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US Presidential Election 2012

The United States' 57th quadrennial presidential election took place in November 2012. Incumbent President and Democrat Barack Obama won election and is running for a second term. His major challenger was former Massachusetts Governor, Republican Mitt Romney. From January to June, Americans voted in nationwide state level primaries and caucuses, which serveed the purpose of selecting party representatives of states to be sent for the party convention. The key issues in this race for the White House were social issues including the state of the economy, abortion and contraception, gay marriage, and immigration.

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 2:21am

We also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed

U.S. President Barack Obama responds to Mitt Romney's claim that the U.S. Navy is smaller than it was in 1917


Our family feels torn apart

Mr Yeung, whose wife Chan Yuen-lam died after undergoing a high-risk beauty treatment


There was a period of time in which the culture of cycling was that everybody doped

World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey on the case of Tour de France cheat Lance Armstrong


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