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# 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?

# republicans - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

5 things you should know about the Republicans running for US president US 2012 This post contains videos

5 things you should know about the Republicans running for US president

Our quick-and-easy guide to the six men and one woman hoping to be the candidate to face Barack Obama in the autumn…

# republicans - Friday 16 December, 2011

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote Final Countdown This post contains videos

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote

Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.

# republicans - Thursday 15 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Former White House hopeful Cain eyes next career move - Defence Secretary Seriously? This post contains videos

Former White House hopeful Cain eyes next career move - Defence Secretary

The former presidential candidate, who wasn’t entirely clear on Obama’s Libya policy, said if he could have any job in the cabinet it would be Defence Secretary. He also burst into song…

# republicans - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Herman Cain suspends US presidential campaign after affair allegations

The former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza and one-time poll topper has shelved his run for the White House.

# republicans - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Massereene trial shown CCTV footage of attack

The trial of two men accused of murder and attempted murder at the Massereene army base in Antrim in March 2009 began yesterday.

# republicans - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

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.

# republicans - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Obama proposes new minimum tax for the wealthy

The new tax will ensure that millionaires pay at least the same rate as middle income taxpayers.

# republicans - 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.

# republicans - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida Republicans This post contains videos

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida

The latest frontrunner, Texas governor Rick Perry, came under attack from rivals wary of his healthy poll numbers.

# republicans - Monday 12 September, 2011

Obama not worried about polls ahead of 2012 election

But the US President says he believes Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are “credible” candidates.

# republicans - Sunday 14 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

Tea Party favourite Bachmann wins Election 2012 test vote in Iowa Election 2012 This post contains videos

Tea Party favourite Bachmann wins Election 2012 test vote in Iowa

Michele Bachman has taken the top spot in the Iowa popularity contest, with Ron Paul in second place. Meanwhile Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared his intention to run.

# republicans - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Petrol bombs thown at Derry police

The main Apprentice Boys march in Derry passed off peacefully, however a car was hijacked and set alight and police were targeted with petrol bombs afterwards.

# republicans - 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.

# republicans - Friday 29 July, 2011

Obama uses Twitter to press Republicans on the debt ceiling

The US president’s Twitter account is being used to ask followers to urge Republicans to reach a compromise on the debt ceiling.

# republicans - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

US is six days away from debt default

Time is running out for an agreement on lifting America’s debt ceiling…

# republicans - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Presidential hopeful's campaign hit by 'end of world' comments and migraines

Michele Bachmann has had to deal with reports of chronic migraine problems that leave her “incapacitated”.

# republicans - Friday 15 July, 2011

Ten arrested in Balbriggan dissident swoop

The men were detained as part of an investigation into dissident activities.

# republicans - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans

The US president told Republicans ‘enough is enough’ over the debt ceiling, while the rating agency Moody’s has threatened to review the USA’s AAA rating.

# republicans - Monday 20 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: 'Obama' cut short at Republican conference Not Obama This post contains videos

Watch: 'Obama' cut short at Republican conference

The impersonator Reggie Brown went down a storm at first, but was then ushered off stage. See why.

# republicans - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Sarah Palin bus tour narrowly misses being hit by deadly tornado that kills four

The tornado hit western Massachusetts on Wednesday as Palin continued her East Coast bus tour, gauging the mood ahead of a possible presidential run.

# republicans - Friday 27 May, 2011

'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid

US media jumps on house purchase in Arizona and new doc on Sarah Palin to suggest she will take a run at the White House

# republicans - Monday 23 May, 2011

Inquiry into the death of Rosemary Nelson finds no evidence of collusion, but some failings by state agencies

A 700 page report into the murder of the prominent solicitor, who represented many high profile republicans, has been published. It has found that the RUC failed to adequately protect her.

Findings of inquiry into Rosemary Nelson murder to be published

Nelson, a prominent solicitor who represented leading republicans, died in March 1999 after a bomb exploded under her car near her home in Lurgan in Co Armagh.

# republicans - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Three arrests in Kildare in dissident inquiry

A car is seized as a number of searches are carried out in Co Kildare, as part of investigations into dissident republicanism.

# republicans - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

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.

# republicans - Monday 11 April, 2011

Sinn Féin leader Adams offers to be a mediator with dissident republicans

Gerry Adams made the offer this morning in response to yesterday’s walk for peace in memory of murdered PSNI officer Ronan Kerr earlier this month.

# republicans - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Environmentalists see red as Republicans scrap green initiatives

Environmentally-friendly items – including biodegradable cutlery and recyclable cups – set to be changed by Republicans.