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# us-politics - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?

Jun 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 13,461 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.

# us-politics - Thursday 7 April, 2022

US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Apr 7th 2022, 8:10 PM 18,007 Views 36 Comments

Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

# us-politics - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Donald Trump endorses Sarah Palin in bid for Alaska US House seat
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump endorses Sarah Palin in bid for Alaska US House seat

Apr 5th 2022, 7:18 AM 30,713 Views 50 Comments

Palin was selected by John McCain in 2008 to be his running mate against Barack Obama.

# us-politics - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 PM 16,358 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.

# us-politics - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us
# Regularisation
# Regularisation

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 PM 15,811 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist welcomes the regularisation scheme for undocumented immigrants here and is reminded of Irish people in the same boat in the US.

# us-politics - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

Jan 26th 2022, 8:01 PM 18,101 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

# us-politics - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

Jan 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 35,577 Views 97 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

# us-politics - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided
# One Year On
# One Year On

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 1:00 PM 21,091 Views 48 Comments

Our columnist looks at US politics a year on from the infamous storming of the US Capitol Building.

# us-politics - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,397 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

# us-politics - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics
# Virginia
# Virginia

Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics

Nov 3rd 2021, 4:11 PM 15,126 Views 44 Comments

It was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.

# us-politics - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,942 Views 4 Comments

Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.

# us-politics - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland
# Biden Nominee
# Biden Nominee

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland

Oct 20th 2021, 1:52 PM 13,829 Views 8 Comments

Cronin was nominated for the role of ambassador by Biden in June.

# us-politics - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

Oct 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,083 Views 29 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

# us-politics - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,703 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

# us-politics - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
# Back To Boston
# Back To Boston

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 20,734 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

# us-politics - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
# What Next?
# What Next?

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,357 Views 15 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.

# us-politics - Friday 3 September, 2021

Biden won’t run in 2024 after Afghanistan ‘travesty’, says Trump's ex-chief of staff
# Interview
# Interview

Biden won’t run in 2024 after Afghanistan ‘travesty’, says Trump's ex-chief of staff

Sep 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 24,233 Views 30 Comments

Mick Mulvaney spoke to The Journal about Afghanistan, the Good Friday Agreement and quitting the Trump administration.

# us-politics - Friday 27 August, 2021

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,661 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

# us-politics - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Jul 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,335 Views 115 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

# us-politics - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,326 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

# 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 43,444 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 140,329 Views 250 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 38,252 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 25,054 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 25,702 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 37,138 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 28,646 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 80,070 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 53,485 Views 72 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 33,458 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 24,829 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 58,352 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 16,501 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 10,684 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 11,759 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 18,098 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 32,864 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 33,849 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 20,262 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 17,359 Views 67 Comments

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

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