DEFEATED US presidential candidate John McCain defended his running mate Sarah Palin today, denying that she damaged his White House bid and dismissing criticism of her as campaign sniping.
WITH a shrug of his shoulders, a Sunday school teacher in the crowd at what was to have been John McCain's victory rally in Phoenix struggled for the words to voice his disappointment.
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JOHN McCain conceded defeat today in a gracious speech urging his supporters to throw their weight behind the new president.
NEW US President-elect Barack Obama and his defeated rival John McCain gave speeches at rallies following the result tonight.
AMERICANS vote today in what is guaranteed to be a pivotal point in their nation's history: By tomorrow the country will either have its first black president, or it will have witnessed the greatest election upset since polling records began.
Full transcript: Canadian radio comedians fool Sarah Palin into believing she is talking to Nicolas Sarkozy
The full transcript of the prank call in which Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was tricked into believing she was talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It was in fact Canadian radio comedians Masked Avengers.
POLLS presented contradictory results across the United States last night, with evidence that John McCain is closing with Barack Obama ahead of tomorrow's presidential election.
FOR someone who could soon be a heartbeat away from being the leader of the free world, it was hardly a performance likely to win over wavering voters.
Sarah Palin has told a Canadian comedian posing as French president Nicolas Sarkozy during a prank call that "maybe in eight years" she will be president.
American humorist Rich Hall explains why the US has fallen for Barack Obama and turned its face against John McCain in the race for the White House.
THE gutsy, moose-shooting, tax- cutting hockey mom was supposed to be the answer to Republican prayers. But with just nine days to go until the election, 'Palin power' has turned into a nuclear meltdown for John McCain with an opinion poll showing vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to be more of a liability to his campaign than George W Bush.
FORTY years ago, Richard Nixon made a remarkable marketing discovery. By exploiting America's divisions – divisions over Vietnam, divisions over cultural change and, above all, racial divisions – he was able to reinvent the Republican brand.
A NEW poll has found John McCain and Barack Obama running nearly dead-even less than two weeks before the presidential election.
SARAH Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, has enjoyed a £90,000 clothes and make-up budget, election campaigners admitted today.
If the way John McCain has run his presidential campaign is any indication of the way he would run the White House then 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue may need a revolving door to the Rose Garden.
AFTER a week of trying to portray Senator Barack Obama as a friend of terrorists who would drive the country into bankruptcy, Senator John McCain abruptly changed his tone on Friday night, telling voters at a town hall-style meeting that Obama was "a decent person" and a "family man", and suggesting that he would be an acceptable president should he win the White House.
THE words were sombre, even dull, but the body language told of the hostility building between Barack Obama and John McCain in their second US presidential debate on Tuesday.
IT WAS the most-anticipated TV event of the year. Watched by an estimated 60 million Americans, the two men who would lead the United States went head to head on Friday night at the University of Mississippi, but viewers who tuned in hoping to see blood on the floor were left disappointed. Neither Democrat Barack Obama nor Republican opponent John McCain delivered a knockout blow.
IT'S ALL about the women, stupid! The fight is on to capture America's 110 million female voters, with both presidential candidates launching an aggressive push for women's votes in the final six-week sprint to the US election.
IT HAS not been Barack Obama's best week. Polls show him trailing in key states, fundraising is behind target, prominent Democrats are going off-message and supporters of Hillary Clinton are failing to come to his aid by reaching into their pockets.