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# 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 15,049 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 17,785 Views 4 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 13,703 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 14,027 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 9,571 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 20,228 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 20,305 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 24,166 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 21,626 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 30,189 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 39,229 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 43,409 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 140,260 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 38,187 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 25,008 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 25,648 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 37,109 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 28,575 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 79,977 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 53,445 Views 72 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 33,421 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 24,822 Views 20 Comments

Georgians go to the polls today to elect two senators.

# us-politics - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill
# US Politics
# US Politics

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill

Dec 29th 2020, 7:16 AM 58,345 Views 10 Comments

If approved by the Senate, the override would be the first of Trump’s presidency.

# us-politics - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Nov 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 16,479 Views 14 Comments

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows

Nov 4th 2020, 12:41 AM 10,675 Views 4 Comments

One-fifth said racial inequality was the most critical issue and more than one-sixth said the pandemic was most important.

# us-politics - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president
# US Politics
# US Politics

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president

Nov 3rd 2020, 11:21 PM 11,755 Views 3 Comments

Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.

# us-politics - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation
# Replacing Ruth
# Replacing Ruth

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Oct 25th 2020, 7:10 PM 18,032 Views 25 Comments

Republicans have mostly united to support Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

# us-politics - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden
# Presidency
# Presidency

Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden

Oct 8th 2020, 1:42 PM 32,860 Views 76 Comments

It was announced earlier that the candidates would “participate from separate remote locations”.

# us-politics - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race

Sep 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,838 Views 78 Comments

Larry Donnelly says we are in a crucial phase of the US election cycle and if the Democrats don’t tackle Trump’s fear-based message, they could be in trouble.

# us-politics - Monday 31 August, 2020

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests
# United States
# United States

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests

Aug 31st 2020, 9:20 PM 20,239 Views 93 Comments

Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.

# us-politics - Friday 28 August, 2020

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination
# Election
# Election

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

Aug 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 17,336 Views 67 Comments

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

# us-politics - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House

Aug 5th 2020, 5:03 PM 65,757 Views 42 Comments

Use of the presidential residence for such a partisan event would break with tradition.

# us-politics - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Jul 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 41,805 Views 43 Comments

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

# us-politics - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities
# United States
# United States

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:36 PM 42,556 Views 77 Comments

Hundreds have already been sent to Kansas City to help quell violence.

# us-politics - Saturday 18 July, 2020

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80
# RIP
# RIP

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80

Updated Jul 18th 2020, 5:34 PM 22,581 Views 66 Comments

He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists.

# us-politics - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'

Jun 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,553 Views 39 Comments

Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.

# us-politics - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Jun 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,211 Views 99 Comments

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

# us-politics - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

May 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,350 Views 78 Comments

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

# 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 125,627 Views 161 Comments

Trump was on track to take a second term, but Covid-19 has changed everything, writes Donnelly.

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