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  1. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Newspapers split on best man for White House

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

    ... "Mr Romney, however, has said he would have insisted on leaving thousands of American soldiers there." The New York Times likewise praised strides in civil rights under Obama, the first black US president, who oversaw a legislated end to the military's official exclusion of gays and lesbians from its ranks. The Des Moines Register 's editorial board said it had ...

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    Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups set to battle it out in vital Virginia

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... undergo an ultrasound examination. "Abortion is a very big issue, but I think the economy is the biggest issue," gym teacher Gay Shelby said at a Republican rally in Springfield, holding ...

  3. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Jocular Obama trumps tycoon with Kenya gag

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Jocular Obama trumps tycoon with Kenya gag President Barack Obama has lampooned Donald Trump, saying the tycoon's feud with him dated back to "when we were growing up together in Kenya". Obama ribbed the flamboyant mogul during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno after Trump revived the right-wing conspiracy theory ...

  4. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Romney's candidacy improved as months went on

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Washington

    ... his wife, Ann, to soften him, invoked his Mormon religion to humanise him and even called on Clint Eastwood to vouch for him, but in the end Boehner was right. The American people were never ... to run away from his record as governor and a senatorial candidate. His previous support for abortion rights, gun control and healthcare reform and his bipartisan record all had to be denied ...

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    US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... President Bill Clinton in Ohio, the swing state seen as key to winning the election. "The president's priority right now is the safety and security of Americans who are in the path ... campaigning last night and today, and campaign contingency plans included having him tour storm damage in New Jersey, where the storm was expected to hit hard. "I know that right now some people ...

  6. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg backs Obama

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Washington

    ... positions on immigration, illegal guns, abortion rights and health care. But he has reversed course on all of them, and is even running against the health-care model he signed into law ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Mitt Romney has the momentum campaigns crave

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... it can seem intangible, and at other moments it is reflected in the polls, but veteran watchers know it when they see it. And right now, Republican Mitt Romney has it. Not only is the Mormon ... more in the bank than we do." The mood was palpable on the streets of Virginia, another swing state, at the weekend. "There's really something about Romney right now," said ...

  8. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    All eyes on the swing states as America votes

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... coast. Many expressed anger at a particularly nasty campaign that saw more than US$1 billion spent on often dishonest television campaigns as Obama painted Romney as far right and out of touch ...

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    US presidential election: the power of the Asian vote

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... complicating the mix, the Falun Gong remains active politically, pushing a strong human rights element into local debates. One local Chinese community Democratic activist said: "You can perhaps ... "That's my boy," the man, named Dan, says, pointing to his shirt. "Romney hates communists and so do I … spent 12 years in their jails. That's my election right there." Hung ...

  10. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    How ex-president George W. Bush is shaping race for the White House

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... without that history," said Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster. Obama casts Romney's policies as like Bush's but as even further to the right, on taxes, regulation ...




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