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# US 2012

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Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers
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?
It’s time to get down to what really matters in this election.
Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?
A special and highly scientific investigation by
VIDEO: Mr Burns endorses Romney
He’s a GOP fan. And he has binders full of women.
Pic: Barack Obama - Sassy President
Saucer of milk to the West Wing, please.
Mitt Romney eating his own face
Poll: Do you think the outcome of the US election matters for Ireland?
This time next week we will know whether its President Obama for four more years or president-elect Romney. But will it really matter for Ireland?
8 things we're really missing from the 2012 US Presidential Election
There hasn’t been much election fever spreading from America this year. We have some theories.
6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election
They’ve got a lot to say…
US presidential race jolted by looming 'megastorm'
The candidates are forced to cancel some appearances as states of emergency are declared across eight states.
Obama calls Romney a 'bullshitter'
Rolling Stone editor claims Obama used unparliamentary language about his presidential race candidate.
Want to win a gun? Georgia sports store says: 'Just vote'
A store near Atlanta has raised legal eyebrows – because its promotion could be seen as an enticement to vote.
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…
Both White House campaigns: We're winning
Is somebody in the White House race being economical with the truth? A look at how the US presidential race stands right now.
US Senate candidate: 'Pregnancies by rape are something God meant to happen'
Richard Mourdock is under fire for making the comment while defending his opposition to abortion.
Poll: Who do you think will win the US presidential election?
The final debate took place in Florida last night, with two weeks to go before America decides on Obama or Romney. But who will they choose?
'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up
All eyes on the swing states.
VIDEO: 6 key moments from the final 2012 US presidential debate
The debate focussed on foreign policy. Well, it was supposed to.
Obama and Romney battle in the final US presidential debate
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.
Obama, Romney gear up for final presidential debate on foreign policy
The candidates spent their weekend swatting up on foreign policy with the latest poll putting them both at 47 per cent.
Former US presidential candidate George McGovern dies
The former US senator ran against Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election but was soundly beaten.
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.
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.
US Elections: Issue of abortion an important factor for female voters
Meanwhile, issues such as energy, immigration, and terrorism are less important to voters than in 2008.
VIDEO: Four key moments in last night's US presidential debate
US President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney went head-to-head for the second of their debates last night.
Obama claws back as race heads to wire: analysts
The second US presidential debate was close, but it went to Obama, analysts say.
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.
US 2012: If you missed the debate, this is the only moment you have to see
US Vice President Joe Biden and his Republican opponent Paul Ryan went head-to-head during last night’s vice presidential debate.
US 2012: Biden and Ryan go head to head during 'combative' debate
Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan went head-to-head last night – but who came out best?
VIDEO: Sesame Street ask Barack Obama to take down Big Bird ad
The Barack Obama campaign has made an ad mocking Mitt Romney over his Big Bird comments – but Sesame Street isn’t happy.
Romney says risk in Middle East has increased under Obama
In a wide-ranging foreign policy speech, Mitt Romney argued the case for supporting countries who would arm Syria’s rebels.
Obama mocks his own debate fiasco
The US president took a shot at his own performance against Mitt Romney (in a very backhanded fashion).
Obama raises $181 million in September in campaign boost
It was the biggest monthly cash take by Obama in the 2012 presidential race – but how will it compare to Romney’s donations?
Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified
The Colorado clash gets a melody and some beats – and some serious noddy-dog action.
US unemployment drops to 7.8 per cent, lowest in nearly four years
The news will be a boost to President Barack Obama ahead of next month’s election.
Why is Snoop Dogg voting for Obama and not Romney?
It has to do with dancing horses, basketball and Beyonce.
Internet rallies to defence of Big Bird but Romney insists he loves him
The Sesame Street character’s future came under threat during the US presidential debate last night and the internet sure wasn’t happy about it…
Observers give Romney the victory in first US presidential debate
Straw polls show two-thirds of people saying Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama – the highest post-debate record ever.