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# usa 2012

    # In Numbers
    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
    VIDEO: President Obama cries during address to staff
    Emotional.
    # US2012
    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.
    # US 2012
    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.
    # Four more years
    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…
    # Four more years
    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.
    # Four more years
    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.
    AS IT HAPPENED
    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.
    # Swing States
    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.
    # Swing States
    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.
    # electoral college
    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?
    # D'Telly
    TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box
    RTÉ, TV3, BBC or Sky – the choice is yours. Here’s what they are offering.
    # usa 2012
    9 things to do while Americans cast their votes
    Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…
    # usa 2012
    USA 2012: Irish thoughts on an American election
    TheJournal.ie has asked four Irish people living in the US about their experiences during this presidential election season.
    # Advertising
    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 Pictures
    In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election
    The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.
    # wonkery
    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…)
    # usa 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.
    # hurricane sandy
    'Frankenstorm' downgraded to tropical storm
    Meteorologists have downplayed the rhetoric around Hurricane Sandy.
    # usa 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.
    # you're no jack kennedy
    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.
    # USA2012
    Obama beats Romney in August fundraising donations
    Obama scooped $114 million in funding, while Romney was slightly behind on $111 million.
    # 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.
    # usa 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.
    # 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?
    # big gap
    Romney raises $35m more than Obama in June
    Mitt Romney raised $106 million in June while Barack Obama raised $71 million.
    # usa 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
    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
    Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival
    More details from the GOP presidential nomination race as Republicans head towards D-Day.
    # usa 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
    Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses
    “Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota.”
    # no joke
    Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid
    The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.
    # usa 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.
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