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# us-politics - Saturday 1 October, 2022

Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms

Sat 8:00 PM 14,938 Views 14 Comments

Our columnist looks at the key battles in the US ahead of November’s vote.

# us-politics - Friday 16 September, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
# US After Trump
# US After Trump

Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 11:00 AM 38,929 Views 12 Comments

Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.

# us-politics - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Conservatives may need an antidote to Trump, but Cheney isn't it
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Conservatives may need an antidote to Trump, but Cheney isn't it

Aug 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,498 Views 25 Comments

Fresh from a visit to his home city of Boston, our columnist looks at the latest waves in US politics.

# us-politics - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law
# New Legislation
# New Legislation

US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law

Aug 17th 2022, 7:09 AM 12,812 Views 21 Comments

The measure is paid for by new taxes on large companies and stepped-up IRS enforcement of wealthy individuals and entities.

# us-politics - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?

Aug 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 29,138 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist says surprising abortion votes and the fact that Republicans have an issue with Trump could sway things for Democrats.

# us-politics - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Assault rifle ban passes in US House of Representatives but likely doomed in Senate
# Us Gun Control
# Us Gun Control

Assault rifle ban passes in US House of Representatives but likely doomed in Senate

Jul 30th 2022, 8:34 AM 14,151 Views 16 Comments

It would ban the sale, import, manufacture or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons such as those used in recent mass shootings.

# us-politics - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Biden likely has highly contagious Covid-19 strain but symptoms improving, doctors say
# Covid Diagnosis
# Covid Diagnosis

Biden likely has highly contagious Covid-19 strain but symptoms improving, doctors say

Updated Jul 23rd 2022, 6:37 PM 34,818 Views 24 Comments

The US president completed his first full day of Paxlovid, the antiviral therapy treatment meant to reduce the severity of Covid.

# us-politics - Friday 22 July, 2022

Donald Trump watched Capitol riot on TV and ignored pleas to condemn, US hearing told
# 6 January
# 6 January

Donald Trump watched Capitol riot on TV and ignored pleas to condemn, US hearing told

Jul 22nd 2022, 7:17 AM 21,634 Views 18 Comments

Trump was accused of pouring “gasoline on the fire” by aggressively tweeting his false claims of a stolen election.

# us-politics - Friday 15 July, 2022

US House passes bills to protect abortion access but Senate approval unlikely
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US House passes bills to protect abortion access but Senate approval unlikely

Jul 15th 2022, 9:30 PM 7,841 Views 8 Comments

The legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

# us-politics - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?

Jun 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 13,854 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.

# us-politics - Thursday 7 April, 2022

US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Apr 7th 2022, 8:10 PM 18,033 Views 36 Comments

Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

# us-politics - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Donald Trump endorses Sarah Palin in bid for Alaska US House seat
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump endorses Sarah Palin in bid for Alaska US House seat

Apr 5th 2022, 7:18 AM 30,746 Views 50 Comments

Palin was selected by John McCain in 2008 to be his running mate against Barack Obama.

# us-politics - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 PM 16,397 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.

# us-politics - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us
# Regularisation
# Regularisation

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 PM 15,877 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist welcomes the regularisation scheme for undocumented immigrants here and is reminded of Irish people in the same boat in the US.

# us-politics - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

Jan 26th 2022, 8:01 PM 18,118 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

# us-politics - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

Jan 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 35,636 Views 99 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

# us-politics - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided
# One Year On
# One Year On

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 1:00 PM 21,135 Views 48 Comments

Our columnist looks at US politics a year on from the infamous storming of the US Capitol Building.

# us-politics - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,415 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

# us-politics - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics
# Virginia
# Virginia

Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics

Nov 3rd 2021, 4:11 PM 15,137 Views 44 Comments

It was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.

# us-politics - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,001 Views 5 Comments

Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.

# us-politics - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland
# Biden Nominee
# Biden Nominee

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland

Oct 20th 2021, 1:52 PM 13,841 Views 8 Comments

Cronin was nominated for the role of ambassador by Biden in June.

# us-politics - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

Oct 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,100 Views 29 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

# us-politics - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,735 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

# us-politics - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
# Back To Boston
# Back To Boston

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 20,776 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

# us-politics - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
# What Next?
# What Next?

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,376 Views 15 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.

# us-politics - Friday 3 September, 2021

Biden won’t run in 2024 after Afghanistan ‘travesty’, says Trump's ex-chief of staff
# Interview
# Interview

Biden won’t run in 2024 after Afghanistan ‘travesty’, says Trump's ex-chief of staff

Sep 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 24,261 Views 30 Comments

Mick Mulvaney spoke to The Journal about Afghanistan, the Good Friday Agreement and quitting the Trump administration.

# us-politics - Friday 27 August, 2021

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,686 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

# us-politics - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Jul 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,359 Views 115 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

# us-politics - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,377 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

# us-politics - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,475 Views 84 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.

# us-politics - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,413 Views 250 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

# us-politics - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,275 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

# us-politics - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Jan 20th 2021, 12:39 PM 25,070 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

# us-politics - Friday 15 January, 2021

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
# United States
# United States

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,718 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

# us-politics - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?

Jan 14th 2021, 7:38 AM 37,158 Views 39 Comments

The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.

# us-politics - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists
# Trump
# Trump

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists

Jan 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,670 Views 30 Comments

Queens University’s Tom Albrecht and Tristan Sturm chart the parallels between last week’s attack on the US Capitol and a similar gathering at the German Reichstag building last year.

# us-politics - Friday 8 January, 2021

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary
# Marty Walsh
# Marty Walsh

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 9:14 PM 80,118 Views 69 Comments

Biden says he considered nominating Bernie Sanders for the Cabinet position.

# us-politics - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos

Jan 7th 2021, 7:24 AM 53,500 Views 74 Comments

The Washington police chief did not link the deaths from medical emergencies to the violence.

# us-politics - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
# US Politics
# US Politics

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win

Jan 6th 2021, 9:44 AM 33,468 Views 49 Comments

Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.

# us-politics - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Six things to look out for in Georgia's $420 million Senate-deciding election race
# Georgia On My Mind
# Georgia On My Mind

Six things to look out for in Georgia's $420 million Senate-deciding election race

Jan 5th 2021, 12:06 AM 24,840 Views 20 Comments

Georgians go to the polls today to elect two senators.

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