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# Congress

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# Leader
Cavan's Aogán O Fearghail elected as the new GAA President
O Fearghail is the first Cavan man to be elected GAA President.
# Change Of Plan
Drama as 'Anthony Nash' free-taking motion withdrawn from GAA Congress agenda
The motion had been due to be debated tomorrow in Croke Park.
# Voting
Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress
Delegates are getting set to vote on motions tomorrow in Croke Park.
# Race To Be Leader
Meet the three men vying to become the next GAA President tonight
Seamus Howlin, Aogán O Fearghail and Sean Walsh are vying to replace current President Liam O’Neill.
# Changes
'If you had a son inside in goals and he gets hit in the throat from 12 yards, it's going to do damage' - Davy Fitz
The Clare manager expects the congress to deal with Anthony Nash style frees.
# proposal
Connacht Council seek to ban alcohol sponsorship of underage GAA teams
The motion is being brought forward to next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.
# Hitting The Net
Anthony Nash style free taking set to be debated at GAA congress
The Allstar winning goalkeeper was a central figure in last summer’s hurling championship.
# sent off
GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences
The motion is proposed for next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.
What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address
Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.
# Gabrielle Giffords
Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived
Six people were killed and 12 others, including former congresswoman Giffords, were injured in the 2011 shooting in Arizona.
# Back Burner
New GAA championship proposals won’t be voted on until after 2014 Congress
The FRC’s innovative proposals were announced yesterday.
# Budget 2014
SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march
The demo, calling for “an end to austerity and an end to cuts” takes place from 1pm this afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.
# poop for president
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 shutdown
Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.
# Shutdown
US government shuts down after Obamacare row
Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.
# Obamacare
US facing government shutdown over Obamacare
House Republicans attached an amendment to the government spending bill that would delay the healthcare legislation by a year.
# Mass Shooting
Washington Navy Yard shooter was former serviceman, police confirm
Thirteen people, including gunman Aaron Alexis, were killed in today’s mass shooting at a Washington DC naval base.
# Syrian Conflict
US Senate committee votes to approve Syria military action
The full Senate will vote on the issue next week. It’s the first time lawmakers have voted to back military action since the 2002 vote on the invasion of Iraq.
# Syria
Pics: John Kerry makes the case for military intervention
If the US failed to take military action against Syria it would send a dangerous signal to Iran and North Korea, John Kerry said.
# Chemical Weapons
Obama asks Congress to authorise military action against Syria
The decision represents a significant gamble for Obama, who has an estranged relationship with lawmakers.
# Supreme Court
US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress
But one judge said that the law is necessary to protect against “second generation” barriers to voting.
# America
Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers
Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.
# Phone Tapping
Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government
The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.
Video Nasty: The fouls that can get you shown a black card in the GAA
The new rule was passed at last Saturday’s GAA Congress in Derry.
# Debate
8 talking points from the weekend's GAA action
Some of the key areas of debate after a hectic weekend in Gaelic football and hurling.
# through the motions
GAA Congress votes in Hawk-Eye trial, black card and anti-racist stance
The assembly in Derry have also passed motions to install an advantage rule, but the mark has been rejected again.
# Time To Vote
Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013?
Hawkeye, the mark and the black card are all on the agenda in Derry this weekend.
# Sequester
United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts
Analysts say that the cuts, due to come into force overnight, will take a number of months to take effect and will see growth fall by as much as 0.7 per cent.
# Agenda Setting
Explainer: The key motions to keep an eye on at the 2013 GAA Congress
Stadia for the Rugby World Cup, introducing the mark and removing hurling helmets for the national anthem are some of the motions tabled for next month’s Congress in Derry.
# Racial Abuse
Wexford GAA star disappointed after racism motion is shot down
Dual player Lee Chin has spoken out on the issue in Gaelic Games.
# Gun violence
Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators
The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.
MacAuley and Walsh offer support of the mark
Two of Gaelic football’s leading midfielders have voiced their opinions on the proposed introduction for a mark in 2014.
# United States
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.
# let's get fiscal
Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? explains…
# let's get fiscal
Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'
The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.
# Oil Spill
BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
The settlement includes about €1 billion in criminal fines – the biggest criminal penalty in US history.
# US
Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.
Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.
# Four more years
Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.
# Elections 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.