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Can Hillary Clinton smash the biggest glass ceiling in November?
Larry Donnelly says it is “shameful” that Sanders has not already conceded gracefully.
Trump will be the Republican nominee - and Hillary has wasted no time going for the jugular
The Democrat frontrunner has released not one, but two, campaign adverts specifically aimed at the billionaire.
Not over until it's over - Bernie Sanders just hammered Hillary Clinton in Washington and Alaska
Sanders is also expected to take Hawaii after what has been a triumphant weekend for the Vermont presidential hopeful.
‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’
It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.
Guns, Obamacare and Bill's transgressions: Things got heated in last night's Democratic debate
Hillary Clinton is feeling Bernie Sanders snapping at her heels.
'Prostitutes over patriots': This is the most savage political attack ad you will ever see
No qualms.
Trump steals limelight at Democratic debate by live-tweeting the whole thing
Hillary Clinton went head-to-head with her main rival Bernie Sanders.
US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
The late night vote followed a long day of arm-twisting by the White House as dozens of Democrats revolted over parts of the bill.
Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate
Republicans seized at least seven seats from Senate Democrats.
Obama set to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS - but only after Republican support
Thanks, guys.
US companies who object to contraception on religious grounds won't have to pay for it
The Supreme Court has decided on a long-running dispute about whether companies can opt out of certain aspects of employee health insurance.
Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.
Hillary Clinton is touring the US promoting a new book (or something else, perhaps, maybe)
The former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady has been accused of playing it safe in her new book, “Hard Choices”.
Burton will decline invite to New York parade over LGBT ban
LGBT groups have called on Irish officials and An Garda Síochána to follow the New York mayor’s lead and boycott the parade.
A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…
Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal
President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a sign of rare bipartisan cooperation.
US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.
Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston
Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.
Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown
The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.
Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon to reopen
US states will temporarily pay the running costs of world-famous landmarks.
US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers home, museums and national parks are shut, much scientific research is on hold and the shutdown is now threatening already sluggish economic growth.
US government shuts down after Obamacare row
Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.
Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget
Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.
After 21-hour Ted Cruz speech, US Senate votes on budget measures
Attempting to halt the removal of a provision that would see Obamacare defunded, a Texas senator held the floor for 21 hours, taking time to read his daughters a bed time story.
Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer
Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the US Senate’s support for comprehensive immigration reform as the proposed law now goes to the House of Representatives.
'A people's filibuster' stops Texas passing law restricting abortions
Attempts to implement a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force clinics to upgrade facilities in Texas was defeated by a lengthy filibuster and chaotic scenes in the state legislature.
Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?
A Republican candidate’s surprise take of the senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy’s death in 2010 shook Obama’s administration – now, with the same seat up for grabs, Sam McNally wonders if the president has anything to fear this time around.
US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law
The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.
Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'
The budget blueprint will never become reality but marks White House’s entry into what is likely to be another intense showdown over spending cuts and taxes with Republicans in Washington.
Videos: Obama pledges to reignite economy, fix immigration, fight gun crime
The US president set out an ambitious agenda for his second term in his fifth State of the Union address in Washington overnight. Watch key excerpts from the speech…
Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators
The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.
US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff
If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.
Obama campaign says it won Florida vote
Mitt Romney’s campaign team earlier conceded that the Republican presidential nominee lost Florida’s votes to President Barack Obama.
Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.
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Column: ‘The Irish-American vote may well decide the outcome of this election’
Irish-American voters are still a vibrant political entity and are important in the race for the White House, writes Larry Donnelly.
Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney
Will Ferrell says he will eat toenails if you get out and vote. CANNONBALL!
The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes
The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.
Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?
A special and highly scientific investigation by
Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream
It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.