Task force makes policy recommendations for Joe Biden’s presidential bid

Task force makes policy recommendations for Joe Biden’s presidential bid

The former vice president has worked with former rival Bernie Sanders to try and maintain Democratic Party unity.

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Alexander Soros: Time to renew the friendship between America and Europe

Alexander Soros: Time to renew the friendship between America and Europe

A Biden victory this November could reset transAtlantic relations, writes Alexander Soros

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Kanye West to ‘run for US president’

Kanye West to ‘run for US president’

His bid appeared to be backed by Tesla founder Elon Musk.

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Venue for second US presidential debate switched to Florida

Venue for second US presidential debate switched to Florida

The University of Michigan, the original venue, said it was ‘not feasible’ to safely host the event amid efforts to meet health guidelines.

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Joe Biden faces criticism over support for 1994 crime legislation

Joe Biden faces criticism over support for 1994 crime legislation

The Democratic presidential nominee called for policing reforms during a virtual NAACP forum.

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Taylor Swift shares support for voting method criticised by Trump

Taylor Swift shares support for voting method criticised by Trump

Swift, one of the world’s biggest pop stars, has become increasingly political.

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Messy Georgia primary serves as warning for November

Messy Georgia primary serves as warning for November

Chaotic scenes in the southern state’s Tuesday primary led to finger-pointing from all sides.

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Irish Examiner View: What awaits next United States leader?

Irish Examiner View: What awaits next United States leader?

The in-tray awaiting the next US president will be the most toxic and challenging in that great country’s peacetime history.

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Joe Biden secures Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden secures Democratic presidential nomination

He will challenge the incumbent for the presidency in November.

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How unrest in US cities could influence Joe Biden’s choice of running mate

How unrest in US cities could influence Joe Biden’s choice of running mate

He has vowed to pick up a woman and has already defined himself as a transition candidate who is paving the way to a new generation.

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Biden: If you can’t choose me over Trump, ‘you ain’t black’

Biden: If you can’t choose me over Trump, ‘you ain’t black’

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told a black radio personality to ‘take a look at my record’.

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Biden warns of ‘abuse of power’ in Trump critique

Biden warns of ‘abuse of power’ in Trump critique

The Democratic presidential hopeful’s comments came as he urged law school graduates to “protect the very foundations of democracy”.

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Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation from former staffer

Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation from former staffer

The former vice-president and current presumptive Democratic nominee for the White House said the alleged incident never happened.

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Justin Amash: Could the third party candidate be a spoiler in race for the White House?

Justin Amash: Could the third party candidate be a spoiler in race for the White House?

There are conflicting views over whether the Libertarian hopeful would benefit Donald Trump or Joe Biden.

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Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden’s quest for the presidency

Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden’s quest for the presidency

The former first lady was unexpectedly beaten by Donald Trump in the 2016 contest after winning the popular vote but losing the Electoral College.

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Hillary Clinton to endorse Joe Biden’s bid for the White House

Hillary Clinton to endorse Joe Biden’s bid for the White House

The former first lady failed in her quest for the presidency in 2016 when Donald Trump won the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote.

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Nancy Pelosi becomes latest top Democrat to endorse Joe Biden

Nancy Pelosi becomes latest top Democrat to endorse Joe Biden

The US House Speaker said Mr Biden offers ‘hope and courage, values, authenticity and integrity’.

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Pádraig Hoare: Trump is the party now

Pádraig Hoare: Trump is the party now

The Republican Party as we knew it is dead. It is now the party of Donald Trump - it just took almost 60 years to get there, writes Pádraig Hoare.

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Pádraig Hoare: How US presidential races of the past shaped America

Pádraig Hoare: How US presidential races of the past shaped America

In this US presidential election year, the ‘Irish Examiner’ looks at past races and how they shaped the nation. In the first part of the series, Pádraig Hoare examines the impact oftechnology — and in particular mass media — on elections and their outcomes

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Bernie Sanders' impact on American politics will go on 'for a very long time' says brother

Bernie Sanders' impact on American politics will go on 'for a very long time' says brother

Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his US presidential campaign after disappointing primary results, leaving Joe Biden as the likely Democratic nominee.

