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#US politics

# us-politics - 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-politics - 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-politics - Monday 3 August, 2015

Is Joe Biden about to rain on Hillary Clinton's presidential parade?

Nothing is certain yet, but there could be a serious fight on the cards.

# us-politics - Friday 31 July, 2015

# us-politics - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'

The Don apparently didn’t have permission to use his music to launch his presidential campaign yesterday.

# us-politics - Monday 15 June, 2015

It's official: The Bushes and Clintons are about to go to war again

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has announced he will be running in the 2016 US presidential election.

# us-politics - Thursday 4 June, 2015

WATCH: Would-be US president cracks a joke about Joe Biden, days after son's death

Beau Biden died tragically on Sunday.

# us-politics - Saturday 30 May, 2015

This Irish-American is running for President of the US - here's what you need to know

He’s really Irish. And really liberal.

# us-politics - Friday 29 May, 2015

WATCH: Presidential candidate Rand Paul's new ad is the most American thing ever

Fire-breathing American eagle? Check. “Royal Rumble” voice-over? Check.

# us-politics - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is fighting Evander Holyfield

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

# us-politics - Monday 4 May, 2015

WATCH: Meeting descends into laughter as mayor leaves mic on in the toilet

‘When nature calls, even the mayor has to go.’

# us-politics - 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?

Irish-run company at centre of Hillary Clinton controversy

US officials are investigating a scheme that allowed a Clinton aide to work for Teneo Holdings, whose CEO is Minister Alan Kelly’s brother Declan.

# us-politics - Monday 13 April, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton's campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?

Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.

# us-politics - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

US politician who charged $40,000 Downton Abbey office makeover to taxpayers quits

Aaron Schock had also posed for Men’s Heath magazine.

# us-politics - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

# us-politics - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Joe Biden tweets about 'Father Ted', Irish people can't RESIST having the craic with it MVP

# us-politics - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Who are the likely candidates in 2016 US Presidential election?

With 20 months to go, expect the hype machine to kick up a notch soon.

# us-politics - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge A US politician wants to make wearing leggings 'indecent exposure' Legging It

A US politician wants to make wearing leggings 'indecent exposure'

Leggings just make him really uncomfortable, OK?

# us-politics - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

# us-politics - Monday 1 December, 2014

Aide resigns after telling Obama daughters to "dress like you deserve respect"

Elizabeth Lauten was communications director to a Republican congressman

# us-politics - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

So, how did that "I am not Barack Obama" ad work out?

Pretty terribly, as it happens.

# us-politics - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?

With polls opening today, it’s all to play for. Here’s what to look for.

# us-politics - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

This Irish-American could be the biggest obstacle to Hilary Clinton being US President

Martin O’Malley has again hinted that he may run for the Democratic nomination.

# us-politics - Sunday 26 October, 2014

These are the best/worst US election attack ads ever

Politics is a nasty business, it seems.

# us-politics - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Jimmy Kimmel discovers Americans have no idea who their Vice President is Who Is Joe Biden?

# us-politics - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

# us-politics - Saturday 23 August, 2014

These politicians making waves abroad could have been your local TD

Irish emigration works in mysterious ways…

# us-politics - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

This poignant Michelle Obama photo perfectly captures 60 years of American history

The First Lady herself grew up in segregated schools. So, you know, it’s a fairly decent photo.

# us-politics - Friday 4 July, 2014

Hillary Clinton was asked if parties should enter Government with Sinn Féin

She was very diplomatic, naturally.

# us-politics - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Unlike Bill, Hillary Clinton has never smoked cannabis...and she doesn't intend to start

She does however support its use for medical purposes and will monitor its legal recreational use.

# us-politics - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Hillary Clinton is touring the US promoting a new book (or something else, perhaps, maybe)

The former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady has been accused of playing it safe in her new book, “Hard Choices”.

# us-politics - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama WHITE HOUSE SELFIE

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama

The lads were having the craic in the car.

# us-politics - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo

The 2012 photo of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went viral.

# us-politics - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address

Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.

# us-politics - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption

Once a rising GOP star, Robert McDonnell has been forced to hand over $140,000 in cash and other gifts he received from a pharmaceutical company CEO.

# us-politics - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Chris Christie's State of the State address dogged by ongoing 'bridgegate' scandal

The widening political trouble is threatening to undermine his second term and a possible 2016 presidential run.

# us-politics - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal

President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a sign of rare bipartisan cooperation.

# us-politics - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees

Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.

# us-politics - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.