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#US Midterm Elections

From TheJournal.ie Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms Land Of The Free This post contains videos

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms

The elections come at a polarised time for US politics.

From TheJournal.ie Obama slams Trump for 'making stuff up' US Midterm Elections

Obama slams Trump for 'making stuff up'

Obama’s speeches in the Midwest were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Dick Roche right to ask for a recount? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Dick Roche right to ask for a recount?

The Fianna Fail TD isn’t giving up the Wicklow constituency without a fight – but do you think he should have?

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Midterm results show I must do better United States This post contains videos

Obama: Midterm results show I must do better

The president tells America he is “humbled” by the Democrats’ battering as Republicans sweep the House.

From TheJournal.ie Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit US Midterm Elections

Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit

The Republican Party gains 60 seats to win control of the US House of Representative – but the Tea Party costs it the Senate.

Republican candidate pulls ad featuring voice of "Morgan Freeman" US Midterm Elections This post contains videos

Republican candidate pulls ad featuring voice of "Morgan Freeman"

BJ Lawson insisted that WAS the voice of the Hollywood actor… and then had to come clean.

SARAH PALIN has raised almost a million dollars in the past three months, as she prepares to take a bid at the White House in 2012.

The former Alaskan governor and vice-presidential nominee raised $865,815 in the second quarter of 2010, according to a financial disclosure from her political committee.

In a sign that Palin has learned from the successful campaigning tactics of Barack Obama, most of the donations came in small piecemeal donations – with $659,000 being listed as ‘unitemised’, or relatively minor, payments.

It is understood that Palin (46), who previously only employed a modest political team, has begun to hire more advisers and has begun to splash out on highly thought-of speechwriters as she grooms her public image.

Palin is also thought to be helping to bankroll the campaigns of some Republican candidates running for Congress in this November’s midterm elections, who in turn would help support her bid for the presidency.

The disclosures show she gave $87,500 to a variety of candidates, with most receiving between $2,500 and $5,000 each.

Palin is spearheading what she calls a stampede of “pink elephants” (female Republican candidates) through Washington in November.

Palin is not to the forefront in the fundraising stakes, however – 2008 candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has almost double Palin’s cash on hand and in contributions to other Republican campaigns.