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# us-congress - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win
# Transition
# Transition

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win

Jan 7th 2021, 9:32 AM 59,130 Views 76 Comments

Biden’s win was certified in the early hours of this morning local time.

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:35 AM 67,374 Views 129 Comments
  • Trump said he will facilitate "an orderly transition", but will also continue to fight the election result.
  • Some Republicans raised objections to accepting votes from states like Arizona and Pennsylvania, but overwhelmingly lost those votes.
  • At least three Republican senators said they were now accepting electoral votes after the Capitol Hill riot.

# us-congress - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Biden says 'help is on the way' as almost $1 trillion relief package speeds through US Congress
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

Biden says 'help is on the way' as almost $1 trillion relief package speeds through US Congress

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:32 AM 12,370 Views 23 Comments

The bill approving the stimulus now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.

# us-congress - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
# Tech Giants
# Tech Giants

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,828 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

# us-congress - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,840 Views 6 Comments

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
# Good Friday Agrrement
# Good Friday Agrrement

US Congress votes unanimously to renew support for Good Friday Agreement

Dec 4th 2019, 10:47 AM 15,249 Views 24 Comments

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
# Genocide
# Genocide

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

Oct 30th 2019, 8:27 AM 18,981 Views 27 Comments

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
# US Congress
# US Congress

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 10:58 AM 29,593 Views 21 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 10:45 PM 21,074 Views 49 Comments

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
# Filibustering
# Filibustering

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

Feb 8th 2018, 8:18 AM 17,782 Views 107 Comments

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?
# Illegal Immigrants
# Illegal Immigrants

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

Jan 25th 2018, 9:54 AM 11,578 Views 96 Comments

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
# Stand Still
# Stand Still

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

Jan 21st 2018, 7:23 AM 7,054 Views 35 Comments

“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
# Existential Threat
# Existential Threat

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

Oct 13th 2017, 6:34 PM 15,057 Views 85 Comments

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
# No Bill No Break
# No Bill No Break

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:16 AM 18,308 Views 118 Comments

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
# MARTIN SHKRELI

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

Feb 4th 2016, 8:49 PM 32,976 Views 96 Comments

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?
# Divine Inspiration
# Divine Inspiration

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

Sep 21st 2015, 7:48 PM 12,758 Views 32 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 34 Views 41 Comments

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
# Poop For President
# Poop For President

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

Oct 8th 2013, 6:03 PM 6,981 Views 26 Comments

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
# Bashar Al-Assad
# Bashar Al-Assad

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

Sep 9th 2013, 7:11 PM 8,174 Views 114 Comments

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
# Immigration
# Immigration

US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish

Aug 14th 2013, 4:38 PM 5,704 Views 50 Comments

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
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Apple CEO: 'Nothing nefarious' about Irish tax affairs

May 29th 2013, 4:56 PM 5,362 Views 25 Comments

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
# Obama
# Obama

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

Apr 4th 2013, 3:02 PM 11,645 Views 90 Comments

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
# Assault Weapons
# Assault Weapons

US ban on assault rifles removed from gun control package

Mar 20th 2013, 8:45 AM 6,260 Views 76 Comments

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
# Inauguration

Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration

Jan 21st 2013, 10:36 AM 4,432 Views 4 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jan 4th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,113 Views 11 Comments

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
# United States
# United States

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Jan 4th 2013, 8:06 AM 2,494 Views 3 Comments

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
# Jesse Jackson Jr
# Jesse Jackson Jr

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems

Nov 22nd 2012, 8:21 AM 2,939 Views 2 Comments

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
# Elections 2012
# Elections 2012

Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives

Nov 7th 2012, 2:28 AM 3,141 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2012, 9:15 AM 2,737 Views 8 Comments

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
# SOTU

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address

Jan 25th 2012, 1:55 AM 1,066 Views 11 Comments

The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.

# us-congress - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you shared on Facebook in 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you shared on Facebook in 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 11:00 AM 5,996 Views 0 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:30 AM 3,943 Views 10 Comments

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
# Pizza
# Pizza

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

Nov 17th 2011, 5:13 PM 269,917 Views 190 Comments

Yes, really.

# us-congress - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Will injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords run for reelection?
# Giffords
# Giffords

Will injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords run for reelection?

Nov 15th 2011, 1:49 PM 1,217 Views 0 Comments

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
# United States

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan

Sep 9th 2011, 8:36 AM 188 Views 4 Comments

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
# US Debt

Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis

Jul 26th 2011, 8:21 AM 158 Views 2 Comments

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
# US

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

Jul 23rd 2011, 1:52 PM 369 Views 11 Comments

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
# Weiner
# Weiner

Disgraced US congressman Anthony Weiner says he will resign

Jun 16th 2011, 3:01 PM 789 Views 7 Comments

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
# Obama
# Obama

US Fed Reserve chief calls on Congress to raise debt ceiling

Jun 15th 2011, 10:17 AM 156 Views 0 Comments

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
# US Debt
# US Debt

Credit ratings agency Moody's warns of possible US downgrade

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:56 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

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

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