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# republicans - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General

Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.

# republicans - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'So much for draining the swamp': Republicans take independence from independent ethics body

“Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress,” said Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

# republicans - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# republicans - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Republicans look set to hold House of Representatives and Senate

While the final numbers aren’t in, it looks like yet more good news for the Republican Party.

# republicans - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead

“If, whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the US president said.

# republicans - Monday 19 September, 2016

For some Americans, Trump is the lesser of two evils

Many voters in the so-called American rust belt states don’t really like either candidate, but they especially do not like Hillary Clinton it seems.

# republicans - Monday 1 August, 2016

Former Republican candidate roasts Trump over treatment of parents who lost son in Iraq

John McCain says he can not “emphasise enough how strongly I disagree” with Trump’s statement regarding Khizr and Ghazala Khan.

# republicans - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Leaked Bernie Sanders emails a headache for Hillary as convention gets set to kick off

Emails from senior Democrat figures appearing to disparage Bernie Sanders have given Donald Trump an easy target.

# republicans - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency

Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.

# republicans - Friday 22 July, 2016

"I am proud to be gay": PayPal founder tells fellow Republicans to let people use whatever bathroom they want

Peter Thiel says cultural issues are distracting America from its “real problems”.

# republicans - Monday 18 July, 2016

Celebrity speakers at Republican convention include stars of Bugsy Malone and General Hospital

The bar for the celebrity star power that will be on show in Cleveland is a little lower than expected.

# republicans - Friday 15 July, 2016

Donald Trump has picked this man as his choice for Vice President

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, will serve as Trump’s running mate in the race to the White House.

# republicans - Thursday 23 June, 2016

US Democrats are staging an extraordinary sit-in at Congress over gun-control laws

And they’ve got their sleeping bags.

# republicans - Friday 10 June, 2016

Can Hillary Clinton smash the biggest glass ceiling in November?

Larry Donnelly says it is “shameful” that Sanders has not already conceded gracefully.

# republicans - Friday 13 May, 2016

Donald Trump's former butler says Obama should be "hung for treason"

Anthony Senecal has made a number of veiled and not-so-veiled threats against Barack Obama on Facebook in recent times.

# republicans - Friday 6 May, 2016

The most senior Republican of them all won't endorse Donald Trump

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the second most powerful politician in the US, says he is “not ready” to endorse Trump.

# republicans - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Trump will be the Republican nominee - and Hillary has wasted no time going for the jugular In Their Own Words This post contains videos

Trump will be the Republican nominee - and Hillary has wasted no time going for the jugular

The Democrat frontrunner has released not one, but two, campaign adverts specifically aimed at the billionaire.

# republicans - Monday 25 April, 2016

Donald Trump's rivals are teaming up to stop him getting the nomination

John Kasich and Ted Cruz have called it quits in an effort to bring the Trump juggernaut to a halt.

# republicans - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

More than 50,000 gun-toting Republicans wanted weapons at the big Trump-Cruz face off

The Secret Service have stepped in to stop it happening.

# republicans - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’

It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.

# republicans - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'We need to assess the threat to the 1916 commemorations'

There needs to be a carefully choreographed evacuation plan with an event of this size, writes Tom Clonan.

# republicans - Friday 4 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge Donald Trump defended the size of his penis during a debate and the internet lost it President Trump

Donald Trump defends his manhood as insults fly in vicious Republican debate

Trump went on the defensive after his opponents teamed up against him during the latest Republican presidential debate.

# republicans - Thursday 3 March, 2016

"A phony, a fraud" - it's panic stations for the Republicans as Mitt Romney takes a major pop at Donald Trump

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee’s outburst is being seen as a sign that the Republican party is deeply concerned about Trump’s meteoric rise.

# republicans - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Watch Ted Cruz describe how he will deport illegal Irish immigrants from the US Tommy O’Malley This post contains videos

Watch Ted Cruz describe how he will deport illegal Irish immigrants from the US

Donald Trump’s rival pulled no punches on the topic.

# republicans - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Gone: Two more Republicans are bowing out of the race for the White House

Both Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina are calling it quits.

# republicans - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Chris Christie dealt the resurgent Marco Rubio a huge blow with this drop-the-mic attack

The no-nonsense New Jersey governor went on the attack over Rubio’s memorised speeches.

# republicans - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'Good', 'bad', 'stupid' - on the campaign trail, Donald Trump speaks like a nine-year-old

And it seems that it’s quite deliberate. Trump’s rhetoric consistently comprises the most basic language to make what he says as understandable as possible for voters.

# republicans - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

# republicans - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Support for Donald Trump's presidential bid just took a nosedive...

The controversial billionaire has had a difficult week, although he’s still out in front in the race for the Republican nomination.

# republicans - Friday 6 November, 2015

'Prostitutes over patriots': This is the most savage political attack ad you will ever see Not Cool Man This post contains videos

This White House hopeful has admitted fabricating a story about his past

Republican frontrunner Ben Carson had made his scholarship to West Point a compelling part of his personal narrative.

# republicans - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Provisional IRA members leafleting and electioneering for Sinn Féin - report

Two reports into the current status of the Provisional IRA have been published today. Here’s what they say…

# republicans - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Trump steals limelight at Democratic debate by live-tweeting the whole thing

Hillary Clinton went head-to-head with her main rival Bernie Sanders.

# republicans - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread

The action is being taken by about 25 men.

# republicans - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA

Noirin O’Sullivan tonight took the unusual step of intervening in an ongoing row.

# republicans - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Police suspect members of the Provisional IRA murdered Kevin McGuigan

The involvement of the Provisional IRA is one of the lines of enquiry being pursued.

# republicans - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Kevin McGuigan murder: Ex-IRA prisoner shot by masked men at point blank range

The 53-year-old was spoken to as part of the investigation into the killing of Jock Davison.

# republicans - Friday 7 August, 2015

WATCH: The 5 craziest moments from last night's US Presidential debate

Things got seriously heated in Cleveland last night.

# republicans - Thursday 30 July, 2015

This is really happening - Donald Trump is killing it at the polls

The brash tycoon is polling almost 10% better than his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination.