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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

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

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

Down to the Wire

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent Everybody – it seems – loves a battle; a contest. Be it the All-Ireland finals, the World Cup or Wimbledon. We all love the head to head match between the two strongest teams or individuals. … 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

Debating Power: Obama vs Romney

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent The first Presidential debate is one of those key moments in this campaign. Both candidates have been preparing intensively for it. Mitt Romney has been holed up in various hideaways to hone his skills with … Continue reading

Romney Wobbles : Obama holding

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent With less than 60 days to go to the Presidential election, the pundits are moving into overdrive as the opinion polls show little change on the pattern established over the last few months. Some are … Continue reading

Sick.

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent So the Supreme Court of the United States will now be the final arbiter of whether President Obama’s modest health reforms will stand or fall. After three days of submissions and argument the judges will … Continue reading

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