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#white house 2016

# white-house-2016 - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Donald Trump calls election recount 'a scam'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Donald Trump calls election recount 'a scam'

Nov 27th 2016, 10:26 AM 23,889 Views 115 Comments

Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

# white-house-2016 - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Clinton campaign to take part in recount of votes in Wisconsin
# Taking On Trump
# Taking On Trump

Clinton campaign to take part in recount of votes in Wisconsin

Nov 26th 2016, 7:44 PM 21,652 Views 66 Comments

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in Wisconsin and has announced her intention to also seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

# white-house-2016 - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Ben Carson (who ran for president) turns down White House job because he has 'no experience'
# Not For Me
# Not For Me

Ben Carson (who ran for president) turns down White House job because he has 'no experience'

Nov 15th 2016, 7:58 PM 22,859 Views 30 Comments

The Creationist retired neurosurgeon will not be joining Trump’s team.

# white-house-2016 - Saturday 12 November, 2016

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"

Nov 12th 2016, 7:30 PM 319 Views 105 Comments

Now that the first shock has abated, TheJournal.ie columnist Larry Donnelly ponders on a world post-Trump victory.

Donald Trump is now sounding a lot keener on some parts of Obamacare
# Backtrack
# Backtrack

Donald Trump is now sounding a lot keener on some parts of Obamacare

Nov 12th 2016, 4:47 PM 20,492 Views 78 Comments

The US president-elect says he’ll try to keep some of it.

'Making crazy seem normal': Campaign manager Conway credited with rescuing Trump campaign
# Surreal Performance
# Surreal Performance

'Making crazy seem normal': Campaign manager Conway credited with rescuing Trump campaign

Nov 12th 2016, 10:00 AM 23,687 Views 53 Comments

She made his remarks “seem not so awful,” journalism professor Gabriel Kahn said.

Trump will do well to pull off all the things he said he'd do on his first day in the office

Trump will do well to pull off all the things he said he'd do on his first day in the office

Nov 12th 2016, 7:10 AM 17,249 Views 55 Comments

The Donald has made a LOT of promises on the campaign trail.

# white-house-2016 - Friday 11 November, 2016

'Fake news had nothing to do with Donald Trump's victory' - Mark Zuckerberg
# White House 2016
# White House 2016

'Fake news had nothing to do with Donald Trump's victory' - Mark Zuckerberg

Nov 11th 2016, 11:53 AM 21,673 Views 64 Comments

Facebook’s CEO is adamant that the proliferation of less-than-truthful news had no bearing on the US election result.

Reports of Muslim students being targeted at colleges after Trump win
# President-elect
# President-elect

Reports of Muslim students being targeted at colleges after Trump win

Nov 11th 2016, 8:20 AM 23,607 Views 126 Comments

A number of incidents are said to have taken place since Donald Trump’s victory.

How the US president-to-be picked up a Clare golf resort for a song
# Best Deal Believe Me
# Best Deal Believe Me

How the US president-to-be picked up a Clare golf resort for a song

Nov 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 25,267 Views 26 Comments

Doonbeg had a colourful history even before it was acquired by the brash billionaire.

Is it time the US Electoral College voting system was done away with?
# Popularity Sucks
# Popularity Sucks

Is it time the US Electoral College voting system was done away with?

Nov 11th 2016, 6:05 AM 19,454 Views 84 Comments

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the election. But ending the Electoral College would mean altering the US Constitution – no easy task.

# white-house-2016 - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Meet the men (and woman) who could be running America from January
# The New Bosses
# The New Bosses

Meet the men (and woman) who could be running America from January

Nov 10th 2016, 3:00 PM 33,303 Views 60 Comments

Veteran Republican politicians who backed the businessman through thick and thin are likely to fill top cabinet roles.

From 'American Psycho' to 'The West Wig': How the papers covered Trump
# President-elect
# President-elect

From 'American Psycho' to 'The West Wig': How the papers covered Trump

Nov 10th 2016, 8:10 AM 11,980 Views 27 Comments

‘Trump wins. Now the world waits.’

Opinion: How did the media miss Trump's majority?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How did the media miss Trump's majority?

Nov 10th 2016, 6:00 AM 280 Views 38 Comments

It’s Brexit all over again as the Trump victory takes mainstream media publications by surprise, writes Ciaran McCullagh.

# white-house-2016 - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Opinion: Four reasons why Donald Trump won the election
# Deplorables
# Deplorables

Opinion: Four reasons why Donald Trump won the election

Nov 9th 2016, 7:30 PM 937 Views 114 Comments

Working class Americans have been neglected by the political establishment, writes Julien Mercille.

As it happened: The world reacts to Donald Trump's shock victory
Live Nov 9th 2016, 6:00 PM

As it happened: The world reacts to Donald Trump's shock victory

Hillary Clinton just delivered some powerful and emotional words to young women in her concession speech
# Glass Ceiling
From The Daily Edge
# Glass Ceiling

Hillary Clinton just delivered some powerful and emotional words to young women in her concession speech

Nov 9th 2016, 5:37 PM 4,805 Views 5 Comments

“I know we haven’t shattered this glass ceiling but someday someone will…”

Here's how Trump's victory affected the dollar
# Stability
# Stability

Here's how Trump's victory affected the dollar

Nov 9th 2016, 5:01 PM 22,281 Views 9 Comments

One market analyst described it as “a bloodbath”.

'This is painful and it will be for a long time': Hillary Clinton speaks for first time after defeat
# USA 2016
# USA 2016

'This is painful and it will be for a long time': Hillary Clinton speaks for first time after defeat

Nov 9th 2016, 4:56 PM 38,381 Views 116 Comments

“I know how disappointed you feel because I do too,” she told her supporters.

