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# US election 2012

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# Obama
Pics: The moment Mitt Romney conceded the election to Barack Obama
It’s fair to say that President Obama was more than happy to take this call on the night of 6 November…
# Political Football
Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?
*Hint: when you see who it is, you’ll know it’s not.
# US 2012
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.
# 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.
# 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 election 2012
Two people kicked out of RNC over alleged racist comments
One person was seen throwing nuts at a black woman and saying, “This is how we feed animals”.
# New Hampshire
Mitt Romney claims comfortable victory in New Hampshire primary
In photos: The race for the Republican Party nomination rolls on…
# Caucus
In pictures: Feelings run high as US presidential race kicks off
Mitt Romney won in Iowa after a long night for candidates and supporters. Here’s how it looked…
# Iowa
Mitt Romney secures Iowa win in tight GOP presidential contest
“Game on,” says second-placed Rick Santorum.
# Emotional Times
I've just got something in my eye: GOP contenders get teary-eyed at debate
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…
# Herman Headache
Herman Cain on Libya: 'President Obama supported the uprising. Correct?'
In the latest gaffe by a Republican candidate, the former pizza magnate appeared to show a poor grasp on foreign policy.
# Rick Perry
If you can't laugh at yourself... Perry goes on Letterman after debate gaffe
He couldn’t remember his policies but he could remember all ten of these funny excuses…
# Herman Cain
GOP frontrunner Herman Cain faces more sexual harassment allegations
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.
# Herman Cain
GOP frontrunner faces questions over sexual harassment allegations
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.
# Vegas showdown
Romney and Perry clash in fiercest Republican presidential debate so far
There were fiery exchanges over big conservative issues like immigration and one candidate’s tax overhaul plan.
# Palin
Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012
The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.
# Not running
'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid
The New Jersey governor had been considering a late entry in to the Republican field but has ruled it out today.
# chris christie
GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run
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.
# Not interested
In case you were wondering, George Clooney rules out presidential bid
The screen heartthrob has ruled out running for the White House as he stars in a new film where he does just that.
# Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann wants to take 100,000 Irish jobs back to the US
The US presidential candidate wants to attract American companies back home. She says there’s over 600 here, in fact there’s over 100 less than that.
# US election 2012
Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture
David Limbaugh, author of a book savaging Barack Obama’s record, tweets a photograph apparently attacking his lack of military service.
# US election 2012
Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair
US presidential candidate Rick Perry reckons that if Ben Bernanke goes for another round of quantitative easing, it would be treasonous.
# Republican Party
Republican hopefuls attack Obama's record in first major debate
Seven candidates for the Republican presidential display little hostility for each other, but plenty for the president.
# The Palin Emails
Unflippinbelievable! Seven things we've learned so far from 'The Palin Emails'
Over 24,000 pages of emails from Palin’s time as governor of Alaska have emerged with news outlets and ordinary folk combing through them for juicy details about the possible 2012 presidential candidate.
# Breaking Newts
Campaign fail: Newt Gingrich’s presidential run in tatters as top aides resign
The former speaker of the US House of Representatives faces a tough task to rebuild his campaign for the White House.
# US election 2012
"I'm running for president": Santorum the latest Republican candidate to enter White House race
Former senator Rick Santorum wants to protect American freedoms and says he’s ready to lead.
# US Election
Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency
Former Massachusetts Governor has announced his intention to run for president, but looks likely to be facing at least two other high-profile candidates for the nomination…
# Palin
Sarah Palin bus tour narrowly misses being hit by deadly tornado that kills four
The tornado hit western Massachusetts on Wednesday as Palin continued her East Coast bus tour, gauging the mood ahead of a possible presidential run.
# Your Say
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?
# US election 2012
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.
# US election 2012
Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate
The debate was largely notable for its lack of big names who declined to appear on the first debate of what is likely to be a lengthy nomination process ahead of the main election in late 2012.