The day had started optimistically, as Mitt Romney cast his ballot early, then made one last trip to scour for votes.Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 4:15am
He's sold hot dogs in Minnesota and spent summers in Colorado. His mother lives in Florida and Ohio looks just like his native Wisconsin.
Whatever the swing state, Paul Ryan found a way to call it home.7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am
We can't keep going down this path. We can't keep accepting this is the new normal
U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, on Barack Obama's economic record
The rate, the spot rate and future rate, determined by the market supply and demand, basically are very close to the equilibrium rate15 Oct 2012 - 1:53am
He is known for his blunt opinions, but the US vice-president showed something else in his arsenal as he took on his Republican wannabe: the smirk.
Well, not just the smirk, there was also the guffaw and the exasperated grin.13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am
The full-throated debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan might not change the minds of many voters.
In fact, it could make them less likely to change.
Democrats and Republicans alike found plenty to cheer about on Thursday night, and plenty of reasons to believe that the other side is more misguided than ever.13 Oct 2012 - 8:46am
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed over Iran and the death of the US ambassador to Libya on Thursday, as a heated row over foreign affairs consumed early stages of their vice presidential debate.12 Oct 2012 - 3:20pm
We have been flagging in our campaign against illegal car parking. The police may say the number of tickets they have issued for illegal parking have increased, but the overwhelming anecdotal evidence is that there is very little prospect of getting fined.6 Sep 2012 - 7:13am 4 comments
That was Goebbels, the big lie
California Democrats chairman John Burton sparks outrage by comparing a speech by Republican vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan to the work of the Nazi propaganda chief
He doesn't speak English, but he's very easy for me to communicate with5 Sep 2012 - 2:22am
Beyond the hoopla, politics and glitz, the Republican National Convention has been marked by speeches filled with half-truths, misleading statements, obfuscations and downright falsehoods.
From economic issues to welfare to Medicare to President Barack Obama's work history, the convention's headlining speakers often stretched the truth - to the point of breaking, in some cases.1 Sep 2012 - 4:42am
Even with a hurricane blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida looks a lot more fun than any party congress the Chinese communists are ever likely to hold.
Some of the political ideas being expounded from the stage, however, are just as wrong-headed.30 Aug 2012 - 8:24pm