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# election-2012 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

The most popular tweet of all time
# Election 2012
From The Daily Edge
# Election 2012

The most popular tweet of all time

Nov 7th 2012, 8:37 AM 25,259 Views 49 Comments

Four more years. Half-a-million retweets.

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire
# Swing States
# Swing States

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

Nov 7th 2012, 3:23 AM 2,239 Views 0 Comments

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

# election-2012 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

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

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box

Nov 6th 2012, 3:10 PM 6,086 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
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Nov 6th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,319 Views 8 Comments

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

# election-2012 - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland

Nov 4th 2012, 7:30 PM 61 Views 46 Comments

Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.

Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers
# US 2012
# US 2012

Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers

Nov 4th 2012, 12:00 PM 6,297 Views 1 Comment

Winning Nobel Prizes, making Viagra ads, and playing ‘Mitt Romney’ – just some of what the losers of past US presidential elections have done and what might await Romney or Obama on Wednesday morning.

Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies?
# Baby Love
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Love

Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies?

Nov 4th 2012, 9:45 AM 13,909 Views 15 Comments

It’s time to get down to what really matters in this election.

# election-2012 - Friday 2 November, 2012

VIDEO: Mr Burns endorses Romney
# See My Vest
# See My Vest

VIDEO: Mr Burns endorses Romney

Nov 2nd 2012, 7:45 PM 12,449 Views 12 Comments

He’s a GOP fan. And he has binders full of women.

# election-2012 - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Mitt Romney eating his own face
# Mitt Romnonnomnom
From The Daily Edge
# Mitt Romnonnomnom

Mitt Romney eating his own face

Oct 31st 2012, 9:51 AM 10,206 Views 6 Comments

Rom-NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM…

# election-2012 - Monday 29 October, 2012

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election
# US2012
From The Daily Edge
# US2012

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election

Oct 29th 2012, 9:00 AM 12,724 Views 6 Comments

They’ve got a lot to say…

# election-2012 - Monday 22 October, 2012

Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama
# What If
# What If

Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama

Oct 22nd 2012, 11:37 AM 4,110 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showed that 79 per cent of the 1,000 people surveyed said that they would vote for Obama.

# election-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 7:47 AM 8,015 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.

# election-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Two people kicked out of RNC over alleged racist comments
# US Election 2012
# US Election 2012

Two people kicked out of RNC over alleged racist comments

Aug 29th 2012, 2:37 PM 7,945 Views 48 Comments

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

# election-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

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

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

Aug 13th 2012, 2:50 PM 4,640 Views 23 Comments

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

# election-2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old
# Young Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Young Politics

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 7,988 Views 70 Comments

Young Republican, Isaac Anthony, explains why he doesn’t want four more years of Obama.

# election-2012 - Friday 6 July, 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'
# US 2012
# US 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'

Jul 6th 2012, 2:16 PM 1,990 Views 12 Comments

Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…

# election-2012 - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Down with the kids: Barack Obama slow-jams the news
# Election 2012
From The Daily Edge
# Election 2012

Down with the kids: Barack Obama slow-jams the news

Apr 25th 2012, 9:46 AM 3,156 Views 10 Comments

What’s that then?

# election-2012 - Monday 19 March, 2012

Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival

Mar 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 1,889 Views 10 Comments

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

# election-2012 - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Romney takes Florida as women ditch Gingrich
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney takes Florida as women ditch Gingrich

Feb 1st 2012, 7:27 AM 1,521 Views 13 Comments

Mitt Romney routed the other candidates in the winner-takes-all primary and took the opportunity to get digs in at both Obama and Europe.

# election-2012 - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Rick Perry drops out of presidential race ahead of Carolina primary
# US 2012
# US 2012

Rick Perry drops out of presidential race ahead of Carolina primary

Jan 19th 2012, 4:28 PM 2,187 Views 10 Comments

The Texas governor is the latest to drop out of the race for the White House, giving his backing to Newt Gingrich.

# election-2012 - Friday 13 January, 2012

American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid

Jan 13th 2012, 11:58 AM 2,184 Views 6 Comments

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.

