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Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
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Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Sat 8:00 PM 29,225 Views 114 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
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Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,946 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
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Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,368 Views 84 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
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Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,222 Views 250 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
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Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,140 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
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US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Jan 20th 2021, 12:39 PM 24,945 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
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US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,624 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
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Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?

Jan 14th 2021, 7:38 AM 37,094 Views 39 Comments

The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists
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Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists

Jan 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,512 Views 30 Comments

Queens University’s Tom Albrecht and Tristan Sturm chart the parallels between last week’s attack on the US Capitol and a similar gathering at the German Reichstag building last year.

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary
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Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 9:14 PM 79,922 Views 69 Comments

Biden says he considered nominating Bernie Sanders for the Cabinet position.

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos
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Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos

Jan 7th 2021, 7:24 AM 53,435 Views 73 Comments

The Washington police chief did not link the deaths from medical emergencies to the violence.

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
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Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win

Jan 6th 2021, 9:44 AM 33,417 Views 49 Comments

Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.

Six things to look out for in Georgia's $420 million Senate-deciding election race
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Six things to look out for in Georgia's $420 million Senate-deciding election race

Jan 5th 2021, 12:06 AM 24,822 Views 20 Comments

Georgians go to the polls today to elect two senators.

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill
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House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill

Dec 29th 2020, 7:16 AM 58,341 Views 10 Comments

If approved by the Senate, the override would be the first of Trump’s presidency.

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’ From TheJournal.ie

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Nov 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 16,468 Views 14 Comments

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows
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One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows

Nov 4th 2020, 12:41 AM 10,667 Views 4 Comments

One-fifth said racial inequality was the most critical issue and more than one-sixth said the pandemic was most important.

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president
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The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president

Nov 3rd 2020, 11:21 PM 11,753 Views 3 Comments

Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation
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Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Oct 25th 2020, 7:10 PM 18,012 Views 25 Comments

Republicans have mostly united to support Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden
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Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden

Oct 8th 2020, 1:42 PM 32,858 Views 76 Comments

It was announced earlier that the candidates would “participate from separate remote locations”.

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race
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Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race

Sep 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,831 Views 78 Comments

Larry Donnelly says we are in a crucial phase of the US election cycle and if the Democrats don’t tackle Trump’s fear-based message, they could be in trouble.

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests
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'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests

Aug 31st 2020, 9:20 PM 20,237 Views 93 Comments

Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination
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Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

Aug 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 17,320 Views 67 Comments

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House
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Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House

Aug 5th 2020, 5:03 PM 65,757 Views 42 Comments

Use of the presidential residence for such a partisan event would break with tradition.

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out
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Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Jul 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 41,781 Views 43 Comments

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities
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Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:36 PM 42,555 Views 77 Comments

Hundreds have already been sent to Kansas City to help quell violence.

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80
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US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80

Updated Jul 18th 2020, 5:34 PM 22,581 Views 66 Comments

He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists.

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'
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'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'

Jun 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,546 Views 39 Comments

Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'
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Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Jun 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 32,940 Views 99 Comments

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19
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Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

May 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,345 Views 78 Comments

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'
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Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,271 Views 41 Comments

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?
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Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?

May 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 125,597 Views 160 Comments

Trump was on track to take a second term, but Covid-19 has changed everything, writes Donnelly.

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign
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Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

Apr 8th 2020, 4:37 PM 26,294 Views 70 Comments

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters
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Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters

Apr 4th 2020, 1:00 PM 31,921 Views 49 Comments

Larry Donnelly says wildcards like Covid-19 will shape the Trump vs Biden race

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty
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Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty

Mar 28th 2020, 1:00 PM 37,854 Views 18 Comments

The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting
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Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,438 Views 38 Comments

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?
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Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?

Mar 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 14,504 Views 60 Comments

Bernie may secretly have welcomed a Biden victory in South Carolina, but not to this extent, writes Larry Donnelly.

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November?
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Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November?

Feb 23rd 2020, 11:00 AM 33,385 Views 73 Comments

The race for the White House is heating up.

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg
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Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg

Feb 12th 2020, 7:07 AM 12,297 Views 42 Comments

The 78-year-old beat back a strong challenge from Buttigieg last night.

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial
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Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2020, 8:07 AM 27,637 Views 73 Comments

The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer
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Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

Feb 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 7,317 Views 5 Comments

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

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