama can console himself with the fact that he still has George Clooney’s support. That counts for something, right?

# usa-2012 - Monday 9 July, 2012

Romney raises $35m more than Obama in June
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# Big Gap

Romney raises $35m more than Obama in June

Jul 9th 2012, 5:38 PM 3,355 Views 35 Comments

Mitt Romney raised $106 million in June while Barack Obama raised $71 million.

# usa-2012 - Thursday 3 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 3rd 2012, 8:33 AM 3,809 Views 10 Comments

Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.

# usa-2012 - Monday 30 April, 2012

What's Obama's slogan going to be for the 2012 election?
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# Usa 2012

What's Obama's slogan going to be for the 2012 election?

Apr 30th 2012, 1:55 PM 3,186 Views 38 Comments

His ‘Yes We Can’ campaign in 2008 was seen as hugely influential – but can his new slogan top its popularity?

# usa-2012 - Friday 23 March, 2012

Romney surges ahead in Republican polls despite Etch-a-Sketch gaffe
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# Usa 2012

Romney surges ahead in Republican polls despite Etch-a-Sketch gaffe

Mar 23rd 2012, 9:57 PM 6,030 Views 14 Comments

The favourite to nab the GOP presidential nomination, Romeny has 40 per cent support for the first time – despite that Etch-a-Sketch gaffe.

# usa-2012 - Monday 19 March, 2012

Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival
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# Usa 2012

Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival

Mar 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 1,882 Views 10 Comments

More details from the GOP presidential nomination race as Republicans head towards D-Day.

# usa-2012 - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

More than 1.8 million dead people still registered to vote in America
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# Usa 2012

More than 1.8 million dead people still registered to vote in America

Feb 14th 2012, 1:34 PM 1,203 Views 8 Comments

Yet 51 million eligible citizens (that is one in every four) remain unregistered.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses

Feb 8th 2012, 7:41 AM 1,778 Views 18 Comments

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota.”

# usa-2012 - Friday 3 February, 2012

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid
# No Joke
From The Daily Edge
# No Joke

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid

Feb 3rd 2012, 2:15 PM 4,584 Views 12 Comments

The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.

# usa-2012 - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary

Jan 22nd 2012, 9:52 AM 1,909 Views 16 Comments

In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Jan 22nd 2012, 9:00 AM 6,447 Views 10 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…