# us2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012
121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?
# us2012 - Thursday 8 November, 2012
The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.
# us2012 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012
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.
The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.
The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.
Someone’s not happy.
The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.
Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.
Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.
Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.
With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.
Elizabeth Warren has won back the seat sensationally taken by the Republicans’ Scott Brown in 2010.
Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.
The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.
It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?
# us2012 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012
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# us2012 - Monday 29 October, 2012
They’ve got a lot to say…
# us2012 - Friday 26 October, 2012
Rolling Stone editor claims Obama used unparliamentary language about his presidential race candidate.
# us2012 - Thursday 25 October, 2012
# us2012 - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…
# us2012 - Saturday 20 October, 2012
# us2012 - Friday 19 October, 2012
The US presidential candidates scored big laughs at an annual fundraiser at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel last night.
# us2012 - Saturday 13 October, 2012
Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.
# us2012 - Monday 8 October, 2012
The US president took a shot at his own performance against Mitt Romney (in a very backhanded fashion).
# us2012 - Saturday 6 October, 2012
The Colorado clash gets a melody and some beats – and some serious noddy-dog action.
# us2012 - Friday 28 September, 2012
# us2012 - Wednesday 19 September, 2012
The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.
# us2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012
Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…
# us2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012
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.”
The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.
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.
# us2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012
The former President of America spoke at the Democratic convention yesterday, reaffirming his support for Obama.
# us2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012
The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.
# us2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012
All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.
# us2012 - Sunday 26 August, 2012
Artist makes the ultimeat tribute to Barack Obameat and Meat Romney. What’s your beef with that?
# us2012 - Thursday 16 August, 2012
The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.
# us2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012
Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.
# us2012 - Wednesday 20 June, 2012
The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.
# us2012 - Wednesday 13 June, 2012
Candid moments in the US First Couple’s life revealed on online pinboard – just in time for presidential campaign time…