Clinton: I did not faint at 9/11 memorial

Clinton: I did not faint at 9/11 memorial

Hillary Clinton has said she became dizzy but did not lose consciousness when she stumbled on the way out of the 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday.

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Donald Trump: 'World class liar' Hillary Clinton 'gets rich making you poor'

Donald Trump: 'World class liar' Hillary Clinton 'gets rich making you poor'

Donald Trump has accused rival Hillary Clinton of being a "world class liar" who personally profited from her tenure at the US State Department.

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Republican candidates laugh off Trump no-show at TV debate

Republican candidates laugh off Trump no-show at TV debate

Republican presidential candidates lost no time in taking advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of front-runner Donald Trump's shadow in the party's last debate before the Iowa caucuses.

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Jeb Bush enters US Presidential race

Jeb Bush enters US Presidential race

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has set up another potential Bush-Clinton presidential race, launching a White House bid with a vow to win the Republican nomination on his own merits and stay true to his beliefs.

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Bush brother set to bid for US Presidency

Bush brother set to bid for US Presidency

Jeb Bush have given a strong indication that he will join the Republican presidential campaign this month, tweeting that an announcement is coming on June 15.

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Hillary Clinton set to confirm bid for US presidency today

Hillary Clinton set to confirm bid for US presidency today

Two of Hillary Clinton’s senior advisers provided the first preview of the message she plans to convey when she launches her long-anticipated Presidential campaign with an online video today.

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Republicans surge to Senate victory in US mid-terms

Republicans surge to Senate victory in US mid-terms

Republicans have won control of the US Senate, seizing seats from Democrats in mid-term elections shaped by deep voter discontent with President Barack Obama.

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Obama pledges to ease bitter divide

Obama pledges to ease bitter divide

A triumphant US President Barack Obama pledged to ease the bitter partisan divide on display during his gruelling battle for re-election and sure to carry over into his second White House term, while the most pressing of many urgent economic problems looms with a “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year.

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Obama secures second term with half of nation's votes

Obama secures second term with half of nation's votes

US President Barack Obama has captured a second White House term, even though he has claimed only 50% of the popular vote with returns from 94% of the country's precincts so far.

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Robinson and McGuinness congratulate Obama

Robinson and McGuinness congratulate Obama

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as US president.

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Obama marks win with Twitter record

Obama marks win with Twitter record

A second term and a Twitter record – with much to celebrate, a picture of an intimate embrace with his wife Michelle has become President Barack Obama’s most popular tweet ever with over half a million retweets and counting.

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Taoiseach 'hoping to strengthen ties between Europe and US'

Taoiseach 'hoping to strengthen ties between Europe and US'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has added his congratulations to US PresidentBarack Obama on his re-election.

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Deputy US Ambassador hails 'Irish-American' Obama

Deputy US Ambassador hails 'Irish-American' Obama

The Deputy US Ambassador to Ireland has said the re-election of 'Irish-American' President Barack Obama will see Ireland's relationship with the US go "from strength to strength".

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Higgins looks forward to Obama's 'continued leadership'

Higgins looks forward to Obama's 'continued leadership'

President Michael D Higgins has added his voice to those congratulating Barack Obama.

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World celebrates Obama win

World celebrates Obama win

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world have cheered Barack Obama’s re-election as US president today.

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Obama to work with divided Congress

Obama to work with divided Congress

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will once again deal with a divided Congress as Democrats retained control of the US Senate, while Republicans kept their solid majority in the House of Representatives.

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Re-elected Obama hails supporters

Re-elected Obama hails supporters

Re-elected US president Barack Obama today told ecstatic supporters the “best is yet to come” in a victory speech in his home city of Chicago.

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Govt should 'extend state visit' to Obama

Govt should 'extend state visit' to Obama

President Obama's distant relative Henry Healy from Moneygall in Co Offaly has welcomed the US election result.

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Obama: The best is yet to come

Obama: The best is yet to come

Barack Obama has been re-elected as US president, telling ecstatic supporters: "For the United States of America, the best is yet to come."

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Obama wins US election

Obama wins US election

Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States of America.

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Romney concedes defeat

Romney concedes defeat

Republican candidate Mitt Romney has conceded defeat in the race for the White House.

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Colorado legalises marijuana for recreational use

Colorado has become the first US state to approve a proposal to legalise marijuana for recreational use.

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Maine backs gay marriage in vote

Maine backs gay marriage in vote

Maine has approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement a breakthrough victory.

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Obama: A lot more work to do

Obama: A lot more work to do

President Obama told supporters his win “wasn’t fate and it wasn’t an accident”.

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Projections: Obama wins White House race

Projections: Obama wins White House race

Barack Obama has been re-elected as US president, according to projections.

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Senate setback for Republicans

Senate setback for Republicans

Republicans have lost two seats in the Senate, boosting Democratic prospects for keeping control of the upper chamber.

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Stark choice as voters head to the polls

Stark choice as voters head to the polls

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have closed out their hard-fought battle for the White House, yielding centre stage to voters who face a stark choice on election day between fundamentally different visions for the country’s future.

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Obama beats Romney in TV ratings

Obama beats Romney in TV ratings

President Barack Obama can beat rival Mitt Romney as a television draw, but can not eclipse his old self.

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Eastwood: Convention speech only irritated 'lefties'

Eastwood: Convention speech only irritated 'lefties'

Clint Eastwood says he achieved what he sought to do when he appeared at the Republican National Convention last week and talked to an empty chair that he said represented President Barack Obama. The actor’s speech was widely mocked.

