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# Congress

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# dreamers
Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US?
Dubbed ‘cruel’ by Obama, the decision now leaves Congress with six months to come up with an alternative.
# Steve Scalise
Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble'
Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was shot and wounded at a Republican charity baseball game yesterday.
# Jeff Sessions
US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions
Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations.
# Guilty
Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting 15-year-old
She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
# Congress
Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa
The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.
# it's business time
Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland'
The plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.
# Not happy
GAA Club Players won't rule out strike action following controversial Super 8s vote
“Everything’s an option now.”
# presidential voice
"Lincoln was right": Trump offers restrained version of priorities in landmark address to Congress
He proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system of immigration to reduce the flow of unskilled workers.
# Reaction
GPA 'accepts decision of Congress' and defends its approach to 'Super 8' motion
The players’ organisation has been accused of being too slow to confirm its stance on the controversial move.
# Changes
'All of the players, all of the inter-county managers are not in favour of it and it’s in. So nice job by the GAA.'
The motion was passed at GAA Congress over the weekend.
# Thanks but no thanks
Loud applause at Congress as Club Players group fails to get formal recognition from the GAA
Nickey Brennan’s appeal to withdraw the motion proved successful.
# Backlash
'Absolute joke', 'greed', 'RIP club football' - GAA players hit out at new football format
The Super 8 proposal was passed at Congress this morning.
# duffy's day
'The voice of club players has been heard today' — Paraic Duffy
Dermot Earley indicated his disappointment at the decision made by Congress today.
# workgroup
Galway withdraw their motion for minor and U21 hurling teams to compete in Leinster
The county received assurances that the GAA will address the situation going forward.
# passed
The controversial 'Super 8' is coming into the All-Ireland SFC for three years from 2018
The restructuring of the football championship was passed in Croke Park today.
# Congress
Betting on GAA games restricted, while Christy Ring winners will compete in All-Ireland qualifiers
Motions 1 and 3 have been passed at Congress.
# top dog
Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory
The 58-year-old secondary school principal gave an emotional victory speech.
In the running: The 5 candidates to be the next president of the GAA
The election will take place tomorrow night.
# Speaking out
5 reasons why the GPA are opposing the new plans for the All-Ireland football championship
The motion will be debated on Saturday.
# Time To Vote
3 year plan for football championship changes and extra-time to replace replays
The football structure revamp would come in from 2018 to 2020 if passed.
# Living in America
'We need to try to end the practice of money being offered to attract top inter-county players to the USA'
The GAA want to clamp down on the exodus to the States.
# Rule Changes
Michael Darragh Macauley leads strong opposition to the 'mark'
It’s argued that the new ruling will only serve to slow the game down further.
# Fee-to-air
Sky to continue showing GAA after free-to-air motion fails
Some counties had hoped to force the GAA to make all televised games free-to-air.
# Rule Changes
GAA Congress has voted to introduce the 'mark' in Gaelic football
The motion just received the two-thirds majority required.
# Motion defeated
We won't have an August All-Ireland final any time soon
GAA Congress failed to achieve the two-thirds majority required.
# Congress
Poll: Do you support the changes to the GAA's minor and U21 age grades?
Big changes last night at Annual Congress in Carlow.
# No Support
Controversial 'B' football championship proposal withdrawn as minor grade to become U17
There were also changes made to the inter-county U21 championship at GAA Congress today.
# Ch-Ch-Changes
GAA bids to remove Division 4 teams from football championship
Croke Park chiefs will put this plan to Congress next month.
# Sidelined
A massive shouting match broke during Hillary's testimony on Benghazi
Clinton’s cleared another hurdle in her White House bid. But she wasn’t even involved in the hearing’s most dramatic moment.
# rat race
Protester releases a load of mice during Congress hearing
The incident interrupted a hearing into a massive graft scandal.
# Green Light
Hurling now has one-on-one penalties and an advantage rule after today's Congress
The motions were passed today at GAA Congress in Cavan.
15 key GAA motions you should keep an eye on for this year's Congress
Congress takes place on 27-28 February in Cavan and the list of motions were released today.
# Christopher Cornell
ISIS-inspired attack on US Capitol 'foiled by FBI'
20-year-old Christopher Cornell was arrested after he purchased two semi-automatic weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition.
# Men in the Middle
Liam O'Neill wants to see ex-players fast tracked to refereeing inter county games
O’Neill is also open to changing the inter-county calendar for the benefit of club games.
# Time's up
Obama says he won't wait any longer for immigration reform
Obama said there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today.
# all change
GAA want ban on U16's playing at minor inter-county level to be deferred until 2015
The motion was adopted at last Saturday’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.
Immigrant Council highlight GAA's stance on racism as 'an example to all'
Today’s GAA Congress at Croke Park saw 95.5% of delegates vote to make racism offences a red card one.
# Financial Boost
GAA to inject over €1m into development of hurling in weaker counties
GAA President Liam O’Neill made the announcement at Croke Park today.
# Speaking out
GAA vote against lettered jerseys being introduced for blood substitutions
70.2% of delegates voted against the motion in Croke Park.
# passed
Clock-hooter system voted in for 2014 GAA senior inter-county championship games
84.2% of delegates at GAA Congress this morning voted in favour of the motion.