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# american-politics - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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.

# american-politics - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'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.

# american-politics - Monday 3 July, 2017

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.”

# american-politics - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Democrats slow down Senate over 'secret' Trumpcare bill

Senate Republicans have insisted they will craft their own bill, but few details have emerged.

# american-politics - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'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.

# american-politics - Saturday 11 June, 2016

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?

# american-politics - Friday 13 May, 2016

# american-politics - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

"We’re winning, winning, winning..." - Trump takes another massive step towards the White House

Donald Trump decisively won Nevada’s Republican caucuses overnight.

# american-politics - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

# american-politics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'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.’

# american-politics - Sunday 24 January, 2016

# american-politics - Sunday 17 January, 2016

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.

# american-politics - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

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.

# american-politics - Sunday 8 November, 2015

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.

# american-politics - Sunday 4 October, 2015

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.

# american-politics - Friday 16 January, 2015

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.”

# american-politics - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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.

# american-politics - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Five things we learned from the US midterms

Bad night for Obama, but what else happened?

# american-politics - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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.

# american-politics - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

# american-politics - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

# american-politics - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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.

# american-politics - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Bill Clinton: Hillary was right on Benghazi and is NOT brain damaged

The ‘Big Dog’ has come to the defence of his wife.

# american-politics - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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.

# american-politics - Friday 24 January, 2014

The White House is having a virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day"

And Josh Lyman and Will Bailey are involved. Kind of.

# american-politics - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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.

# american-politics - Thursday 8 November, 2012

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.