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Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers
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# In Numbers

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

Nov 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,475 Views 9 Comments

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

Nov 8th 2012, 1:30 PM 21 Views 33 Comments

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'
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# US 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Nov 7th 2012, 8:30 PM 2,309 Views 183 Comments

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

Nov 7th 2012, 6:27 PM 13,181 Views 29 Comments

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee
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# US2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

Nov 7th 2012, 5:31 PM 6,300 Views 11 Comments

The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.

Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"
# Donald's Hump
# Donald's Hump

Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"

Nov 7th 2012, 5:37 AM 19,684 Views 77 Comments

Someone’s not happy.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

Nov 7th 2012, 4:40 AM 9,015 Views 33 Comments

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened
Live Nov 7th 2012, 4:07 AM

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful
# Legitimate Rape
# Legitimate Rape

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Nov 7th 2012, 3:57 AM 5,504 Views 10 Comments

Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate
# US Senate
# US Senate

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Nov 7th 2012, 3:36 AM 4,343 Views 7 Comments

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire
# Swing States
# Swing States

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

Nov 7th 2012, 3:23 AM 2,254 Views 0 Comments

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat
# Massachusetts
# Massachusetts

Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat

Nov 7th 2012, 2:50 AM 3,441 Views 2 Comments

Elizabeth Warren has won back the seat sensationally taken by the Republicans’ Scott Brown in 2010.

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours
# Swing States
# Swing States

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Nov 7th 2012, 2:09 AM 1,987 Views 1 Comment

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama
# Swing States
# Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

Nov 7th 2012, 12:48 AM 4,544 Views 12 Comments

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?
# Electoral College
# Electoral College

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

Nov 7th 2012, 12:26 AM 7,851 Views 4 Comments

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day
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From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day

Nov 6th 2012, 10:24 AM 9,268 Views 9 Comments

No comment.

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint
# Advertising
# Advertising

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

Nov 5th 2012, 5:29 PM 27,445 Views 73 Comments

At least one complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Association of Ireland over this morning’s newspaper ad.

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election
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From The Daily Edge
# US2012

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election

Oct 29th 2012, 9:00 AM 12,733 Views 6 Comments

They’ve got a lot to say…

Obama calls Romney a 'bullshitter'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Obama calls Romney a 'bullshitter'

Oct 26th 2012, 9:46 AM 12,575 Views 54 Comments

Rolling Stone editor claims Obama used unparliamentary language about his presidential race candidate.

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

Oct 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 68 Views 120 Comments

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown
# Shame
# Shame

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

Oct 24th 2012, 12:20 PM 32,691 Views 100 Comments

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

US 2012: Romney ups criticism of Obama as finish line comes closer
# US 2012
# US 2012

US 2012: Romney ups criticism of Obama as finish line comes closer

Oct 20th 2012, 5:40 PM 3,838 Views 12 Comments

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
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# US 2012

US 2012: Obama and Romney trade jokes at dinner

Oct 19th 2012, 8:47 AM 7,270 Views 35 Comments

The US presidential candidates scored big laughs at an annual fundraiser at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel last night.

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Oct 13th 2012, 12:19 PM 4,651 Views 15 Comments

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

Obama mocks his own debate fiasco
# US 2012
# US 2012

Obama mocks his own debate fiasco

Oct 8th 2012, 4:35 PM 14,025 Views 16 Comments

The US president took a shot at his own performance against Mitt Romney (in a very backhanded fashion).

Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified
# US 2012
# US 2012

Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified

Oct 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,575 Views 4 Comments

The Colorado clash gets a melody and some beats – and some serious noddy-dog action.

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad
# US 2012
# US 2012

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Sep 28th 2012, 10:44 AM 4,178 Views 16 Comments

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney
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# US 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

Sep 19th 2012, 8:13 AM 6,256 Views 59 Comments

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair
# Eastwooding
# Eastwooding

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

Sep 7th 2012, 8:45 PM 13,914 Views 35 Comments

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 unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August
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# US 2012

US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August

Sep 7th 2012, 4:12 PM 2,912 Views 13 Comments

The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.

Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover
# US2012
# US2012

Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover

Sep 7th 2012, 7:27 AM 3,320 Views 27 Comments

The economy was the focus of the President’s speech on the final day of the National Democratic convention, promising that challenges could be met if he was given four more years.

US 2012: Clinton backs Barack Obama
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# US2012

US 2012: Clinton backs Barack Obama

Sep 6th 2012, 7:41 AM 3,638 Views 31 Comments

The former President of America spoke at the Democratic convention yesterday, reaffirming his support for Obama.

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech
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# Usa 2012

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech

Sep 5th 2012, 7:47 AM 8,101 Views 55 Comments

The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama
# It's Official
# It's Official

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama

Aug 29th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,593 Views 32 Comments

All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.

Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney
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From The Daily Edge
# Meat Heads

Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney

Aug 26th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,490 Views 0 Comments

Artist makes the ultimeat tribute to Barack Obameat and Meat Romney. What’s your beef with that?

Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss
# Pda
From The Daily Edge
# Pda

Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss

Aug 16th 2012, 9:44 AM 5,786 Views 6 Comments

The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.

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

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

Jul 31st 2012, 10:57 AM 2,408 Views 13 Comments

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

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession
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# US 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession

Jun 20th 2012, 9:28 AM 3,990 Views 30 Comments

The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.

Michelle Obama joins Pinterest; shows Barack skimming stones
# Go Mo
From The Daily Edge
# Go Mo

Michelle Obama joins Pinterest; shows Barack skimming stones

Jun 13th 2012, 5:44 PM 4,664 Views 4 Comments

Candid moments in the US First Couple’s life revealed on online pinboard – just in time for presidential campaign time…

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