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# US 2012
VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate
The US President and his Republican rival went head-to-head at the University of Denver last night.
# US 2012
VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad
Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.
# Tax Returns
Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year
The Republican candidate for the US presidency also promised to release a summary of the taxes he paid between 1990 and 2009.
# US 2012
Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney
The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.
# US 2012
Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants'
In a secretly-filmed video, Mitt Romney criticises an entitlement culture among those who did not pay federal income taxes.
# hail to the chief
Cuddles With The President Pic of the Day
Aren’t security supposed to step in at this point?
# US 2012
Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates
Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.
# Eastwooding
Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair
The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”
# US 2012
US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August
The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.
# usa 2012
He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech
The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.
# US 2012
Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency
The Republican candidate for president is using the 22-year-old aircraft that Bono and co used for a bit of, ahem, ‘Elevation’ during their 360° tour from 2009 to 2011.
# US 2012
President Obama: "I need you to stand with me, Ohio"
The US President visited Ohio the day before the Democratic Convention, and spoke about economic recovery.
# US 2012
Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions
After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…
# It's Official
Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama
All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.
# US 2012
Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions
The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…
# Abortion
US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy
Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.
# Veep
So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?
Let’s see what it says in his yearbook.
# US 2012
Romney announces Irish-American congressman Ryan as VP pick
Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan, 42, led the Republican charge in last year’s talks on raising the US’s legal debt ceiling.
# US 2012
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.
# Veep-ers Jeepers
McCain defends picking Palin after Dick Cheney criticism
The 2008 Republican nominee defends his vice-presidential pick after the last Republican VP slates her credentials.
# RomneyShambles
Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit
Insults, revealing state secrets and being mocked by Boris Johnson. Hopefully Enda will have some words of comfort for poor old Mitt Romney.
# Poverty
US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s
Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.
# Aurora
Colorado massacre: Shooting suspect 'not co-operating' with police - source
A police sources tells AP that James Holmes, 24, is refusing to speak to police at all, or answer any questions.
# Colorado
Obama, Romney suspending campaigning after Colorado cinema massacre
The Democratic and Republican candidates both called off campaign rallies after the deaths of 12 cinemagoers in Aurora.
# US 2012
Romney won't publish tax details - fearing 'distortion' from Democrats
Mitt Romney says releasing any further tax records would simply give Democrats fuel to try and attack him further.
# not sorry
Obama says no apology to Romney over Bain attacks
Romney has faced questions over the fortune he earned at Bain Capital and when exactly he departed from his job at the company.
# US 2012
US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'
Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…
# aliens
New poll says Obama better than Romney… at dealing with alien invasion
36 per cent of American believe in UFOs – but only 2 per cent would try to harm an alien if they invaded.
# Obama Registry
Fancy registering your wedding with the Obama campaign?
The incumbent’s election campaign is calling for donations to be made by registering gifts for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.
# US 2012
Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession
The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.
# US 2012
VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected
Roberto Unger – a former Brazilian minister under whom the current President studied – says Obama’s lost his way.
# Economy
Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'
The US president used a White House press conference to urge Greece to remain in the eurozone and have a pop at his country’s congress while he was at it.
# Like father...
Did Obama deliberately refer to his opponent as 'George Romney'?
They do call him the ‘Teleprompter president’ – but Barack Obama raised a laugh while stumbling over the name of his rival.