US Vice President Mike Pence to visit Ireland next month

US Vice President Mike Pence to visit Ireland next month

Mr Pence was invited to Ireland by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in March during a St Patrick’s Day event in the US.

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US national intelligence director Dan Coats to step down

US national intelligence director Dan Coats to step down

The 76-year-old was often at odds with Donald Trump over Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying Send her back

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying Send her back

He suggested they leave, though all are US citizens.

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Italy blocks Steve Bannon's plans for right-wing political academy

Italy blocks Steve Bannon's plans for right-wing political academy

The Italian government is blocking plans by former White House adviser Steve Bannon to set up an academy for future populist political leaders in a medieval monastery in the mountains outside of Rome.

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Former US president Jimmy Carter out of hospital after hip surgery

Former US president Jimmy Carter out of hospital after hip surgery

His wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, has also been discharged after being treated for feeling faint.

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US to ratify ambassador to Ireland

US to ratify ambassador to Ireland

The appointment of Edward Crawford as the next US Ambassador to Ireland took a step closer yesterday after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve his nomination.

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Biden’s faults may not hinder him because of President Trump

Biden’s faults may not hinder him because of President Trump

Biden getting the Democrat nomination hinges on his capacity to grasp the soul of America, writes Terry Prone

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Joe Biden says he is fighting for ‘soul of the nation’ in White House race

Joe Biden says he is fighting for ‘soul of the nation’ in White House race

The former vice-president has entered a crowded Democratic field in the race for the party’s nomination to face Donald Trump in 2020.

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How runners shape up in race to be Democratic nominee for president

How runners shape up in race to be Democratic nominee for president

There are 20 candidates in the field including some big names and some relative newcomers vying for the right to face Donald Trump in 2020.

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Joe Biden enters 2020 race to challenge Donald Trump

Joe Biden enters 2020 race to challenge Donald Trump

Joe Biden has formally entered the 2020 race for president.

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Tim Ryan becomes latest Democrat to enter race for the White House

Tim Ryan becomes latest Democrat to enter race for the White House

The congressman represents an Ohio area which swung heavily from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump in 2016.

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‘Sea change’ as openly gay candidates make giant leaps in US politics

‘Sea change’ as openly gay candidates make giant leaps in US politics

Pete Buttigieg has made a solid start to his campaign for the presidency while Chicago has elected an openly gay mayor.

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Nato chief tells US Congress of ‘serious’ alliance divisions

Nato chief tells US Congress of ‘serious’ alliance divisions

Jens Stoltenberg gave the first address to Congress by a NATO head and acknowledged ‘differences’ on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Chicago’s mayor-elect vows to restore trust between people and police

Chicago’s mayor-elect vows to restore trust between people and police

Lori Lightfoot is the first black woman and openly gay person to be elected to the role.

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Which Democrats are attracting donors in race to tackle Donald Trump in 2020?

Which Democrats are attracting donors in race to tackle Donald Trump in 2020?

Bernie Sanders, who put up a strong challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016, is the fundraising leader in the early stages of the race to be nominee.

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Taking on Trump: The 2020 democratic candidates

Taking on Trump: The 2020 democratic candidates

Gone are the days in American presidential races when a candidate would rise or fall on policy differences.

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Democrats Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren urge end to Electoral College

Democrats Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren urge end to Electoral College

Donald Trump claimed the US presidency in 2016 by winning the college, despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by three million.

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Climate change at heart of Jay Inslee’s pitch for US presidency

Climate change at heart of Jay Inslee’s pitch for US presidency

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington state, has vowed to make the environment his core issue.

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Lewinsky speaks out after a life of exile

Lewinsky speaks out after a life of exile

Monica Lewinsky has a keen sense of humour.

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Joe Biden says his family are encouraging him to launch White House bid

Joe Biden says his family are encouraging him to launch White House bid

Former US vice president Joe Biden has said his family, including his grandchildren, are encouraging him to launch a White House bid.

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White House officials pushed to share nuclear technology with Saudis - report

White House officials pushed to share nuclear technology with Saudis - report

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a congressional report citing whistleblowers within the administration.

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US presidential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders is ‘determined’, says brother

US presidential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders is ‘determined’, says brother

The veteran was beaten by Hillary Clinton to the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency in 2016.

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Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential bid

Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential bid

He confirmed to a Vermont radio station today that he would be making a second bid for the White House.

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Congress passes deal to avert shutdown as Trump set to declare emergency

Congress passes deal to avert shutdown as Trump set to declare emergency

The White House said Mr Trump would act on his own to get the money for his border wall with Mexico.

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Dead candidate advances to final round of US mayoral election

Dead candidate advances to final round of US mayoral election

Charles Lamb’s name will be on the April 2 ballot in Oklahoma despite his death in December.

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Republican leaders back border deal despite protests on the right

Republican leaders back border deal despite protests on the right

It is not clear if Donald Trump will support the deal, although party negotiators said they were hopeful.

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Warren calls for change as she makes presidential bid official

Warren calls for change as she makes presidential bid official

The Democratic senator is aiming to fight economic inequality in America.

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Michael Bloomberg to make decision on White House bid by end of month

Michael Bloomberg to make decision on White House bid by end of month

The former New York City mayor, one of the world’s richest men, was once a Republican but is now a Democrat.

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Senior Democrats in US state of Virginia embroiled in a series of scandals

Senior Democrats in US state of Virginia embroiled in a series of scandals

Governor Ralph Northam and attorney general Mark Herring face blackface claims while lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax denies sex allegations.

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Donald Trump weighs in on US state governor controversy

Donald Trump weighs in on US state governor controversy

Donald Trump criticised Ralph Northam on Twitter.

