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Romney's bounce from convention looks short-lived: Reuters Poll

A modest bump in popularity for US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney from this week's Republican Party convention looks to be short-lived, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Kal Penn takes on Eastwood

Indian-American Hollywood actor Kal Penn, roped in by US President Barack Obama to woo young voters, has appealed to them to register and go out to vote.

Barack Obama's acceptance speech breaks Twitter record

President Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Thursday night drew the largest television audience of this year's political conventions and ranked as the biggest political moment ever on social media site Twitter.

Obama pokes fun at those questioning his birth certificate

US President Barack Obama on Sunday took a dig at those questioning that he was born in Hawaii. While campaigning in Florida, Obama made an unscheduled stop at a bar where he met a boy born in Hawaii – where the President was born.

US polls get 'physical' with bear hugs

Barack Obama goes airborne in a doozy of a bear hug with a pizza guy in Florida. Joe Biden cozies up with a biker chick in Ohio. Paul Ryan encircles a campaign supporter in North Carolina in a double-armed embrace.

Madonna says she was being 'ironic' in calling Obama a Muslim

Pop star Madonna said on Tuesday she was being deliberately 'ironic on stage' when she erroneously referred to US President Barack Obama during her concert in the nation's capital as a 'black Muslim.'

Obama's mom's nude pics surface in DVD

As part of the US election's dirty tricks, an anti-Barack Obama documentary that claims the President's mother once posed for pornographic photos wearing bondage gear is being sent to millions of voters in swing states.

Key details of the 2012 US presidential debates

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are preparing to square off Wednesday night in the first of three prime-time debates. Tens of millions of Americans are expected to tune in.

Obama-Romney debate: Social media declare Romney winner

Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama. That was one of the many judgments churning Twitter and Facebook during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest Wednesday night.

Obama, Romney debate generates 10 mn tweets

The first of three presidential debates between US President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney has generated a staggering 10.3 million tweets.

Bin Laden movie to premiere in US ahead of election

A big-name Hollywood fundraiser for Barack Obama is releasing the first feature film about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden two days before the US presidential election.

'Too polite' on 'bad' debate night: Obama

US President Barack Obama tried to steady panicking supporters, insisting he would win re-election despite a "bad night" in a first debate in which he had been "too polite" to Mitt Romney.

Top 5 donors to Obama, Romney campaigns

Who are the biggest donors to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney? The Associated Press examined more than 2.3 million campaign contributions and ranked the top five financial supporters for each.
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