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#US politics

# us-politics - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Last week, the US passed a bill to radically reform its criminal justice system - but what will it change?
# First Step Act
# First Step Act

Last week, the US passed a bill to radically reform its criminal justice system - but what will it change?

Dec 26th 2018, 6:47 PM 10,772 Views 16 Comments

The bill passed in the Senate last week after it received huge bipartisan support.

# us-politics - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe

Dec 5th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,624 Views 21 Comments

Flynn admitted to lying about his contacts with Russians last year, following Trump’s November 2016 election.

# us-politics - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush
# 41st President
# 41st President

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush

Updated Dec 1st 2018, 2:39 PM 25,441 Views 95 Comments

The 41st US President died on Friday at the age of 94.

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94
# RIP
# RIP

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94

Dec 1st 2018, 7:08 AM 43,601 Views 64 Comments

The 41st President helped steer America through the end of the Cold War.

# us-politics - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote
# Cindy Hyde-Smith
# Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote

Nov 28th 2018, 7:03 AM 23,536 Views 70 Comments

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.

# us-politics - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?
# A House Divided
# A House Divided

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 21,710 Views 65 Comments

Would the US President care, and should he?

# us-politics - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms
# Land Of The Free
# Land Of The Free

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms

Oct 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 21,637 Views 48 Comments

The elections come at a polarised time for US politics.

# us-politics - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Donald Trump says media must 'set a civil tone', then describes media as 'bad and hateful'
# Anger
# Anger

Donald Trump says media must 'set a civil tone', then describes media as 'bad and hateful'

Oct 25th 2018, 1:35 PM 11,966 Views 80 Comments

Trump was reacting to a spate of attempted mail bomb attacks on Democrats.

# us-politics - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her

Oct 16th 2018, 4:27 PM 65,739 Views 70 Comments

The US President has denied an affair with the former adult actress.

# us-politics - Friday 28 September, 2018

Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'
# Accused
# Accused

Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'

Sep 28th 2018, 7:37 AM 15,959 Views 109 Comments

Trump pushed for the Senate to go ahead with a vote on his nomination.

# us-politics - Friday 14 September, 2018

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon fails in her bid to be Governor of New York
# Celeb Factor
# Celeb Factor

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon fails in her bid to be Governor of New York

Sep 14th 2018, 7:50 AM 29,574 Views 18 Comments

Two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo defeated Nixon in the Democratic race.

# us-politics - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Florida's crazy race for governor has racism claims and a candidate reading Trump books to his kids
# Make Florida Great Again
# Make Florida Great Again

Florida's crazy race for governor has racism claims and a candidate reading Trump books to his kids

Aug 29th 2018, 10:42 PM 16,615 Views 60 Comments

Andrew Gillum is aiming to become Florida’s first African-American governor.

# us-politics - Monday 27 August, 2018

The feud between John McCain and Donald Trump has continued even after the senator's death
# Grudge
# Grudge

The feud between John McCain and Donald Trump has continued even after the senator's death

Aug 27th 2018, 8:08 PM 42,406 Views 42 Comments

McCain has take a shot at Trumpian policies in a farewell statement to US citizens.

# us-politics - Friday 24 August, 2018

Veteran US senator John McCain chooses to stop brain cancer treatment
# Family Statement
# Family Statement

Veteran US senator John McCain chooses to stop brain cancer treatment

Aug 24th 2018, 4:42 PM 32,456 Views 56 Comments

The 81-year-old was diagnosed last year.

# us-politics - Monday 11 June, 2018

'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual'
# Column
# Column

'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual'

Jun 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 45,964 Views 61 Comments

Trump continues to exploit this sensitivity to try and boost his popularity, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# us-politics - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'We are both dragon energy' - Kanye and Trump tweet about each other as West wears MAGA hat
# Wake Up Mr West
# Wake Up Mr West

'We are both dragon energy' - Kanye and Trump tweet about each other as West wears MAGA hat

Apr 25th 2018, 10:32 PM 21,590 Views 59 Comments

The White House has denied that a meeting is planned.

# us-politics - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'A woman of incredible determination' - Tributes pour in for former US First Lady Barbara Bush who has died aged 92
# RIP
# RIP

'A woman of incredible determination' - Tributes pour in for former US First Lady Barbara Bush who has died aged 92

Apr 18th 2018, 7:40 AM 25,023 Views 26 Comments

“I had the best job in America,” she wrote in a 1994 memoir.

# us-politics - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown
# US Politics
# US Politics

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:05 AM 19,310 Views 38 Comments

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.

# us-politics - Sunday 31 December, 2017

2017: How was it for Trump?
# Read Me
# Read Me

2017: How was it for Trump?

Dec 31st 2017, 7:00 AM 10,054 Views 27 Comments

A stunning year in politics on the other side of the Atlantic has ended on a remarkable note, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' Senator after tweeting she would beg and 'do anything' for donations
# Me Too
# Me Too

Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' Senator after tweeting she would beg and 'do anything' for donations

Dec 12th 2017, 9:02 PM 24,059 Views 66 Comments

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it was a ‘sexist smear’ by the president.

