John McCain is once again trying to dress the political wound that never heals: his role in a 1980s banking scandal that is featured in a new Barack Obama attack video.
Barack Obama has launched his historic campaign for the White House with an outdoor extravaganza, promising more than 84,000 cheering supporters an end to the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush."
The presidential candidates are capping a history-making campaign with a dash from Florida through a half-dozen other crucial states as John McCain tries for an upset over Barack Obama.
There were messages of good will from many Kiwis, but it was the jubilation of Americans that brought tears to Tracey Barnett's eyes.
Gov. Sarah Palin violated no ethics laws when she fired her public safety commissioner, the state personnel board concluded in a report released on Monday.
Cindy McCain says Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin understands what's at stake in national security issues in part because she is governor of Alaska, located in close proximity to Russia.
Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, N.H., where tradition of having the first Election Day ballots tallied lives on.
Anti-tax crusader Rand Paul's election victory has given the tea party a flag bearer to send to the Senate and hope that more like-minded Washington outsiders would be elected to Congress.
The name of the man killed when his car caught fire after hitting a bridge near Fairlie in South Canterbury will not be released until he has been formally identified, police say.
In a day of stunning disclosures, John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has said her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was five months pregnant, and it was revealed that an attorney was hired to defend the governor in a probe into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Election officials across the US braced for record turnout on Tuesday in a historic presidential race, hoping to avoid the long lines and malfunctioning machines that scarred previous contests for the White House.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have made their final urgent pleas to voters in a closing sprint through vital battleground states that will determine who wins their agonizingly close race for the White House.
Mexicans on the US border anxiously awaited the outcome of the US presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local...
Republicans sought today to put their Hurricane Gustav-eclipsed convention back on track with a series of speeches by political heavy weights.
The world is riveted by the election drama unfolding in the United States, inspired by the hope embodied by Barack Obama or simply relieved that - whoever wins - an administration that spawned Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay was coming to an end.
Republican Donald Trump is on the brink of winning the White Housey, sweeping a series of key battleground states and rattling world markets
Barack Obama's presidential campaign said it raised $US10 ($NZ15) million on Thursday following the Republican National Convention speech by rival John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin.
Two Dunedin residents will be celebrating more loudly than most if Barack Obama wins the race to be the next president of the United States.
Republicans were putting up an unexpectedly tough fight to protect their majority in the US Senate on Tuesday, with several races too close to call.