Close races in the battle for US Senate

2013-03-14 14:15

Democrats are slightly favoured to retain the Senate. Here's a look at races that have been considered close over the past few weeks.

Obama sworn in for second term

2013-01-20 19:20

US President Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term in office in a small, private ceremony in the White House.

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.

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.

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

Another George Bush eyes US politics

2012-11-15 13:06

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has reached out to his old donors, asking them to help get another George Bush - his son - established in Texas politics, say reports.

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.

Obama campaign says it won Florida

2012-11-09 11:50

US President Barack Obama's top aide in Florida says the Democrats have won the vote in the officially undeclared Sunshine State, where officials are under fire for mishandling the ballot.


Obama sworn in for second term

2013-01-20 19:20

US President Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term in office in a small, private ceremony in the White House.

Obama kicks off inauguration weekend

2013-01-19 18:32

President Barack Obama has kicked off a whirlwind weekend of inauguration events that mark the end of his historic first term and the start of his second.

Romney loss rocks Republican Party

2012-12-01 21:39

Mitt Romney has been a virtual ghost since his Election Day defeat and the Republican Party is rudderless and in disarray.

Barbara Bush 'tired' of the elections

2012-11-16 11:59

Former US first lady Barbara Bush says she's ready to move beyond this year's campaign season, in comments at a conference the week after President Barack Obama's re-election.

US congressional leaders re-elected

2012-11-15 15:01

Lawmakers in both parties have re-elected most of their leaders in the US Congress, while Nancy Pelosi has announced she will seek to remain the top Democrat in the House of Representatives.

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.

Who will be on Obama's new dream team?

2012-11-14 14:04

Speculation is heating up in Washington about who will be crowned the new secretaries of state and defence.

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.

Obama cries as he thanks campaign workers

2012-11-09 10:00

In the most candid and emotional scene ever captured of Barack Obama on camera, the normally composed US president teared up as he told young campaign workers of his pride in them.

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