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#US Election

# us-election - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Your friends destroyed this economy' - Hillary and Bernie clash in fierce debate
# Showdown
# Showdown

'Your friends destroyed this economy' - Hillary and Bernie clash in fierce debate

Mar 7th 2016, 8:29 AM 22,358 Views 51 Comments

Ideological differences between the two presidential candidates were thrown into sharp contrast in last night’s CNN-sponsored debate.

# us-election - Friday 4 March, 2016

Donald Trump defends his manhood as insults fly in vicious Republican debate
# Small Hands
# Small Hands

Donald Trump defends his manhood as insults fly in vicious Republican debate

Mar 4th 2016, 7:24 AM 30,568 Views 59 Comments

Trump went on the defensive after his opponents teamed up against him during the latest Republican presidential debate.

# us-election - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Hillary celebrates sweeping win over Bernie in South Carolina primary
# Going National
# Going National

Hillary celebrates sweeping win over Bernie in South Carolina primary

Feb 28th 2016, 7:26 AM 11,032 Views 20 Comments

The former US secretary of state won the support of nearly nine in 10 black voters.

# us-election - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Trump wins big in South Carolina Republican primary as Jeb Bush drops out of race
# Presidential
# Presidential

Trump wins big in South Carolina Republican primary as Jeb Bush drops out of race

Feb 21st 2016, 8:01 AM 32,274 Views 135 Comments

Hillary Clinton also pulled out a crucial win over Bernie Sanders in Nevada.

# us-election - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'

Feb 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 47 Views 147 Comments

‘I’m not sure when there began to be such a disconnect between myself and the campaign oratory – and whether I have changed or if it’s the American discourse.’

# us-election - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Trump's apparent confusion over whether Paris was in Germany led to a bit of a row
# Trump International
# Trump International

Trump's apparent confusion over whether Paris was in Germany led to a bit of a row

Jan 7th 2016, 7:53 PM 27,624 Views 42 Comments

A geographical blunder, or just a poorly-worded tweet? (Sadly – looks like it was the latter).

# us-election - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Republican candidate Ben Carson thinks a Muslim shouldn't be elected US president
# Election Talk
# Election Talk

Republican candidate Ben Carson thinks a Muslim shouldn't be elected US president

Sep 20th 2015, 2:38 PM 17,794 Views 116 Comments

Carson described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the US constitution.

# us-election - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Trump got top billing for the first Republican debate - one of his opponents is livid
# Like A Fox
# Like A Fox

Trump got top billing for the first Republican debate - one of his opponents is livid

Aug 5th 2015, 8:35 AM 14,947 Views 36 Comments

The line-up for the debate is “preposterous” says Rick Santorum.

# us-election - Friday 31 July, 2015

Hillary Clinton lifts weights, does yoga and is in tip-top condition, according to her doctor
# Top Dawg
# Top Dawg

Hillary Clinton lifts weights, does yoga and is in tip-top condition, according to her doctor

Jul 31st 2015, 9:27 PM 11,628 Views 26 Comments

She does have allergies, though.

# us-election - Sunday 10 May, 2015

This controversial brain surgeon is running for the White House ... his announcement was very (very) odd
# Meet Ben
# Meet Ben

This controversial brain surgeon is running for the White House ... his announcement was very (very) odd

May 10th 2015, 8:15 AM 27,406 Views 29 Comments

He hired a gospel choir to sing Eminem at his announcement event – and once compared ISIS to the American founding fathers (favourably).

# us-election - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend
# Nun Too Pleased
From The Daily Edge
# Nun Too Pleased

Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend

Mar 12th 2013, 10:40 AM 11,385 Views 32 Comments

The nun said she was trying to fulfil her late friend’s wishes in the US election.

# us-election - Friday 7 December, 2012

Pics: The moment Mitt Romney conceded the election to Barack Obama
# Obama
# Obama

Pics: The moment Mitt Romney conceded the election to Barack Obama

Dec 7th 2012, 5:15 PM 13,028 Views 12 Comments

It’s fair to say that President Obama was more than happy to take this call on the night of 6 November…

# us-election - Thursday 8 November, 2012

The YouTube top 10: because people really don't like Lance Armstrong
# Going Viral
From The42
# Going Viral

The YouTube top 10: because people really don't like Lance Armstrong

Nov 8th 2012, 12:30 PM 1,271 Views 0 Comments

In addition, check out what happened when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made an appearance on Monday Night Football.

# us-election - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Sabrina the Teenage Witch reveals Romney love, is attacked on Twitter
# Explain It All
From The Daily Edge
# Explain It All

Sabrina the Teenage Witch reveals Romney love, is attacked on Twitter

Nov 6th 2012, 12:01 PM 2,588 Views 5 Comments

What would Aunt Hilda say? Or Principal Kraft?

# us-election - Monday 5 November, 2012

Column: ‘The Irish-American vote may well decide the outcome of this election’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The Irish-American vote may well decide the outcome of this election’

Nov 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 410 Views 32 Comments

Irish-American voters are still a vibrant political entity and are important in the race for the White House, writes Larry Donnelly.

Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney

Nov 5th 2012, 12:06 PM 9,176 Views 14 Comments

Will Ferrell says he will eat toenails if you get out and vote. CANNONBALL!

