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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?
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.
Donald Trump rules out bid for US presidency in 2012
Trump says that while he still reckons he could win a full election, he is “not ready to leave the private sector” to run.
Gingrich joins race to contest 2012 US election
The former Speaker of the house – and adversary of Bill Clinton – formally declares himself a candidate for the Republican ticket.
Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction
After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.
United States prepares for overnight government shutdown
Last-minute talks between Democrats and Republicans remain stalled – with family planning funding the sticking point.
US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'
The Republican House and Democratic Senate are at odds over spending cuts – with a total shutdown a realistic prospect.
'Fleeing' Democratic politicians to return to suspended Indiana House
Dozens of members of Indiana’s state congress return to duty, ending a weeks-long standoff over Republican anti-union bills.
No Republican front-running candidate for 2012 campaign, says US poll
Gallup poll shows that Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are polling too closely for any to be considered a clear leader in the race for the White House.
Police called in after 14 Democrat state senators dodge vote
Republicans in Wisconsin’s state senate wanted to stop workers from having collective bargaining rights. Democrats fled.
Obama announces budget with plans to cut $1.1tn over a decade
The announcement was met with predictable criticism from Republicans who said Obama’s budget does not go far enough.
Palin on verge of deciding White House candidacy
The Tea Party figurehead is in ‘internal deliberations’ with her family as to whether she will oppose Barack Obama in 2012.
Obama: Midterm results show I must do better
The president tells America he is “humbled” by the Democrats’ battering as Republicans sweep the House.
Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit
The Republican Party gains 60 seats to win control of the US House of Representative – but the Tea Party costs it the Senate.
Palin fuels more presidential rumours with Iowa trip
The former VP candidate will be the main speaker at a fundraising dinner in the state that kicks off the primaries.
Is Sarah Palin shaping up for a 2012 bid?
She’s raised $1m in the last three months – why else would she need the money?