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# us-congress - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

# us-congress - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

US Congress votes unanimously to renew support for Good Friday Agreement

It called for strict adherence to the Good Friday Agreement during Brexit negotiations “to ensure a lasting peace in Northern Ireland”.

# us-congress - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide

The Armenians say the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide, a claim recognised by some 30 countries.

# us-congress - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Grave breaches': Trump's White House reversed security clearance details

White House security adviser Tricia Newbold has detailed “grave breaches of national security”.

# us-congress - Friday 22 February, 2019

US Congress won't support UK trade deal that threatens open border, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach had some harsh words for the House of Commons this evening.

# us-congress - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Nancy Pelosi gave an eight-hour long speech defending immigrants in Congress yesterday

The 77-year-old told stories about the Dreamers in the US during the record breaking speech.

# us-congress - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Explainer: Who are the Dreamers and how are Irish illegals affected by US immigration disputes?

Thousands of illegal immigrants are living in fear are the US government continues to dispute immigration laws.

# us-congress - Sunday 21 January, 2018

US government shutdown: Blame game continues as US lawmakers launch last-ditch bid

“I assure you we will have the vote at 1am on Monday, unless there is a desire to have it sooner.”

# us-congress - Friday 13 October, 2017

Trump labels Iran an 'extremist and fanatical' regime but stops short of pulling out of nuclear deal

The US President says the deal would be kept under constant review by congress.

# us-congress - Thursday 23 June, 2016

US Democrats are staging an extraordinary sit-in at Congress over gun-control laws

And they’ve got their sleeping bags.

# us-congress - Thursday 4 February, 2016

WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians

Martin Shkreli, who unapologetically raised the price of a life-saving drug 50 times over, later called the politicians “imbeciles.”

# us-congress - Monday 21 September, 2015

Did this TD plagiarise a speech on Islamic State from a US congressman?

The Tipperary TD’s motion contains several phrases the same as a resolution from the US Congress.

# us-congress - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Debt ceiling, government shutdown: what is the future of American democracy?

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief when an eleventh hour deal ended the US government shutdown – but it only fully funds the government until January, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-congress - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Americans have a higher opinion of toenail fungus and dog poop than of Congress

They do have a higher opinion of Congress than of Miley Cyrus and Anthony Weiner, however.

# us-congress - Monday 9 September, 2013

President Assad puts it up to US to produce evidence of chemical attack

In an interview with US network CBS, President Bashar Al-Assad said a war is not in the US interest as Russia suggests a compromise plan where Syria would hand over its chemical weapons.

# us-congress - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish

Fine Gael TD Pat Breen, who met with them, will travel to Washington next month to lobby politicians on the US immigration reform legislation.

# us-congress - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Apple CEO: 'Nothing nefarious' about Irish tax affairs

Tim Cook says there’s no special arrangement on tax with the Irish Government.

# us-congress - Thursday 4 April, 2013

President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary

Five per cent of his salary will be given to Treasury to act in solidarity with federal workers by sharing in the budget cuts pain.

# us-congress - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

US ban on assault rifles removed from gun control package

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted that the proposed ban on assault rifles and large capacity magazines did not have the votes to pass.

# us-congress - Monday 21 January, 2013

Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration Inauguration This post contains videos This post contains images

Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration

The US president was officially sworn-in for a second term yesterday but a public event will take place in Washington today.

# us-congress - Friday 4 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

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

# us-congress - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems

Jackson has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for potential misuse of campaign funds.

# us-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.

# us-congress - Saturday 31 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge US congressional candidate can say he is an astronaut on ballot paper Astronaut

US congressional candidate can say he is an astronaut on ballot paper

A court in California has ruled that former NASA employee Jose Hernandez can keep the moniker on the ballot paper in the June vote.

# us-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.

# us-congress - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Top 10 stories you shared on Facebook in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 stories you shared on Facebook in 2011

Pizza is a vegetable, a pet rescue in the Liffey and the tragedy of one young woman’s lonely death – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Facebook friends.

# us-congress - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Cabinet to finalise social welfare cuts, Europe seeks powers to put weak countries ‘in administration’, and Stephen King’s lowest literary ebb?

# us-congress - Thursday 17 November, 2011

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

Yes, really.

# us-congress - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Will injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords run for reelection? Giffords This post contains videos

Will injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords run for reelection?

Giffords has had her first TV interview since she was seriously injured in January’s shooting, speaking clearly but haltingly.

# us-congress - Friday 9 September, 2011

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan United States This post contains videos

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan

An under-fire president demands that Congress get to work on passing an act to tackle America’s growing unemployment.

# us-congress - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis US Debt This post contains videos

Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis

The US president has called for a “balanced approach” to the crisis, but the House Speaker says Obama cannot have a “blank cheque” for it.

# us-congress - Saturday 23 July, 2011

"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks US

"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks

Debt deal appears no nearer to agreement as the 2 August default deadline looms…

# us-congress - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Disgraced US congressman Anthony Weiner says he will resign

Friends say that Anthony Weiner will resign from the US congress after revelations of lewd online exchanges with women.

# us-congress - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

US Fed Reserve chief calls on Congress to raise debt ceiling

Ben Bernanke warned that America’s huge federal budget deficit would have to be reduced, but didn’t indicate whether he supported taxation or spending cuts.

# us-congress - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Credit ratings agency Moody's warns of possible US downgrade

Warning comes as US government and Treasury struggle to reach agreement over increasing the country’s debt limit.

# us-congress - Monday 11 April, 2011

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction

After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.

# us-congress - Saturday 9 April, 2011

US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending

The ‘historic’ agreement came just an hour before government funding was due to run out forcing thousands of government workers to take leave.

# us-congress - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Judgement day for Obama as mid-term reckoning arrives

The entire US House of Representatives is up for election, as well as 34 Senate seats, in a major test for President Obama.