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From TheJournal.ie Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers In Numbers

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’ Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost' US 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

From TheJournal.ie Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee US2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty" Donald's Hump

Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"

Someone’s not happy.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama wins second term as US President Four More Years

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened Liveblog

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

From TheJournal.ie 'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful Legitimate Rape This post contains videos

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.

From TheJournal.ie Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate US Senate

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

From TheJournal.ie Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire Swing States

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

From TheJournal.ie Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat Massachusetts

Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat

Elizabeth Warren has won back the seat sensationally taken by the Republicans’ Scott Brown in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours Swing States

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

From TheJournal.ie Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

From TheJournal.ie So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie? Electoral College

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

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From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint Advertising

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

At least one complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Association of Ireland over this morning’s newspaper ad.

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election US2012 This post contains images

6 celebrity Twitter accounts to follow for the US Election

They’ve got a lot to say…

From TheJournal.ie Obama calls Romney a 'bullshitter' US 2012

Obama calls Romney a 'bullshitter'

Rolling Stone editor claims Obama used unparliamentary language about his presidential race candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream Opinion

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

From TheJournal.ie Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown Shame

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

From TheJournal.ie US 2012: Romney ups criticism of Obama as finish line comes closer US 2012 This post contains videos

US 2012: Romney ups criticism of Obama as finish line comes closer

A new ad by Mitt Romney alleges that Barack Obama has not put forward a full policy platform for the next four years.

From TheJournal.ie US 2012: Obama and Romney trade jokes at dinner US 2012

US 2012: Obama and Romney trade jokes at dinner

The US presidential candidates scored big laughs at an annual fundraiser at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel last night.

From TheJournal.ie Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate US 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

From TheJournal.ie Obama mocks his own debate fiasco US 2012

Obama mocks his own debate fiasco

The US president took a shot at his own performance against Mitt Romney (in a very backhanded fashion).

From TheJournal.ie Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified US 2012

Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified

The Colorado clash gets a melody and some beats – and some serious noddy-dog action.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad US 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

From TheJournal.ie Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney US 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair Eastwooding

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”

From TheJournal.ie US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August US 2012

US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August

The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.

From TheJournal.ie Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover US2012

Obama asks for second term, says nation will recover

The economy was the focus of the President’s speech on the final day of the National Democratic convention, promising that challenges could be met if he was given four more years.

From TheJournal.ie US 2012: Clinton backs Barack Obama US2012

US 2012: Clinton backs Barack Obama

The former President of America spoke at the Democratic convention yesterday, reaffirming his support for Obama.

From TheJournal.ie He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech Usa 2012

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech

The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.

From TheJournal.ie Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama It's Official

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama

All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.

Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney Meat Heads This post contains images

Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney

Artist makes the ultimeat tribute to Barack Obameat and Meat Romney. What’s your beef with that?

Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss Pda This post contains images

Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss

The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll US 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll

Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.

From TheJournal.ie Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession US 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession

The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.

Michelle Obama joins Pinterest; shows Barack skimming stones

Candid moments in the US First Couple’s life revealed on online pinboard – just in time for presidential campaign time…

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