# us-politics - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

A transgender politician beat 'Virginia's chief homophobe' to a state seat for the Democrats
# Danica Roem
# Danica Roem

A transgender politician beat 'Virginia's chief homophobe' to a state seat for the Democrats

Nov 8th 2017, 11:02 AM 19,937 Views 92 Comments

Danica Roem is the first openly transgender person in US history to win a seat in a state legislature.

# us-politics - Monday 25 September, 2017

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case
# US Politics
# US Politics

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Sep 25th 2017, 3:57 PM 24,333 Views 24 Comments

Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.

# us-politics - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Secret Service says it has no tapes of Trump's Comey conversations
# No Tapes
# No Tapes

Secret Service says it has no tapes of Trump's Comey conversations

Jun 13th 2017, 7:26 AM 12,214 Views 19 Comments

Sean Spicer said an announcement would come “when the president is ready to make it.”

# us-politics - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Donald Trump is reportedly ready to live-tweet James Comey's box office testimony
# Fastest Finger First
# Fastest Finger First

Donald Trump is reportedly ready to live-tweet James Comey's box office testimony

Jun 6th 2017, 9:50 PM 22,529 Views 42 Comments

On Thursday, the former FBI director appears before congress to give highly-anticipated testimony.

# us-politics - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Donald Trump's worst week in Washington
# Crisis Mode
# Crisis Mode

Donald Trump's worst week in Washington

May 20th 2017, 7:40 AM 16,729 Views 83 Comments

It’s been a tough week for the US President.

# us-politics - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Donald Trump: 'No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly'
# Embattled
# Embattled

Donald Trump: 'No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly'

May 17th 2017, 6:14 PM 29,002 Views 74 Comments

The US President was addressing Coast Guard graduates today.

# us-politics - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A 30-year-old first-time politician almost upset Donald Trump (even more)
# Newcomer
# Newcomer

A 30-year-old first-time politician almost upset Donald Trump (even more)

Apr 19th 2017, 10:11 AM 26,292 Views 33 Comments

Jon Ossoff was called a “super liberal” by Trump.

# us-politics - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:19 PM 22,245 Views 11 Comments

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

# us-politics - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump
# Town Halls
# Town Halls

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump

Feb 25th 2017, 12:01 PM 23,730 Views 42 Comments

Town hall meetings across the US are getting testy.

# us-politics - Friday 17 February, 2017

Trump's choice for national security advisor turns down job
# Not For Me
# Not For Me

Trump's choice for national security advisor turns down job

Feb 17th 2017, 9:11 AM 21,099 Views 54 Comments

“I currently could not make that commitment.”

# us-politics - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King
# John Lewis
# John Lewis

Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King

Jan 14th 2017, 4:22 PM 33,657 Views 134 Comments

Ahead of MLK Day in the US, Trump has claimed that Congressman John Lewis is ‘all talk’.

# us-politics - Monday 12 September, 2016

Hillary's health - From right-wing conspiracy to front page news
# Clinton Collapse
# Clinton Collapse

Hillary's health - From right-wing conspiracy to front page news

Sep 12th 2016, 5:46 PM 25,193 Views 121 Comments

The candidate has been diagnosed with pneumonia – but is the focus on her health fair?

# us-politics - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Hillary has unveiled 'Hill Force One' but does it stack up to Trump's gold encrusted jet?
# How The Other Half Flies
# How The Other Half Flies

Hillary has unveiled 'Hill Force One' but does it stack up to Trump's gold encrusted jet?

Sep 11th 2016, 6:00 PM 25,204 Views 19 Comments

Battle of the planes.

# us-politics - Friday 22 July, 2016

Could Donald Trump actually win the US election?
# Win Bigly
# Win Bigly

Could Donald Trump actually win the US election?

Jul 22nd 2016, 9:30 AM 36,973 Views 177 Comments

Yes, he could.

# us-politics - Monday 18 July, 2016

He's nearly there: Trump to be named Republican presidential nominee as party convention kicks off
# Grand Old Party Time
# Grand Old Party Time

He's nearly there: Trump to be named Republican presidential nominee as party convention kicks off

Jul 18th 2016, 8:09 AM 8,827 Views 37 Comments

The convention will get underway today in Cleveland, Ohio.

# us-politics - Monday 6 June, 2016

A small island has Hillary Clinton on the verge of making history
# Nearly There
# Nearly There

A small island has Hillary Clinton on the verge of making history

Jun 6th 2016, 10:34 AM 29,482 Views 50 Comments

By tomorrow night, she may be the first woman to become a nominee of either major party for US President.

# us-politics - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Enda's take on Donald Trump? 'Racist and dangerous'
# Appalling Example
# Appalling Example

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

May 31st 2016, 3:57 PM 22,126 Views 120 Comments

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

# us-politics - Thursday 26 May, 2016

It's official: Donald Trump has won enough delegates to become the GOP nominee
# Making America Great
# Making America Great

It's official: Donald Trump has won enough delegates to become the GOP nominee

May 26th 2016, 3:55 PM 17,821 Views 106 Comments

It means the outspoken businessman can avoid a contested convention in Cleveland this summer.

# us-politics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign
# Cash Rules Everything Around Me
# Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign

May 21st 2016, 11:14 AM 18,030 Views 38 Comments

Sanders had $6 million left in the bank at the start of the month.

# us-politics - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

President Trump? Here's how it could happen
# Opinion
# Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

May 18th 2016, 3:04 PM 252 Views 92 Comments

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.