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# Democrat

Last year
# Las Vegas
Public official arrested in US after journalist who investigated him is killed
Jeff German had written about complaints of administrative bullying and favouritism in Robert Telles’s office.
All time
# Obamacare
US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions
US President Joe Biden called the ruling ‘a big win for the American people’.
# United States
'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests
Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.
# Donald Trump
Trump allegedly said he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine, says his former national security adviser
John Bolton writes in a book draft that Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine.
# impeachment
Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump likely to begin next Tuesday
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the House of Representatives to send the articles of impeachment through to the upper chamber tomorrow.
# US politics
White House believes Nancy Pelosi will 'yield' on impeachment delay
“We think her case is going nowhere,” said Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.
# Election Candidates
'What're you gonna do?' Democrats united on Trump, but divided by race, healthcare and drugs
The 10 Democratic candidates debated each other as impeachment hearings into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine rumbled on.
# backing down
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls out of US presidential race
“I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time.”
# joe show
'Get rid of Trump': Democrats united on some things - but divided on others - as Biden leads debate
The former US vice president clashed with frontrunners Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in last night’s debate.
# Democrat
War veteran Tulsi Gabbard to run for US presidency
Her announcement comes ahead of what is expected to be a wave of high-profile candidates throwing their hats in the ring.
# red vs blue
Head to head: Seven interesting races to watch in the US midterms
Some of the races are virtually tied in the polls – can the Democrats flip enough seats to take back the House?
# War of Words
FBI's deputy director steps down after long-running criticism from Trump
The White House said it played no role in Andrew McCabe’s departure.
# stepping down
Al Franken to resign from US Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct
This means he is the second Democrat forced out in a week over allegaions of harrassment.
# what barack did next
'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight
The former president said he hoped to pass the baton on to the leaders of the future.
# over and out
'I won't see Trump's inauguration, I'll be over the Atlantic': US Ambassador bows out with Obama
“There is a lot of unpredictability ahead of us. I’m an optimist by nature … I hope President Trump is successful.”
# not the one
Bono says Trump is 'potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America'
Meanwhile, former US President George Bush Snr is said to be voting for Hillary Clinton.
# trump supporters
Clinton rows back on 'deplorables' remark after backlash
Donald Trump said it was her “worst mistake of the political season”.
# outdone himself
"A world-class liar" - Donald Trump has just taken an absolutely almighty pop at Hillary
The presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidency unleashed a no-holds-barred attack this evening in New York.
# making history
She's done it: Hillary Clinton claims Democratic presidential nomination
She has also won the California primary.
# rite of passage
Donald Trump wants to scrap the J-1 programme
As part of a range of immigration policies the Republican wants to introduce measures that could impact on the Irish in America.
# Battle
Former US president Jimmy Carter has announced he is battling cancer
90-year-old Carter served as Democratic president between 1976 and 1980.
# she's in
Yes, Hillary Clinton is running for US president
She has announced her candidacy.
# media bias
Fox News named 'most trusted' news channel in America
Don’t tell Russell Brand.
# save the world
California to become first US state to ban plastic bags
Under the Californian legislation, single-use plastic bags would disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies from 1 July, 2015.
# Where is the beef
Here's why this former US presidential candidate is in Dublin this week
Gary Hart is on fact-finding mission on behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry.
# Immigration Reform
Obama will continue to be 'a strong ally' of Ireland - Jen O’Malley Dillon
President Obama’s former deputy campaign manager said politics was a difficult career regardless of your gender.
# Obamacare
US facing government shutdown over Obamacare
House Republicans attached an amendment to the government spending bill that would delay the healthcare legislation by a year.
# Not quite watergate
Ronald Reagan could have 3.4 million square miles of ocean named after him
A United States government committee discussed a bill this week which would rename the Exclusive Economic Zone after the former President.
# Explainer
Here's what the poison sent to Barack Obama can do
The toxin ricin is feared – with good reason.
Column: Who were the greatest and worst US presidents - and why?
On the eve of Obama’s second inauguration, Felix M Larkin looks at what it takes to be considered a great president – and why it matters.
# Say Cheese
Photo: Obama gets new official photograph
He’s all smiles.
# United States
Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State
The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.
# sandy hook
After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons
The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.
# detente
Obama and Romney to have lunch at the White House
This will be the first time the two will have met since the election. What will they talk about?
# usa 2012
Poll finds Irish American voters leaning towards Obama - but only just
The IrishCentral poll found 51 per cent of Irish American voters plan to vote for Barack Obama with 48 per cent leaning towards Mitt Romney.
# US 2012
Both White House campaigns: We're winning
Is somebody in the White House race being economical with the truth? A look at how the US presidential race stands right now.
Obama and Romney battle in the final US presidential debate
Ding ding ding! Tonight Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battle it out over foreign policy in the final US presidential of the election. Let’s see what happens.
# yellow peril
VIDEO: Sesame Street ask Barack Obama to take down Big Bird ad
The Barack Obama campaign has made an ad mocking Mitt Romney over his Big Bird comments – but Sesame Street isn’t happy.
# US 2012
Obama raises $181 million in September in campaign boost
It was the biggest monthly cash take by Obama in the 2012 presidential race – but how will it compare to Romney’s donations?
# you're no jack kennedy
Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates
Obama and Romney will go head to head for the first time in a presidential debate tonight – but here’s 5 stand-out moments from previous presidential races.