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#US Elections

# us-elections - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump

Larry Donnelly says we should not write off Trump in November, but if he does lose, it is merely the first step in a long road back to redemption for the US.

# us-elections - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries

The results in yesterday’s primaries added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

# us-elections - Sunday 8 March, 2020

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line

Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.

# us-elections - Monday 2 March, 2020

Amy Klobuchar ends Democratic presidential campaign and endorses Joe Biden

Klobuchar is due to appear with Biden at his rally in Dallas, Texas tonight.

# us-elections - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-elections - 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.

# us-elections - Friday 7 February, 2020

Opinion: Bernie can beat Trump, he's the only one who can

Sanders’ centrist critics deliberately miss the point of his appeal, writes Conor Kenny.

# us-elections - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?

Democrats in the US are choosing their election candidate to take on Trump.

# us-elections - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle

The Democrats bowed to pressure on impeachment, but will it make a difference to the 2020 result?

# us-elections - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

# us-elections - Friday 2 November, 2018

The Candidate: Listen to our special edition podcast for the US midterms

Let us explain what’s happening on the other side of the ocean.

# us-elections - Monday 29 August, 2016

Hillary Clinton's top aide announces divorce after husband's 'sexting' affair

Huma Abedin’s husband sent shirtless photos of himself to another woman while his four-year-old son slept by his side.

# us-elections - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Trump defends both sides of the Black Lives Matter protests, says he 'will reject bigotry' as president

In a statement, he said he was behind the African-American community – but also defended the police force.

# us-elections - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Enda's take on Donald Trump? 'Racist and dangerous'

But “the world will have to deal with their decision” if he is elected, the Taoiseach said.

# us-elections - Friday 20 May, 2016

National poll shows Trump closing the gap on Hillary Clinton

Eight in 10 think leaders of the Republican Party should support Donald Trump even if they disagree with him on important issues.

# us-elections - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders wins in West Virginia while Trump cruises to victory in two more states

The 74-year-old Vermont senator has mounted an unyielding come-from-behind.

# us-elections - Friday 15 April, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had a seriously heated debate last night

The two went at each other in front of a packed crowd in Brooklyn.

# us-elections - Monday 11 April, 2016

They're best of enemies on the trail - but years ago Hillary and Trump were (almost) friends

Clinton was a guest at one of Trump’s weddings – and he even donated to her campaign.

# us-elections - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Donald Trump took a massive gamble in Atlantic City ... it didn't pay off

The businessman-turned-politician once employed thousands in the resort town.

# us-elections - Saturday 2 April, 2016

# us-elections - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Who backs Donald? Profile of a core Trump supporter

His most enthusiastic supporters are mainly white and lack college education.

# us-elections - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

"The most interesting man in politics" just quit the race for the White House

We’re down to ten hopefuls on the Republican side.

# us-elections - Monday 1 February, 2016

Iowa's extremely confusing system for picking White House hopefuls, explained

After months of controversy and debate, the race for the White House starts for real today.

# us-elections - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Donald Trump's pulling out of the last Republican debate - because this woman's involved...

The billionaire dismissed the Fox host as a “third-rate reporter” who is bad at her job.

# us-elections - Monday 25 January, 2016

Trump goes to church, gets a sermon on Syrian refugees and Mexican migrants

Trump’s campaign invited several reporters to observe the Iowa ceremony.

# us-elections - Saturday 14 November, 2015

WATCH: Donald Trump's blistering nine-minute tirade against his biggest rival

Trump comparing the self-confessed ‘pathological temper’ of Ben Carson to that of child molesters.

# us-elections - 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

# us-elections - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America

And how a series of videos could end up shutting down the entire US government.

# us-elections - Friday 7 August, 2015

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

Things got seriously heated in Cleveland last night.

# us-elections - Saturday 13 June, 2015

In case you didn't hear her the first time, Hillary Clinton is launching her campaign again

Because you can never have too many campaign launches.

# us-elections - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is fighting Evander Holyfield

To be fair, he’s taken a few beatings before…

# us-elections - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Meet Vermin Supreme, and the other 274 candidates for US president

What do a former male stripper, a “friendly Fascist”, someone’s rear end, and Hillary Clinton all have in common?

# us-elections - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston

Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.

# us-elections - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland

Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.

# us-elections - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Want to win a gun? Georgia sports store says: 'Just vote'

A store near Atlanta has raised legal eyebrows – because its promotion could be seen as an enticement to vote.

# us-elections - Sunday 29 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Back and forth on the treaty debate, pregnant girl turned away from Munster school and a round up of the rest of the day’s news…

# us-elections - Friday 5 November, 2010

Hillary rules out future bids at US presidency

America is ready for a female Commander-in-Chief, says the Secretary of State – but it won’t be her.

# us-elections - Monday 13 September, 2010

Palin fuels more presidential rumours with Iowa trip

The former VP candidate will be the main speaker at a fundraising dinner in the state that kicks off the primaries.

# us-elections - Monday 30 August, 2010

Callely trip for US elections off the cards

Government chief whip rules out Callely’s nomination for travel.