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Democrats’ convention delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

Democrats’ convention delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

The event has been moved to the week of August 17.

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Irish Examiner View: Fighting the Pandemic - USA shows how politics can implode

Irish Examiner View: Fighting the Pandemic - USA shows how politics can implode

Even if the evolution of the fully opposable thumb was one of the vital toeholds in the conquest of the evolutionary Everest by homo sapiens, it is clear that hope, determination, and curiosity were every bit as important.

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Joe Biden sweeps primaries to take stranglehold on Democratic nomination

Joe Biden sweeps primaries to take stranglehold on Democratic nomination

The results added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

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Kyran Fitzgerald: Biden and Sanders to reshape global business policies, no matter who wins

Kyran Fitzgerald: Biden and Sanders to reshape global business policies, no matter who wins

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the race to secure the Democratic nomination has put health spending and rolling back tax cuts in the spotlight, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Biden and Sanders push credentials to lead US against coronavirus

Biden and Sanders push credentials to lead US against coronavirus

The two Democratic candidates held their latest debate at a safe distance and without a studio audience.

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Bernie Sanders to continue presidential campaign despite losses to Biden

Bernie Sanders to continue presidential campaign despite losses to Biden

Pressure has been growing on the Vermont senator to end his presidential bid and work to unify the Democrats against Donald Trump.

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Bernie Sanders dealt a blow as rival Joe Biden takes Michigan primary win

Bernie Sanders dealt a blow as rival Joe Biden takes Michigan primary win

It was the first primary since the number of candidates was effectively whittled down to two.

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Voters get a say in straight duel between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Voters get a say in straight duel between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

The two candidates clash head to head following the departure from the race of most of the candidates, with many now endorsing Mr Biden.

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Stakes rise for Bernie Sanders heading into Michigan primary

Stakes rise for Bernie Sanders heading into Michigan primary

Sanders is hoping to repeat his 2016 triumph in the state to take back ground from Joe Biden.

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Kent Harrington: Trump has begun his national security purge

Kent Harrington: Trump has begun his national security purge

The US President has long denigrated the non-partisan work of his intelligence analysts, but he has finally ratcheted that up to the firing of top officials, says Kent Harrington

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The Irish Examiner: Wall Street speaks

The Irish Examiner: Wall Street speaks

Democratic primary withdrawals have left Joe Biden rejuvenated.

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Julie Pace: Biden time as Bernie Sanders slumps on biggest day

Julie Pace: Biden time as Bernie Sanders slumps on biggest day

Two white men in their late-70s will now battle it out to become the standard-bearer for an increasingly diverse Democratic party in the US. Julie Pace reports from Washington

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Joe Biden’s hopes soar as Mike Bloomberg quits and endorses him for White House

Joe Biden’s hopes soar as Mike Bloomberg quits and endorses him for White House

The former vice-president had already won the support of former candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar before his success on Super Tuesday.

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Bloomberg quits White House race, backs Joe Biden

Bloomberg quits White House race, backs Joe Biden

The billionaire had taken stock after his big-money gamble on Super Tuesday ended in failure.

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Late deciders back Joe Biden while young voters flock to Bernie Sanders

Late deciders back Joe Biden while young voters flock to Bernie Sanders

Trends in voting suggest Latinos prefer Mr Sanders while Mr Biden, who was vice-president under Barack Obama, did well with African-Americans.

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Dua Lipa wades into race for Democratic presidential candidate

Dua Lipa wades into race for Democratic presidential candidate

The singer asked her fans to vote for ‘the president you all deserve’.

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Irish Examiner View: Same fight on three fronts: Left battles to recover plausibility

Irish Examiner View: Same fight on three fronts: Left battles to recover plausibility

Today is Super Tuesday in America’s presidential election process.

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The Irish Examiner View: Unsettled and very unsettling

The Irish Examiner View: Unsettled and very unsettling

If the outcome could be a second term for US president Donald Trump, then passing curiosity becomes justified concern.

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Biden wins and Sanders slips in South Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday

Biden wins and Sanders slips in South Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday

The election was the first in the US South during the 2020 campaign.

