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Up in the air: US presidential race goes to the wire

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 Dubuque, Iowa, is not the sort of place that normally hits the headlines. A small town ­situated at the point where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet, its population is just 58,000 and in 2010 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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

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Playing Hardball: The Challenges Facing Barack Obama

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Scotland on Sunday, 2 September 2012 THE emails tell their own story. In 2008, supporters of Barack Obama were galvanised by daily inbox updates from the Democrat candidate, full of soaring hope and rhetorical references to “change”. Today, the emails … Continue reading