Latest US elections 2012 News

  • Clinton, Rubio lead in 2016 US election poll
    Clinton, Rubio lead in 2016 US election poll Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are early frontrunners to become the next president of the United States, according to a well-regarded poll released Thursday. More »

  • US election 2016: Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to launch presidential …
    US election 2016: Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to launch presidential … Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer Carly Fiorina will launch her campaign for the 2016 US Republican presidential nomination on 4 May. Fiorina will announce her candidacy online and hold a conference call for the media, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing a person with knowledge of her plans. She would join US Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul as declared Republican candidates. A spokeswoman for Fiorina would not confirm the report but did not deny it either. More »

  • Obama sounds alarm on climate damage in visit to Everglades
    Obama sounds alarm on climate damage in visit to Everglades Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Amid lurking alligators and the steamy heat of Florida's Everglades, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sounded the alarm about damage from climate change he said was already wreaking mayhem in Florida and across the United States. More »

  • For Clinton campaign, all in the family - not so much Bill
    For Clinton campaign, all in the family - not so much Bill Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's granddaughter, Charlotte, is a symbol of the future. Clinton's late parents offer lessons about hard work and resiliency. Her own daughter, Chelsea, gives voters a window into her mother's life long before she was one of the world's most famous women. More »

  • Did the Koch brothers just reveal who they will support in 2016? Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    In politics, earning the support of Charles and David Koch is like winning the Republican lottery and advancing halfway to the finish line. As the Republican 2016 primary race heats up, a fierce competition is underway for the brothers' blessing: The coming months will feature a string of behind-the-scenes rounds of golf, private meetings, and auditions as candidates compete to curry favor with the Kochs. More »

  • Marco-mentum! Is Rubio rising? Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Is Marco Rubio rising in national polls, following his official announcement last week that he’s running for president? He is, in one at least – a CNN/ORC survey out Monday that’s got Senator Rubio’s supporters abuzz. The CNN numbers have Rubio tied for third place in the Republican nomination field with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, at 11 percent. He’s tied for first with Jeb Bush when respondents answered the question, “Who best represents the future of the Republican Party?” Marco and Jeb get 18 percent apiece on that query. More »

  • Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016
    Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016 Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 prospects. More »

  • GOP Candidates Discover the Problems With Money in Politics
    GOP Candidates Discover the Problems With Money in Politics Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Graham has some personal reasons for speaking out against big money—he'll struggle to match the top-tier GOP candidates' fundraising—and has voted for campaign-finance laws in the past, but he's not the only one doing so. As The Washington Post's Matea Gold notes, Chris Christie has been offering a tempered critique of the emerging world of campaign finance in the aftermath of the Citizens United, SpeechNow, and McCutcheon court cases. Graham and Christie may come from the more moderate side of the party, but Ted Cruz—who most assuredly does not—also seems to find the whole business distasteful. More »

  • Sinn Fein in £1.5bn funding demand
    Sinn Fein in £1.5bn funding demand Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Sinn Fein is to seek an extra £1.5 billion spending power for Northern Ireland in negotiations with an incoming British government. More »

  • Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland
  • Is Jeb Bush already the next Mitt Romney? Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    In New Hampshire this weekend, there was already the scent of it. "I'm sick and tired of mushy, wishy-washy conservatives," one attendee of a Republican gathering for potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire told The Boston Herald. For good measure, she also made Saturday's headlines by suggesting that the still-awfully-far-away Republican presidential primary season would be a "coronation" because "it seems a little bit like the establishment is backing you as a candidate," according to The Hill newspaper. Mr. Bush III is not yet in the presidential race, though he is apparently raising enough money to singlehandedly send Richard Branson to Jupiter, so there's not much mystery about his intentions. More »

  • “A dangerous lie”: Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin’s connection with 191 …
    “A dangerous lie”: Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin’s connection with 191 … Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Gerry Adams dismissed Martin’s comments as a “hysterical rant”. More »

  • GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
    GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. More »

  • The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters
  • Huckabee for president? Why 2016 won't be like 2008 Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he will announce in May whether or not he will launch a presidential bid. Regardless, Huckabee said he will only run if he feels his campaign finances are sufficient to be a serious contender. “I don't want to jump in a pool that doesn't have any water in it. More »

  • Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run
    Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country to more aggressively tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid. More »

  • Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
    Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class. More »

