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# us-politics - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown
# US Politics
# US Politics

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:05 AM 19,296 Views 38 Comments

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.

# us-politics - Sunday 31 December, 2017

2017: How was it for Trump?
# Read Me
# Read Me

2017: How was it for Trump?

Dec 31st 2017, 7:00 AM 10,048 Views 27 Comments

A stunning year in politics on the other side of the Atlantic has ended on a remarkable note, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' Senator after tweeting she would beg and 'do anything' for donations
# Me Too
# Me Too

Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' Senator after tweeting she would beg and 'do anything' for donations

Dec 12th 2017, 9:02 PM 24,049 Views 68 Comments

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it was a ‘sexist smear’ by the president.

# us-politics - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

A transgender politician beat 'Virginia's chief homophobe' to a state seat for the Democrats
# Danica Roem
# Danica Roem

A transgender politician beat 'Virginia's chief homophobe' to a state seat for the Democrats

Nov 8th 2017, 11:02 AM 19,930 Views 92 Comments

Danica Roem is the first openly transgender person in US history to win a seat in a state legislature.

# us-politics - Monday 25 September, 2017

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case
# US Politics
# US Politics

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Sep 25th 2017, 3:57 PM 24,315 Views 22 Comments

Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.

# us-politics - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Secret Service says it has no tapes of Trump's Comey conversations
# No Tapes
# No Tapes

Secret Service says it has no tapes of Trump's Comey conversations

Jun 13th 2017, 7:26 AM 12,202 Views 19 Comments

Sean Spicer said an announcement would come “when the president is ready to make it.”

# us-politics - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Donald Trump is reportedly ready to live-tweet James Comey's box office testimony
# Fastest Finger First
# Fastest Finger First

Donald Trump is reportedly ready to live-tweet James Comey's box office testimony

Jun 6th 2017, 9:50 PM 22,514 Views 42 Comments

On Thursday, the former FBI director appears before congress to give highly-anticipated testimony.

# us-politics - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Donald Trump's worst week in Washington
# Crisis Mode
# Crisis Mode

Donald Trump's worst week in Washington

May 20th 2017, 7:40 AM 16,722 Views 83 Comments

It’s been a tough week for the US President.

# us-politics - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Donald Trump: 'No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly'
# Embattled
# Embattled

Donald Trump: 'No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly'

May 17th 2017, 6:14 PM 28,989 Views 74 Comments

The US President was addressing Coast Guard graduates today.

# us-politics - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A 30-year-old first-time politician almost upset Donald Trump (even more)
# Newcomer
# Newcomer

A 30-year-old first-time politician almost upset Donald Trump (even more)

Apr 19th 2017, 10:11 AM 26,272 Views 33 Comments

Jon Ossoff was called a “super liberal” by Trump.

# us-politics - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:19 PM 22,237 Views 11 Comments

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

# us-politics - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump
# Town Halls
# Town Halls

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump

Feb 25th 2017, 12:01 PM 23,712 Views 42 Comments

Town hall meetings across the US are getting testy.

# us-politics - Friday 17 February, 2017

Trump's choice for national security advisor turns down job
# Not For Me
# Not For Me

Trump's choice for national security advisor turns down job

Feb 17th 2017, 9:11 AM 21,083 Views 55 Comments

“I currently could not make that commitment.”

# us-politics - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King
# John Lewis
# John Lewis

Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King

Jan 14th 2017, 4:22 PM 33,642 Views 134 Comments

Ahead of MLK Day in the US, Trump has claimed that Congressman John Lewis is ‘all talk’.

# us-politics - Monday 12 September, 2016

Hillary's health - From right-wing conspiracy to front page news
# Clinton Collapse
# Clinton Collapse

Hillary's health - From right-wing conspiracy to front page news

Sep 12th 2016, 5:46 PM 25,143 Views 121 Comments

The candidate has been diagnosed with pneumonia – but is the focus on her health fair?

