Blog Posts by Caitriona Perry

The beginning of the fourth quarter of Obama’s presidency

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By RTÉ Washington Correspondent Caitríona Perry Interesting things happen in the fourth quarter, quipped US President Barack Obama at his end of year press conference, as his own presidency heads into its fourth quarter. American sports games can often last … Continue reading

Drinks all round after Democrats Drubbing – Where to now for US politics?

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By Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent “The American people sent a message … they expect us to focus on their ambitions and not ours … I have a unique responsibility to make this town work … to everyone who voted, I … Continue reading

GOP set for Senate showdown

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    By Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent The New York Times says 70%, the Huffington Post says 74%, the Washington Post says 70% too…all agree that the Grand Ole Party – the Republicans – will more than likely take the … Continue reading

History moving sideways – 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

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By Caitriona Perry, Washington Correspondent As he arrived into the hall at the Lyndon B Johnson Library in Texas last week, Barack Obama apologised for being a little late. The delay, he said, was caused by his wife Michelle playing him … Continue reading

Obamacare Enrolment Deadline

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“Is there anything else I can help you with today Ma’am?” It’s not the polite customer service agent’s fault, but no, after a second 45-minute phone call, and the magic words “you are now enrolled”, there’s nothing else you can … Continue reading