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  1. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Party convention to 'define' Romney

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Washington Republican candidate needs to make speech of a lifetime at party convention, analysts say Romney set to present himself to voters Mitt Romney faces four days that could make or break his bid for the US presidency as delegates gather in Tampa, Florida, for the Republican Party convention. For Romney, who will be rubber-stamped as the party's candidate ...

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    Four more years for Obama to make his mark

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... in an America that has become deeply polarised Four more years, but what's next? Once the party ends after US President Barack Obama's historic- and bitterly fought- re-election, he faces ... to reassure the Chinese delegation about negotiations back home over the looming "fiscal cliff"- a key test of his new pledge for bipartisanship. Without a deal between Congress ...

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    For Hillary Clinton a possible fourth act- the presidency

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... receives, he is also building up capital- and favours- should his wife run. There is no clear Democratic Party front runner for 2016- certainly no contender on the horizon with the star power ...

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    Global support for Obama divided in White House race

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 03:08am by The Guardian

    ... of a worldwide devotion that once approached cultish status. Today, deep political infighting, a sluggish economy and the realities of doing business with a recalcitrant Congress may have tarnished his ... said Munawar Hasan, president of the conservative Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, damning US policy on the region, including the sharp increase in CIA drone strikes on Pakistani soil. ...

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    Ron Paul supporters mull future of their libertarian cause

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tampa Supporters accuse Republican Party and ponder who can replace champion of small government Libertarians rally for Ron Paul Ron Paul supporters are pondering what next for the libertarian cause and complaining bitterly of betrayal by a party establishment about to crown Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee. Paul  lit a fuse under ...

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    Greg Torode examines implications for China in US election

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Party-ruled China is a tailor-made bogeyman and the race for the White House usually sees it portrayed in terms that bring more heat than light to the debate. Just consider the history. An insurgent ... the American public- backed by the media and Congress- was wary of China, it did not want its leaders to create undue trouble in the relationship. Whoever wins, one of the next administration's ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Obama supporters break campaign record with monthly donations

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... The Christian Science Monitor Campaign in sight of US$1 billion goal as mostly small donors contribute a record US$181 million in September to the president's war chest Supporters dig deep for Obama Early in the presidential campaign, there was talk ...

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    Newspapers split on best man for White House

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... a vigorous debate over the endorsement, discussing who could best pull the economy out of the doldrums, create more jobs, balance the budget and forge compromises in Congress. "When the question ...

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    Electoral College means winning most votes may not win US presidency

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... more than 220 years ago, the Electoral College was geared to reflecting popular sentiment while limiting the role of the US Congress, populist manipulation and the clout of the biggest states. The college's votes are apportioned by state, reflecting the make-up of the US Congress, and therefore the essentially the population spread, with a slight advantage to the smallest states. The biggest ...

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    Republican convention speakers assail Obama with half-truths and lies

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform from being voted on in Congress. The report needed to be approved by a super-majority of 14 to be taken up by Congress. Eleven panelists voted for the report. ...




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