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History moving sideways – 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

Posted on by Caitriona Perry

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

Posted on by Caitriona Perry

“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

In the clink …

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Washington Correspondent Richard Downes Dr Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors was well-known to the local community of West Philadelphia. His reputation was as sleazy as it comes. He was the “go-to” doctor if you wanted a late term illegal … Continue reading

Abortion doctor in the dock

Posted on by Richard Downes

Some readers may find the contents of this blog disturbing By Richard Downes in Philadelphia The courtroom in Philadelphia is jammed, with standing room only at key times. But strangely the case has not ignited the imagination of the public or … Continue reading

The longest night

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

In his final blog from Washington DC,  RTÉ News Deputy Foreign Editor Anthony Murnane reflects on the events of voting day and looks ahead to the second term for President Barack Obama. And so the ‘longest night’ comes to an … Continue reading

World’s media descend on US capital

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

Anthony Murnane, Deputy Foreign Editor, is in Washington where he assesses the situation facing the country’s 133 million likely voters on Election Day. Washington is a bustling city around election time. The world’s media has descended in ‘the Nation’s Capital’ … Continue reading

Virginia crucial to Romney’s battle plan

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Robert Shortt in Virginia It’s quiet, cold and the sun is shining. Washington DC is eerily calm. It’s a professional city, full of ambitious people caught up in the cut and thrust of politics and all of its attendant … Continue reading

Every vote counts in swing states

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Cian McCormack in Virginia It’s been a gruelling campaign, not just for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but also for the armies of volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes. In Virginia, the Democrats are getting to the doorsteps by … Continue reading

Result is not expected to be clear cut

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Anthony Murnane, Deputy Foreign Editor, who is en route to Washington DC to help cover the US elections for RTÉ News special programmes output. In his first blog, he wonders what mood awaits him in the US. At immigration clearance … Continue reading

Advantage Romney?

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent We were almost writing off Mitt Romney’s chances of taking the Presidency only a couple of weeks ago. His campaign was plagued with errors and was running out of steam rapidly. Then came the October … Continue reading

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