Us Presidential Election

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role November 25, 2012

    Washington: Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box. For the first time in research dating to 1952, a presidential candidate whom men chose decisively - Republican Mitt Romney - lost. More women voted for the other guy. It's surprising it...
  • Democrats in the US Senate increase their voting edge November 14, 2012

    Washington: Democrats in the US Senate increased their voting edge to 10 with a newly elected independent saying on Wednesday he will align with them. Senator-elect Angus King says he has decided to caucus with Democrats, ending months of speculation about which party he would vote with. The former Maine governor...
  • What do developments in Washington & Beijing mean for India? November 9, 2012

    On World View this week, Obama gets 4 more years: What to expect of Obama's second-term and new Chinese leadership. ...
  • You've been a wonderful partner: Obama to Manmohan Singh November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday called up US President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his re-election and said this had given the opportunity to the two countries to carry forward and build on the "enormous successes" achieved in bilateral ties in the last few years. While...
  • Obama calls dozen world leaders, including Manmohan November 9, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called more than a dozen key world leaders including the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to thank them on their congratulatory messages on his re-election and assured them of addressing the serious challenges being faced by the world today. "Since Tuesday evening, the President has...
  • 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...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad ridicules expense of US vote November 9, 2012

    Bali: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday ridiculed the expense of the US election a day after voters kept President Barack Obama for another four years, mocking the American process as a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum. Ahmadinejad, whose government has been criticised for human rights abuses...
  • 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. ...
  • Watch: 5 old challenges that Barack Obama faces as US President November 8, 2012

    As US President Barack Obama returns to Washington, he has little time to savour his re-election to the White House. The fiscal cliff is among some of the biggest challenges ahead for the re-elected President. Here is a look at the five old challenges that Obama faces as the US...
  • Protest at US university against Obama's re-election November 8, 2012

    Jackson: A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into a crowd of about 400 students which shouted racial slurs as rumours of a riot spread on social media. Two arrests were reported. University officials say there were no injuries or property damage. A university...
  • Obama vs the Super PACs: How the incumbent prevailed November 8, 2012

    Washington: Millions of dollars were raised and spent, swing states reeled from endless political ads, and now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, the soul searching begins. What happened to the powerful Republican "Super PACs" and advocacy groups that staked all in a failed attempt to ensure the Democrat's...
  • India IT hopes for easing of Obama's anti-outsourcing stance November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: India's outsourcing chiefs crossed their fingers that Barack Obama would take a less hawkish stance on the industry during his second term, as they cheered his re-election as a possible boost to the US economy. Obama sharpened his rhetoric against industries that move jobs out of America during his...
  • US: Gay-marriage backers end losing streak November 8, 2012

    New York: For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters – a historic tipping point likely to influence other states...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • US elections: Barack Obama supporters euphoric November 7, 2012

    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." US President Barack Obama also congratulated Republican Mitt Romney for 'hard campaigning'. "I spoke to Romney and congratulate him...
  • For now one dog is enough: Obama tells daughters November 7, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday joked with his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, that one dog was enough for them, even as he acknowledged their contribution and support in his successful re-election bid. "And I'm so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one...
  • 5 reasons for Barack Obama's re-election November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Barack Obama on Tuesday was re-elected for a second term as the President of the United States. The re-elected President promised a government that works with both parties to tackle the economic challenges facing the country. Addressing his supporters in Chicago soon after, Obama said that he returns...
  • Full text: US President Barack Obama's victory speech November 7, 2012

    Barack Obama was re-elected a the President of the United States defeating his Republican rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday. Obama thanked the country during his victory speech at his headquarters in Chicago. He also congratulated Romney for 'hard campaigning'. US President Barack Obama's speech in Chicago after his re-election on Tuesday...
  • Will work with Republicans to solve America's problems: Obama November 7, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama is sounding a conciliatory tone after his re-election victory, saying he has learned from those who supported him and those who opposed him. And he says he returns to Washington "more determined" and "more inspired." He said he's hoping to work with Republicans to solve the nation's...
  • Colorado, Washington legalise recreational marijuana November 7, 2012

    Denver: Colorado on Tuesday became the first state to legalise the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use, in defiance of federal law. A Washington state ballot initiative legalizing possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use has passed, supporters of the measure said on Tuesday. "We are declaring victory,"...
  • Obama says he's more inspired than ever November 7, 2012

    Washington: 1:05 pm: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Barack Obama for being re-elected as the President of the United States. "We look forward to working with you," the Prime Minister said. 12:25 pm: Stressing on his determination to improve the economy, Obama said, "I return to the White House more...
  • US: Maine, Maryland vote to legalise gay marriage November 7, 2012

    Voters a continent apart made history on Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state and Colorado legalised recreational use of marijuana. The outcomes in Maine and Maryland broke a 32-state streak, dating back...
  • 'Obama win not best news for IT outsourcing industry' November 7, 2012

    Bangalore: The re-election of US President Barack Obama is not the best news for IT outsourcing industry, according to CEO of iGATE, Phaneesh Murthy. "Not the best news for India or the IT outsourcing industry. However, we need to understand how much of the election rhetoric continues into 2013 and...
  • Mitt Romney concedes to President Obama November 7, 2012

    Washington: Republican Mitt Romney has called President Barack Obama to concede the presidential race. "I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory," said Romney. Romney is expected to speak shortly in Boston before supporters. Mitt Romney is now headed to a hotel ballroom to publicly acknowledge his...
  • Indians celebrate as Obama is re-elected as US President November 7, 2012

    Barack Obama on Tuesday won a second term in office overcoming a stiff initial challenge from his Republican rival Mitt Romney after clinching convincing victory in the crucial state of California. The 51-year-old first African-American President was projected by CNN as having won the second term with 274 electoral votes after...