Mitt Romney

  • Watch: Mitt Romney doing the 'Gangnam Style' January 14, 2014

    Republican Party's nominee for President of US in 2012 Mitt Romney spoke at conference for young, single Mormons on Saturday. While not many cared about that, Romney made headlines when he tried to do PSY's 'Gangnam Style' on stage along with Alex Boye, a British-born Mormon singer. While PSY might...
  • MSNBC host apologises for making jokes about Romney's grandson January 2, 2014

    MSNBC television host Melissa Harris-Perry apologised on Tuesday for a recent segment on her show that joked about former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's adopted African-American grandson. Harris-Perry said that the segment on Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show was meant to celebrate diversity and not disparage it. "Whatever the intent, the segment...
  • US: Obama, Romney to be among those at Boston service April 18, 2013

    Boston: US President Barack Obama and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are among those planning to attend a Boston interfaith healing service organised after the deadly bombing at the city's marathon. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed on Wednesday the former Massachusetts governor will be among those attending at the invitation...
  • Alaska ex-Governor Sarah Palin hits out at Obama, says he is 'conning' US March 17, 2013

    US former vice presidential candidate and ex-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin launched a scathing attack on President Barack Obama at a Conservative party meet. ...
  • Sarah Palin calls Obama a 'liar' in speech to conservative activists March 17, 2013

    Washington: Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, called President Barack Obama a liar and urged her party to stand by conservative values, rousing the crowd at a conservative conference on Saturday. "Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie," the former Alaska governor said in...
  • US: Website publishes crucial personal details of Romney, Tiger Woods, others March 16, 2013

    A website in the US has posted crucial personal details of celebrities like Mitt Romney and Tiger Woods, which include their financial detail, credit card debt and mortgage information. ...
  • USA drafts backup immigration plan, Republicans oppose February 18, 2013

    Washington: The White House is drafting a backup immigration reform plan in case a bipartisan congressional committee working on a bill fails, an Obama Administration official said on Sunday, though a key Republican said the president's plan would be "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill. White House Chief of staff Denis...
  • Barack Obama pushes for stronger economy, growth February 13, 2013

    US President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union address on a positive note. While speaking of a resurgent America, he said that it was time to bring more manufacturing jobs to US shores, which got a shout-out from Apple CEO Tim Cooks in the audience. ...
  • Full text: Obama's State of the Union address February 13, 2013

    The text of US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, released by the White House as prepared for delivery: Mr Speaker, Mr Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F Kennedy declared to this chamber that "the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners...
  • Obama presses for jobs in his first State of the Union address February 13, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama declared the nation is unquestionably stronger on Tuesday night in in his first State of the Union address since winning re-election, though he conceded America's economic revival is an "unfinished task". He challenged a deeply divided Congress to compromise in the country's interest on ways...
  • US: Obama's team used cable TV to outplay Romney January 6, 2013

    Washington: As political experts assess Republican Mitt Romney's failed US presidential bid, an analysis of how his campaign and President Barack Obama's winning team used cable TV to target ads at specific groups of voters may offer some valuable tips for the future. During the final weeks before the November...
  • Will Wall Street and Barack Obama bridge their divide? January 3, 2013

    The demonisation of the financial industry is not limited to the US. It's a global phenomenon. In the US, the need to bail out the banking industry was a very difficult political decision for Democrats in particular. The entire country was suffering in the recession. There was the notion that...
  • Placenta pills, oxy shots: 2012's worst science abuse December 28, 2012

    London: Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocket-sized inhalable oxygen shots, America's 'Mad Men' actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin. Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception. In...
  • 'Gangnam Style' is Collins dictionary's word of the year December 21, 2012

    London: After becoming the most-watched video ever on YouTube, Korean singer Psy's pop sensation "Gangnam Style" has now booked a place in popular culture with recognition from a renowned British dictionary. "Gangnam Style" has been named among the Collins dictionary's words of the year along with "mummy porn", "fiscal cliff" and...
  • Read: List of US politicians donating to gun group NRA December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Gun control laws in the United States have come under fire after the mass killing on Friday at a Connecticut school, putting renewed pressure on US President Barack Obama and other Democrats to address the easy availability of firearms. Just an hour after Obama tearfully said on national television...
  • US: $ 2 bn price tag for presidential election December 7, 2012

