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# usa-2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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

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

# usa-2012 - Friday 9 November, 2012

VIDEO: President Obama cries during address to staff Usa 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: President Obama cries during address to staff


# usa-2012 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

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

As it happened: the world reacts to Barack Obama’s re-election

Four more years.

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana

Maine and Maryland became the first US states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

Videos: The moment US TV networks called the election for Obama

As the networks called the state of Ohio for Obama, they called the election for the US President. Watch how it unfolded…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your brekkie…

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full Four More Years This post contains videos

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full

Watch the full acceptance speech delivered by Obama in Chicago earlier today AND Mitt Romney’s concession speech just before that.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

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

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

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

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

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?

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

# usa-2012 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box

RTÉ, TV3, BBC or Sky – the choice is yours. Here’s what they are offering.

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…

USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election has asked four Irish people living in the US about their experiences during this presidential election season.

# usa-2012 - Monday 5 November, 2012

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

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

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election In Pictures This post contains images

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.

# usa-2012 - Sunday 4 November, 2012

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads Wonkery This post contains videos

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads

From Eisenhower to Obama versus Romney, this video shows how campaign videos have changed (and how a lot has remained the same…)

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# usa-2012 - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Poll finds Irish American voters leaning towards Obama - but only just

The IrishCentral poll found 51 per cent of Irish American voters plan to vote for Barack Obama with 48 per cent leaning towards Mitt Romney.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# usa-2012 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

'Frankenstorm' downgraded to tropical storm

Meteorologists have downplayed the rhetoric around Hurricane Sandy.

# usa-2012 - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up

All eyes on the swing states.

As it happened: 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.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates You're No Jack Kennedy This post contains videos

Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates

Obama and Romney will go head to head for the first time in a presidential debate tonight – but here’s 5 stand-out moments from previous presidential races.

# usa-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Obama beats Romney in August fundraising donations

Obama scooped $114 million in funding, while Romney was slightly behind on $111 million.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 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.

# usa-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans

Speaking about Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick for the first time, Obama praised Ryan as a decent family man.

# usa-2012 - Saturday 4 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Clint Eastwood and Jenna Jameson endorse Mitt Romney Mixed Bag

Clint Eastwood and Jenna Jameson endorse Mitt Romney

Barack Obama can console himself with the fact that he still has George Clooney’s support. That counts for something, right?

# usa-2012 - Monday 9 July, 2012

Romney raises $35m more than Obama in June

Mitt Romney raised $106 million in June while Barack Obama raised $71 million.

# usa-2012 - Thursday 3 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.

# usa-2012 - Monday 30 April, 2012

What's Obama's slogan going to be for the 2012 election?

His ‘Yes We Can’ campaign in 2008 was seen as hugely influential – but can his new slogan top its popularity?

# usa-2012 - Friday 23 March, 2012

Romney surges ahead in Republican polls despite Etch-a-Sketch gaffe

The favourite to nab the GOP presidential nomination, Romeny has 40 per cent support for the first time – despite that Etch-a-Sketch gaffe.

# usa-2012 - Monday 19 March, 2012

Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival

More details from the GOP presidential nomination race as Republicans head towards D-Day.

# usa-2012 - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

More than 1.8 million dead people still registered to vote in America

Yet 51 million eligible citizens (that is one in every four) remain unregistered.

# usa-2012 - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota.”

# usa-2012 - Friday 3 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid No Joke

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid

The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.

# usa-2012 - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary

In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…