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#US Elections

# us-elections - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it

Larry Donnelly says while defeating Trump is a welcome victory, Democrats are in danger of storing up problems for the future by isolating the centre-ground.

# us-elections - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Trump attempts to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

It comes amid criticism that Trump’s efforts to subvert the results of the election could do long-lasting damage to democratic traditions.

# us-elections - Friday 20 November, 2020

Hair dye streams down Giuliani's face as Trump lawyer makes further unproven claims about election fraud

Rudy Giuliani has been instrumental to Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election.

# us-elections - Friday 13 November, 2020

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland

The Fianna Fáil senator says recent events have convinced him that political discourse has changed and that a place for considered compromise must now be found in Irish politics.

# us-elections - Sunday 8 November, 2020

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?

The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.

# us-elections - Saturday 7 November, 2020

How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result

President Trump issued his statement while golfing at his club in Virginia.

What exactly does US President-elect Joe Biden plan to do?

Climate, Coronavirus, and Brexit.

# us-elections - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Explainer: Why are Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking so long to count election votes?

Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 has played its part in the delay.

# us-elections - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'A proxy for the future of work': California votes to exempt Uber from new state labour law

Uber and Lyft donated tens of millions of dollars to the campaign.

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

# us-elections - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork

Corkman Greg Delanty, a poet, found himself running as a candidate in the US election in 2004. It was a learning experience.

# us-elections - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Joe Biden and Donald Trump criss-cross key states in final hours of the campaign

Joe Biden still retains a lead ahead of Trump, according to the polls.

# us-elections - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was

The goalposts – and polling analysis – have shifted since 2016, Noel Rock writes.

# us-elections - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Explainer: How does the US voting system work?

People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.

Trump and Biden hit the trail in a charged election week

Trump and Biden have targeted swing states in the final weeks before the election.

# us-elections - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate

Larry Donnelly looks at the how the highest court in America became “such a political hot potato”.

# us-elections - Friday 2 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever

Larry Donnelly looks at the state of the US election after this week’s ‘shameful’ debate, in the wake of the news about Trump and FLOTUS.

# 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.

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