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US governor’s future in doubt as he loses key support after racist photo emerges

US governor’s future in doubt as he loses key support after racist photo emerges

Virginia governor Ralph Northam has lost support from virtually the entire state Democratic party.

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Trump and Pelosi remain far apart on border wall issue

Trump and Pelosi remain far apart on border wall issue

The House Speaker said there will be no ‘wall money’ in any border security deal.

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Trump associate Roger Stone charged with lying to Congress in Russia probe

Trump associate Roger Stone charged with lying to Congress in Russia probe

The seven-count indictment against the self-proclaimed ‘dirty trickster’ is the first criminal case in months from special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Another Democrat enters race for party’s presidential nomination

Another Democrat enters race for party’s presidential nomination

Tulsi Gabbard, who represents a seat in Hawaii, is the latest to enter the fray.

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Rival proposals to end government shutdown rejected by divided US Senate

Rival proposals to end government shutdown rejected by divided US Senate

Donald Trump has been at loggerheads with Democratic opponents over funding for his border wall.

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Kamala Harris enters Democratic presidential race

Kamala Harris enters Democratic presidential race

The California senator would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.

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Julian Castro joins US presidential race

Julian Castro joins US presidential race

Julian Castro, a former member of Barack Obama's cabinet, has joined the 2020 presidential race as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge Donald Trump accelerates.

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Government shutdown the longest federal closure in US history

Government shutdown the longest federal closure in US history

The partial shutdown of the US government has entered its 22nd day - becoming the longest closure in the country's history.

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Sanders contrite as 2016 campaign aides face harassment allegations

Sanders contrite as 2016 campaign aides face harassment allegations

US senator Bernie Sanders has offered contrition as some of his 2016 presidential campaign staff face allegations of sexual harassment that threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins.

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A very Trumpian year sees anxiety abound

A very Trumpian year sees anxiety abound

In 2019, the consequences of the bad policies and worse politics of the last two years will come more fully into view, writes Joseph Stiglitz

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Nancy Pelosi set to become House speaker after deal with party rebels

Nancy Pelosi set to become House speaker after deal with party rebels

The 78-year-old has agreed to serve no more than four years in a role that puts her behind the vice-president in the line of presidential succession.

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Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

It came after a week of remembrance in both Texas and Washington.

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Trump expected to pick Heather Nauert to be new US ambassador to UN

Trump expected to pick Heather Nauert to be new US ambassador to UN

Nikki Haley is stepping down from the role at the end of this year.

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George HW Bush arrives home for Texas burial

George HW Bush arrives home for Texas burial

After three days of remembrance in Washington, the former president’s casket left for a final service in Houston and burial.

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US flourished as a result of George HW Bush’s dynamic reign

US flourished as a result of George HW Bush’s dynamic reign

The 41st president saw himself merely as a temporary occupant of the Oval Office but his achievements were significant, writes Richard N Haass.

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Major leads tributes to George Bush senior

Major leads tributes to George Bush senior

Former PM says it was a ‘privilege’ to have worked alongside the US president.

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The Clinton Affair: Monica Lewinsky has a new perspective 20 years on

The Clinton Affair: Monica Lewinsky has a new perspective 20 years on

Twenty years since the White House was rocked by a sex scandal, it is being seen through new #MeToo eyes as ‘The Clinton Affair’, writes TP O’Mahony.

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No ill will behind ‘public hanging’ remark, claims under-fire senator

No ill will behind ‘public hanging’ remark, claims under-fire senator

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s comment brought widespread criticism from inside and outside Mississippi, a state with a history of racially motivated lynchings.

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Donald Trump set to shake up White House staff following midterms

Donald Trump set to shake up White House staff following midterms

The president hopes new faces will help his bid for a second term against the newly-galvanised Democrats.

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Florida election recount under way as tensions rise

Florida election recount under way as tensions rise

Florida’s 67 counties can decide when to begin their recounts, but must complete them by Thursday.

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White House video showing reporter row ‘doctored’

White House video showing reporter row ‘doctored’

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has come under fire over the video.

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Midterms offer clues for Trump and Democrats in 2020 presidential bid

Midterms offer clues for Trump and Democrats in 2020 presidential bid

Speculation is mounting over what type of candidate could capitalise in 2020.

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Muslims, Native Americans and openly gay governor-elect make history

Muslims, Native Americans and openly gay governor-elect make history

The midterms has ensured the face of American politics is more diverse than ever.

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Nancy Pelosi set to be second in line to presidency if she takes House role

Nancy Pelosi set to be second in line to presidency if she takes House role

President Donald Trump has tweeted to say that the 78-year-old mother-of-five is a suitable candidate to be speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Donald Trump claims 'big win' in midterms despite losing House control

Donald Trump claims 'big win' in midterms despite losing House control

The president struck a buoyant note in morning tweets and was due to give a press conference.

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Democrats take control of US House but ‘blue wave’ stops short of Senate

Democrats take control of US House but ‘blue wave’ stops short of Senate

There was encouragement for President Donald Trump’s Republicans with victories in key state governorship races.

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Here are the candidates who made history in the 2018 US midterms

Here are the candidates who made history in the 2018 US midterms

A list of US candidates who made history in the midterm elections

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Seven things we’ve learned from the US midterm elections

Seven things we’ve learned from the US midterm elections

Americans have gone to the polls for the ‘historic’ elections widely viewed as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.

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Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed

Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed

Mr Pompeo was supposed to travel to New York on Thursday to meet with Kim Yong Chol.

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US midterm results: Seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future

US midterm results: Seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future

America has voted, the results are in, but the country’s future remains uncertain – for now.

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