    Washington: Campaign finance filings with the government now show that the cost of the 2012 US presidential race has surpassed $2 billion, a new record. The new tallies released on Thursday, which include nearly $86 million in fundraising by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the election's final weeks, boosted...
  • US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally November 10, 2012

    St Petersburg, Florida: Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 per cent of the vote...
  • How Barack Obama outmaneuvered Mitt Romney November 9, 2012

    Chicago: On the day after the 2010 midterm election that swept Republicans into control of the House of Representatives and decreased Democrats' majority in the Senate, senior White House adviser David Axelrod had a message for President Barack Obama. "I think they just planted the seeds of your re-election," he...
  • Can President Barack Obama save the US economy? November 8, 2012

    The Republicans have offered newly re-elected US President Barack Obama a short-term fix to the so called fiscal cliff, but insisted they would not cave in to tax increases to boost revenues. ...
  • US: Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government November 8, 2012

    Washington: One day after his surprisingly comfortable re-election, a triumphant President Barack Obama headed back to the White House and divided government on Wednesday with little time left for a compromise with Republicans to avert spending cuts and tax increases that threaten a new recession. The president also is looking ahead...
  • US: After defeat, cloudy future ahead for Mitt Romney November 8, 2012

    Boston: Mitt Romney spent the past six years running for president. After his loss to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, he'll have to chart a different course. The initial plan is to spend time with his family. Romney has five adult sons and 18 grandchildren; a 19th is on the way. His...
  • Obama has little time to savour election triumph November 8, 2012

    Washington: Fresh from a decisive re-election win, President Barack Obama returns from the campaign trail on Wednesday with little time to savour victory, facing urgent economic challenges, a looming fiscal showdown and a still-divided Congress able to block his every move. Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night in...
  • Obama on girls' dating: Guys with 'Guts' deserve hearing November 8, 2012

    New York: Dating will be a sensitive issue that re-elected US President Barack Obama will have to deal with as his young daughters stay on at the White House for four more years, with the possessive father saying he will give a patient hearing to any boy who has the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 7, 2012

    Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney in US presidential elections. India gives a thumbs up to the Obama win. ...
  • Jubilation on the streets of the US as Obama re-elected November 7, 2012

    Barack Obama swept to re-election, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Mitt Romney. ...
  • US Elections: Obama seeks to overcome stubborn challenges November 8, 2012

    Washington: Emboldened by a resounding election victory, US President Barack Obama immediately pledged to reach across America's political divide and seek deals on stubborn issues that dogged his first term. Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesday's vote, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his...
  • 'Obama re-election won't hit IT outsourcing industry' November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama for getting elected for the second term as the President of the US. The Indian government is now looking forward to a deeper engagement with America under Obama's leadership. The re-election of Obama, however, is not considered as the...
  • Record 32 million tweets on US Election Day November 7, 2012

    Washington: On US Election Day, conversations around the polls totalled 32 million tweets with 23 million tweets sent after the first poll closed, the micro-blogging site said today. And within minutes of clinching victory, @BarackObama's "Four more years" tweet quickly became his most retweeted tweet ever, Twitter said. Conversation peaked at...
  • US presidential elections: Republicans concede defeat November 7, 2012

    A friend of losing senator Scott Brown in Boston said losing is very depressing. US President Barack Obama thanked his supporters after being re-elected on Tuesday. Speaking at his headquarters in Chicago, Obama said, "We are an American family and we rise as one nation." Obama also congratulated Republican Mitt...
  • Obama's re-election celebrated around world November 7, 2012

    Jakarta: From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world cheered President Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday and expressed hope that he will help allay global conflicts and economic woes. The results of Tuesday's election were closely watched in...