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Bill Clinton adds support to Obama campaign

Bill Clinton adds support to Obama campaign

Former president Bill Clinton will lead the cheers as he nominates Barack Obama for a second White House term tonight in a bid to enhance the Democrats economic credibility.

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Michelle Obama makes case for husband

Michelle Obama makes case for husband

Democrats launched President Barack Obama on his uncertain bid for re-election as they opened their national convention.

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Obama blasts 'yesterday's rivals'

Obama blasts 'yesterday's rivals'

A fired-up Barack Obama has lampooned his Republican rivals, saying they had taken the country backwards and were better-suited to the black-and-white TV era, as he began touring battleground states in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention.

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Obama visits battleground states ahead of convention

Obama visits battleground states ahead of convention

US President Barack Obama is embarking on a four-day march through battleground states and the storm-battered Gulf Coast in the lead-up to his party’s convention.

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Romney in jibe at opponent Obama

Romney in jibe at opponent Obama

Mitt Romney was on the defensive after raising the discredited rumour that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and therefore ineligible to be president.

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Romney and Obama clash on economy

Romney and Obama clash on economy

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his economic programme would create 12 million new jobs in the next four years, turning his attention back to the economy before the release of an important report on US unemployment.

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Presidential hopeful apologises for Muslim remarks

Presidential hopeful apologises for Muslim remarks

Republican Herman Cain is apologising to Muslim leaders for vitriolic remarks he made about Islam while campaigning for the US presidential nomination.

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Giuliani considering presidential bid

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he has not ruled out making a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Clinton rules out new bid for presidency

Clinton rules out new bid for presidency

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is again slapping down speculation that she harbours ambitions for another presidential run.

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Obama reflects on election defeat

Obama reflects on election defeat

President Barack Obama was on a political collision course with his opponents tonight after Republicans made sweeping election gains and vowed to undo some of his major policies.

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New House leader threatens Obama's health reforms

New House leader threatens Obama's health reforms

Republicans today claimed their US elections victory gave them a mandate to throw out President Barack Obama's health care reform, calling it a "monstrosity".

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Economy adds to Obama election gloom

Economy adds to Obama election gloom

A series of gloomy US economic reports released today, just days before congressional elections, are expected to contribute to big losses by President Barack Obama's Democrats.

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Obama uses chat show to woo young voters

Obama uses chat show to woo young voters

President Barack Obama used a popular late-night TV satire show to try to rouse younger voters ahead of next Tuesday's congressional elections.

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McCain predicts big future for Palin

McCain predicts big future for Palin

US Senator John McCain said he sees Sarah Palin continuing to play a major role in the future of the Republican Party.

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President Bush gives farewell address

US President George Bush today delivered a farewell address to the nation in which he paid tribute to his successor as a man whose story reflects “the enduring promise” of America.

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Atheists fail to ban God from Obama inauguration

A US federal judge refused to order the words “so help me God” taken out of President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural oath or to stop ministers from praying at the inauguration ceremony.

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Obama women arrive in Washington

The next US first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters have arrived in Washington ahead of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Obama 'formally elected'

Presidential electors have formally elected Barack Obama the US’s 44th president.

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Oprah 'too busy' to work in Obama administration

Oprah 'too busy' to work in Obama administration

Although Oprah Winfrey worked hard on Barack Obama's presidential election campaign, she never considered going to work for the president-elect's administration, the talk show host said.

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Hillary Clinton confirmed as Obama’s secretary of state

Former rival Hillary Clinton was today formally named as Barack Obama’s new secretary of state.

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Gorbachev backs Obama reforms

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev backed US president-elect Barack Obama’s reforming stance, saying the world needed a strong America.

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Obama set to name Fed president as treasury chief

US President-elect Barack Obama intends to name the president of the New York Federal Reserve as his treasury secretary to confront the country’s intense economic turmoil, senior Democratic officials said. The stock market soared on the news.

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Palin turkey-farm interview backfires

Palin turkey-farm interview backfires

Sarah Palin had yet another PR stunt backfire on her today.

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Obama looks set to nominate Clinton

An aide to Barack Obama’s transition team says the US president-elect is on track to nominate Senator Hillary Clinton as secretary of state by next Thursday.

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Obama and McCain meet for first time since election

Former campaign rivals President-elect Barack Obama and Senator John McCain met today to discuss working together in the future in their first meeting since the bitter election race.

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Obama urges Congress to move on economic plan

US President-elect Barack Obama today urged Congress to get moving on an economic rescue plan that would extend jobless benefits among other actions.

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Obama interviews Hillary for top post

US president-elect Barack Obama interviewed primary election rivals Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson to be his secretary of state, Democrats said, as he considered folding former foes into his new administration.

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Castro: New president won't bring change to US

Fidel Castro said today that the election of a new president would not bring change to the US.

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Ebay bans Obama inauguration tickets

EBay will not allow tickets for president-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony to be sold on its websites.

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'Hopes and dreams' pledge as Obama quits Senate

President-elect Barack Obama said he hoped to fulfil “the simple hopes and common dreams of all Americans” as he announced his resignation from the US Senate today.

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Defeated McCain backs 'inspiring' Palin

Defeated McCain backs 'inspiring' Palin

Defeated US presidential candidate John McCain defended his running mate Sarah Palin today, denying that she damaged his White House bid and dismissing criticism of her as campaign sniping.

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