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#US politics

# us-politics - Thursday 10 September, 2015

"Go f**k yourselves": REM slam Donald Trump and Republicans for using their music
# Unauthorised For The People
# Unauthorised For The People

"Go f**k yourselves": REM slam Donald Trump and Republicans for using their music

Sep 10th 2015, 9:27 PM 31,449 Views 49 Comments

“Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

# us-politics - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America
# Deep Divisions
# Deep Divisions

Explainer: Why everyone is arguing about Planned Parenthood in America

Aug 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 34,885 Views 146 Comments

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
# Political Theatre
# Political Theatre

WATCH: The 5 craziest moments from last night's US Presidential debate

Aug 7th 2015, 10:41 PM 39,466 Views 33 Comments

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?
# Smoke Filled Rooms
# Smoke Filled Rooms

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

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:59 PM 20,868 Views 32 Comments

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

# us-politics - Friday 31 July, 2015

Hillary Clinton lifts weights, does yoga and is in tip-top condition, according to her doctor
# Top Dawg
# Top Dawg

Hillary Clinton lifts weights, does yoga and is in tip-top condition, according to her doctor

Jul 31st 2015, 9:27 PM 11,625 Views 26 Comments

She does have allergies, though.

# us-politics - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'
# No You Did Not
# No You Did Not

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

Jun 17th 2015, 8:33 PM 15,713 Views 34 Comments

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
# Dynasty Wars
# Dynasty Wars

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

Jun 15th 2015, 9:20 PM 16,447 Views 48 Comments

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
# Timing Is Everything
# Timing Is Everything

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

Jun 4th 2015, 9:15 PM 43,853 Views 29 Comments

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
# Irish Takeover
# Irish Takeover

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

May 30th 2015, 3:42 PM 27,180 Views 84 Comments

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
# Macho Man Randy Savage
# Macho Man Randy Savage

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

May 29th 2015, 8:50 PM 18,316 Views 35 Comments

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
# The Stormin' Mormon
# The Stormin' Mormon

Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is fighting Evander Holyfield

May 14th 2015, 11:51 PM 15,669 Views 18 Comments

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
# Texas Hold It
# Texas Hold It

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

May 4th 2015, 9:50 PM 63,136 Views 26 Comments

‘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
# Only In America
# Only In America

Meet Vermin Supreme, and the other 274 candidates for US president

Apr 19th 2015, 7:00 PM 15,968 Views 15 Comments

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
# Teneo Holdings
# Teneo Holdings

Irish-run company at centre of Hillary Clinton controversy

Apr 19th 2015, 7:45 AM 40,975 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Same Old Story
# Same Old Story

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

Apr 13th 2015, 8:50 PM 7,466 Views 38 Comments

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
# Schock Departure
# Schock Departure

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

Mar 18th 2015, 11:30 AM 12,796 Views 20 Comments

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

# us-politics - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign could be in trouble because of her choice of email account
# Run For The Hills
# Run For The Hills

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign could be in trouble because of her choice of email account

Mar 4th 2015, 11:42 AM 16,170 Views 27 Comments

Seriously.

# us-politics - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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

Joe Biden tweets about 'Father Ted', Irish people can't RESIST having the craic with it

Feb 28th 2015, 9:04 AM 8,247 Views 0 Comments

Careful now.

# us-politics - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Who are the likely candidates in 2016 US Presidential election?
# Ready For Hilary?
# Ready For Hilary?

Who are the likely candidates in 2016 US Presidential election?

Feb 15th 2015, 5:30 PM 26,792 Views 68 Comments

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

# us-politics - Thursday 12 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 12th 2015, 9:11 AM 3,667 Views 4 Comments

Leggings just make him really uncomfortable, OK?

# us-politics - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Joe Biden tries to give girl kiss on the cheek, gets rejected
# NO BIDEN
# NO BIDEN

Joe Biden tries to give girl kiss on the cheek, gets rejected

Jan 6th 2015, 9:53 PM 21,836 Views 17 Comments

DENIED.

# us-politics - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 1st 2014, 10:20 PM 83,208 Views 113 Comments

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?
# I Am Not Elected
# I Am Not Elected

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

Nov 5th 2014, 9:26 AM 13,004 Views 13 Comments

Pretty terribly, as it happens.

# us-politics - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

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

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 22,072 Views 49 Comments

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
# Luck Of The Irish
# Luck Of The Irish

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

Oct 29th 2014, 2:14 PM 14,008 Views 33 Comments

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
# Loan Sharknado
# Loan Sharknado

These are the best/worst US election attack ads ever

Oct 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,874 Views 9 Comments

Politics is a nasty business, it seems.

# us-politics - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

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

Jimmy Kimmel discovers Americans have no idea who their Vice President is

Oct 7th 2014, 8:05 PM 2,305 Views 2 Comments

Not even a little bit.

# us-politics - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

WATCH: US politician uses image of James Foley's killer in 'reprehensible' campaign ad
# Dirty Tricks
# Dirty Tricks

WATCH: US politician uses image of James Foley's killer in 'reprehensible' campaign ad

Aug 26th 2014, 10:58 AM 12,551 Views 23 Comments

Just a wee bit tasteless…

# us-politics - Saturday 23 August, 2014

These politicians making waves abroad could have been your local TD
# Ynbti
# Ynbti

These politicians making waves abroad could have been your local TD

Aug 23rd 2014, 9:45 AM 11,473 Views 11 Comments

Irish emigration works in mysterious ways…

# us-politics - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 10:25 AM 25,799 Views 28 Comments

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
# 2016
# 2016

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

Jul 4th 2014, 11:47 AM 10,929 Views 61 Comments

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
# Never Inhaled
# Never Inhaled

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

Jun 18th 2014, 1:50 PM 4,533 Views 15 Comments

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)
# White House 2016
# White House 2016

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

Jun 8th 2014, 3:19 PM 9,644 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama

Apr 17th 2014, 7:40 AM 10,478 Views 42 Comments

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
# Texts From Bill
# Texts From Bill

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

Apr 1st 2014, 2:13 PM 18,342 Views 19 Comments

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
# SOTU
# SOTU

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

Jan 28th 2014, 9:30 PM 5,935 Views 31 Comments

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
# Corruption
# Corruption

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

Jan 21st 2014, 10:44 PM 8,315 Views 16 Comments

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
# Still Sorry
# Still Sorry

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

Jan 14th 2014, 8:43 PM 5,188 Views 10 Comments

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
# Phew
# Phew

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

Dec 11th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,042 Views 7 Comments

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
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

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

Nov 26th 2013, 7:25 PM 8,534 Views 17 Comments

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