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#US politics

# 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 7,478 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 12,805 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 16,190 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 8,268 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 26,807 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 3,691 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 22,169 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 83,333 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 13,014 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 22,094 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 14,016 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 10,878 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 2,309 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 12,562 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 11,501 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 25,805 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 10,979 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 4,566 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 9,663 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 10,498 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 18,354 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 5,939 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 8,332 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 5,198 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 3,048 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 8,564 Views 17 Comments

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
# Undocumented Irish
# Undocumented Irish

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

Oct 24th 2013, 5:47 PM 7,816 Views 1 Comment

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

# us-politics - Friday 11 October, 2013

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis

Oct 11th 2013, 7:39 AM 3,505 Views 33 Comments

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
# US Politics
# US Politics

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

Sep 28th 2013, 4:06 PM 5,253 Views 23 Comments

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
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Sep 27th 2013, 8:01 PM 4,431 Views 14 Comments

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
# US Politics
# US Politics

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

Aug 16th 2013, 4:01 PM 8,140 Views 52 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 40 Views 6 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 54 Views 24 Comments

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
# Stand With Rand

US Senator speaks for 13 hours in old-style filibuster

Mar 7th 2013, 10:28 AM 8,294 Views 50 Comments

THIRTEEN HOURS.

# us-politics - Sunday 3 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 3rd 2013, 7:30 PM 896 Views 54 Comments

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
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

Dec 31st 2012, 9:25 AM 3,199 Views 10 Comments

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
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

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

Dec 21st 2012, 8:33 AM 3,585 Views 19 Comments

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
# Barack Obama
# Barack Obama

Susan Rice withdraws name from Secretary of State race

Dec 14th 2012, 8:17 AM 5,188 Views 3 Comments

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
# Jesse Jackson Jr
# Jesse Jackson Jr

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems

Nov 22nd 2012, 8:21 AM 2,950 Views 2 Comments

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
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

Sep 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,758 Views 13 Comments

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…