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Obama edges ahead in last push for victory

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 BARACK Obama and Mitt Romney were neck-and-neck last night as one of the closest races for the White House in American history entered its final hours. With the latest polls showing the two presidential … Continue reading

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Who benefits from Hurricane Sandy?

New York, 29 October 2012 As waves and 100 mph winds batter the east coast of the United States, which candidate for the Presidency will benefit from Hurricane Sandy? It may seem a trivial question while hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Can Obama hold on to young voters in 2012?

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Scotland on Sunday, 28 October 2012 FASHIONABLE teenagers and 20-somethings dressed in ­skinny jeans, brogues and chunky sweaters, carrying books and laptops, hang out and chat. ­Others dash across the university quad between classes, clutching paper coffee cups, headphones clamped … Continue reading

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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