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The Irish Examiner View: Race to the bottom

The Irish Examiner View: Race to the bottom

It’s difficult but not impossible to see this year’s race to the White House becoming a more puerile spectacle than the one that was on show this past week.

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Joseph Ax: Can Sanders beat Trump? Yes he can

Joseph Ax: Can Sanders beat Trump? Yes he can

Many Democrats are sceptical that a socialist could make it the White House, but Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum, writes Joseph Ax

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Super Tuesday: All you need to know about the biggest day in the Democratic primaries

Super Tuesday: All you need to know about the biggest day in the Democratic primaries

Right now the US democratic primaries are well underway with the first three states having voted.

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Democratic hopefuls turn fire on Sanders during heated debate

Democratic hopefuls turn fire on Sanders during heated debate

The Vermont senator was the focus of much discussion in South Carolina with less than a week until Super Tuesday.

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Democrats build attacks on Bernie Sanders

Democrats build attacks on Bernie Sanders

The Senator’s Democratic nomination rivals are taking their shots ahead of this weekend’s South Carolina primary.

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Elizabeth Drew: Lining up for a shot at Trump

Elizabeth Drew: Lining up for a shot at Trump

The election in the US this year comes at a time of crisis for democracy. Elizabeth Drew looks at some of the Democratic candidates.

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Mike Bloomberg ‘willing to release women from gag orders’

Mike Bloomberg ‘willing to release women from gag orders’

The Democratic presidential candidate came under fire over the use of non-disclosure agreements.

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Mike Bloomberg grapples with new era

Mike Bloomberg grapples with new era

His Democrat rivals say he has not kept pace with #MeToo.

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Trump heads to Florida for ‘most expensive’ fundraiser

Trump heads to Florida for ‘most expensive’ fundraiser

Pro-Trump groups have been shattering fundraising records

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Biden targets Sanders’ gun votes in fiery Las Vegas speech

Biden targets Sanders’ gun votes in fiery Las Vegas speech

Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, criticised Mike Bloomberg’s record as New York mayor.

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Mark Leibovich: Just an ordinary Joe?

Mark Leibovich: Just an ordinary Joe?

He flopped in Iowa, but the former US vice-president insists he will prevail and capture the Democratic nomination and oust Donald Trump from the White House, writes Mark Leibovich.

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Democratic presidential contenders set for New Hampshire debate as urgency rises

Democratic presidential contenders set for New Hampshire debate as urgency rises

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg enter the night as the top targets, having emerged from the Iowa caucuses essentially tied for the lead.

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App blamed for delays in reporting results of Iowa caucuses

App blamed for delays in reporting results of Iowa caucuses

Republicans mocked the technical problems for the Democrats

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Major delay in counting Iowa votes for Democratic presidential nominee

Major delay in counting Iowa votes for Democratic presidential nominee

The party said the problem was not a result of a ‘hack or an intrusion’.

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Democrats lock horns in party contest for presidential nomination

Democrats lock horns in party contest for presidential nomination

The Iowa caucus sees voters finally get engaged in the process that will determine Donald Trump’s opponent in November.

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Bernie Sanders' grandson wore an Irish jersey at presidential campaign rally

Bernie Sanders' grandson wore an Irish jersey at presidential campaign rally

Bernie Sanders' grandson's caused a stir among Ireland football fans after turning up to a campaign rally in a Republic of Ireland jersey.

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Primary campaign gets under way to choose Democrat to challenge Trump

Primary campaign gets under way to choose Democrat to challenge Trump

The Democratic Party is still licking its wounds from the 2016 defeat of Hillary Clinton that saw Donald Trump move into the White House.

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The great contenders: Who are the Democrats in the race to take on Donald Trump

The great contenders: Who are the Democrats in the race to take on Donald Trump

The race to select a Democratic candidate to depose incumbent president Donald Trump begins in Iowa on Monday. Bette Browne casts an eye over the runners and riders.

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Cory Booker says Democratic debate rules  puts ‘elites’ and ‘money’ in control

Cory Booker says Democratic debate rules puts ‘elites’ and ‘money’ in control

Pete Buttigieg is facing intense scrutiny for the first time.

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