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# american-politics - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Opinion: The Irish American community is still an influential force in US politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Irish American community is still an influential force in US politics

Mar 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 9,958 Views 6 Comments

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?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Should the Democrats return to their roots or follow moneyed interests?'

Sep 26th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,921 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Life's A Beach
# Life's A Beach

Chris Christie says he didn't get any sun while using beach he shut down to public because 'he was wearing a hat'

Jul 3rd 2017, 5:11 PM 48,694 Views 26 Comments

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
# Trumpcare
# Trumpcare

Democrats slow down Senate over 'secret' Trumpcare bill

Jun 20th 2017, 6:47 AM 9,478 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Not Welcome
# Not Welcome

'I put the words about Trump in Enda Kenny's mouth and he repeated it. I'm glad he said it'

Aug 6th 2016, 8:45 PM 39,847 Views 126 Comments

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?
# With Her?
# With Her?

Can Hillary play the "woman card" all the way to the White House?

Jun 11th 2016, 5:00 PM 11,602 Views 70 Comments

Clinton will need women to win the race, but will they stand with her?

# american-politics - Friday 13 May, 2016

Donald Trump says he didn't pretend to be his own spokesman so he could brag about himself
# Can I Speak To Donald?
# Can I Speak To Donald?

Donald Trump says he didn't pretend to be his own spokesman so he could brag about himself

May 13th 2016, 6:28 PM 14,679 Views 46 Comments

A recording sure sounds like Trump.

# american-politics - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 24th 2016, 7:04 AM 17,055 Views 80 Comments

Donald Trump decisively won Nevada’s Republican caucuses overnight.

# american-politics - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

"He's a p***y" - Donald Trump repeats slur used to describe rival
# Trump
# Trump

"He's a p***y" - Donald Trump repeats slur used to describe rival

Feb 9th 2016, 8:20 AM 19,925 Views 63 Comments

The circus rumbles on.

# american-politics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'

Feb 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 43 Views 147 Comments

‘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

"I could shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters" - Donald Trump is confident
# Fired Up
# Fired Up

"I could shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters" - Donald Trump is confident

Jan 24th 2016, 2:56 PM 20,151 Views 83 Comments

“It’s like incredible.”

# 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
# Feeling The Bern
# Feeling The Bern

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says he'll move to Ireland if the US elections don't go his way

Jan 17th 2016, 11:55 AM 43,195 Views 125 Comments

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"
# Wigging Out
# Wigging Out

White House says Trump's latest idea "disqualifies" him from being President - and he has "fake hair"

Dec 8th 2015, 7:48 PM 30,248 Views 101 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

Things are about to get nasty in the Republican presidential race

Nov 8th 2015, 12:00 PM 34 Views 58 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is it time America had a woman president?

Oct 4th 2015, 12:02 PM 59 Views 111 Comments

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
# Islamic States
# Islamic States

Potential American presidential candidate wants Americans to be willing to die for what they believe like ISIS

Jan 16th 2015, 2:57 PM 14,099 Views 51 Comments

“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
# Transatlantic
# Transatlantic

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 50 Views 13 Comments

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
# Red Tide
# Red Tide

Five things we learned from the US midterms

Nov 5th 2014, 2:24 PM 7,538 Views 11 Comments

Bad night for Obama, but what else happened?

# american-politics - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

D-Day for Obama as Americans go to the polls
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

D-Day for Obama as Americans go to the polls

Nov 4th 2014, 10:27 AM 8,848 Views 25 Comments

Could the Democrats lose the Senate? It looks likely.

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 22,072 Views 49 Comments

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
# New Man In Town
# New Man In Town

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

Sep 30th 2014, 8:23 AM 4,551 Views 8 Comments

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

# american-politics - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

WATCH: US politician uses image of James Foley's killer in 'reprehensible' campaign ad
# Dirty Tricks
# Dirty Tricks

WATCH: US politician uses image of James Foley's killer in 'reprehensible' campaign ad

Aug 26th 2014, 10:58 AM 12,551 Views 23 Comments

Just a wee bit tasteless…

# american-politics - Sunday 13 July, 2014

The US mid-terms: The 10 races to watch
# Red Or Blue
# Red Or Blue

The US mid-terms: The 10 races to watch

Jul 13th 2014, 4:00 PM 6,231 Views 17 Comments

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
# Family Ties
# Family Ties

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

May 15th 2014, 5:12 PM 14,756 Views 22 Comments

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 Governor
# The Governor

Meet Martin O'Malley, the Irish-American who could be the next US President

Apr 24th 2014, 6:00 PM 25,662 Views 43 Comments

The Maryland Governor wasn’t giving much away when TheJournal.ie 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"
# Code Gouda
# Code Gouda

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

Jan 24th 2014, 10:50 PM 6,520 Views 7 Comments

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

# american-politics - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Hilary 2016? The fundraising has already begun
# American Politics
# American Politics

Hilary 2016? The fundraising has already begun

Jan 23rd 2014, 10:41 PM 8,565 Views 32 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

Nov 8th 2012, 1:30 PM 19 Views 33 Comments

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.