How 'protest votes' for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein might have helped Trump
# Third Party Candidates
# Third Party Candidates

How 'protest votes' for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein might have helped Trump

Nov 9th 2016, 4:43 PM 13,829 Views 40 Comments

Larry Donnelly tells us why it’s “undemocratic” that the Republican and Democrat parties have a “mutually beneficial stranglehold” on US politics.

Doonbeg 'buzzing' after businessman Donald Trump voted US President
# Co Clare
# Co Clare

Doonbeg 'buzzing' after businessman Donald Trump voted US President

Nov 9th 2016, 4:40 PM 21,391 Views 28 Comments

It’s been an eventful morning in the west Co Clare village – with a lot more activity to come.

Katie Hopkins has been invited back on the Late Late this week to talk about Trump
# Trump Towers
From The Daily Edge
# Trump Towers

Katie Hopkins has been invited back on the Late Late this week to talk about Trump

Nov 9th 2016, 3:43 PM 7,129 Views 15 Comments

This will be her fourth appearance.

What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?
# Winner
# Winner

What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?

Nov 9th 2016, 1:30 PM 34,082 Views 97 Comments

It was the slogan that he built a campaign on.

How Donald Trump's supporters reacted to the result
# In Donald We Trust
# In Donald We Trust

How Donald Trump's supporters reacted to the result

Nov 9th 2016, 12:50 PM 14,119 Views 33 Comments

The polls may have doubted him but his supporters never did.

"This was a whitelash" - political commentator struggles to contain emotions at US election result
# Van Jones
# Van Jones

"This was a whitelash" - political commentator struggles to contain emotions at US election result

Nov 9th 2016, 12:40 PM 30,598 Views 140 Comments

Van Jones was clearly deeply upset at the imminent victory for Donald Trump.

Where's Hillary? Clinton criticised for not giving her concession speech yet
# Silence
# Silence

Where's Hillary? Clinton criticised for not giving her concession speech yet

Nov 9th 2016, 11:27 AM 43,774 Views 61 Comments

Clinton called Donald Trump this morning to concede the race – but she will not speak publicly until later today.

Open thread: How do you feel about Donald Trump winning the election?
# Shock Result
# Shock Result

Open thread: How do you feel about Donald Trump winning the election?

Nov 9th 2016, 10:54 AM 17,749 Views 129 Comments

A lot of people expected the race to be close, with most polls predicting Hillary Clinton would win.

"Sincere congratulations" - How on earth will the Irish Government deal with President Trump?
# Biggest Best Relationship
# Biggest Best Relationship

"Sincere congratulations" - How on earth will the Irish Government deal with President Trump?

Nov 9th 2016, 10:12 AM 22,785 Views 70 Comments

Enda Kenny has condemned Trump’s campaign rhetoric in the past.

Muslims, Mexican walls and misogyny allegations: The biggest moments of the US election
# White House 2016
# White House 2016

Muslims, Mexican walls and misogyny allegations: The biggest moments of the US election

Nov 9th 2016, 10:00 AM 8,445 Views 10 Comments

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had many talked-about moments during their campaigns.

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US
# World Leaders React
# World Leaders React

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US

Nov 9th 2016, 9:58 AM 12,457 Views 38 Comments

A lot of far-right leaders are very happy with the election result.

In pictures: How election night played out
# Trump Through A Lens
# Trump Through A Lens

In pictures: How election night played out

Nov 9th 2016, 9:30 AM 7,442 Views 46 Comments

Here’s how the night looked.

'Trump triumphs': How the media reacted to shock election result
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Trump triumphs': How the media reacted to shock election result

Nov 9th 2016, 8:45 AM 23,968 Views 61 Comments

From ‘House of Horrors’ to ‘They said it couldn’t happen’.

Up all night: How the momentum swung from Hillary to Trump
# The Big Mo
# The Big Mo

Up all night: How the momentum swung from Hillary to Trump

Nov 9th 2016, 8:32 AM 15,291 Views 27 Comments

It was a night of changing emotions – ending with Donald Trump as President.

In full: Donald Trump accepts victory in the US presidential race
# Big Big Words
# Big Big Words

In full: Donald Trump accepts victory in the US presidential race

Nov 9th 2016, 8:27 AM 12,024 Views 33 Comments

Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.

Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States
# Potus
# Potus

Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States

Nov 9th 2016, 7:44 AM 80,888 Views 282 Comments

Trump secured victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by claiming enough states to reach over the crucial 270 electoral college vote mark.

Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election
# Big Issues
# Big Issues

Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election

Nov 9th 2016, 7:21 AM 11,068 Views 3 Comments

There was more than just the presidency at stake in yesterday’s vote.

A sea of red: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
# White House 2016
# White House 2016

A sea of red: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where

Nov 9th 2016, 7:14 AM 96,997 Views 96 Comments

Trump is projected to win the presidency, according to Associated Press.

Couldn't stay awake? Here are the defining moments of a truly seismic US election night
# White House 2016
# White House 2016

Couldn't stay awake? Here are the defining moments of a truly seismic US election night

Nov 9th 2016, 6:49 AM 45,193 Views 70 Comments

The polls didn’t see this one coming. No one saw this one coming.

Republicans look set to hold House of Representatives and Senate
# Holding Power
# Holding Power

Republicans look set to hold House of Representatives and Senate

Nov 9th 2016, 6:26 AM 11,345 Views 30 Comments

While the final numbers aren’t in, it looks like yet more good news for the Republican Party.

Live: Trump within reach of shock White House win. Minute-by-minute results and reaction
Live Nov 9th 2016, 6:00 AM

Live: Trump within reach of shock White House win. Minute-by-minute results and reaction

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