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US election day: Independents hold the key

Independent voters hold the fates of US President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney - and both presidential candidates know it.

US economic woes to be election deciding factor

Whoever wins the US election between President Barack Obama and contender Mitt Romney will find themselves standing at the edge of a fiscal precipice.

US on alert as Hurricane Sandy drenches nuclear plant

A nuclear power plant in New Jersey has declared an alert from Hurricane Sandy as water passed a minimum level but no safety concerns were reported.

Obama aces foreign policy debate, Romney comes out solid

US President Barack Obama came out with guns blazing at the final presidential debate on Tuesday but Republican Mitt Romney held his own just as well.

Romney’s latest gaffe weighs on push for women’s votes

A clumsy comment by Mitt Romney about compiling binders full of women has gone viral in a bizarre twist of a possibly decisive duel for female voters.

Obama takes offensive against Romney in rematch

Barack Obama launched aggressive attacks against Mitt Romney on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate as he tried to reclaim momentum.

Obama prepares for second presidential debate with Romney

US President Barack Obama is expected to follow Joe Biden's lead and come out fighting in a town-hall-style match-up after a lacklustre first round.

Obama and Romney: Different sides of the same tune

A world where Mitt Romney holds the most powerful office may seem different to Barack Obama. In many ways, though, it looks uncannily similar.

Romney gains upper hand in first presidential debate

An aggressive Mitt Romney has taken the fight to Barack Obama and has breathed new life into his struggling campaign with a solid debate performance.

Biden gaffe on eve of US presidential debate

US Vice-President Joe Biden has tossed raw meat to Republican rivals, saying the middle class has been "buried" during the last four years.

Obama vs Romney: Tense US presidential debate looms

Gaffe-prone Mitt Romney will try to lure Barack Obama into a rare display of mean-spiritedness in a looming confrontation in the race for presidency.

Obama, Romney duel over middle class

The newest twist to the Robin Hood saga comes from US President Barack Obama, who regularly lambastes his rival Mitt Romney's plan to cut taxes.

I’m here for you, Romney tells Hispanic Americans

Sounding a note of inclusion that belied tension in the campaign, Mitt Romney has told Hispanic voters he would be president for "100%" of Americans.

Mitt Romney stands by tax gaffe

Republican Mitt Romney is standing by his claims, caught on camera, that 47% of Americans are government-dependent "victims" who don't pay taxes.

Obama appeals for realism in re-election pitch

US President Barack Obama has asked Americans for patience in rebuilding the weak economy, as he appealed for a new term in office.

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