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# US President

Last month
March 2023
Larry Donnelly: There's no denying that the ties between America and Ireland are exceptional
Our columnist looks at the truly special relationship between Ireland and the most powerful country on earth.
This year
# gfa 25
Events to mark Good Friday Agreement anniversary planned amid speculation over Biden visit
There has been much speculation about whether the US President will visit Northern Ireland for the anniversary.
Last year
# New York
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.
# Up In The Air
Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview
The US president said it ‘remains to be seen’ if he will seek re-election.
# london-NYC
Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.
# cancer fight
Joe Biden evokes US Moon mission in pledge to halve cancer deaths in next 25 years
Biden is pushing government-backed efforts to search for cures.
# Joe Biden
Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19
The US president is experiencing ‘very mild symptoms’, the White House said today.
All time
# China v US
China vows to respond after US imposes sanctions on Xinjiang
The law is the latest in a series intensifying US penalties over China’s alleged abuse of ethnic and religious minorities in the western region.
# Clinton
Former US president Bill Clinton in hospital with infection
Doctors said Clinton was responding well at the center in Irvine, California.
# Taliban
Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.
# Coronavirus
'We're halfway there': Biden says US on course for 100 million Covid jabs in his first 100 days
The US President said that plans are in place to roll out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
# team biden
The First Lady, the Second Gentleman and the other new White House faces to look out for
There are several ‘firsts’ among the new residents of the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.
Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.
# US Election
Donald Trump plans to hold a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing to unveil plans to probe the president’s capacity to govern after contracting Covid-19.
# Presidency
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 President
Trump remains out of sight as doctor says he is symptom-free
White House aides said Donald Trump has returned to the Oval Office.
# Coronavirus
Donald Trump's car trip to wave to his supporters is 'insanity', doctor says
An attending physician at Walter Reed Medical Centre said “the irresponsibility is astounding” and was done “for political theatre”.
# line of succession
Trump, Pence, Pelosi: How does the presidential line of succession work?
Donald Trump is to leave the White House to attend a medical centre after testing positive for Covid-19.
# hydroxychloroquine
Trump defends supporting viral video of doctors promoting disproved coronavirus treatment
Scientific studies have shown hydroxychloroquine can do more harm than good when used to treat symptoms of Covid-19.
# United States
Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities
Hundreds have already been sent to Kansas City to help quell violence.
Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president
Robert Trump had objected to Mary Trump publicly discussing family members.
# black lives matter
Donald Trump pulls National Guard off Washington streets
“Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!” the US President tweeted.
# US President
Donald Trump to sign executive order about social media, after his tweets were flagged
Trump tweeted that more mail-in voting would lead to a “rigged election” in November. The US President votes by mail-in voting.
# presidential
Bernie Sanders formally endorses Joe Biden for president
“We’ve got to make Trump a one-term president,” Sanders said.
# US President
US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump
The US government said that 2018 saw the first decline in drug overdose deaths in almost three decades.
# Middle East
Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan
There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.
# US Military
UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites
Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.
# Qassem Soleimani
Iraq's prime minister joins mourners in Baghdad for funeral of top Iranian general killed by US
Thousands of Iraqis chanted “Death to America” as they joined the funeral procession for General Qassem Soleimani.
# US politics
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.
# road to the white house
New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launches US presidential bid
The 77-year-old officially launched his campaign online this morning.
# Testify
'I like the idea': Trump says he will strongly consider giving evidence at impeachment inquiry
House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants”.
# Hospitalised
Jimmy Carter hospitalised for brain surgery following recent falls
Carter was US president from 1977 to 1981.
# not a racist
'I am the least racist person anywhere in the world,' Donald Trump says
He made the comments at the first permanent English settlement in the United States, marking 400 years of representative democracy.
# First Amendment
President Trump can't block critics from his Twitter account, US court rules
The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court judge who said Trump violates the Constitution when he blocks his critics.
# e jean carroll
'She's not my type': Donald Trump hits back at claims that he sexually assaulted advice columnist
Trump claims that E Jean Carroll is “totally lying” about the accusation.
# accusation
Advice columnist E Jean Carroll accuses Trump of 1990s sexual assault
The White House has described the story as “completely false and unrealistic”.
# 2020 vision
'Keep America Great': Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election bid in Florida
The US President warned against the rise of his rival Democrat party.
# trump visit
Donald Trump tells reporters Irish border 'will work out' after Brexit as he begins official two-day visit
Trump will stay at his Doonbeg golf resort in Clare for the next two nights.
# Donald Trump
'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests
The US President is in Japan ahead of a state visit.