Republican presidential maybes woo evangelicals

2015-01-26 05:00

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have had much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.

Republican activists: Romney should sit out race

2015-01-16 09:13

Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House after being a two-time Republican presidential loser has been widely greeted with disdain at a national gathering of Republican activists.

Calls for Romney to run for President in 2016

2014-10-08 13:40

Mitt Romney hears it wherever he goes, run for president in 2016. But Romney typically insists in public that he is not going to run for a third time after losses in 2008 and 2012.

Chris Christie wins New Jersey, DC next?

2013-11-06 07:39

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has claimed an overwhelming re-election victory, propelling him to the top of a list of Republican White House hopefuls for 2016.

Romney to assist Republican candidates

2013-05-31 15:42

Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he plans to "help shape national priorities" by helping fellow conservatives in their mid-term election campaigns next year.

South Korea poll race turns animated

2012-12-19 19:29

South Korea's rival presidential candidates have danced to celebrate their respective victories, or at least animated cartoon characters representing them did.

Republican outreach: Minorities sceptical

2012-11-19 13:00

Latinos, African-Americans and other minorities who helped President Barack Obama win a second term are sceptical about enhanced Republican outreach to their communities.

Bitter Romney blames loss on Obama 'gifts'

2012-11-15 08:20

Mitt Romney has blamed his election defeat on "gifts" showered by President Barack Obama on his female, African-American and Hispanic supporters.

Oxford word of the year: 'Omnishambles'

2012-11-13 13:05

Britain's media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: "Omnishambles".

Romney takes a Facebook beating

2012-11-12 14:15

Mitt Romney, who was a few days ago popular on Facebook and among some voters, is losing thousands of friends on the social network.

Obama can finally claim Florida win

2012-11-10 20:24

Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida.

Spider delayed US town's vote count

2012-11-08 22:37

It wasn't voter fraud that delayed the election count in one US town - it was a spider.

For gamblers, Obama was a sure bet

2012-11-08 15:00

While most pollsters had declared the US presidential election too close to call before Tuesday, many gamblers had pegged the winner early and got it right.

Demographics working against Republicans

2012-11-08 12:01

The win by Barack Obama in the US presidential election highlights how population shifts - ethnic and generational - have buoyed Democrats while forcing Republicans to rethink their message.

Obama win clears healthcare reform hurdle

2012-11-07 15:46

President Barack Obama's re-election victory eliminates the possibility of a wholesale repeal for his healthcare reform law, but still leaves questions about how much of the law will be implemented.

World leaders hail Obama victory

2012-11-07 13:11

World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama's sweeping re-election, with allies pledging to deepen co-operation with the United States.

World celebrates Obama's re-election

2012-11-07 11:09

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world are cheering US President Barack Obama's re-election.

Paul Ryan wins House re-election

2012-11-07 10:06

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has earned a concession prize after he lost as Mitt Romney's running-mate, easily reclaiming his congressional seat in Wisconsin.

Obama vows to work with Republicans

2012-11-07 09:47

US President Barack Obama says difficult compromises are needed to move the United States forward in a speech after he won a second term in the White House.

News24 US election live blog

2012-11-07 07:55

Catch the latest election updates from Simon Williamson, who is in Chicago watching the US election results come in.

Gold rallies as Obama gains ground

2012-11-07 07:05

Gold has extended gains after rising nearly 2% in the previous session on speculation that victory for Barack Obama could mean further economic stimulus.

Obama wins US election - projections

2012-11-07 06:30

US television networks have projected that President Barack Obama has won re-election as US president over Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama gains momentum against Romney

2012-11-07 05:22

US President Barack Obama has rolled up victories in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and limited Republican challenger Mitt Romney's path to victory in the US election.

Voters in 'kingmaker' Ohio feel the pressure

2012-11-06 22:12

Voters in Ohio are feeling like kingmakers as the toss-up race for the White House looks set to be decided in their battleground state.

What to watch for on US election night

2012-11-06 18:51

As Americans troop to the polls to decide between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, here's a guide to what to watch for on election night.


