US election: Everything you need to know

2012-11-05 08:38

With Americans just a day away from picking their next president, News24 has compiled a guide to help you make sense of the elections.

Voter profile: A Reluctant Democrat

2012-10-31 11:56

Leanne Roncolato, a 27-year-old American student, voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but is reluctant to do the same this election. She tells News24's Simon Williamson why.

The final debate: foreign policy

2012-10-23 12:39

Barack Obama finished ahead in the final US presidential debate, but it is unlikely to make a massive difference on the outcome, writes Simon Williamson.

Electoral maths isn't pretty for Romney

2012-10-11 15:24

American elections are untypical – they aren't as easy as one person one vote. News24's US correspondent Simon Williamson breaks it down.

Benghazi: Screws to turn for Obama

2012-10-10 11:09

The heat is on for the Obama administration as the Republican-held House of Representatives holds a hearing on US failures in the Benghazi attack, says Simon Williamson.

Beghazi attack could hurt Obama

2012-09-26 08:19

While foreign policy may not make up a big part of this year's electoral toing and froing, dead US ambassadors certainly form part of the public discourse, writes Simon Williamson.

Romney made a bad tactical mistake

2012-09-13 10:19

Mitt Romney accused the president of sympathising with the murderers of Americans, and that shouldn't be permissible no matter which side of the aisle one is, writes Simon Williamson.

Bill Clinton still the king

2012-09-07 12:01

Former US president Bill Clinton has an uncanny ability to speak to people outside party lines, which makes it difficult for his opposition to respond, writes News24's Simon Williamson.

The Democratic Party platform

2012-09-04 11:16

News24's US correspondent Simon Williamson takes a look at the newly-released Democrat party platform.

Abortion politics in the US election

2012-08-24 10:12

In the midst of the "legitimate rape" row, people have all of a sudden remembered a controversial draft of a Paul Ryan-supported bill against taxpayer funding for abortion.


A Principled Conservative

2012-11-02 11:38

Contrary to popular belief, the USA is not an army of liberals against a similar-sized army of conservatives, says News24's Simon Williamson.

Why I hate the presidential debates

2012-10-26 11:07

Simon Williamson is no huge fan of one of the most celebrated instruments of the US elections.

Romney's Benghazi inability

2012-10-22 12:17

It is quite unbelievable that Mitt Romney is unable to land any punches on President Barack Obama over the 11 September attack in Benghazi, writes Simon Williamson.

US Senate race preview

2012-10-10 15:34

The most important contest outside the US presidential elections.

US Presidential Debate #1

2012-10-04 09:58

By playing safe, Obama didn't give the media anything to work with. Romney, however, dropped sound bite after sound bite, writes News24's Simon Williamson.

Don't count Romney out just yet

2012-09-21 08:25

It may seem the last two months have been a disaster for the Romney campaign. But don't write the Republicans off just yet, writes News24's US correspondent Simon Williamson.

Romney and Obamacare: It could end badly

2012-09-10 09:03

Team Romney's move to the centre on Obamacare is not the best way to gain swing voters. Disrespecting your core voters never ends well, writes News24's Simon Williamson.

An underwhelming convention

2012-09-04 15:26

The Republican National Convention last week, for the most part, went according to plan. But it hasn't quite caused a noticeable bump in the polls, notes Simon Williamson.

The Republican platform

2012-08-29 11:13

The other significant event at the Republican convention has been the adoption of the Republican platform – a document that forms the basis of what the party stands for.

Legitimate rapes and pregnancy

2012-08-20 14:01

Simon Williamson was shocked to hear a US Senate candidate mouth off about pregnancies caused by rape.

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