Tue, 09 Feb, 2016
One of the most potent outside liberal-oriented political groups announced it would back Hillary Clinton if she chooses to seek the White House in 2016, the latest sign that senior members of President Barack Obama’s team were looking to line up with the former first lady.
Sat, 25 Jan, 2014
Prominent Washington journalist Bob Woodward said a senior White House official threatened him he would “regret” publishing a story challenging the White House’s account of how the idea for automatic spending cuts originated.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013
The task of picking up the pieces of the fiscal cliff talks — and reassuring global financial markets — is likely to fall largely to President Barack Obama after Republicans abandoned their own proposed fix championed by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
A RECENT opinion poll revealed 96% of Irish people would have voted for Barack Obama in the US election so why, if we hate Republicans so much, is the State’s attitude to abortion an identikit copy of that party’s pariah fringe?
Wed, 14 Nov, 2012
President Barack Obama’s re-election, coupled with Republicans’ continued hold on the House, gives both parties a chance to rethink, and perhaps undo, the bitter partisanship that has gripped Washington for four years and frustrated Americans who see big problems going unsolved.
Thu, 08 Nov, 2012
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was desperately trying to steady a shaky campaign as US President Barack Obama, enjoying a burst of momentum, headed to New York for a celebrity fundraiser with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, along with a star turn on David Letterman’s couch.
Wed, 19 Sep, 2012
A Washington state victory in hand, Mitt Romney is looking ahead to tomorrow’s 10-state bonanza that features contests from Alaska to Ohio to Massachusetts, millions in campaign spending and the largest single day of voting yet in the Republicans’ topsy-turvy primary race.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2012
ONE of the mixed blessings travelling beyond our archipelago is that it’s hard to avoid American TV news. BBC World is frequently not available. Even when it is, their ‘cycle’ – the time it takes before they start repeating stories – is getting wearyingly short. Maybe it’s cutbacks.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2010