Romney says he's not running - for US Senate

2015-01-17 09:27

Mitt Romney keeps them guessing. In his first prominent speech since telling donors he is still interested in the White House, the 2012 Republican nominee hinted and quipped about a possible presidential run.

Romney sparks new 2016 competition among Republicans

2015-01-14 10:07

Three high-profile Republicans from the party's mainstream are suddenly competing for the same group of elite donors and staffing talent with Mitt Romney's move toward launching a third run for president.

Nuke blast a bigger concern than Russia - Obama

2014-03-26 08:44

President Barack Obama says he's more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in New York City than Russia's recent actions.

Obama claims responsibility for website

2013-10-31 08:10

US President Barack Obama has claimed "full responsibility" for repairing his administration's health insurance website, as a new concern emerged.

Bush: Romney 'far right' stance costly

2013-03-05 11:02

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has criticised Mitt Romney in a new book for moving to the far right on immigration and failing to appeal to Hispanic voters.

US election 2012 spending tops $2bn

2012-12-07 12:01

Republican Mitt Romney has raised $85.9m in the final weeks of the White House race, says his campaign, bringing the total spent on the presidential election to a record $2bn.

Sincerity free

2012-11-16 07:33

Simon Williamson shudders at the precedent that would have been set if Mitt Romney won the US presidential election

US woman runs over husband for not voting

2012-11-14 21:41

Police in Arizona say a woman ran over her husband with a car because he didn't vote in last week's presidential election.

'No regrets' over US election loss: Ryan

2012-11-13 12:00

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he has "no regrets" over the 2012 campaign despite losing the election.

Face of US changing, election shows

2012-11-10 22:13

The face of America is changing, and that means its elections will look different, too.

'Obamacare is law of the land': Republican

2012-11-09 08:04

Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner says he will not make it his mission to repeal the Obama administration's healthcare reform law following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Obama mulls new cabinet picks

2012-11-08 22:37

US President Barack Obama, fresh from re-election and facing a new clash with congress, has an important item on his to-do list - stocking his new cabinet.

Victor Obama heads into Washington battle

2012-11-08 09:00

President Barack Obama has returned to the White House emboldened by his stunning re-election and challenging his Republican opponents to work with him to avert a looming fiscal crisis.

Mexican Romneys lament election loss

2012-11-07 14:04

In a verdant oasis in the deserts of northern Mexico, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Mormon cousins are mourning his presidential election defeat.

Obama returns to the theme of hope

2012-11-07 12:22

The crowd was smaller than it was four years ago, and the venue was indoors, but President Barack Obama's victory party has shared a theme with his 2008 election night: Hope.

Challenges await Obama in 2nd term

2012-11-07 10:30

US President Barack Obama faces a difficult task of tackling annual deficits, reducing national debt, overhauling expensive social programmes and dealing with a gridlocked US Congress.

How Obama won

2012-11-07 10:01

US President Barack Obama has confounded political logic by triumphing over a sluggish economy to win a second term in office.

Romney concedes to Obama

2012-11-07 08:10

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has conceded defeat in the US election, telling supporters he had called President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his victory.

Obama wins re-election, makes history

2012-11-07 07:25

According to projections, US President Barack Obama has swept to re-election, creating history by defying the weak economy to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney.

Obama welcomes victory online

2012-11-07 07:04

US President Barack Obama, who pioneered online electioneering, has claimed victory in his re-election battle with posts on his Twitter and Facebook pages.

Republicans try for more governor's offices

2012-11-07 06:05

North Carolina voters have elected their first Republican governor in two decades fanning the party's hope of broadening their hold on more governor's mansions across America.

Problems as US votes

2012-11-07 00:46

Several US states have reported problems at polling stations across the country, among them confusion over voter ID requirements.

Romney lauded for 'spirited campaign'

2012-11-06 20:04

US President Barack Obama has congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney for running a hard-fought race for the White House.

Americans flood Twittersphere

2012-11-06 17:58

Americans have taken to Twitter in droves to post photos of themselves casting ballots in the long-awaited presidential election, sporting "I voted" stickers and urging others to do the same.

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