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# us-politics - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama
# WHITE HOUSE SELFIE
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# WHITE HOUSE SELFIE

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama

Apr 17th 2014, 7:40 AM 10,481 Views 42 Comments

The lads were having the craic in the car.

# us-politics - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo
# Texts From Bill
# Texts From Bill

'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo

Apr 1st 2014, 2:13 PM 18,342 Views 19 Comments

The 2012 photo of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went viral.

# us-politics - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address
# SOTU
# SOTU

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address

Jan 28th 2014, 9:30 PM 5,935 Views 31 Comments

Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.

# us-politics - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption
# Corruption
# Corruption

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption

Jan 21st 2014, 10:44 PM 8,317 Views 16 Comments

Once a rising GOP star, Robert McDonnell has been forced to hand over $140,000 in cash and other gifts he received from a pharmaceutical company CEO.

# us-politics - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Chris Christie's State of the State address dogged by ongoing 'bridgegate' scandal
# Still Sorry
# Still Sorry

Chris Christie's State of the State address dogged by ongoing 'bridgegate' scandal

Jan 14th 2014, 8:43 PM 5,188 Views 10 Comments

The widening political trouble is threatening to undermine his second term and a possible 2016 presidential run.

# us-politics - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal
# Phew
# Phew

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal

Dec 11th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,043 Views 7 Comments

President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a sign of rare bipartisan cooperation.

# us-politics - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees

Nov 26th 2013, 7:25 PM 8,537 Views 17 Comments

Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.

# us-politics - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown
# Undocumented Irish
# Undocumented Irish

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

Oct 24th 2013, 5:47 PM 7,793 Views 1 Comment

The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.

# us-politics - Friday 11 October, 2013

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis

Oct 11th 2013, 7:39 AM 3,496 Views 33 Comments

The two sides held talks in an effort to avert a looming debt crisis and end the continuing US federal shutdown.

# us-politics - Saturday 28 September, 2013

New Jersey politicians will appeal judge's ruling enforcing gay marriages
# US Politics
# US Politics

New Jersey politicians will appeal judge's ruling enforcing gay marriages

Sep 28th 2013, 4:06 PM 5,239 Views 23 Comments

Governor Chris Christie is caught between his state’s liberal leanings and his ambitions to win the Republican nomination for president in 2016

# us-politics - Friday 27 September, 2013

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Sep 27th 2013, 8:01 PM 4,419 Views 14 Comments

Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.

# us-politics - Friday 16 August, 2013

Michelle Obama does not want to be President of the United States
# US Politics
# US Politics

Michelle Obama does not want to be President of the United States

Aug 16th 2013, 4:01 PM 8,138 Views 52 Comments

The First Lady has ruled out ever running in a Presidential Election but believes America is ready for a female leader.

# us-politics - Monday 24 June, 2013

Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?

Jun 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 36 Views 6 Comments

A Republican candidate’s surprise take of the senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy’s death in 2010 shook Obama’s administration – now, with the same seat up for grabs, Sam McNally wonders if the president has anything to fear this time around.

# us-politics - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 26 Views 24 Comments

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# us-politics - Thursday 7 March, 2013

US Senator speaks for 13 hours in old-style filibuster
# Stand With Rand
# Stand With Rand

US Senator speaks for 13 hours in old-style filibuster

Mar 7th 2013, 10:28 AM 8,288 Views 50 Comments

THIRTEEN HOURS.

# us-politics - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?

Feb 3rd 2013, 7:30 PM 864 Views 54 Comments

In comparison to the US, first spouses and first families are well outside the political fray here in Ireland – but why so, asks Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Monday 31 December, 2012

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

Dec 31st 2012, 9:25 AM 3,190 Views 10 Comments

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

# us-politics - Friday 21 December, 2012

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Dec 21st 2012, 8:33 AM 3,572 Views 19 Comments

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

# us-politics - Friday 14 December, 2012

Susan Rice withdraws name from Secretary of State race
# Barack Obama
# Barack Obama

Susan Rice withdraws name from Secretary of State race

Dec 14th 2012, 8:17 AM 5,181 Views 3 Comments

John Kerry is now favourite to take Hillary Clinton’s place.

# us-politics - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems
# Jesse Jackson Jr
# Jesse Jackson Jr

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems

Nov 22nd 2012, 8:21 AM 2,940 Views 2 Comments

Jackson has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for potential misuse of campaign funds.

# us-politics - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions
# US 2012
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

Sep 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,750 Views 13 Comments

After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-politics - Monday 27 August, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions
# US 2012
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

Aug 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,351 Views 10 Comments

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-politics - Monday 18 June, 2012

Protesters to perform the Vagina Monologues after V-word controversy
# Hoohah
# Hoohah

Protesters to perform the Vagina Monologues after V-word controversy

Jun 18th 2012, 2:20 PM 7,806 Views 34 Comments

Almost 3,000 people have signed up to attend a protest tonight in support of a US politician was silenced after she used the word ‘vagina’ during a debate on abortion.

# us-politics - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage?

May 10th 2012, 10:59 AM 4,705 Views 170 Comments

Ireland already has civil partnerships for couples who want to make a commitment – but should the country follow Barack Obama’s lead on gay marriage?

# us-politics - Monday 5 March, 2012

Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments
# Rush Limbaugh
# Rush Limbaugh

Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments

Mar 5th 2012, 11:52 AM 4,942 Views 37 Comments

The radio host had harshly criticised a student who testified to Congress over contraceptives.

# us-politics - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

US state becomes the seventh to legalise same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

US state becomes the seventh to legalise same-sex marriage

Feb 14th 2012, 10:58 AM 1,875 Views 20 Comments

However opponents of the new law immediately filed legal papers to challenge it, making it likely that a vote will have to be held on the issue.

# us-politics - Monday 23 January, 2012

Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport
# Airport Security
# Airport Security

Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport

Jan 23rd 2012, 7:33 PM 7,285 Views 24 Comments

Rand Paul refused to accept a pat-down search from security officials.

# us-politics - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Clinton has criticism - and praise - for Obama in new book
# Obama
# Obama

Clinton has criticism - and praise - for Obama in new book

Nov 8th 2011, 2:45 PM 451 Views 0 Comments

Former US President Bill Clinton says Barack Obama mishandled the debt ceiling crisis and is spending too much on nuclear power – but adds that he could still win the next election.

# us-politics - Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

Jul 18th 2011, 5:39 PM 380 Views 3 Comments

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

# us-politics - Friday 3 June, 2011

US grand jury indicts former presidential candidate John Edwards
# John Edwards
# John Edwards

US grand jury indicts former presidential candidate John Edwards

Jun 3rd 2011, 3:43 PM 323 Views 2 Comments

Indictment follows investigation into allegations Edwards used donors’ funds during 2008 campaign to keep an affair hidden from his wife.

# us-politics - Saturday 30 October, 2010

Gossip website defends Christine O'Donnell kiss-and-tell
# Media Storm
# Media Storm

Gossip website defends Christine O'Donnell kiss-and-tell

Oct 30th 2010, 3:15 PM 542 Views 0 Comments

In the face of fierce criticism of its decision to publish an account of a one-night stand, Gawker hit back.

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