# us-politics - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Hillary has unveiled 'Hill Force One' but does it stack up to Trump's gold encrusted jet?
# How The Other Half Flies
# How The Other Half Flies

Hillary has unveiled 'Hill Force One' but does it stack up to Trump's gold encrusted jet?

Sep 11th 2016, 6:00 PM 25,170 Views 19 Comments

Battle of the planes.

# us-politics - Friday 22 July, 2016

Could Donald Trump actually win the US election?
# Win Bigly
# Win Bigly

Could Donald Trump actually win the US election?

Jul 22nd 2016, 9:30 AM 36,749 Views 177 Comments

Yes, he could.

# us-politics - Monday 18 July, 2016

He's nearly there: Trump to be named Republican presidential nominee as party convention kicks off
# Grand Old Party Time
# Grand Old Party Time

He's nearly there: Trump to be named Republican presidential nominee as party convention kicks off

Jul 18th 2016, 8:09 AM 8,813 Views 37 Comments

The convention will get underway today in Cleveland, Ohio.

# us-politics - Monday 6 June, 2016

A small island has Hillary Clinton on the verge of making history
# Nearly There
# Nearly There

A small island has Hillary Clinton on the verge of making history

Jun 6th 2016, 10:34 AM 29,464 Views 50 Comments

By tomorrow night, she may be the first woman to become a nominee of either major party for US President.

# us-politics - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Enda's take on Donald Trump? 'Racist and dangerous'
# Appalling Example
# Appalling Example

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

May 31st 2016, 3:57 PM 22,033 Views 120 Comments

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

# us-politics - Thursday 26 May, 2016

It's official: Donald Trump has won enough delegates to become the GOP nominee
# Making America Great
# Making America Great

It's official: Donald Trump has won enough delegates to become the GOP nominee

May 26th 2016, 3:55 PM 17,805 Views 106 Comments

It means the outspoken businessman can avoid a contested convention in Cleveland this summer.

# us-politics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign
# Cash Rules Everything Around Me
# Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign

May 21st 2016, 11:14 AM 18,005 Views 38 Comments

Sanders had $6 million left in the bank at the start of the month.

# us-politics - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

President Trump? Here's how it could happen
# Opinion
# Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

May 18th 2016, 3:04 PM 159 Views 92 Comments

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# us-politics - Thursday 28 April, 2016

"Lucifer in the flesh" - a US political heavyweight isn't a fan of Ted Cruz
# John Boehner
# John Boehner

"Lucifer in the flesh" - a US political heavyweight isn't a fan of Ted Cruz

Apr 28th 2016, 9:26 PM 17,437 Views 22 Comments

“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

# us-politics - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Donald Trump just confused 9/11 with 7-Eleven
# Oops
# Oops

Donald Trump just confused 9/11 with 7-Eleven

Apr 19th 2016, 8:30 AM 26,149 Views 91 Comments

The GOP candidate made the gaffe in New York. Both Democrats and Republicans go to the polls in the eastern state today.

# us-politics - Friday 8 April, 2016

US politicians want unbreakable encryption on your smartphone to be illegal
# Blocked
# Blocked

US politicians want unbreakable encryption on your smartphone to be illegal

Apr 8th 2016, 9:45 PM 4,926 Views 35 Comments

Apple said it wasn’t able to break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernado

# us-politics - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Donald Trump is now playing a role he's not used to - the plucky underdog
# Coming From Behind
# Coming From Behind

Donald Trump is now playing a role he's not used to - the plucky underdog

Apr 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 21,374 Views 71 Comments

Trump is behind in Wisconsin polls but he’s not giving up yet.

# us-politics - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Donald Trump has been threatening to 'spill the beans' on his opponent's wife
# Below The Belt
# Below The Belt

Donald Trump has been threatening to 'spill the beans' on his opponent's wife

Mar 24th 2016, 8:47 PM 41,545 Views 62 Comments

Ted Cruz has called Trump a ‘snivelling coward’.

