ARTICLES RELATING TO US ELECTIONS

Zuma congratulates Obama

2012-11-07 09:50
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President Jacob Zuma has congratulated US President Barack Obama on his re-election, urging the US to continue playing a positive role in Africa.

Rand on back foot, US vote in focus

2012-11-05 09:11

The rand remains on the defensive against the dollar with potential for more losses as the looming US election keeps investors nervous about American policies.

Economic report not all bad for Obama

2012-10-27 11:25

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has used a government report showing tepid economic growth to hammer President Barack Obama.

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2nd debate closing arguments

2012-10-17 08:40

After intense sparring during the second US presidential debate, both Obama and Romney delivered closing arguments that appealed for votes. Watch.

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'No warning before Beghazi attack'

2012-10-10 09:08

The chief of US intelligence has rejected criticism over how spy agencies responded to a deadly attack on diplomats in Libya and says there had been no clear warning before the onslaught.

YouTube to stream US presidential debates

2012-10-02 21:51

YouTube has announced it will stream the three debates between US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, along with the vice presidential debate.

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.

Romney’s international waste of time

2012-07-27 08:10

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has turned a zero-gain mission into a personal headache, claims Simon Williamson.

US: A split party could split results

2012-06-20 09:23

With the way Democrats in conservative states are campaigning, it might be hard for the party to win across the board, says Simon Williamson.

John Edwards' mistress tabloid-grade life

2012-05-13 22:42

John Edwards' mistress called herself a truth-seeker, only to end up a party to a web of lies.

Obama steps into political unknown

2012-05-10 12:59

US President Barack Obama has taken a calculated gamble and stepped into the political unknown with his firm public backing for gay marriage, after a long period of soul searching.

Obama strong in swing states

2012-04-23 10:00

President Barack Obama - with the help of an improving US economy - is gaining ground in many of the 14 states where the presidential contest with Mitt Romney hangs in the balance.

Super Tuesday mixed bag for Romney

2012-03-07 18:18

Mitt Romney has won in six of 10 Super Tuesday states but managed only the narrowest victory over rival Rick Santorum in all-important Ohio.

US feminists vow to defend women's gains

2012-03-02 12:03

Feminists in the United States, "fed up" with election-year attempts to erode their hard-won gains, have issued a sharp reminder that women make up a voting bloc that cannot be ignored.

Obama warns of 'extremist' Republicans

2012-01-04 14:42

President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign has sought to portray the nation's first Republican nomination battle as a victory for "extremist" candidates.

Cain seeks to correct Libya 'slip-up'

2011-11-16 10:12

Republican Herman Cain is seeking to project a clear sense of national security and foreign policy, a day after botching his answer to a question about his support for the US role in Libya.

Wife defends Cain in sex scandal

2011-11-14 13:28

Gloria Cain, wife of embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has defended her husband against sexual abuse claims, saying disrespect of women is uncharacteristic of him.

Carl Lewis wins Senate primary

2011-06-08 11:59

Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis has won an uncontested Democratic primary in a New Jersey state Senate race.

Palin sticks to guns after history flub

2011-06-05 22:15

Sarah Palin is standing by her skewed version of US history insisting patriot Paul Revere warned the British about pending battles.

Donald Trump not running for president

2011-05-16 20:37

Reality TV star Donald Trump says he will not be seeking the Republican nomination to run for president.

Palin, Trump turning off voters - poll

2011-05-04 19:05

Voters show little enthusiasm for any of the potential Republican presidential candidates in 2012 and some like Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are encountering outright rejection, a poll has found.

Barack Obama acceptance speech

2008-08-29 12:00

Barack Obama makes his acceptance speech as the Democratic party presidential candidate at the Democratic Convention in Denver, US.

 
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Obama wins re-election

2012-11-07 07:35

US President Barack Obama will serve four more years after his history-making re-election. See all the pictures.

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'Bronco Bamma, Mitt Romney' make girl cry

2012-11-02 08:23

A 4-year-old girl caught on camera crying her eyes out in frustration at "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney" has hit a chord with millions of election-weary Americans.

Clint Eastwood backs Romney in new TV ad

2012-10-25 07:31

Clint Eastwood has made Mitt Romney's day by urging Americans to join him in supporting the Republican White House challenger in a TV ad against US President Barack Obama.

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2nd US presidential debate

2012-10-17 08:29

Watch highlights of US President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pulling no punches during the second presidential debate in New York on Tuesday.

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Obama loses five point lead after debate

2012-10-08 20:38

President Barack Obama has lost a five-point lead after last week's debate with Republican rival Mitt Romney according to a poll.

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.

Obama: Unity legacy of 9/11

2012-09-12 08:01

President Barack Obama has lauded American unity as the country marked a sombre but low-key anniversary of the 9/11 attacks under crisp blue skies poignantly reminiscent of 11 years ago.

The US immigration battle

2012-06-26 09:32

Simon Williamson looks at the US Supreme Court's decision on striking down most of Arizona's laws against illegal immigration.

Obama campaign targets 'governor' Romney

2012-05-25 09:55

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is broadening its attack against Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney to include his record as Massachusetts governor.

Romney apologises for high school pranks

2012-05-11 08:59

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has apologised for some high school pranks, but insisted he does not remember a reported assault on a student who was presumed to be gay.

Crisis claims another leader, is Obama next?

2012-05-08 09:00

The transatlantic economic crisis has scythed through Europe's leaders. Can Barack Obama avoid becoming the highest profile victim of a trend shaping world politics?

Romney steps closer to his dream

2012-04-11 13:14

Republican multi-millionaire Mitt Romney who has long set his sights on the White House, has moved a step closer towards a dream first born when he followed his father on the campaign trail.

GOP hopefuls push pro-Israel credentials

2012-03-06 20:16

Republican presidential hopefuls are brandishing their pro-Israel credentials by accusing President Barack Obama of weakness.

'Go to hell Obama'

2012-03-02 09:59

A Republican ad for the US presidential election in a Washington metro station tells the president to "go to hell" - much to the disgust of Democrats.

Cain yet to face wife over accusation

2011-12-01 08:28

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain says he is yet to face his wife and family to discuss a new accusation of sexual misconduct.

Cain stumbles in Libya gaffe

2011-11-15 08:28

Republican White House hopeful Herman Cain's rambling response to a basic question on Libya has casted further doubt on his ability to revive an embattled campaign.

Obama returns to 'change' message

2011-10-26 08:07

President Barack Obama has forcefully argued that he has honoured the passionate demands for change that swept him to the White House.

Romney beating Obama at polls

2011-06-07 22:28

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of President Barack Obama in a poll of registered voters.

Romney enters White House 2012 race

2011-06-02 22:14

Republican hopeful Mitt Romney has officially entered the 2012 White House race, urging a radical change of economic course and accusing President Barack Obama of failing America.

Obama way ahead for 2012 election

2011-05-11 22:38

President Barack Obama has a wide lead over potential Republican rivals for the presidential election in 2012, but faces serious doubts about his handling of the US economy.

Obama announces 2012 bid early

2011-04-04 22:17

US President Barack Obama has declared himself a candidate for re-election in 2012 jumping ahead of a slow-starting Republican field and hoping an economic recovery will boost his chances.

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