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#US politics

# us-politics - Friday 11 October, 2013

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis

The two sides held talks in an effort to avert a looming debt crisis and end the continuing US federal shutdown.

# us-politics - Saturday 28 September, 2013

New Jersey politicians will appeal judge's ruling enforcing gay marriages

Governor Chris Christie is caught between his state’s liberal leanings and his ambitions to win the Republican nomination for president in 2016

# us-politics - Friday 27 September, 2013

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.

# us-politics - Friday 16 August, 2013

Michelle Obama does not want to be President of the United States

The First Lady has ruled out ever running in a Presidential Election but believes America is ready for a female leader.

# us-politics - Monday 24 June, 2013

Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?

A Republican candidate’s surprise take of the senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy’s death in 2010 shook Obama’s administration – now, with the same seat up for grabs, Sam McNally wonders if the president has anything to fear this time around.

# us-politics - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# us-politics - Thursday 7 March, 2013

US Senator speaks for 13 hours in old-style filibuster Stand With Rand This post contains videos

# us-politics - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?

In comparison to the US, first spouses and first families are well outside the political fray here in Ireland – but why so, asks Larry Donnelly.

# us-politics - Monday 31 December, 2012

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

# us-politics - Friday 21 December, 2012

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

# us-politics - Friday 14 December, 2012

Susan Rice withdraws name from Secretary of State race

John Kerry is now favourite to take Hillary Clinton’s place.

# us-politics - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems

Jackson has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for potential misuse of campaign funds.

# us-politics - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-politics - Monday 27 August, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-politics - Monday 18 June, 2012

Protesters to perform the Vagina Monologues after V-word controversy

Almost 3,000 people have signed up to attend a protest tonight in support of a US politician was silenced after she used the word ‘vagina’ during a debate on abortion.

# us-politics - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage?

Ireland already has civil partnerships for couples who want to make a commitment – but should the country follow Barack Obama’s lead on gay marriage?

# us-politics - Monday 5 March, 2012

Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments

The radio host had harshly criticised a student who testified to Congress over contraceptives.

# us-politics - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

US state becomes the seventh to legalise same-sex marriage

However opponents of the new law immediately filed legal papers to challenge it, making it likely that a vote will have to be held on the issue.

# us-politics - Monday 23 January, 2012

Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport Airport Security This post contains videos

Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport

Rand Paul refused to accept a pat-down search from security officials.

# us-politics - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Clinton has criticism - and praise - for Obama in new book

Former US President Bill Clinton says Barack Obama mishandled the debt ceiling crisis and is spending too much on nuclear power – but adds that he could still win the next election.

# us-politics - Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

# us-politics - Friday 3 June, 2011

US grand jury indicts former presidential candidate John Edwards

Indictment follows investigation into allegations Edwards used donors’ funds during 2008 campaign to keep an affair hidden from his wife.

# us-politics - Saturday 30 October, 2010

Gossip website defends Christine O'Donnell kiss-and-tell

In the face of fierce criticism of its decision to publish an account of a one-night stand, Gawker hit back.