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# us-politics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

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

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

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,275 Views 42 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?

May 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 125,631 Views 161 Comments

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
# US Politics
# US Politics

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

Apr 8th 2020, 4:37 PM 26,297 Views 70 Comments

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
# US Elections 2020
# US Elections 2020

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

Apr 4th 2020, 1:00 PM 31,924 Views 49 Comments

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 Kennedys
# The Kennedys

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

Mar 28th 2020, 1:00 PM 37,877 Views 18 Comments

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
# US Election
# US Election

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

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,440 Views 38 Comments

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'?
# Super Tuesday
# Super Tuesday

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 14,507 Views 60 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 11:00 AM 33,385 Views 73 Comments

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
# US Politics
# US Politics

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg

Feb 12th 2020, 7:07 AM 12,297 Views 42 Comments

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
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2020, 8:07 AM 27,643 Views 73 Comments

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
# US Politics
# US Politics

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

Feb 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 7,320 Views 5 Comments

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
# US Politics
# US Politics

White House believes Nancy Pelosi will 'yield' on impeachment delay

Dec 22nd 2019, 7:20 PM 19,772 Views 56 Comments

“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
# US Politics
# US Politics

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

Dec 13th 2019, 7:09 AM 11,050 Views 13 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 11:06 AM 8,228 Views 7 Comments

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
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

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

Nov 10th 2019, 12:00 PM 10,529 Views 11 Comments

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?
# LARRY DONNELLY
# LARRY DONNELLY

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:00 PM 21,711 Views 70 Comments

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
# Recovery
# Recovery

Bernie Sanders’ campaign reveals he suffered heart attack

Oct 5th 2019, 11:53 AM 22,447 Views 64 Comments

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
# Bussing

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

Jun 29th 2019, 10:31 AM 28,857 Views 23 Comments

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
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

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

Jun 19th 2019, 7:16 AM 11,124 Views 63 Comments

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
# No Show Like A Joe Show
# No Show Like A Joe Show

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

Apr 28th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,418 Views 65 Comments

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?
# Mayor Pete
# Mayor Pete

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

Apr 15th 2019, 2:56 PM 17,809 Views 38 Comments

(It’s pronounced ‘Boot-Edge-Edge’.)

# us-politics - Saturday 6 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 19,155 Views 4 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 30th 2019, 7:30 PM 17,635 Views 40 Comments

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
# Mueller's Genuine Draft
# Mueller's Genuine Draft

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

Mar 25th 2019, 7:01 PM 13,179 Views 55 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Who will represent the Democrats in 2020?

Jan 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 12,534 Views 51 Comments

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

# us-politics - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Explainer: Who's to blame for the US shutdown and is there an end in sight?
# Border Wall
# Border Wall

Explainer: Who's to blame for the US shutdown and is there an end in sight?

Jan 9th 2019, 3:00 PM 13,175 Views 25 Comments

It’s all about money, and a wall.

# us-politics - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the face of US politics - here's how
# Women In Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Women In Politics

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the face of US politics - here's how

Jan 8th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,780 Views 3 Comments

She made history last week.

# us-politics - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Last week, the US passed a bill to radically reform its criminal justice system - but what will it change?
# First Step Act
# First Step Act

Last week, the US passed a bill to radically reform its criminal justice system - but what will it change?

Dec 26th 2018, 6:47 PM 10,760 Views 16 Comments

The bill passed in the Senate last week after it received huge bipartisan support.

# us-politics - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe

Dec 5th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,619 Views 21 Comments

Flynn admitted to lying about his contacts with Russians last year, following Trump’s November 2016 election.

# us-politics - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush
# 41st President
# 41st President

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush

Updated Dec 1st 2018, 2:39 PM 25,427 Views 95 Comments

The 41st US President died on Friday at the age of 94.

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94
# RIP
# RIP

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94

Dec 1st 2018, 7:08 AM 43,564 Views 64 Comments

The 41st President helped steer America through the end of the Cold War.

# us-politics - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote
# Cindy Hyde-Smith
# Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote

Nov 28th 2018, 7:03 AM 23,520 Views 70 Comments

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.

# us-politics - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?
# A House Divided
# A House Divided

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 21,702 Views 65 Comments

Would the US President care, and should he?

# us-politics - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms
# Land Of The Free
# Land Of The Free

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms

Oct 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 21,623 Views 48 Comments

The elections come at a polarised time for US politics.

# us-politics - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Donald Trump says media must 'set a civil tone', then describes media as 'bad and hateful'
# Anger
# Anger

Donald Trump says media must 'set a civil tone', then describes media as 'bad and hateful'

Oct 25th 2018, 1:35 PM 11,947 Views 80 Comments

Trump was reacting to a spate of attempted mail bomb attacks on Democrats.

# us-politics - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her

Oct 16th 2018, 4:27 PM 65,714 Views 70 Comments

The US President has denied an affair with the former adult actress.

# us-politics - Friday 28 September, 2018

Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'
# Accused
# Accused

Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'

Sep 28th 2018, 7:37 AM 15,949 Views 109 Comments

Trump pushed for the Senate to go ahead with a vote on his nomination.

# us-politics - Friday 14 September, 2018

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon fails in her bid to be Governor of New York
# Celeb Factor
# Celeb Factor

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon fails in her bid to be Governor of New York

Sep 14th 2018, 7:50 AM 29,572 Views 18 Comments

Two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo defeated Nixon in the Democratic race.

# us-politics - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Florida's crazy race for governor has racism claims and a candidate reading Trump books to his kids
# Make Florida Great Again
# Make Florida Great Again

Florida's crazy race for governor has racism claims and a candidate reading Trump books to his kids

Aug 29th 2018, 10:42 PM 16,593 Views 60 Comments

Andrew Gillum is aiming to become Florida’s first African-American governor.

# us-politics - Monday 27 August, 2018

The feud between John McCain and Donald Trump has continued even after the senator's death
# Grudge
# Grudge

The feud between John McCain and Donald Trump has continued even after the senator's death

Aug 27th 2018, 8:08 PM 42,394 Views 42 Comments

McCain has take a shot at Trumpian policies in a farewell statement to US citizens.