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# mitch-mcconnell - Last year 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'

Feb 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 34,200 Views 45 Comments

Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

Feb 15th 2021, 6:58 AM 48,454 Views 41 Comments

Legislators are pushing for an independent commission to prevent any repeat of the insurrection.

McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him
# Impeachment Trial
# Impeachment Trial

McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him

Feb 14th 2021, 7:40 AM 32,872 Views 31 Comments

The five-day trial concluded last night as expected – with most Republicans declaring Trump not guilty.

Republicans say they will stand by congresswoman who supported bizarre conspiracy theories
# Qanon
# Qanon

Republicans say they will stand by congresswoman who supported bizarre conspiracy theories

Feb 4th 2021, 8:56 AM 35,146 Views 35 Comments

There have been calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be punished for her online embrace of racist views and bizarre conspiracy theories.

Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 23,386 Views 34 Comments

Ahead of an insurrection on 6 January, Trump told thousands of his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results.

# mitch-mcconnell - All time

Biden congratulated as president-elect by top Republican as inauguration to have 'extremely limited' crowds due to Covid
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

Biden congratulated as president-elect by top Republican as inauguration to have 'extremely limited' crowds due to Covid

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 7:12 PM 38,420 Views 61 Comments

Mitch McConnell said “the Electoral College has spoken”.

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results

Nov 9th 2020, 9:57 PM 51,874 Views 65 Comments

The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.

US Republican leader says there will be an 'orderly transition' after election following Trump remarks
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

US Republican leader says there will be an 'orderly transition' after election following Trump remarks

Sep 25th 2020, 7:10 AM 27,000 Views 48 Comments

Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transition if he loses in November.

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 10:29 PM 33,776 Views 64 Comments

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump likely to begin next Tuesday
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump likely to begin next Tuesday

Jan 14th 2020, 10:45 PM 11,457 Views 25 Comments

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the House of Representatives to send the articles of impeachment through to the upper chamber tomorrow.

Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio as McConnell says he's not ruling out witnesses in Senate trial
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio as McConnell says he's not ruling out witnesses in Senate trial

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:31 PM 11,353 Views 33 Comments

Ohio, once an extremely competitive swing state, has trended more towards voting Republican in recent years.

Hopes that the US government shutdown would be just for the weekend have been dashed
# Happy Anniversary
# Happy Anniversary

Hopes that the US government shutdown would be just for the weekend have been dashed

Jan 22nd 2018, 7:18 AM 12,727 Views 31 Comments

The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, had already cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

'I believe the women': Top US Republican Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore should drop out of race
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

'I believe the women': Top US Republican Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore should drop out of race

Nov 13th 2017, 5:44 PM 10,112 Views 34 Comments

Moore has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenage girls.

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%
# Whopper
# Whopper

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

Oct 16th 2017, 9:28 PM 90,148 Views 94 Comments

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'
# United States
# United States

Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'

Apr 10th 2013, 8:25 PM 6,752 Views 25 Comments

The budget blueprint will never become reality but marks White House’s entry into what is likely to be another intense showdown over spending cuts and taxes with Republicans in Washington.

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts
# Sequester
# Sequester

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts

Mar 1st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,167 Views 14 Comments

Analysts say that the cuts, due to come into force overnight, will take a number of months to take effect and will see growth fall by as much as 0.7 per cent.

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks
# United States
# United States

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Jan 4th 2013, 8:06 AM 2,516 Views 3 Comments

Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline
# Barack Obama
# Barack Obama

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline

Jan 1st 2013, 9:16 AM 6,591 Views 16 Comments

The new budget package can’t take effect just yet – because the House of Representatives didn’t wait around.

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House

Dec 28th 2012, 10:32 AM 3,138 Views 7 Comments

Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

Dec 27th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,712 Views 15 Comments

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

Dec 27th 2012, 9:21 AM 4,097 Views 15 Comments

The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.

'Hopes fading' on bid to open US visas to Irish immigrants
# Immigration
# Immigration

'Hopes fading' on bid to open US visas to Irish immigrants

Apr 20th 2012, 7:01 PM 4,951 Views 26 Comments

Legislation which would extend E3 visas to Irish applicants is set to stall, it is reported, because of a lack of Republican support.

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

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

Feb 13th 2012, 7:36 PM 3,091 Views 14 Comments

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

Senator stalls US plan to grant up to 10,000 visas to Irish workers
# Legalise The Irish
# Legalise The Irish

Senator stalls US plan to grant up to 10,000 visas to Irish workers

Feb 3rd 2012, 11:28 AM 4,373 Views 34 Comments

A Republican senator from Iowa puts a hold on legislation which he fears would lead to renewed immigration in the US.

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

Jul 29th 2011, 10:21 AM 313 Views 8 Comments

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling
# Debt Ceiling
# Debt Ceiling

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Jul 28th 2011, 2:41 PM 1,111 Views 17 Comments

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling
# United States
# United States

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling

Jul 28th 2011, 9:57 AM 204 Views 5 Comments

A bipartisan Congress prepares for yet more gridlock, as the clock ticks down on staving off a United States default.