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Congressman asks for forgiveness in TV ad after rape comments
Senate hopeful Todd Akin has apologised for his comments at the weekend but President Barack Obama has now waded into the row.
Video: Osama bin Laden film accused of being Obama re-election stunt
The films makers insist that the film isn’t aimed to benefit Barack Obama as he seeks re-election.
Clint Eastwood and Jenna Jameson endorse Mitt Romney
Barack Obama can console himself with the fact that he still has George Clooney’s support. That counts for something, right?
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.
Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China
“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.
Romney raises $35m more than Obama in June
Mitt Romney raised $106 million in June while Barack Obama raised $71 million.
Jury to begin deliberations in John Edwards case
The former US presidential candidate is on trial for six corruption charges related to his White House run in 2008.
Designer testifies at John Edwards trial over donations from 101-year-old
The former US presidential candidate denies using campaign donations from the elderly millionaire to cover up his pregnant mistress.
What's Obama's slogan going to be for the 2012 election?
His ‘Yes We Can’ campaign in 2008 was seen as hugely influential – but can his new slogan top its popularity?
Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments
The radio host had harshly criticised a student who testified to Congress over contraceptives.
Watch: Barack Obama sings blues classic with Mick Jagger and BB King
The US president belted out a few lines of a blues classic at a concert at the White House last night.
Joe the Plumber wants to be a Congressman
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who became a conservative hero during the 2008 US presidential election, has filed papers to run for a seat in Congress.
New US Republican presidential hopeful used to be on Al Gore's team
Rick Perry has previously campaigned for Democrat Al Gore, but is now the ‘rightwing’ governor of Texas. He’s thought to be an ideal Tea Party candidate.
US senator in Nevada resigns and will avoid questions over sex scandal
John Ensign would have faced questions from a Senate ethics committee over a pay-off that followed a previously revealed sex scandal.
Rahm Emanuel elected Mayor of Chicago
Former White House chief of staff takes 55 per cent of votes to become new mayor, but local press already suggests he may be a one-termer.
One man charged with attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords
Videos reportedly posted by 22-year-old shooting suspect Jared Loughner focus on ‘mind control’ and ‘conscience dreaming’.
US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot point blank at public meeting
The congresswoman remains in a critical condition after being shot point blank in the head in Arizona; a total of 18 people were injured in the attack and six people have been reported dead – including a nine-year-old girl.