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# us-government - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'She's behaved so irrationally': Trump lashes out at Pelosi for rejecting proposed border wall deal
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

'She's behaved so irrationally': Trump lashes out at Pelosi for rejecting proposed border wall deal

Jan 20th 2019, 3:50 PM 24,430 Views 50 Comments

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi yesterday called Trump’s deal a “non-starter”.

# us-government - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown

Jan 16th 2019, 7:59 PM 19,171 Views 33 Comments

There was no sign early today of a breakthrough in the showdown between Trump and Democrats in Congress.

# us-government - Friday 4 January, 2019

US House approves measures in attempt to end government shutdown
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US House approves measures in attempt to end government shutdown

Jan 4th 2019, 7:04 AM 15,884 Views 53 Comments

The bills that passed the House contain no funding for a border wall demanded by Trump.

# us-government - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Christmas shutdown for the US government with Trump painted as the 'Grinch who stole the deal'
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Christmas shutdown for the US government with Trump painted as the 'Grinch who stole the deal'

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:43 AM 28,775 Views 76 Comments

Around 800,000 federal employees may be forced to ditch work or work without pay ahead of Christmas.

# us-government - Thursday 30 August, 2018

US whistleblower Chelsea Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban
# Visa Trouble
# Visa Trouble

US whistleblower Chelsea Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

Aug 30th 2018, 7:33 AM 25,081 Views 56 Comments

Organisers of a speaking tour have said they’ve received notice that Manning’s visa will be denied.

# us-government - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Trump ousts Veteran Affairs chief as he taps White House doctor to replace him
# Shulkin Out
# Shulkin Out

Trump ousts Veteran Affairs chief as he taps White House doctor to replace him

Mar 29th 2018, 7:49 AM 14,472 Views 36 Comments

Dr Ronny Jackson has been named as David Shulkin’s successor.

# us-government - Friday 23 March, 2018

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown
# Shutdown Averted
# Shutdown Averted

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:46 AM 8,238 Views 12 Comments

The bill will now go to the White House for Donald Trump’s signature.

# us-government - Thursday 15 February, 2018

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat
# Dreamers
# Dreamers

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

Feb 15th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,145 Views 21 Comments

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

# us-government - 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 11,583 Views 96 Comments

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

# us-government - 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-government - Saturday 20 January, 2018

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'
# Standstill
# Standstill

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Jan 20th 2018, 12:57 PM 25,256 Views 106 Comments

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.

# us-government - Friday 19 January, 2018

What actually shuts down during a US government shutdown?
# Close The Doors
# Close The Doors

What actually shuts down during a US government shutdown?

Jan 19th 2018, 10:49 PM 29,466 Views 43 Comments

The US government will shut down unless a deal is agreed by 5am Irish time.

# us-government - Sunday 26 October, 2014

America will soon recognise gay marriage in another six states
# Legal Rights
# Legal Rights

America will soon recognise gay marriage in another six states

Oct 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,388 Views 87 Comments

This will bring the total number of states where same sex couples are recognised by the federal government to 32.

# us-government - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane
# Syria
# Syria

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane

Oct 14th 2014, 10:54 PM 6,421 Views 26 Comments

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

# us-government - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

An official arm of the US government is tweeting doge memes
# Very Sadness
From The Daily Edge
# Very Sadness

An official arm of the US government is tweeting doge memes

Feb 26th 2014, 5:02 PM 2,745 Views 3 Comments

So tears. Such weep. No wow.

# us-government - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

This group want to build a large Satan statue in a US city
# Monumental Request
From The Daily Edge
# Monumental Request

This group want to build a large Satan statue in a US city

Jan 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 1,988 Views 7 Comments

It’s one hell of a plan. Ahem.

# us-government - Friday 11 October, 2013

9 of the most emotional images from the US Government shutdown
# Hold Us
From The Daily Edge
# Hold Us

9 of the most emotional images from the US Government shutdown

Oct 11th 2013, 9:30 PM 25,371 Views 34 Comments

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo… No. Wait. No we’re not.

# us-government - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:22 AM 5,887 Views 60 Comments

Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.

# us-government - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations
# Leaks
# Leaks

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:39 AM 14,267 Views 148 Comments

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

# us-government - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers
# America
# America

Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers

Jun 11th 2013, 7:45 PM 7,463 Views 38 Comments

Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.

# us-government - Friday 7 June, 2013

Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government
# Phone Tapping
# Phone Tapping

Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government

Jun 7th 2013, 8:38 AM 7,505 Views 55 Comments

The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.

# us-government - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps
# Osama Bin Laden
# Osama Bin Laden

US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps

May 21st 2013, 6:15 PM 11,224 Views 94 Comments

A court ruled that pictures of a dead Bin Laden could reveal classified intelligence methods.

# us-government - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

A massive and unprecedented intrusion: AP slams US government's snooping
# Snoops
# Snoops

A massive and unprecedented intrusion: AP slams US government's snooping

May 14th 2013, 10:58 AM 6,966 Views 52 Comments

The US Justice Department obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors working for the Associated Press, the news agency has confirmed.

# us-government - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Mermaids don't exist: official line from US government
# Or Do They?
From The Daily Edge
# Or Do They?

Mermaids don't exist: official line from US government

Jul 4th 2012, 2:15 PM 7,502 Views 33 Comments

…Or rather they say that there is “no evidence” that they exist. Which might mean that they just haven’t yet found the evidence…

# us-government - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman
# PIZZA SLICE
From The Daily Edge
# PIZZA SLICE

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

May 24th 2012, 8:45 PM 6,884 Views 51 Comments

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

# us-government - Friday 11 May, 2012

Teenagers sue US government over global warming
# Young Activists
# Young Activists

Teenagers sue US government over global warming

May 11th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,461 Views 20 Comments

Young plaintiffs argue that climate change decisions will affect their generation.

# us-government - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

US to pay anthrax attack victim's family $2.5m
# Anthrax Attacks
# Anthrax Attacks

US to pay anthrax attack victim's family $2.5m

Nov 29th 2011, 3:52 PM 1,490 Views 1 Comment

Five people died and 17 others fell ill as a result of the anthrax letter campaign in 2001.

# us-government - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Former NASA scientist admits trying to spy for Israel
# Spying
# Spying

Former NASA scientist admits trying to spy for Israel

Sep 8th 2011, 9:48 AM 340 Views 3 Comments

Stewart David Nozette was caught in an undercover operation that started with him failing to report all of his income in his tax return.

# us-government - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans
# USA
# USA

Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans

Jul 14th 2011, 7:07 AM 423 Views 7 Comments

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.

# us-government - Monday 11 April, 2011

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction
Live Apr 11th 2011, 12:41 PM

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

# us-government - Saturday 9 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday
Live Apr 9th 2011, 9:00 AM

The 9 at 9: Saturday

US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending
Live Apr 9th 2011, 7:41 AM

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

# us-government - Friday 25 February, 2011

US to impose 'unilateral and multilateral' sanctions against Libya as unrest continues
# Libya
# Libya

US to impose 'unilateral and multilateral' sanctions against Libya as unrest continues

Feb 25th 2011, 8:06 PM 487 Views 0 Comments

Earlier, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared defiant on state television.