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  1. News - World - US Presidential Election 2012

    Don't worry, we'll win, Obama assures supporters anxious after debate flop

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

    ... re-election despite a shaky first debate during which he had been "too polite" to Mitt Romney. "I got this," Obama said in a radio interview on Wednesday and predicted that Democratic "hand-wringing" over his limp debate showing, which precipitated a polling slump, would be a mere memory after his next clash with the Republican on Tuesday. Democrats were ...

  2. News - World - US Presidential Election 2012

    Joe Biden smirks his way through Paul Ryan's remarks

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Biden's expressions during Thursday's vice-presidential debate theatrically conveyed dismay, disbelief or amusement at the various points Paul Ryan was making. And they became a key part ... first debate against Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney. And not all conservatives appreciated Ryan's restraint. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave the Republican a terse review ...

  3. News - World - US Presidential Election 2012

    Romney says '47pc' remarks were 'wrong'

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Harrisonburg, Virginia

    ... “completely wrong.” Fresh from a victory in the first presidential debate that seemed to get his campaign back on track after the earlier remarks derailed it, the Republican challenger addressed ... a surprisingly strong performance in the first of three presidential debates opposite a listless Obama, injecting new momentum into his campaign ahead of the November 6 vote. To the surprise of many ...

  4. News - World - US Presidential Election 2012

    Romney assures Republican base he would be a 'pro-life president'

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

    ... a debate about hot-button social issues like abortion and religion, as the candidates sought to woo their party's conservative base. Once Romney won the nomination, the clamour died down ... of Massachusetts, he reversed course and firmly declared a pro-life position shortly after his governorship. Romney told a Republican debate in January that the 1973 US Supreme Court decision legalising ...

  5. News - World - US Presidential Election 2012

    Obama ad targets Romney's threat to end Sesame Street producers' subsidy

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... debate-night vow to end US government funding to producers of the hit children's television show. It did not exactly take flight. Sesame Street creators have asked Obama to leave Big Bird out ... unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8 per cent last month. "Things are moving in the right direction. That's where the focus should be, and not on the debate." Big Bird was just one ...



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