# us-politics - Friday 18 March, 2016

Donald Trump isn't worried that 'mixed up man' Mitt Romney's isn't voting for him
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Donald Trump isn't worried that 'mixed up man' Mitt Romney's isn't voting for him

Mar 18th 2016, 10:47 PM 14,391 Views 24 Comments

Former candidate Mitt Romney says he’ll be voting for Ted Cruz in Utah.

# us-politics - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world

Mar 17th 2016, 11:08 AM 26,094 Views 119 Comments

Research from The Economist has said if he becomes president, there is a risk of trade war and further threats from jihadi groups.

# us-politics - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'Next time we might have to kill him.' - Protester sucker punched at Trump rally
# Getting Rowdy
# Getting Rowdy

'Next time we might have to kill him.' - Protester sucker punched at Trump rally

Mar 10th 2016, 9:59 PM 25,012 Views 0 Comments

A 78-year-man has been charged.

# us-politics - Saturday 5 March, 2016

'They were swinging and swinging': Scuffles at Trump rallies are becoming a problem
# Trump
# Trump

'They were swinging and swinging': Scuffles at Trump rallies are becoming a problem

Mar 5th 2016, 6:21 PM 20,913 Views 40 Comments

The candidate has defended allegations of heavy handed tactics.

# us-politics - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

This is how close Donald Trump is to the Republican nomination
# Touching Distance
# Touching Distance

This is how close Donald Trump is to the Republican nomination

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:05 AM 22,127 Views 69 Comments

He’s taken two victories and there are more to come.

# us-politics - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today
# Fighting Talk
# Fighting Talk

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today

Feb 18th 2016, 6:45 PM 26,138 Views 112 Comments

Francis said Trump was “not Christian”. Trump called his comments “disgraceful.”

# us-politics - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

"He's a p***y" - Donald Trump repeats slur used to describe rival
# Trump
# Trump

"He's a p***y" - Donald Trump repeats slur used to describe rival

Feb 9th 2016, 8:20 AM 19,928 Views 63 Comments

The circus rumbles on.

# us-politics - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Ted Cruz's win is as much of a nightmare for his party as Donald Trump
# Cruzing For A Bruising
# Cruzing For A Bruising

Ted Cruz's win is as much of a nightmare for his party as Donald Trump

Feb 2nd 2016, 1:00 PM 15,629 Views 58 Comments

He’s a Senator, but by no means a party insider.

# us-politics - Friday 29 January, 2016

Trump wins Republican debate - despite not being there
# Trump Power
# Trump Power

Trump wins Republican debate - despite not being there

Jan 29th 2016, 7:32 AM 23,306 Views 115 Comments

Trump’s decision to boycott and pick a fight with Fox seemed to be particularly well-timed, allowing him dominate news coverage for days.

# us-politics - Saturday 2 January, 2016

US mayor says sorry to Muslims for calling Barack Obama a Muslim
# US Politics
# US Politics

US mayor says sorry to Muslims for calling Barack Obama a Muslim

Jan 2nd 2016, 5:12 PM 15,652 Views 43 Comments

He continued his criticism of President Obama.

# us-politics - Friday 18 December, 2015

30% of Republican voters support bombing Agrabah (the country from Aladdin)
# Magic Carpet Bombing
# Magic Carpet Bombing

30% of Republican voters support bombing Agrabah (the country from Aladdin)

Dec 18th 2015, 8:32 PM 21,533 Views 91 Comments

19% of Democrats would like to see the fictional kingdom bombed too.

# us-politics - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

White House says Trump's latest idea "disqualifies" him from being President - and he has "fake hair"
# Wigging Out
# Wigging Out

White House says Trump's latest idea "disqualifies" him from being President - and he has "fake hair"

Dec 8th 2015, 7:48 PM 30,248 Views 101 Comments

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tore into Trump.