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# us-politics - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

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.

One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows

One-fifth said racial inequality was the most critical issue and more than one-sixth said the pandemic was most important.

# us-politics - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president

Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.

# us-politics - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Republicans have mostly united to support Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

# us-politics - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden

It was announced earlier that the candidates would “participate from separate remote locations”.

# us-politics - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race

Larry Donnelly says we are in a crucial phase of the US election cycle and if the Democrats don’t tackle Trump’s fear-based message, they could be in trouble.

# us-politics - Monday 31 August, 2020

'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.

# us-politics - Friday 28 August, 2020

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

# us-politics - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House

Use of the presidential residence for such a partisan event would break with tradition.

# us-politics - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

# us-politics - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities

Hundreds have already been sent to Kansas City to help quell violence.

# us-politics - Saturday 18 July, 2020

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80

He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists.

# us-politics - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'

Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.

# us-politics - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

# us-politics - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

# us-politics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

# us-politics - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?

Trump was on track to take a second term, but Covid-19 has changed everything, writes Donnelly.

# us-politics - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

# us-politics - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters

Larry Donnelly says wildcards like Covid-19 will shape the Trump vs Biden race

# us-politics - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty

The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?

Bernie may secretly have welcomed a Biden victory in South Carolina, but not to this extent, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November?

The race for the White House is heating up.

# us-politics - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg

The 78-year-old beat back a strong challenge from Buttigieg last night.

# us-politics - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.

# us-politics - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

# us-politics - Sunday 22 December, 2019

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.

# us-politics - Friday 13 December, 2019

Vote postponed on Trump articles of impeachment after divisive 14-hour committee session

A 14-hour session was shut down by the House Judiciary Committee.

# us-politics - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today

The vote is due to take place at 11.30pm Irish time today.

# us-politics - Sunday 10 November, 2019

All eyes on Iowa: A view of the Democratic candidates from the key state

Irish journalist Colm Quinn is on the ground in Iowa to see how the Democratic frontrunners are doing.

# us-politics - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?

Huge support for just three Democrat front runners in the race for nomination is unusual, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ campaign reveals he suffered heart attack

Sanders is in the running for the Democratic nomination for president.

# us-politics - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Why is a 50-year-old debate about bussing black children to school hurting Joe Biden's campaign? Bussing This post contains videos

Why is a 50-year-old debate about bussing black children to school hurting Joe Biden's campaign?

The question of bussing was raised during Thursday’s Democratic debate.

# us-politics - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'Keep America Great': Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election bid in Florida

The US President warned against the rise of his rival Democrat party.

# us-politics - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Is Joe Biden the man to take on Donald Trump? His chances may not be as strong as they seem

Biden entered the contest as frontrunner, but how long will that last?

# us-politics - Monday 15 April, 2019

Explainer: Who is Pete Buttigieg, the millennial mayor who's the breakout star of the Democratic race?

(It’s pronounced ‘Boot-Edge-Edge’.)

# us-politics - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember the last few US presidential primaries?

It’s all kicking off Stateside, but do you remember past races?

# us-politics - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Opinion: The fallout from the Mueller Report exposes a Democratic Party adrift

Driven by enmity for Donald Trump the Democrats have forgotten that the way to beat your opponent in a democracy – is at the ballot box, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Monday 25 March, 2019

To impeach or not to impeach? What the Mueller report means for Democrats

The report hasn’t recommended any more indictments, but that’s not the end of it.

# us-politics - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Opinion: Who will represent the Democrats in 2020?

After Trump’s election it would be a mistake to ignore the long shots, writes Larry Donnelly.

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