2012 US Election http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22359/all en President Barack Obama wins re-election http://www.globalpost.com/series/2012-us-election Although Barack Obama won, the bitter campaign divided the US. The president emerges with a tenuous mandate and an urgent domestic to-do list. Abroad, a new world order is rising from the euro crisis, the Arab Spring and emerging Asia, and US leadership will be key. In this series, GlobalPost's far-flung correspondents bring you insights into how President Obama's re-election will impact their regions. 2012 US Election Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5688522 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama declines arm-wrestling challenge, suggests hoops instead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120706/obama-declines-arm-wrestling-challenge-suggests- Jeff Hawks reminds Obama he's inside a bar with Fox News on the overhead televisions. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120706/obama-declines-arm-wrestling-challenge-suggests-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:10:37 +0000 David Trifunov 5710831 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's Ohio host dies hours after meeting president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120706/obamas-ohio-host-dies-hours-after-meeting-presid The president stopped at Ann’s Place for breakfast as he continued his two-day tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120706/obamas-ohio-host-dies-hours-after-meeting-presid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election United States Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:20:55 +0000 David Trifunov 5710851 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney raised record $106 million in June http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120709/mitt-romney-raised-record-106-million-june Expect his totals to continue climbing: Romney charged $75,000 per couple for an event in the Hamptons on the weekend. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120709/mitt-romney-raised-record-106-million-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:41:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5710988 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney booed at NAACP address (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120711/mitt-romney-address-naacp The former governor of Massachusetts addressed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at 10:30 a.m., and some excerpts from his speech were released by his campaign.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120711/mitt-romney-address-naacp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election United States Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:48:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5711350 at http://www.globalpost.com LPAC: Lesbian Super PAC launches with star power of Jane Lynch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120711/lpac-lesbian-super-pac-launches-star-power-jane- LPAC hopes to raise about $1 million for this year’s election and is now formulating a list of candidates to endorse. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120711/lpac-lesbian-super-pac-launches-star-power-jane-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:39:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5711384 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden rallies support at NAACP (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120712/biden-speaks-naacp Vice President Joe Biden said of President Obama, "He has put country first."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120712/biden-speaks-naacp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election United States Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:22:11 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5711610 at http://www.globalpost.com Cheney: Romney best choice in case of another 9/11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120713/cheney-romney-best-choice-case-another-911 Cheney said Romney was the "only" man he would want in charge in the event of another crisis like 9/11.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120713/cheney-romney-best-choice-case-another-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:00:40 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5711728 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks congress to 'skip the drama' on tax cuts (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120714/obama-asks-congress-skip-the-drama-tax-cuts-vide Obama alludes to America’s prosperity under Bill Clinton, when "millionaires were doing pretty well.” <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120714/obama-asks-congress-skip-the-drama-tax-cuts-vide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:10:26 +0000 David Trifunov 5711870 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney surrogate Sununu says Obama should 'learn how to be American' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120717/romney-surrogate-sununu-says-obama-should-learn- "The Obama campaign has once again demonstrated that they are clearly and unequivocally a bunch of liars," Sununu said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120717/romney-surrogate-sununu-says-obama-should-learn-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:31:52 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5712204 at http://www.globalpost.com Under fire over taxes, Romney blasts Obama as anti-success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120718/romney-blasts-obama-anti-success Under increasing pressure to release additional tax returns, Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday as being anti-success.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120718/romney-blasts-obama-anti-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election United States Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:48:26 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5712445 at http://www.globalpost.com Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, blasts Mitt Romney as "not human" (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/mark-hamill-who-played-luke-skywalker-blasts-mitt-romney-not- "The Force" is most definitely not with Mitt Romney. Or so says Luke Skywalker, who slammed the candidate as "not human."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/mark-hamill-who-played-luke-skywalker-blasts-mitt-romney-not-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Hollyworld United States Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:31:40 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5712460 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado Batman premiere shooting: Does Mitt Romney support gun control? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120720/colorado-batman-premiere-shooting-does-mitt-romney-support-gun-control <p>Boston &mdash; As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney&nbsp;designated May 7th as &ldquo;The Right to Bear Arms Day,&quot; his election website boasts. That&#39;s not even the complete story.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120720/colorado-batman-premiere-shooting-does-mitt-romney-support-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election World Leaders Elections Politics United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:11:00 +0000 David Case 5712702 at http://www.globalpost.com George W. Bush not attending Republican National Convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/george-w-bush-not-attending-republican-national- Pres. Bush is "still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa," said his spokesman.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/george-w-bush-not-attending-republican-national-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5712877 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney camp highlights 'Anglo-Saxon' bond with England http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120725/romney-camp-highlights-anglo-saxon-bond-england The Telegraph’s Tim Stanley suggested Romney immediately fire the person responsible for the poor choice of words, given the veiled racial overtones of “Anglo-Saxon.” <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120725/romney-camp-highlights-anglo-saxon-bond-england" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Politics United States Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:11:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5713339 at http://www.globalpost.com