# us-election - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?

Nov 3rd 2012, 6:00 PM 11,186 Views 2 Comments

A special and highly scientific investigation by DailyEdge.ie.

# us-election - 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 12,451 Views 12 Comments

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

Pic: Barack Obama - Sassy President
# Sass Force One
From The Daily Edge
# Sass Force One

Pic: Barack Obama - Sassy President

Nov 2nd 2012, 9:56 AM 20,050 Views 25 Comments

Saucer of milk to the West Wing, please.

# us-election - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?

Oct 25th 2012, 9:53 AM 13,633 Views 26 Comments

*Hint: when you see who it is, you’ll know it’s not.

# us-election - Friday 21 September, 2012

Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year
# Tax Returns
# Tax Returns

Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year

Sep 21st 2012, 8:30 PM 7,911 Views 39 Comments

The Republican candidate for the US presidency also promised to release a summary of the taxes he paid between 1990 and 2009.

# us-election - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,784 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# us-election - Monday 13 August, 2012

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?
# Veep
From The Daily Edge
# Veep

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?

Aug 13th 2012, 11:09 AM 6,849 Views 28 Comments

Let’s see what it says in his yearbook.

# us-election - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll
# US 2012
# US 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll

Jul 31st 2012, 10:57 AM 2,402 Views 13 Comments

Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.

# us-election - Saturday 28 July, 2012

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable
# US
# US

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable

Jul 28th 2012, 5:57 PM 3,870 Views 67 Comments

President Barack Obama appears to have a slight edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney – but issue of the economy continues to curb his popularity.

# us-election - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s
# Poverty
# Poverty

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s

Jul 24th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,714 Views 10 Comments

Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.

# us-election - 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…

# us-election - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Romney poised to clinch Republican Party nomination
# US2012
# US2012

Romney poised to clinch Republican Party nomination

May 29th 2012, 10:04 PM 1,940 Views 33 Comments

Winning today’s Texas primary will see the former governor of Massachusetts become his party’s candidate for the presidential election.

# us-election - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama
# US Election
# US Election

Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama

May 9th 2012, 2:54 PM 6,833 Views 25 Comments

West Virginians signalled dissatisfaction with Obama in Democratic primary.

# us-election - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained
# Explainer
# Explainer

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained

May 6th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,340 Views 3 Comments

Blue State or Red State, No Child Left Behind and Grover Norquist. What do these terms mean and who are these people? TheJournal.ie explains…

# us-election - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Newt Gingrich bows out of US presidential campaign
# Newt Gingrich
# Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich bows out of US presidential campaign

May 3rd 2012, 8:11 AM 969 Views 9 Comments

Former House speaker called on Republican Party members to back Mitt Romney instead of “radical” Obama.

# us-election - Monday 26 March, 2012

Santorum turns on reporter: 'Would you guys quit distorting what I am saying?'
# Rick Santorum
# Rick Santorum

Santorum turns on reporter: 'Would you guys quit distorting what I am saying?'

Mar 26th 2012, 2:28 PM 2,929 Views 7 Comments

Rick Santorum accused NYT journalist of trying to distort his comments on Republican rival Mitt Romney.

# us-election - Saturday 24 March, 2012

'Pretend it's Obama' firing range comment being investigated by US Secret Service
# US 2012
# US 2012

'Pretend it's Obama' firing range comment being investigated by US Secret Service

Mar 24th 2012, 10:01 AM 4,971 Views 17 Comments

Woman made controversial remark at a Rick Santorum campaign event yesterday.

# us-election - Friday 24 February, 2012

"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills
# Unflippinbelievable
# Unflippinbelievable

"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills

Feb 24th 2012, 2:11 PM 4,784 Views 22 Comments

Latest release of the former governor’s emails show Palin was ready to resign before she officially stepped down in July 2009.

# us-election - Monday 13 February, 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney
# US 2012
# US 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney

Feb 13th 2012, 9:33 PM 2,819 Views 40 Comments

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the Republican Party nomination race, according to Gallup.

# us-election - Friday 27 January, 2012

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate

Jan 27th 2012, 10:51 AM 1,391 Views 5 Comments

Romney called on Gingrich to apologise for a controversial ad on immigration and mocked his desire to put a human colony on the moon.

# us-election - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

US 2012: Did Rick Santorum actually beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus?
# Santorum Surge
# Santorum Surge

US 2012: Did Rick Santorum actually beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus?

Jan 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 2,644 Views 4 Comments

The pair were separated by just eight votes after an initial count earlier this month.

# us-election - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Mitt Romney claims comfortable victory in New Hampshire primary
# New Hampshire
# New Hampshire

Mitt Romney claims comfortable victory in New Hampshire primary

Jan 11th 2012, 7:58 AM 1,050 Views 3 Comments

In photos: The race for the Republican Party nomination rolls on…

# us-election - Friday 6 January, 2012

US military investigating soldier's uniformed appearance at Ron Paul rally
# US 2012
# US 2012

US military investigating soldier's uniformed appearance at Ron Paul rally

Jan 6th 2012, 2:27 PM 2,998 Views 11 Comments

The army reservist may have breached regulations by attending a political rally in uniform.

# us-election - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

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 1,004 Views 2 Comments

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