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# democratic-party - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

# democratic-party - Monday 10 February, 2020

Pete Buttigieg wins delayed Iowa count but Bernie Sanders says he will contest result

The delayed results were marred by multiple technical issues.

# democratic-party - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Buttigieg and Sanders neck-and-neck in Iowa as Biden acknowledges 'gut punch'

Senator Elizabeth Warren and former vice president Joe Biden are in third and fourth place.

# democratic-party - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Democratic Party's partial results: Pete Buttigieg leads Iowa with Bernie Sanders in second place

The start of the elections has been thrown into chaos.

# democratic-party - Sunday 24 November, 2019

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launches US presidential bid

The 77-year-old officially launched his campaign online this morning.

# democratic-party - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Italy PM promises unity after far-right League party cut out of new coalition

Italy’s president has been trying to solve the political crisis in the country.

# democratic-party - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Who do Irish people want to be elected US President?

In Monday night’s debate, the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, was adjudged to have won by most commentators.

# democratic-party - Friday 29 July, 2016

Watch: An emotional father of a dead soldier calling out Trump and stealing the show at the DNC Stirring Stuff This post contains videos

Watch: An emotional father of a dead soldier calling out Trump and stealing the show at the DNC

“You have sacrificed nothing,” he said speaking to Trump.

# democratic-party - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Poll: Who would you vote for as US president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for as US president?

While attention will inevitably focus on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two other parties are running candidates.

# democratic-party - Monday 17 February, 2014

Italy is about to pick 'The Fonz' as its third successive unelected prime minister

Matteo Renzi, nicknamed ‘Fonzie’ for his leather-and-jeans dress sense, is expected to form a government in the coming day.

# democratic-party - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address

Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.

# democratic-party - Monday 30 September, 2013

Italian PM calls confidence vote after Berlusconi pulls his ministers out of government

The crisis was sparked when scandal-hit Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom (PDL) party pulled its ministers out of the barely five-month-old coalition government.

# democratic-party - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Bill de Blasio ahead in Democratic NYC mayoral poll, Christine Quinn third

De Blasio emerged as the surprise top choice among Democratic members with Irish-American hopeful Christine Quinn falling to a disappointing third. Anthony Weiner received just 5 per cent of the vote.

# democratic-party - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Support for anti-establishment party collapses in Italy's local elections

Beppe Grillo’s ‘Five Star Movement’ has lost many of the votes it won in the general election earlier this year.

# democratic-party - Friday 22 February, 2013

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election

Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.

# democratic-party - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

# democratic-party - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful Legitimate Rape This post contains videos

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.

Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives

John Boehner will remain as the Speaker, as the Republicans are set to keep a clear majority in the 438-member House.

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

# democratic-party - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

# democratic-party - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# democratic-party - Friday 6 July, 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'

Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…

# democratic-party - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained Explainer This post contains videos

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained

Blue State or Red State, No Child Left Behind and Grover Norquist. What do these terms mean and who are these people? explains…

# democratic-party - Friday 4 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge It's Friday so here's a slideshow of donkeys from around the world Donkey Friday This post contains images

# democratic-party - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Ted Kennedy’s only daughter dies at 51

The eldest of the senator’s three children, Kara Kennedy died on Friday at age 51, collapsing after her daily workout at a Washington health club.

# democratic-party - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans

Anthony Weiner was forced to step down in June following a Twitter sex scandal. His seat had been held by Democrats since the 1920s.

# democratic-party - Friday 9 September, 2011

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan United States This post contains videos

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan

An under-fire president demands that Congress get to work on passing an act to tackle America’s growing unemployment.

# democratic-party - Friday 26 August, 2011

Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture US Election 2012 This post contains a poll

Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture

David Limbaugh, author of a book savaging Barack Obama’s record, tweets a photograph apparently attacking his lack of military service.

# democratic-party - Monday 15 August, 2011

Obama fires rare attack on Republican presidential hopefuls

Barack Obama slams the Republican hopefuls for opposing any measures raising new taxes, even if outweighed by spending cuts.

# democratic-party - Friday 29 July, 2011

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

# democratic-party - Thursday 28 July, 2011

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling

A bipartisan Congress prepares for yet more gridlock, as the clock ticks down on staving off a United States default.

# democratic-party - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Disgraced US congressman Anthony Weiner says he will resign

Friends say that Anthony Weiner will resign from the US congress after revelations of lewd online exchanges with women.

# democratic-party - Sunday 12 June, 2011

US Congressman seeks help to make him a "better husband and healthier person" amid resignation calls Weiner

US Congressman seeks help to make him a "better husband and healthier person" amid resignation calls

Anthony Weiner’s problems go from bad to worse as his party’s leadership call on him to resign.

# democratic-party - Monday 16 May, 2011

Emanuel sworn in in Chicago – as Irish-American’s record 22-year tenure ends

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel becomes the new Mayor of Chicago, succeeding Richard M Daley.

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