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# election 2012

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# election 2012
The most popular tweet of all time
Four more years. Half-a-million retweets.
# Swing States
Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire
With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.
# 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…
Voices
Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland
Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.
# US 2012
Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers
Winning Nobel Prizes, making Viagra ads, and playing ‘Mitt Romney’ – just some of what the losers of past US presidential elections have done and what might await Romney or Obama on Wednesday morning.
# baby love
Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies?
It’s time to get down to what really matters in this election.
# see my vest
VIDEO: Mr Burns endorses Romney
He’s a GOP fan. And he has binders full of women.
# Mitt Romnonnomnom
Mitt Romney eating his own face
Rom-NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM…
# US2012
6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election
They’ve got a lot to say…
# what if
Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama
The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showed that 79 per cent of the 1,000 people surveyed said that they would vote for Obama.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# young politics
Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old
Young Republican, Isaac Anthony, explains why he doesn’t want four more years of Obama.
# US 2012
US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'
Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…
# election 2012
Down with the kids: Barack Obama slow-jams the news
What’s that then?
# usa 2012
Romney focuses on Obama while Santorum questions rival
More details from the GOP presidential nomination race as Republicans head towards D-Day.
# US 2012
Romney takes Florida as women ditch Gingrich
Mitt Romney routed the other candidates in the winner-takes-all primary and took the opportunity to get digs in at both Obama and Europe.
# US 2012
Rick Perry drops out of presidential race ahead of Carolina primary
The Texas governor is the latest to drop out of the race for the White House, giving his backing to Newt Gingrich.
# US 2012
American TV satirist Stephen Colbert considers presidential bid
A poll in South Carolina puts Colbert ahead of one of the actual Republican nominees and on his nightly satirical news show he has fuelled speculation of a White House bid.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?
It’s all kicking off in America but do you care?
# America
US unemployment rate drops to three-year low
Good news for Barack Obama in election year.
# US 2012
Brutal! Republican candidate Ron Paul's ad rips into rival Santorum
“One serial hypocrite exposed…now another has emerged.” Ooooh…sounds like a good movie.
# election 2012
Bachmann calls a halt to stuttering presidential campaign
Michele Bachmann’s fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucus prompts her to put an end to her US presidential campaign.
# 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…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene, a reprieve for the Irishmen who fought Hitler, watch out for 125kmh winds, and more…
# US 2012
5 things you should know about the Republicans running for US president
Our quick-and-easy guide to the six men and one woman hoping to be the candidate to face Barack Obama in the autumn…
# US Election
What is a caucus? Your guide to the first step in the race for the White House
Iowa is unique among the US states for holding a caucus instead of a more straightforward primary election in choosing its election candidates. Here’s what happens in a caucus…
# White House 2012
Republican voters kick off 2012 White House battle in Iowa
Conservative candidate Rick Santorum is surging as the first votes are cast in the contest to take on Barack Obama.
# Final Countdown
Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote
Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.
# Ad fail
US presidential hopeful Perry's latest ad causes split in his own campaign
In the campaign spot, Perry attacks Barack Obama’s repealing of a law outlawing open homosexuality in the military but it hasn’t gone down well even in his own campaign.
# I'm out
Herman Cain suspends US presidential campaign after affair allegations
The former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza and one-time poll topper has shelved his run for the White House.
# 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 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.
# 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.
# Rick Perry
US presidential hopeful Perry under fire for offensively-named family ranch
A hunting camp leased by Rick Perry’s family used to go by the name N*****head.
# 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.