Category Archives: 2012 US Presidential Election

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Final Presidential Debate Lacks Killer Punch

New York, 22 October 2012 It might have been enough to halt the momentum but not to turn the tide. The final presidential debate, on foreign affairs, was the last face-off between the two men fighting for America’s top job. … Continue reading

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Why This Foreign Affairs Debate Matters

New York, 22 October 2012 This is the debate Barack Obama wasn’t worried about. A sitting president who had overseen the killing of Osama bin Laden and the undermining of al-Qaeda versus a rookie whose first foreign trip as a … Continue reading

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Pressure is on Obama Ahead of Tonight’s Presidential Debate

New York, Tuesday 16 October 2012 That over-used line might just be true tonight: this actually could be the debate on which the election hinges. The last time President Obama and Governor Romney met, Obama seemed disengaged, almost absent, while … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Struggling to Stay on Course

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Scotland on Sunday, 14 October 2012 The towering Manhattan skyline recedes into the distance as the Staten Island ferry churns through the water past the Statue of Liberty. The ­tourists are all out on deck, clamouring to get the best … Continue reading

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Drop in Unemployment Figure Gives President a Boost

New York, 6 October 2012 It was a welcome piece of good news for the President after a lacklustre debate performance. The US jobless rate has fallen to the lowest rate since the month President Obama took office. The latest … Continue reading

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Romney Scores Win At First US Presidential Debate

New York, Thursday 4 October 2012 There were no devastating put-downs or gasp-inducing zingers. But the first US presidential debate did deliver a surprise. Mitt Romney, until now derided as robotic, plutocratic and out of touch, was assured, presidential and … Continue reading