2012 US elections

2012 US elections

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Obama's victory and SA: Live video
Obama's victory and SA: Live video
What does Barack Obama's win mean for SA, if anything? Watch our live video featuring the US embassy and send us your questions and comments.
Deep Read: Obama win more impressive than 2008
Deep Read: Obama win more impressive than 2008
The euphoria of 2008 has gone, but the US president's second win is remarkable precisely because it is not as symbolic, writes Gary Younge.
Democrats hold on to Senate, Republicans retain House
Democrats hold on to Senate, Republicans retain House
Reports say the Democrats will retain control of the US Senate, after earlier reports said Republicans would keep the House of Representatives.
Obama's new term: How much will US policy change?
Obama's new term: How much will US policy change?
Projections show Barack Obama winning a second term in office over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But what does this mean for US policy?
Re-election: Obama won on the economy
Re-election: Obama won on the economy
In the end, US President Barack Obama won re-election on the issue that was supposed to send him packing: the country's sluggish economy.
Obama makes history again with certain re-election
Obama makes history again with certain re-election
Projections have shown Barack Obama will be re-elected president, beating Mitt Romney despite slow economic recovery and high unemployment in the US.
Marijuana: Two US states vote to legalise it
Marijuana: Two US states vote to legalise it
Colorado has become the first US state to approve a proposal to legalise marijuana, including for recreational use, along with Washington state.
Projections shows Romney ahead for now, Obama making strides
Projections shows Romney ahead for now, Obama making strides
President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the crucial battleground of New Hampshire, US TV networks have projected.
In dark and cold, Americans cast first ballots
In dark and cold, Americans cast first ballots
From a symbolic hamlet to a swing state neighbouring Washington to the storm-scarred streets of New York, Americans rose early to cast ballots.
Artistically left: Obama's art army
Artistically left: Obama's art army
The giants of US art are backing Barack Obama for president. But then, writes Jonathan Jones, America's artists have always leaned left.
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