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Part 2: Hillary and Donald: American politics into the abyss?

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The positions have reversed: this time it is the Filipino trapo of the former colony who is showing his American counterpart how to win and retain power

Part 1: Hillary versus Da Donald: New critical realignment?

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Critical realignment often begins when a set of major issues lead to the emergence of a new group of voters who would join a political party but upend the usual way it does politics

NEW OXFORD, PA - OCTOBER 22: An American flag is waves out the window during the Harvest Festival Parade October 22, 2016 in New Oxford, Pennsylvania. Trump delivered a policy speech in nearby Gettysburg, announcing plans for his first 100 days in office. Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton eyes South Carolina win as Republicans brawl

Feb 27, 2016 - 1:18 PM

4th UPDATE When you run for president it s not just Americans who pay attention says Clinton

epa05183036 US Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary eve campaign rally outside the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, 26 February 2016. The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary will be held on 27 February 2016. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Fil-Am wins big in small New Jersey town

Nov 07, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Democrat Arvin Amatorio wins a council seat by garnering 2 947 votes after campaigning for less than two months

Post-election: 3 days in Washington

Nov 20, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Later that night the news came out that Romney blamed his loss on Obama giving Latinos blacks and other minorities gifts to vote for the President

10 takeaways from the U.S. presidential race

Nov 08, 2012 - 3:52 PM

The US presidential election – with its unending stream of nail biting moments – was a consuming spectacle that showcased the contrast between the world views of the two parties and after the dust had settled announced the birth of a changed America

'You've made me a better president'

Nov 07, 2012 - 5:59 PM

We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states

Why I'm not voting for either Obama or Romney

Nov 06, 2012 - 5:41 PM

Independent voters should realize that a strategic vote for Obama is also a vote for the two party system

Gas rationing, odd-even as Obama-Romney race chugs to finish line

Nov 05, 2012 - 5:07 PM

This is the first time I am voting and am a little giddy about going in there Tuesday morning and pressing that button

Campaign's final stretch for Obama, Romney

Nov 02, 2012 - 7:09 AM

President Obama and Mitt Romney reach the final stretch of the campaign with the race still on a knife edge

In tight race, Asian Americans could be kingmakers

Oct 29, 2012 - 10:50 AM

If trends prevail Asian Americans will likely boost Obama

Early voters fill out their ballots as they cast their vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting, at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

67-M watched debate, largest audience in 20 years

Oct 05, 2012 - 9:21 AM

More than 67 million watched the first debate between presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Obama hugger gets online beating

Sep 11, 2012 - 6:45 AM

An American pizza restaurant owner who gave US President Barack Obama a bear hug gets an online beating from angry opponents of the US leader

POWER HUG. US President Barack Obama gets a bear hug from pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer in Fort Pierce, Florida, September 9, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Barack Obama official campaign page on Facebook.

Outrage as US Republicans compared to Goebbels

Sep 04, 2012 - 9:24 AM

The head of California s Democratic Party drew criticism after he compared Republicans to the notorious Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels

Bill Clinton to give nomination address for Obama

Jul 31, 2012 - 9:31 AM

Bill Clinton will give the nominating address at the Democratic Party convention

Former US President Bill Clinton speaks at the opening session of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America, held June 29-30, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Photo courtesy of the Clinton Foundation.

What, no spellcheck? Romney app misspells 'America'

May 30, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Mitt Romney s iPhone app says A Better Amercia triggering online criticism

Republicans mull gay marriage as campaign issue

May 11, 2012 - 6:36 AM

Is this going to be a defining issue for the US elections? Some Republicans are unsure

Romney wins Maryland, eyes US primary sweep

Apr 04, 2012 - 9:04 AM

Mitt Romney wins a resounding victory in Maryland strengthening his chances of bagging the Republican nomination