# election-2012 - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?

Jan 7th 2012, 1:05 PM 3,849 Views 57 Comments

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

US unemployment rate drops to three-year low
# America
# America

US unemployment rate drops to three-year low

Jan 7th 2012, 9:55 AM 1,728 Views 14 Comments

Good news for Barack Obama in election year.

Brutal! Republican candidate Ron Paul's ad rips into rival Santorum
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Jan 7th 2012, 7:28 AM 3,012 Views 12 Comments

“One serial hypocrite exposed…now another has emerged.” Ooooh…sounds like a good movie.

# election-2012 - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Bachmann calls a halt to stuttering presidential campaign
# Election 2012
# Election 2012

Bachmann calls a halt to stuttering presidential campaign

Jan 4th 2012, 4:36 PM 2,995 Views 18 Comments

Michele Bachmann’s fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucus prompts her to put an end to her US presidential campaign.

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

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

Jan 4th 2012, 9:34 AM 1,003 Views 2 Comments

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

# election-2012 - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jan 3rd 2012, 8:05 PM 6,749 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene, a reprieve for the Irishmen who fought Hitler, watch out for 125kmh winds, and more…

5 things you should know about the Republicans running for US president
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Jan 3rd 2012, 2:23 PM 3,789 Views 44 Comments

Our quick-and-easy guide to the six men and one woman hoping to be the candidate to face Barack Obama in the autumn…

What is a caucus? Your guide to the first step in the race for the White House
# US Election
# US Election

What is a caucus? Your guide to the first step in the race for the White House

Jan 3rd 2012, 11:55 AM 5,708 Views 8 Comments

Iowa is unique among the US states for holding a caucus instead of a more straightforward primary election in choosing its election candidates. Here’s what happens in a caucus…

Republican voters kick off 2012 White House battle in Iowa
# White House 2012
# White House 2012

Republican voters kick off 2012 White House battle in Iowa

Jan 3rd 2012, 8:27 AM 772 Views 1 Comment

Conservative candidate Rick Santorum is surging as the first votes are cast in the contest to take on Barack Obama.

# election-2012 - Friday 16 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 16th 2011, 11:54 AM 650 Views 8 Comments

Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.

# election-2012 - Friday 9 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 8:34 PM 4,660 Views 15 Comments

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.

# election-2012 - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Herman Cain suspends US presidential campaign after affair allegations
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Herman Cain suspends US presidential campaign after affair allegations

Dec 3rd 2011, 6:53 PM 2,536 Views 4 Comments

The former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza and one-time poll topper has shelved his run for the White House.

# election-2012 - Monday 21 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 21st 2011, 12:51 PM 1,951 Views 2 Comments

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…

# election-2012 - Thursday 3 November, 2011

GOP frontrunner Herman Cain faces more sexual harassment allegations
# Herman Cain
# Herman Cain

GOP frontrunner Herman Cain faces more sexual harassment allegations

Nov 3rd 2011, 10:13 AM 285 Views 3 Comments

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.

# election-2012 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

GOP frontrunner faces questions over sexual harassment allegations
# Herman Cain
# Herman Cain

GOP frontrunner faces questions over sexual harassment allegations

Nov 1st 2011, 10:32 AM 376 Views 6 Comments

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.

# election-2012 - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012
# Palin
# Palin

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012

Oct 5th 2011, 11:44 PM 562 Views 28 Comments

The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.

# election-2012 - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid
# Not Running
# Not Running

'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid

Oct 4th 2011, 6:46 PM 174 Views 1 Comment

The New Jersey governor had been considering a late entry in to the Republican field but has ruled it out today.

# election-2012 - Sunday 2 October, 2011

US presidential hopeful Perry under fire for offensively-named family ranch
# Rick Perry
# Rick Perry

US presidential hopeful Perry under fire for offensively-named family ranch

Oct 2nd 2011, 7:21 PM 1,811 Views 21 Comments

A hunting camp leased by Rick Perry’s family used to go by the name N*****head.

# election-2012 - Thursday 29 September, 2011

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run
# Chris Christie
# Chris Christie

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run

Sep 29th 2011, 3:00 PM 280 Views 4 Comments

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.

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