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# American politics

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Opinion: The Irish American community is still an influential force in US politics
A recent book claims that the Irish American influence in Washington is waning but top politicians wouldn’t still be rolling out the green carpet if it was, writes Larry Donnelly.
'Should the Democrats return to their roots or follow moneyed interests?'
Even if Hillary Clinton had won in November, the Democratic Party would still be in trouble, writes Larry Donnelly.
Chris Christie says he didn't get any sun while using beach he shut down to public because 'he was wearing a hat'
Christie defended his use of the beach, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply “caught a politician keeping his word.”
Democrats slow down Senate over 'secret' Trumpcare bill
Senate Republicans have insisted they will craft their own bill, but few details have emerged.
'I put the words about Trump in Enda Kenny's mouth and he repeated it. I'm glad he said it'
Richard Boyd Barrett says he’s happy the Taoiseach spoke out against Trump.
Can Hillary play the "woman card" all the way to the White House?
Clinton will need women to win the race, but will they stand with her?
Donald Trump says he didn't pretend to be his own spokesman so he could brag about himself
A recording sure sounds like Trump.
"We’re winning, winning, winning..." - Trump takes another massive step towards the White House
Donald Trump decisively won Nevada’s Republican caucuses overnight.
"He's a p***y" - Donald Trump repeats slur used to describe rival
The circus rumbles on.
'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'
‘I’m not sure when there began to be such a disconnect between myself and the campaign oratory – and whether I have changed or if it’s the American discourse.’
"I could shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters" - Donald Trump is confident
“It’s like incredible.”
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says he'll move to Ireland if the US elections don't go his way
Not sure what he’d make of our gun laws, though.
White House says Trump's latest idea "disqualifies" him from being President - and he has "fake hair"
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tore into Trump.
Things are about to get nasty in the Republican presidential race
Whoever wins the race, they will most certainly be up against Hilary Clinton, writes Larry Donnelly.
Is it time America had a woman president?
Here in Ireland, the question repeatedly posed to me by family, friends and colleagues is: “Will it be Hillary?” writes Larry Donnelly.
Potential American presidential candidate wants Americans to be willing to die for what they believe like ISIS
“They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness.”
Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics
It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.
Five things we learned from the US midterms
Bad night for Obama, but what else happened?
D-Day for Obama as Americans go to the polls
Could the Democrats lose the Senate? It looks likely.
Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?
With polls opening today, it’s all to play for. Here’s what to look for.
New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.
WATCH: US politician uses image of James Foley's killer in 'reprehensible' campaign ad
Just a wee bit tasteless…
The US mid-terms: The 10 races to watch
With Independence Day done, it’s not long now until the elections that will shape the final two years of the Obama presidency.
Bill Clinton: Hillary was right on Benghazi and is NOT brain damaged
The ‘Big Dog’ has come to the defence of his wife.
Meet Martin O'Malley, the Irish-American who could be the next US President
The Maryland Governor wasn’t giving much away when asked him if he’ll be looking to succeed Barack Obama in two years’ time, but we did a learn a bit about his genuine Irish roots.
The White House is having a virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day"
And Josh Lyman and Will Bailey are involved. Kind of.
Hilary 2016? The fundraising has already begun
America’s largest liberal fundraising operation took a big step in settling the “will she/won’t she” question today.
Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.