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# capitol-hill - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
# Qanon
# Qanon

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

Jan 17th 2021, 3:29 PM 45,542 Views 17 Comments

A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.

# capitol-hill - Saturday 16 January, 2021

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi

Jan 16th 2021, 7:45 AM 30,855 Views 53 Comments

Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.

# capitol-hill - Monday 11 January, 2021

US House of Representatives to consider Trump impeachment
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

US House of Representatives to consider Trump impeachment

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 10:44 PM 118,405 Views 160 Comments
  • A four-page impeachment bill says Trump "gravely endangered the security of the United States".
  • A "technical error" on a US government website temporarily said that Trump had left office.
  • Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has resigned amid concerns of more violence at Biden's inauguration.

# capitol-hill - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public

Jan 9th 2021, 12:22 PM 39,065 Views 71 Comments

Most have been charged with illegal entry into restricted buildings of Congress and violent or disorderly conduct.

# capitol-hill - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
# Riots
# Riots

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 1:12 PM 152,003 Views 67 Comments

The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.

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 67,331 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.

# capitol-hill - Monday 12 October, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett says Supreme Court must be independent and enforce rule of law
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

Amy Coney Barrett says Supreme Court must be independent and enforce rule of law

Updated Oct 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 53,546 Views 67 Comments

Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the panel was giving evidence at her confirmation hearing.

# capitol-hill - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 4:45 PM 33,225 Views 106 Comments

Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.

# capitol-hill - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him

Oct 24th 2017, 10:40 PM 19,597 Views 51 Comments

Trump was at Congress to attend a weekly Republican luncheon and push his proposal for sweeping tax cuts.

# capitol-hill - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill
# Washington
# Washington

Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill

Mar 29th 2016, 7:35 AM 10,729 Views 5 Comments

A female bystander suffered what police said appeared to be minor injuries and was hospitalised.

# capitol-hill - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event
# Not Tonight Mate
# Not Tonight Mate

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event

Mar 16th 2016, 10:21 PM 88,114 Views 307 Comments

The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.

# capitol-hill - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish

Jun 18th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,685 Views 37 Comments

The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.

# capitol-hill - Friday 14 March, 2014

Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’

Mar 14th 2014, 10:15 PM 9,277 Views 63 Comments

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.

# capitol-hill - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'
# Spying
# Spying

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

Oct 29th 2013, 10:01 PM 12,348 Views 32 Comments

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

# capitol-hill - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
# Us Shutdown
# Us Shutdown

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

Oct 5th 2013, 9:45 AM 2,558 Views 9 Comments

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

# capitol-hill - Friday 27 September, 2013

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Sep 27th 2013, 8:01 PM 4,417 Views 14 Comments

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

# capitol-hill - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator
# America
# America

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator

Apr 17th 2013, 11:02 AM 6,347 Views 19 Comments

The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.

# capitol-hill - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack
# Hillary Clinton
# Hillary Clinton

Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack

Jan 23rd 2013, 6:45 PM 4,265 Views 20 Comments

Emotional at times, Clinton said the events in Benghazi were highly personal to her.

# capitol-hill - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

Jan 20th 2013, 5:46 PM 6,217 Views 16 Comments

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Jan 20th 2013, 11:30 AM 5,966 Views 6 Comments

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

# capitol-hill - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation
# USA! USA! USA!
# USA! USA! USA!

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation

Mar 21st 2012, 11:39 AM 3,579 Views 45 Comments

Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.

# capitol-hill - 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 1,064 Views 11 Comments

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

# capitol-hill - Monday 9 January, 2012

Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months
# White House
# White House

Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months

Jan 9th 2012, 9:03 PM 5,271 Views 9 Comments

Bill Daley, the Irish-American former commerce secretary, quits after just 355 days as Barack Obama’s right-hand man.

# capitol-hill - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?
# The Onion
From The Daily Edge
# The Onion

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?

Sep 29th 2011, 7:20 PM 3,199 Views 28 Comments

A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.

# capitol-hill - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals
# Scandal
# Scandal

'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals

Jun 28th 2011, 5:09 PM 2,200 Views 15 Comments

Watergate and other political scandals that have rocked the US, and the world.