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Americans go to the polls Tuesday to choose their leader after a deadlocked and bitter election campaign that has seen US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney focus on a handful of swing states. The first results of the US Presidential Election reflected the deadlock of the...
AFP - New Jersey's decision to allow voters displaced by superstorm Sandy to cast ballots by email has prompted a flood of warnings over security, secrecy and a potential for legal entanglements. State officials in New Jersey announced the plan Saturday, saying it could help victims of the unprecedented storm along...
On the United States presidential campaign trail, foreign policy is a major issue as many topics were brought up. However, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were silent on Mexico's drug war. As Election Day on November 6 draws near, one of the biggest debate topics is foreign policy....
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney crisscrossed the election battleground states hunting for a path to 270 electoral votes on the final weekend of their campaigns. The slim margins in the presidential race were demonstrated in their attention to Iowa, a state with just six Electoral College votes and...
Recent polls show the majority of Arab Americans intend to vote for incumbent President Barack Obama in next week’s election – but some say they have lost faith in the United States’ first black president. Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, has one of the highest concentrations of Arab American...
PRESIDENT Barack Obama has dodged a potential last-minute blow to his re-election hopes, with the release of data showing the sluggish US economy created more jobs than expected last month. Republican Mitt Romney, however, seized on an uptick in the jobless rate by a tenth of point to 7.9 per...
Washington - The chief of Russia's Central Election Commission, Vladimir Churov, ranks the U.S. electoral system as one of the worst in the world. The west is quite familiar with criticism by western observers of elections in other parts of the world but now the United States is also being...
When all is said and done, and all the money contributed to the presidential campaigns is tallied up, more than $2 billion will have been raised and spent on the bid for the White House. That total, which is roughly the equivalent of Greenland's GDP, will represent the highest amount...
WASHINGTON -- A sting of vitriol-laden text messages hit voters' phones Tuesday night, blasting President Barack Obama with anti-gay attacks and false claims. In what appeared to be a coordinated campaign of cell phone text mail or text messages, one Virginia voter received one from the address sms@votegopett.com that made...
Republican nominee Mitt Romney is running a new TV ad that implies Chrysler is planning to move U.S. auto jobs to China, though that is not the case. Romney provoked an outcry after he told a crowd in Defiance, Ohio on Thursday:  “I saw a story today that one of...
A handful of international election monitors have touched down in the US to swing by polling places next month when voters cast ballots for the president, but officials in the state of Texas have issued them a warning: you’re not welcome. State Attorney General Greg Abbott has sent a scathing...
Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men. Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a virtual dead...
BOCA RATON, United States: President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy as the two presidential rivals squared off in their third and final debate with the race in a dead heat two weeks before Election Day. Obama used Monday night's debate to criticize Romney's support for beginning...
AFP - US President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, on Saturday began preparing for their final debate, with Obama hunkering down at Camp David and Romney staying in Florida. The third and last of their debates is scheduled for Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. On...
WITH an estimated 65.6 million viewers, the television audience for the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney was smaller than the first - but only slightly. The Nielsen company said 67 million people watched the first debate a week earlier. Tuesday's town hall-style debate at...
Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to enter the site of tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. The two were protesting against the exclusion of all but the two major political parties from taking part in the debate. “Jill Stein,...
Whether you consider U.S. President Barack Obama to have lost the first debate - most say yes - the Democratic Party might suggest that you can't keep a good Obama down. Aided by an improving economy, he continues to lead in the important state of Ohio. Ohio is a battleground...
Lancaster - There were a lot of supporters that came out to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during their campaign stop in Lancaster, Ohio, and at least one of them proudly showed his racist side. The Toledo Blade reports that there were approximately 8,500 people in the town square...
The story is currently making its way in the conservative blogosphere that the wedding ring Obama wears as a wedding band on his left hand includes the Islamic declaration of faith, "There is not God but Allah." According to World Net Daily (WND), a website that has been consistently critical...
The race for the White House is set for another twist tonight with the vice-presidential debate taking centre stage. The single contest between the incumbent Joe Biden and the challenger Paul Ryan has become more important since the gap in the polls has tightened between the main candidates. Barack Obama’s campaign...
U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has edged ahead of current President Barack Obama in a poll carried out by the Pew Research Center among likely voters in the United States. The republican would take 49% compared to the democrats 45%. This is a substantial gain for Romney who just...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — If one place is emerging as a test of Mitt Romney’s ability to capitalize on a new dynamic in the presidential race, it is Ohio, where he is intensifying his advertising, deploying more troops and spending four of the next five days. Ohio, whose 18 electoral votes are...
Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets. Romney is to make the proposal on Monday in what his campaign team has billed as a major foreign policy speech in Lexington, Virginia. In...
US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are preparing for their televised debate on Thursday with the knowledge that a strong performance during the head-to-head from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has closed the gap with President Obama to just two points. Polls over the weekend suggest that the White House incumbent maintained...