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# republicans - Friday 11 October, 2013

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis

The two sides held talks in an effort to avert a looming debt crisis and end the continuing US federal shutdown.

# republicans - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Man shot dead in Derry city centre

The attack happened on Shipquay Street at around 11am. Dissident republicans are being blamed.

# republicans - Thursday 3 October, 2013

US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers home, museums and national parks are shut, much scientific research is on hold and the shutdown is now threatening already sluggish economic growth.

# republicans - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

US government shuts down after Obamacare row

Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.

# republicans - Saturday 28 September, 2013

New Jersey politicians will appeal judge's ruling enforcing gay marriages

Governor Chris Christie is caught between his state’s liberal leanings and his ambitions to win the Republican nomination for president in 2016

# republicans - Friday 27 September, 2013

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.

# republicans - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

After 21-hour Ted Cruz speech, US Senate votes on budget measures

Attempting to halt the removal of a provision that would see Obamacare defunded, a Texas senator held the floor for 21 hours, taking time to read his daughters a bed time story.

# republicans - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Six arrested, guns and bomb parts seized in dissident crackdown

Four vehicles and a quantity of ammunition have also been uncovered by gardaí in searches carried out in Dublin and Wicklow.

# republicans - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus

The 42-year-old was arrested by officers investigating the Union Jack flag protests. To date, over 180 people have been charged as part of the investigation.

# republicans - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope my son never lives through the kind of violent history I did

Recent violence on the streets of Belfast filled me with despair; we need to teach our children respect for each other’s identity and traditions to avoid passing on the failures of the past, writes Peter Osborne.

# republicans - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Appeals for calm in Belfast ahead of Orange Order parade

The parade is due to take place at 2.30pm today.

# republicans - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Heavy garda presence expected at funeral of Omagh suspect

The Garda Commissioner has said he will not tolerate any paramilitary displays at the funeral of Seamus McKenna in Dundalk today.

# 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

# 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.