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# republicans - Friday 28 June, 2013

Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer

Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the US Senate’s support for comprehensive immigration reform as the proposed law now goes to the House of Representatives.

# republicans - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'A people's filibuster' stops Texas passing law restricting abortions Texas This post contains videos

'A people's filibuster' stops Texas passing law restricting abortions

Attempts to implement a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force clinics to upgrade facilities in Texas was defeated by a lengthy filibuster and chaotic scenes in the state legislature.

# republicans - Monday 24 June, 2013

Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?

A Republican candidate’s surprise take of the senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy’s death in 2010 shook Obama’s administration – now, with the same seat up for grabs, Sam McNally wonders if the president has anything to fear this time around.

# republicans - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

# republicans - Thursday 11 April, 2013

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law

The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.

# republicans - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

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

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.

# republicans - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

# republicans - Saturday 2 March, 2013

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US

Meetings between President Obama and top congressional leaders broke down yesterday as they failed to reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit.

# republicans - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Videos: Obama pledges to reignite economy, fix immigration, fight gun crime State Of The Union This post contains videos

Videos: Obama pledges to reignite economy, fix immigration, fight gun crime

The US president set out an ambitious agenda for his second term in his fifth State of the Union address in Washington overnight. Watch key excerpts from the speech…

# republicans - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators Gun Violence This post contains videos

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators

The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.

# republicans - Monday 31 December, 2012

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

# republicans - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# republicans - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Man arrested over shots fired at Alan Ryan’s paramilitary funeral

Gardaí investigating the discharge of firearms on September 8 arrested a man in his 40s this afternoon.

# republicans - Thursday 8 November, 2012

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.

# republicans - Monday 5 November, 2012

Column: ‘The Irish-American vote may well decide the outcome of this election’

Irish-American voters are still a vibrant political entity and are important in the race for the White House, writes Larry Donnelly.

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes

The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.

# republicans - Saturday 3 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election? US 2012 This post contains videos

Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?

A special and highly scientific investigation by DailyEdge.ie.

# republicans - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

# republicans - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Extract: How Eamon de Valera & the Irish rebels lived in English prisons

Drinking whiskey, cooking meals and helping their fellow-prisoners – Declan Dunne describes the lives of Dev and his fellow-rebels in an English jail.

# republicans - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Obama claws back as race heads to wire: analysts

The second US presidential debate was close, but it went to Obama, analysts say.

# republicans - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad US 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

# republicans - Thursday 13 September, 2012

One more arrested in today's 'Operation Ambience' Garda raids

More than 200 gardaí carried out a major search operation this morning, which has led to 17 people being arrested.

# republicans - Monday 10 September, 2012

Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor

The Mayor added his voice to people who have spoken out against the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin at the weekend.

# republicans - Friday 7 September, 2012

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”

# republicans - Monday 27 August, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# republicans - Monday 13 August, 2012

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans

Speaking about Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick for the first time, Obama praised Ryan as a decent family man.

# republicans - Thursday 12 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast Northern Ireland This post contains images

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast

Police used water cannons to push back nationalist protesters, while petrol bombs were thrown at riot police.

# republicans - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Man arrested and firearm seized in Coolock

The arrest was part of investigations into dissident republican activity.

# republicans - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Poll: Should the IRA apologise to all of its victims? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the IRA apologise to all of its victims?

Martin McGuinness has dismissed a report that former IRA leaders are considering an apology. But do you think they should?

McGuinness dismisses report of IRA apology

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said that if anyone is going to apologise, then everyone should do it together – including the British government.

# republicans - Monday 18 June, 2012

Protesters to perform the Vagina Monologues after V-word controversy

Almost 3,000 people have signed up to attend a protest tonight in support of a US politician was silenced after she used the word ‘vagina’ during a debate on abortion.

# republicans - Monday 7 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge 6 super-rich people who say 'tax me more' Tax Us This post contains videos

6 super-rich people who say 'tax me more'

Higher taxes for higher earners – what a silly thought, right? But some of the world’s richest are in agreement.

# republicans - Saturday 28 April, 2012

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.

# republicans - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?

The United States is moving into White House fever after Super Tuesday – but do you think a change of US President (or not) come November will have any impact on Ireland?

# republicans - Friday 3 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid No Joke

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid

The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.

# republicans - Friday 27 January, 2012

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate US 2012 This post contains videos

Aggressive Romney slams Gingrich in final pre-Florida debate

Romney called on Gingrich to apologise for a controversial ad on immigration and mocked his desire to put a human colony on the moon.

# republicans - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary

In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.

# republicans - Friday 20 January, 2012

As polls narrow Gingrich launches attack on media ahead of Carolina vote US 2012 This post contains videos

As polls narrow Gingrich launches attack on media ahead of Carolina vote

The final debate ahead of the South Carolina primary vote on Saturday took place last night with polls showing frontrunner Mitt Romney is under pressure.

# republicans - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Romney comes under attack at pre-South Carolina Republican debate US 2012 This post contains videos

Romney comes under attack at pre-South Carolina Republican debate

The battle to be the Republican nominee reaches the conservative state of South Carolina where the first of two pre-primary debates took place overnight.

# republicans - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Romney wins Iowa (just), what now in race to be the Republican nominee?

Neck-and-neck with Rick Santorum in Iowa, what now for the former governor of Massachusetts and the other candidates hoping to face Barack Obama in the autumn?