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#US politics

# us-politics - Monday 11 June, 2018

'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual'

Trump continues to exploit this sensitivity to try and boost his popularity, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# us-politics - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'We are both dragon energy' - Kanye and Trump tweet about each other as West wears MAGA hat

The White House has denied that a meeting is planned.

# us-politics - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'A woman of incredible determination' - Tributes pour in for former US First Lady Barbara Bush who has died aged 92 RIP

'A woman of incredible determination' - Tributes pour in for former US First Lady Barbara Bush who has died aged 92

“I had the best job in America,” she wrote in a 1994 memoir.

# us-politics - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

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

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?

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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)

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

“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

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

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 This post contains videos

# us-politics - Friday 22 July, 2016

Could Donald Trump actually win the US election?

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

“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 This post contains videos

Donald Trump just confused 9/11 with 7-Eleven

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

# us-politics - Saturday 5 March, 2016

'They were swinging and swinging': Scuffles at Trump rallies are becoming a problem Trump This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

This is how close Donald Trump is to the Republican nomination

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

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

# us-politics - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

# 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 This post contains videos

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

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

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