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# congress - Thursday 15 November, 2012

BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

The settlement includes about €1 billion in criminal fines – the biggest criminal penalty in US history.

# congress - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports US

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports

David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.

# congress - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.

# congress - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives

John Boehner will remain as the Speaker, as the Republicans are set to keep a clear majority in the 438-member House.

# congress - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika

He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.

# congress - Saturday 25 August, 2012

From The42 Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU RWC2023

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU

With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.

# congress - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race

The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.

# congress - Sunday 15 July, 2012

From The42 Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China London 2012

Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China

“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.

# congress - Friday 8 June, 2012

Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'

The US president used a White House press conference to urge Greece to remain in the eurozone and have a pop at his country’s congress while he was at it.

# congress - Thursday 24 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman PIZZA SLICE

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

# congress - Friday 4 May, 2012

Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress

A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.

# congress - Monday 9 April, 2012

Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement

INTO president Noreen Flynn made the comment at the union’s congress in Killarney today. She said that the Croke Park Agreement “has delivered so far”.

# congress - Monday 13 February, 2012

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget US

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget

The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.

# congress - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address SOTU This post contains videos

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address

The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.

# congress - Monday 23 January, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords steps down from Congress

The Congresswoman, who was injured during a shooting last year, released a video in which she thanked those who supported her.

# congress - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.

# congress - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit

Speaking at an EPP congress in Marseille, Kenny wants Europe to use the treaty it has – and Sarkozy demands a new one.

# congress - Saturday 19 November, 2011

US budget woes could threaten European missile defence plans

A slice of the US defence budget is expected to be cut following a breakdown in talks in the US.

# congress - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Joe the Plumber wants to be a Congressman Joe The Plumber This post contains videos

Joe the Plumber wants to be a Congressman

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who became a conservative hero during the 2008 US presidential election, has filed papers to run for a seat in Congress.

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill

The demise of Obama’s jobs package was expected, despite his campaign-style efforts to swing the public behind it.

# congress - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans

Anthony Weiner was forced to step down in June following a Twitter sex scandal. His seat had been held by Democrats since the 1920s.

# congress - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling

The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal

The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.

# congress - Monday 1 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

In today’s 9 at 9: The latest on Davis Norris’ Áras bid; a debt deal in the US; the Ministers and the bus lanes; and what the recession is doing to our sex lives.

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default

But not everyone’s happy including the president.

# congress - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal This post contains videos

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.

# congress - Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

# congress - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Union calls for national mortgage strikes

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has proposed the motion at the conference run by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions today.

# congress - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals Scandal This post contains videos

'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals

Watergate and other political scandals that have rocked the US, and the world.

# congress - Sunday 12 June, 2011

US Congressman seeks help to make him a "better husband and healthier person" amid resignation calls Weiner

US Congressman seeks help to make him a "better husband and healthier person" amid resignation calls

Anthony Weiner’s problems go from bad to worse as his party’s leadership call on him to resign.

# congress - Friday 20 May, 2011

Congress leaders agree four-year extension to PATRIOT act

The controversial laws that allow wire-tapping and court-approved access to business records will be extended until 2015.

# congress - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Apple defends iPhone's location log as 'improvement effort'

Apple representatives tells a Senate subcommittee that it’s not trying to stalk customers – but provide them with better services.

# congress - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

From The42 Action Replay: the day the GAA opened its doors Retrospective This post contains videos

Action Replay: the day the GAA opened its doors

This week’s retrospective column takes a look back at the GAA’s historic decision to amend Rule 42.

Mayor of Washington DC arrested protesting budget restrictions

The mayor of the United States’ capital city has been arrested for taking part in a protest against federal control of district budgets.

# congress - Friday 24 September, 2010

Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before Congress subcommittee United States This post contains videos

Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before Congress subcommittee

The Comedy Central host appears to testify about the brutal conditions of undocumented farm workers.