  • In Focus: Balochistan activists urge Pakistan to 'treat us as human beings …
    In Focus: Balochistan activists urge Pakistan to 'treat us as human beings … Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has been organising protests in several European capitals to shed light on alleged human rights abuses in the Balochistan province, in western Pakistan. IBTimes UK spoke with the president of the party's UK chapter, Mansoor Baluch, who alleged that dozens of Baloch people are abducted and executed by Pakistani security agencies and the Pakistani Army. Human Rights Watch released several reports on abducted people in Balochistan. In 2011, the rights group documented rights abuses allegedly committed by the Pakistani government against people in Balochistan. More »

  • GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for
    GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd. More »

  • Colorado GOP invites snubbed gay group to summit Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. More »

  • High court hopeful: $500,000 should level GOP playing field Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A candidate who received the largest single campaign contribution reported so far in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court race said Thursday that the $500,000 will make him competitive in the May 19 Republican ... More »

  • Hillary Clinton Presidency: We need to talk about Hillary and domestic violence …
    Hillary Clinton Presidency: We need to talk about Hillary and domestic violence … Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    It's official, Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic presidential nomination and ultimately gunning for the White House. There is of course no shortage of malicious fiction and conspiracy theories surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton. As Lydia Smith noted this week, Clinton will need to stand not only against her political and ideological rivals, but against pervasive, undisguised misogyny. Her supporters would doubtless like to file allegations about her violent temper among the diverse smears, mudslinging and paranoid gossip. More »

  • Hillary Clinton presidency bid: We need to talk about Hillary and domestic violence …
    Hillary Clinton presidency bid: We need to talk about Hillary and domestic violence … Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    It's official, Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic presidential nomination and ultimately gunning for the White House. There is of course no shortage of malicious fiction and conspiracy theories surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton. As Lydia Smith noted this week, Clinton will need to stand not only against her political and ideological rivals, but against pervasive, undisguised misogyny. Her supporters would doubtless like to file allegations about her violent temper among the diverse smears, mudslinging and paranoid gossip. More »

  • Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin's Walker in '16 campaign
    Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin's Walker in '16 campaign Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group able to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money. More »

  • A Bush-Rubio ticket? Improbable but not impossible
    A Bush-Rubio ticket? Improbable but not impossible Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    When political handicappers blue-sky about the 2016 GOP presidential ticket, they generally rule out an all-Florida ticket – former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. Let’s start with the positives: In a competitive presidential race, the Republicans cannot win without winning Florida. So if you absolutely need Florida, why not double down on “Florida-ness”? Second, both Mr. Bush and Senator Rubio are embedded in the Hispanic community and fluent in Spanish. More »

  • Christie tries to turn things around in New Hampshire
    Christie tries to turn things around in New Hampshire Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie is determined to prove he's not the presidential campaign afterthought that some perceive. More »

  • Clinton Foundation to continue accepting some foreign money
    Clinton Foundation to continue accepting some foreign money Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but only from six nations, a move that appears aimed at insulating Hillary Rodham ... More »

  • On Iowa backroads, Hillary Clinton re-introduces herself
    On Iowa backroads, Hillary Clinton re-introduces herself Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    In small-town Iowa, Hillary Clinton is starting a new chapter. Her sights glued to the White House, she says she wants to engage "everyday Americans," but she has remained vague about her policy plans. More »

  • Awards won by Al Jazeera English
    Awards won by Al Jazeera English Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Honours given to the channel since launch in 2006. More »

  • Police: Missouri auditor had talked of suicide, left no note Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich had talked for years of taking his life — and had become increasingly agitated over politics — but left no suicide note when he fatally shot himself, investigators said Tuesday. More »

  • Police to release details into auditor death investigation Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton are expected to release details of their investigation into the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich. More »

  • Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream
    Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled Cuban grandfather that he would overthrow Fidel Castro and lead Cuba. Today, at 43, he harbors a new aspiration: to be president of the United States. More »

  • Marco Rubio Faces Uphill Race For White House
    Marco Rubio Faces Uphill Race For White House Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    On paper, Marco Rubio could be exactly what the Republicans need to win back the presidency. His power base is Florida, a crucial swing state. The son of Cuban exiles, his ascent to the US Senate means he's the man who will restore the American Dream, he says. Sen Rubio will hope his roots will help address that deficit. More »

  • As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio
    As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday with first-term Senator Marco Rubio jumping into the race. More »

  • Marco Rubio 2016: the risk of a lifetime Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Before he was the junior senator from Florida, Mr. Rubio was the former speaker of the Florida House, thinking he was out of politics for good. Then a US Senate seat opened up, and Rubio saw his chance. Never mind that the sitting governor – Charlie Crist, then a Republican – wanted that seat. Rubio vanquished Crist, making him the rookie phenom of the Republican Party. More »