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#US Elections

# us-elections - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?

Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.

# us-elections - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Donald Trump weighs in again to question reliability of mail-in votes

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has met the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a white police officer.

# us-elections - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Trump's presidency has weakened the electoral college - time for it to go

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the dual US voting system and says the electoral college has the potential to cause major upheaval now and in future.

# us-elections - Monday 24 August, 2020

Republican Party formally nominates Trump to take on Biden in US 2020 elections

The nomination was one of the first acts of a Republican convention.

# us-elections - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign

As Democrats rally against Trump, the race for Massachusetts’ Senate seat is also worth watching, Larry Donnelly writes.

# us-elections - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

US Postal Service halts changes blamed for slowing delivery until after the November election

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been under intense pressure from Congress amid the reforms he has been implementing.

# us-elections - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee

Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s pick for the Democratic vice-president nominee last night.

# us-elections - Monday 10 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know US Vice Presidents?

With Joe Biden set to choose his vice presidential nominee this week, we’re testing your knowledge of US Veeps.

# us-elections - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

# us-elections - Friday 7 August, 2020

Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden

An independent commission said both candidates had agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.

# us-elections - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump

Larry Donnelly says we should not write off Trump in November, but if he does lose, it is merely the first step in a long road back to redemption for the US.

# us-elections - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries

The results in yesterday’s primaries added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

# us-elections - Sunday 8 March, 2020

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line

Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.

# us-elections - Monday 2 March, 2020

Amy Klobuchar ends Democratic presidential campaign and endorses Joe Biden

Klobuchar is due to appear with Biden at his rally in Dallas, Texas tonight.

# us-elections - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-elections - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

# us-elections - Friday 7 February, 2020

Opinion: Bernie can beat Trump, he's the only one who can

Sanders’ centrist critics deliberately miss the point of his appeal, writes Conor Kenny.

# us-elections - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?

Democrats in the US are choosing their election candidate to take on Trump.

# us-elections - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle

The Democrats bowed to pressure on impeachment, but will it make a difference to the 2020 result?

# us-elections - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

# us-elections - Friday 2 November, 2018

The Candidate: Listen to our special edition podcast for the US midterms

Let us explain what’s happening on the other side of the ocean.

# us-elections - Monday 29 August, 2016

Hillary Clinton's top aide announces divorce after husband's 'sexting' affair

Huma Abedin’s husband sent shirtless photos of himself to another woman while his four-year-old son slept by his side.

# us-elections - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Trump defends both sides of the Black Lives Matter protests, says he 'will reject bigotry' as president

In a statement, he said he was behind the African-American community – but also defended the police force.

# us-elections - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Enda's take on Donald Trump? 'Racist and dangerous'

But “the world will have to deal with their decision” if he is elected, the Taoiseach said.

# us-elections - Friday 20 May, 2016

National poll shows Trump closing the gap on Hillary Clinton

Eight in 10 think leaders of the Republican Party should support Donald Trump even if they disagree with him on important issues.

# us-elections - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders wins in West Virginia while Trump cruises to victory in two more states

The 74-year-old Vermont senator has mounted an unyielding come-from-behind.

# us-elections - Friday 15 April, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had a seriously heated debate last night

The two went at each other in front of a packed crowd in Brooklyn.

# us-elections - Monday 11 April, 2016

They're best of enemies on the trail - but years ago Hillary and Trump were (almost) friends

Clinton was a guest at one of Trump’s weddings – and he even donated to her campaign.

# us-elections - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Donald Trump took a massive gamble in Atlantic City ... it didn't pay off

The businessman-turned-politician once employed thousands in the resort town.

# us-elections - Saturday 2 April, 2016

# us-elections - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Who backs Donald? Profile of a core Trump supporter

His most enthusiastic supporters are mainly white and lack college education.

# us-elections - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

"The most interesting man in politics" just quit the race for the White House

We’re down to ten hopefuls on the Republican side.

# us-elections - Monday 1 February, 2016

Iowa's extremely confusing system for picking White House hopefuls, explained

After months of controversy and debate, the race for the White House starts for real today.

# us-elections - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Donald Trump's pulling out of the last Republican debate - because this woman's involved...

The billionaire dismissed the Fox host as a “third-rate reporter” who is bad at her job.

# us-elections - Monday 25 January, 2016

Trump goes to church, gets a sermon on Syrian refugees and Mexican migrants

Trump’s campaign invited several reporters to observe the Iowa ceremony.

# us-elections - Saturday 14 November, 2015

WATCH: Donald Trump's blistering nine-minute tirade against his biggest rival

Trump comparing the self-confessed ‘pathological temper’ of Ben Carson to that of child molesters.

# us-elections - Friday 6 November, 2015

'Prostitutes over patriots': This is the most savage political attack ad you will ever see Not Cool Man This post contains videos

# us-elections - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America

And how a series of videos could end up shutting down the entire US government.

# us-elections - Friday 7 August, 2015

WATCH: The 5 craziest moments from last night's US Presidential debate

Things got seriously heated in Cleveland last night.

# us-elections - Saturday 13 June, 2015

In case you didn't hear her the first time, Hillary Clinton is launching her campaign again

Because you can never have too many campaign launches.

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