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# us-politics - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,297 Views 84 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.

# us-politics - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,197 Views 249 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

# us-politics - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,944 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

# us-politics - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Jan 20th 2021, 12:39 PM 24,928 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

# us-politics - Friday 15 January, 2021

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
# United States
# United States

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,591 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

# us-politics - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?

Jan 14th 2021, 7:38 AM 37,089 Views 39 Comments

The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.

# us-politics - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists
# Trump
# Trump

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists

Jan 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,460 Views 30 Comments

Queens University’s Tom Albrecht and Tristan Sturm chart the parallels between last week’s attack on the US Capitol and a similar gathering at the German Reichstag building last year.

# us-politics - Friday 8 January, 2021

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary
# Marty Walsh
# Marty Walsh

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 9:14 PM 79,882 Views 69 Comments

Biden says he considered nominating Bernie Sanders for the Cabinet position.

# us-politics - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos

Jan 7th 2021, 7:24 AM 53,419 Views 73 Comments

The Washington police chief did not link the deaths from medical emergencies to the violence.

# us-politics - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
# US Politics
# US Politics

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win

Jan 6th 2021, 9:44 AM 33,415 Views 49 Comments

Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.

# us-politics - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Six things to look out for in Georgia's $420 million Senate-deciding election race
# Georgia On My Mind
# Georgia On My Mind

Six things to look out for in Georgia's $420 million Senate-deciding election race

Jan 5th 2021, 12:06 AM 24,822 Views 20 Comments

Georgians go to the polls today to elect two senators.

# us-politics - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill
# US Politics
# US Politics

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill

Dec 29th 2020, 7:16 AM 58,340 Views 10 Comments

If approved by the Senate, the override would be the first of Trump’s presidency.

# us-politics - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Nov 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 16,463 Views 14 Comments

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows

Nov 4th 2020, 12:41 AM 10,664 Views 4 Comments

One-fifth said racial inequality was the most critical issue and more than one-sixth said the pandemic was most important.

# us-politics - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president
# US Politics
# US Politics

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president

Nov 3rd 2020, 11:21 PM 11,753 Views 3 Comments

Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.

# us-politics - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation
# Replacing Ruth
# Replacing Ruth

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Oct 25th 2020, 7:10 PM 18,012 Views 25 Comments

Republicans have mostly united to support Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

# us-politics - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden
# Presidency
# Presidency

Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden

Oct 8th 2020, 1:42 PM 32,858 Views 76 Comments

It was announced earlier that the candidates would “participate from separate remote locations”.

# us-politics - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race

Sep 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,830 Views 78 Comments

Larry Donnelly says we are in a crucial phase of the US election cycle and if the Democrats don’t tackle Trump’s fear-based message, they could be in trouble.

# us-politics - Monday 31 August, 2020

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests
# United States
# United States

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests

Aug 31st 2020, 9:20 PM 20,237 Views 93 Comments

Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.

# us-politics - Friday 28 August, 2020

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination
# Election
# Election

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

Aug 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 17,320 Views 67 Comments

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

# us-politics - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House

Aug 5th 2020, 5:03 PM 65,756 Views 42 Comments

Use of the presidential residence for such a partisan event would break with tradition.

# us-politics - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Jul 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 41,766 Views 43 Comments

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

# us-politics - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities
# United States
# United States

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:36 PM 42,555 Views 77 Comments

Hundreds have already been sent to Kansas City to help quell violence.

# us-politics - Saturday 18 July, 2020

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80
# RIP
# RIP

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80

Updated Jul 18th 2020, 5:34 PM 22,581 Views 66 Comments

He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists.

# us-politics - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'

Jun 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,541 Views 39 Comments

Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.

# us-politics - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Jun 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 32,815 Views 99 Comments

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

# us-politics - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

May 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,342 Views 78 Comments

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

# us-politics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,269 Views 42 Comments

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

# us-politics - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?

May 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 125,583 Views 161 Comments

Trump was on track to take a second term, but Covid-19 has changed everything, writes Donnelly.

# us-politics - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign
# US Politics
# US Politics

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

Apr 8th 2020, 4:37 PM 26,292 Views 70 Comments

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

# us-politics - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters
# US Elections 2020
# US Elections 2020

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters

Apr 4th 2020, 1:00 PM 31,921 Views 49 Comments

Larry Donnelly says wildcards like Covid-19 will shape the Trump vs Biden race

# us-politics - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty
# The Kennedys
# The Kennedys

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty

Mar 28th 2020, 1:00 PM 37,849 Views 18 Comments

The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting
# US Election
# US Election

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,438 Views 38 Comments

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?
# Super Tuesday
# Super Tuesday

Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?

Mar 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 14,500 Views 60 Comments

Bernie may secretly have welcomed a Biden victory in South Carolina, but not to this extent, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November?

Feb 23rd 2020, 11:00 AM 33,384 Views 73 Comments

The race for the White House is heating up.

# us-politics - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg
# US Politics
# US Politics

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg

Feb 12th 2020, 7:07 AM 12,297 Views 42 Comments

The 78-year-old beat back a strong challenge from Buttigieg last night.

# us-politics - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2020, 8:07 AM 27,637 Views 73 Comments

The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.

# us-politics - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

Feb 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 7,315 Views 5 Comments

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

# us-politics - Sunday 22 December, 2019

White House believes Nancy Pelosi will 'yield' on impeachment delay
# US Politics
# US Politics

White House believes Nancy Pelosi will 'yield' on impeachment delay

Dec 22nd 2019, 7:20 PM 19,768 Views 56 Comments

“We think her case is going nowhere,” said Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.

# us-politics - Friday 13 December, 2019

Vote postponed on Trump articles of impeachment after divisive 14-hour committee session
# US Politics
# US Politics

Vote postponed on Trump articles of impeachment after divisive 14-hour committee session

Dec 13th 2019, 7:09 AM 11,049 Views 13 Comments

A 14-hour session was shut down by the House Judiciary Committee.

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