ARTICLES RELATING TO US ELECTIONS 2012

US election tops Yahoo! 2012 search chart

2012-12-03 09:40

The US presidential election became the most-searched item and Kim Kardashian was the most-searched person on Yahoo! in 2012.

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Romney concedes defeat

2012-11-07 08:40

In a short, to-the-point speech Gov. Mitt Romney conceded defeat to US President Barack Obama. See the pictures.

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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.

Rand range-bound ahead of Greek, US votes

2012-11-06 09:21

The rand steadied against the dollar, with investors unwilling to take strong positions until after the US election and a Greek bailout vote.

JSE opens softer‚ platinums higher

2012-11-05 10:45

The JSE all share index opened flat‚ just short of the record high it reached on Friday‚ with global market attention focusing on the outcome of the US election.

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What exactly happens in the US General Election? Watch this informative video to find out.

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Q&A on 2nd US presidential debate

2012-10-16 22:20

Questions and answers are central to the 2nd presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

67 million watched US debate

2012-10-05 10:03

More than 67 million people tuned in to see President Barack Obama square off with Mitt Romney in the first debate of 2012, the largest audience in 20 years, ratings agency Nielsen reported Thursday.

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Watch ABC News channel discuss 2012's first presidential debate.

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Obama within reach of second term

2012-09-30 22:42

Obama is within reach of enough electoral votes for a 2nd term but Romney could still surprise.

Obama in joking mood on campaign trail

2012-09-09 10:46

US President Barack Obama has shared a few jokes with people at a packed restaurant in Florida where he was introduced to a boy born in his home state, Hawaii.

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Obama's DNC speech

2012-09-07 08:15

US President Barack Obama gave a more down-to-earth follow-up to his 2008 "hope and change" message at the Democratic National Convention. Watch the full speech.

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Anti-Obama movie surprises industry

2012-09-03 14:39

A new documentary, 2016: Obama's America, that claims US President Barack Obama is motivated by his late Kenyan father, is now one of the most successful political documentaries ever.

Romney in swing state Ohio

2012-09-01 22:31

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has likened Barack Obama's promises on job-creation to that of a failing sports coach.

Obama wants middle class tax cut

2012-07-09 22:22

Obama is to press for extending the middle class tax cut while letting tax rise on high income earners.

Obama visit: 2nd LA airspace violation

2012-06-07 21:29

Another small plane has been intercepted by the military for violating airspace restrictions during President Barack Obama's visit to the Los Angeles area.

Ron Paul suspends active campaign

2012-05-14 22:29

Ron Paul, the US congressman who led a stubbornly persistent presidential bid against presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and other rivals, is suspending active campaigning.

Obama enjoys financial edge

2012-04-21 14:27

President Barack Obama's re-election effort enjoys a huge financial advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney, outraising the former Massachusetts governor by millions of dollars for the month of March.

Obama team slams Romney over financials

2012-04-06 12:02

US President Barack Obama's camp has accused Republican foe Mitt Romney of hiding his finances in a "black box".

Romney takes big leap to nomination

2012-04-04 07:18

Mitt Romney has made a big leap toward winning the Republican US presidential nomination, with a clean sweep of three primaries and putting Rick Santorum's campaign into trouble.

Mitt Romney near-certain GOP nominee

2012-03-29 21:37

Mitt Romney's status has shifted from front-runner to near-certain Republican nominee in what has been an extended and politically bloody fight.

 
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Obama gets emotional

2012-11-09 09:01

Thanking volunteers in Chicago, Barack Obama choked up on the words "I'm really proud of you". Watch.

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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.

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.

Celebs endorse Obama, Romney on Twitter

2012-11-06 07:44

Rappers, rockers and starlets have taken to Twitter to weigh in on the race for the White House, endorsing their favourite candidates in last-ditch pleas for their followers to vote.

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Women for Obama

2012-11-05 15:33

Women were the winning force behind Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, and still favor the president in polls. Watch.

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Obama, Romney gear up for final debate

2012-10-20 16:08

President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney have begun preparing for their final debate, with Obama hunkering down at Camp David and Romney staying in Florida.

Obama has wide lead in early votes

2012-10-14 22:46

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but the incumbent appears to have a big advantage with those who have already voted.

US gun lobby endorses Mitt Romney

2012-10-05 07:35

The National Rifle Association, the biggest gun rights lobby in the US has announced its endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney for president.

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The last time Margaret Harris voted was in 1928. Watch this video to find out why she is voting Obama.

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Obama campaign raises $114m+ in August

2012-09-10 07:40

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $114m in August, filling up its coffers for an expensive battle against well-funded Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Hollywood starlets take stage for Obama

2012-09-07 11:44

Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johannson and Kerry Washington brought some Hollywood glamour to the Democratic convention stage to try to persuade American voters to re-elect Barack Obama.

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Bill Clinton's speech

2012-09-06 08:42

Former US President Bill Clinton gave a rousing defence of President Barack Obama's handling of the weak US economy at the Democratic National Convention. Watch the full speech.

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Clint Eastwood speech unique - Romney

2012-09-03 10:26

Ann Romney has called Clint Eastwood "a unique guy" after his rambling speech to an empty chair ahead of her husband Mitt Romney's own speech at the Republican National Convention.

US voters bitter after negative campaign

2012-07-25 09:01

The recent run of negative ads in the US presidential race may be backfiring on both President Barack Obama and his Republican adversary Mitt Romney, says a new poll.

Ron Paul bows out, but is it over?

2012-05-15 10:01

Ron Paul is trading his shot at the US Republican nomination for something more within reach: Outsize influence at the party convention.

Obama camp slams Romney 'monologues'

2012-04-25 11:08

US President Barack Obama's camp has warned Republican nominee Mitt Romney that he will turn America "Back to the Future" to crisis-causing economic policies.

US election race heats up

2012-04-15 08:45

US President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are fully engaged in an intensifying White House race.

Santorum: We cling to our guns, faith

2012-04-05 12:40

White House hopeful Rick Santorum has revived a divisive 2008 political firestorm, reminding voters "you're damn right" that blue-collar Pennsylvanians cling to guns and religion.

Obama: Transmit this to Vladimir

2012-04-03 22:47

President Barack Obama has poked new fun at his inadvertent Russian 'hot microphone' controversy, predicting months of gaffes and uproar as the US election race hits higher gear.

Obama-bashing Santorum turns to horror

2012-03-29 14:01

All the ingredients of a horror movie come together in a Rick Santorum presidential campaign video that depicts a terrifying "Obamaville".

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