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Obama gains advantage in three swing states


September 21st, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A slew of new opinion polls shows President Barack Obama gaining advantage over Mitt Romney as his Republican challenger scrambles to put his campaign back on ... Read more...

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Romney scores decisive win in Illinois primary


March 21st, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) After close encounters in battleground states like Michigan and Ohio and losses in southern states, frontrunner Mitt Romney scored a decisive win in Illinois Republican ... Read more...

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Obama faces uphill climb, swing states poll indicate


November 5th, 2011 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Ahead of 2012 election, US President Barack Obama and his most formidable Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney are almost tied up in a dozen swing ... Read more...

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Our politics is broken: Obama


August 16th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Embattled US President Barack Obama embarked on a three-day Midwestern bus tour to "connect with ordinary Americans", slamming the partisan politics of the country ... Read more...

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Obama announces 2012 re-election bid


April 5th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has announced that he make a bid for the White House again in 2012.In an e-mail to his fan base on Monday, Obama ... Read more...

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Obama to appear on TV with ‘American Idol’ host in last attempt to woo youth ahead of polls


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): In an attempt to woo the youth for one last time ahead of the mid-term polls, US President Barack Obama would reportedly talk to 'American Idol' host ... Read more...

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Chronicling an America on wheels of change (IANS Book Review)


October 24th, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Looking for America"; Author: Avirook Sen; Publisher: HarperCollins-India; Price: Rs.299By Madhusree Chatterjee Veteran journalist-writer Avirook Sen's book, "Looking for America", is inextricably linked to the much-awaited India visit of the ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama hits campaign trail as ‘Mom-In-Chief’


October 13th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): First Lady Michelle Obama would tell voters that as 'Mom-In-Chief' she feels compelled to get involved, as she starts her first campaign swing of the midterm season in ... Read more...

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Gillard announces Aug 21 polls, seeks mandate ‘to move Australia forward’


July 17th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), July 17 (ANI): Australians will go to the polls on August 21, and Prime MInister Julia Gillard has asked the people to give her a mandate to move the ... Read more...

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California abuzz over Obama’s coming visit


March 18th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 18 (DPA) President or rock-star? Californians seemed unable to make up their mind Tuesday about US leader Barack Obama, who was due in the Golden State for a ... Read more...

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Social networking could change the world


February 28th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): The tools of "Web 2.0" the community-driven web can change the world, a meeting heard this week.Delegates at the Terra future conference in London were told that ... Read more...

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Republican election wizard had predicted landslide victory for Obama


November 5th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Even as Democrat Barack Obama today registered a historic landslide victory with 338 votes against 155 to his rival John McCain, a leading Republican election wizard in ... Read more...

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Barack Obama wins US presidential election


November 5th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Democrat Barack Obama has won a historic victory in the race for the White House with Republican rival John McCain conceding defeat. TV projections gave Obama an unbeatable ... Read more...

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Obama takes early lead; close tussle in battleground states


November 5th, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) As the epic electoral battle between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain for the keys to the White House drew towards its finale, the two rivals were ... Read more...

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Polls close in Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri


November 5th, 2008 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) Polling stations closed Tuesday in a broad swathe of eastern states including key battlegrounds Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri and New Hampshire, all of which were heavily contested in the ... Read more...

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Polls close in Ohio, North Carolina


November 5th, 2008 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) Voting concluded Tuesday in Ohio and North Carolina, two states heavily contested by Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain that could play a key role in the ... Read more...

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In final campaign swing, McCain claims momentum


November 5th, 2008 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Tuesday he has regained momentum and expressed confidence that he would overtake Democrat Barack Obama when all the ballots are counted."I feel ... Read more...

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Crowds in celebratory mood at Obama’s Chicago rally site


November 5th, 2008 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Nov 5 (DPA) Lines had formed by midday outside Chicago's Grant Park, where up to a million people are expected to gather to witness Illinois Senator Barack Obama's post-election rally late ... Read more...

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US voters throng polling stations in historic election


November 5th, 2008 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Chicago, Nov 4 (DPA) Tens of thousands of US voters waited patiently in serpentine queues Tuesday to vote in the country's historic election. Many had started lining up before dawn and some ... Read more...

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Kenya in carnival mood in expectation of Obama victory


November 4th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 4 (Xinhua) Carnival mood has gripped Kenya as citizens were planning massive parties with the expectation that US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will make history by becoming the first ... Read more...

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Voting underway in historic US election


November 4th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (DPA) Voting started at 1100 GMT in several states Tuesday in historic US elections to elect the country's 44th president.Officials braced for an unprecedented turnout and massive lines at ... Read more...

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Polls show Obama with a clear advantage over McCain


November 4th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.4 (ANI): Having already secured New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, continues to maintain a clear advantage over Republican rival John McCain, even as both made final appeals in ... Read more...

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McCain narrows gap in six battleground states: Fox-Rasmussen poll


November 4th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.4 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate John McCain has managed to narrow the electoral gap with Democratic rival Barack Obama in key battleground states, according to the latest Fox News/Rasmussen ... Read more...

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Obama poised for a historic win with no surge for McCain (Lead)


November 3rd, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Democrat Barack Obama appeared poised to make history as America's first African American president with no sign of late surge for Republican rival John McCain ahead of Tuesday's ... Read more...

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Democrats hold commanding position ahead of poll date


November 3rd, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.3 (ANI): Barack Obama and the Democrats hold a commanding position ahead of Tuesday''s election, with the Illinois senator leading in states whose electoral votes total nearly 300. Obamas Republican rival ... Read more...

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McCain trails Obama in battleground states


November 3rd, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.3 (ANI): New surveys in battleground states, including Republican safe havens such as North Carolina, show Democratic candidate Barack Obama either ahead or keeping several places in toss-up status ... Read more...

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McCain predicts late-night win on Election Day


October 31st, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate John McCain predicted that he intends to surge ahead of his rival Barack Obama in the final hours of his underdog presidential campaignI hope ... Read more...

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As race tightens, McCain, Obama focus on battleground states


October 31st, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) As the race for the White House between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain appeared to be tightening four days before election, the rival campaigns narrowed their ... Read more...

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Obama airing TV infomercial tonight in ad-war in the run up to Nov 4 Prez poll


October 29th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 29 (ANI): Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama will showcase his campaign on Wednesday night in a 30-minute commercial to air before the World Series, spending about one ... Read more...

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Obama maintains lead over McCain in key battleground states


October 28th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): As Election Day quickly approaches; recent polls find that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is maintaining his lead over his Republican rival John McCain in several key ... Read more...

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Obama leads; polls show it’s uphill for McCain


October 28th, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is hanging onto leads in several battleground states as well as a handful of traditionally Republican states won by President George Bush in ... Read more...

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Race to get 270 electoral votes getting tougher: McCain


October 27th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Republican presidential nominee John McCain has acknowledged that the race to get to the magic number of 270 electoral votes is tough, but said polls are all ... Read more...

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Republicans fear a wipeout leaving party in grip of evangelicals


October 26th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): With the Democrats poised for gains in the Senate and the House, moderate Republicans fear a wipeout that would leave their party in the grip of evangelicals ... Read more...

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Big business spending millions to stop Democrats: WSJ


October 25th, 2008 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) America's largest business lobby is pouring millions of dollars into an advertising push to prevent Democrats from winning dominance in the Senate, the Wall Street Journal says.The US ... Read more...

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Americans start voting to avoid election day rush


October 25th, 2008 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) The US presidential election is ten days away, but Americans in large numbers are already turning out to vote to avoid the long lines, registration and voting machine ... Read more...

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