US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump overhauled his presidential campaign team for the second time in less than two months, hiring the head of a conservative news website to bolster his combative image and try to reverse poor opinion poll numbers. Trump named Steve Bannon, head of the Breitbart News website, as campaign chief executive officer, a new position.
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Republican Party must adapt rapidly changing demographics in the United States to remain politically relevant.
President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney is a landmark moment in US politics. He is only the second Democratic president to win re-election since Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, doing so despite a very challenging economic headwind of sluggish growth and comparatively high unemployment in the United States.
No break for re-elected President Barack Obama. In the midst of what should be a honeymoon victory Fitch Ratings agency called on the newly appointed head of state to quickly secure agreement on avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' and raising the debt ceiling, to retain its AAA status.
Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote.
President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With results in from most states, the US first African American president has secured the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win the race.
By Rengaraj Viswanathan - In India, people are amused and puzzled, depressed and disinterested and occasionally inspired by the long and loud, colourful and typical American show that goes by the name of the presidential election.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term, citing the importance of his record on climate change, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating blow dealt to the New York area by storm Sandy.
The United States may lose its triple-A debt rating if next year's budget negotiations do not produce policies that over time decrease the country's debt, Moody's Investors Service said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.
The 5.500 Democrat delegates launched a vigorous defence of President Barack Obama on Tuesday and urged voters to give him another term to fix the economy as they opened their national convention with sharp criticism of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.