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A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality

Jan 29th 2014, 6:47 AM 4,923 Views 31 Comments

In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal
# Phew
# Phew

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal

Dec 11th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,063 Views 7 Comments

President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a sign of rare bipartisan cooperation.

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees

Nov 26th 2013, 7:25 PM 8,581 Views 17 Comments

Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston
# US Elections
# US Elections

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston

Nov 6th 2013, 8:23 AM 17,099 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown
# Undocumented Irish
# Undocumented Irish

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

Oct 24th 2013, 5:47 PM 7,827 Views 1 Comment

The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.

Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon to reopen
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon to reopen

Oct 12th 2013, 7:15 PM 10,245 Views 13 Comments

US states will temporarily pay the running costs of world-famous landmarks.

US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:50 AM 4,843 Views 50 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers home, museums and national parks are shut, much scientific research is on hold and the shutdown is now threatening already sluggish economic growth.

US government shuts down after Obamacare row
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US government shuts down after Obamacare row

Oct 1st 2013, 7:43 AM 10,640 Views 38 Comments

Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.

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 4,441 Views 14 Comments

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

After 21-hour Ted Cruz speech, US Senate votes on budget measures
# Obamacare
# Obamacare

After 21-hour Ted Cruz speech, US Senate votes on budget measures

Sep 25th 2013, 9:24 PM 6,745 Views 20 Comments

Attempting to halt the removal of a provision that would see Obamacare defunded, a Texas senator held the floor for 21 hours, taking time to read his daughters a bed time story.

Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer
# Irish In America
# Irish In America

Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer

Jun 28th 2013, 7:32 AM 2,449 Views 6 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the US Senate’s support for comprehensive immigration reform as the proposed law now goes to the House of Representatives.

'A people's filibuster' stops Texas passing law restricting abortions
# Texas
# Texas

'A people's filibuster' stops Texas passing law restricting abortions

Jun 26th 2013, 10:16 AM 8,235 Views 185 Comments

Attempts to implement a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force clinics to upgrade facilities in Texas was defeated by a lengthy filibuster and chaotic scenes in the state legislature.

Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will history repeat itself for Obama in the Massachusetts special election?

Jun 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 51 Views 6 Comments

A Republican candidate’s surprise take of the senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy’s death in 2010 shook Obama’s administration – now, with the same seat up for grabs, Sam McNally wonders if the president has anything to fear this time around.

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law
# Gun Control Law
# Gun Control Law

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law

Apr 11th 2013, 6:56 PM 3,568 Views 17 Comments

The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.

Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'
# United States
# United States

Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'

Apr 10th 2013, 8:25 PM 6,752 Views 25 Comments

The budget blueprint will never become reality but marks White House’s entry into what is likely to be another intense showdown over spending cuts and taxes with Republicans in Washington.

Videos: Obama pledges to reignite economy, fix immigration, fight gun crime
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Videos: Obama pledges to reignite economy, fix immigration, fight gun crime

Feb 13th 2013, 7:27 AM 2,831 Views 9 Comments

The US president set out an ambitious agenda for his second term in his fifth State of the Union address in Washington overnight. Watch key excerpts from the speech…

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators
# Gun Violence
# Gun Violence

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators

Jan 31st 2013, 10:26 AM 3,284 Views 4 Comments

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.

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

Dec 31st 2012, 9:25 AM 3,203 Views 10 Comments

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

Obama campaign says it won Florida vote
# Florida
# Florida

Obama campaign says it won Florida vote

Nov 9th 2012, 10:12 AM 6,779 Views 3 Comments

Mitt Romney’s campaign team earlier conceded that the Republican presidential nominee lost Florida’s votes to President Barack Obama.

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

Nov 8th 2012, 8:05 AM 4,708 Views 13 Comments

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.

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Just Hanging Out Pics Of The Day

Nov 6th 2012, 10:24 AM 9,268 Views 9 Comments

No comment.

Column: ‘The Irish-American vote may well decide the outcome of this election’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The Irish-American vote may well decide the outcome of this election’

Nov 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 446 Views 32 Comments

Irish-American voters are still a vibrant political entity and are important in the race for the White House, writes Larry Donnelly.

Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Will Ferrell and Neil Diamond for Obama, Chuck Norris for Romney

Nov 5th 2012, 12:06 PM 9,203 Views 14 Comments

Will Ferrell says he will eat toenails if you get out and vote. CANNONBALL!

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes
# US 2012
# US 2012

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes

Nov 5th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,624 Views 1 Comment

The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.

Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Obama vs Romney: What if LOLz decided the election?

Nov 3rd 2012, 6:00 PM 11,197 Views 2 Comments

A special and highly scientific investigation by DailyEdge.ie.

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

Oct 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 68 Views 120 Comments

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

US Senate candidate: 'Pregnancies by rape are something God meant to happen'
# US 2012
# US 2012

US Senate candidate: 'Pregnancies by rape are something God meant to happen'

Oct 24th 2012, 7:56 AM 11,524 Views 81 Comments

Richard Mourdock is under fire for making the comment while defending his opposition to abortion.

Obama claws back as race heads to wire: analysts
# US 2012
# US 2012

Obama claws back as race heads to wire: analysts

Oct 17th 2012, 8:37 AM 5,577 Views 13 Comments

The second US presidential debate was close, but it went to Obama, analysts say.

US Congressman: evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of hell"
# Science
# Science

US Congressman: evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of hell"

Oct 7th 2012, 5:31 PM 20,958 Views 169 Comments

Republican politician Paul Broun from Georgia, who sits on the US government’s science committee, said he believes the earth is les than 9,000 years old.

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad
# US 2012
# US 2012

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Sep 28th 2012, 10:44 AM 4,178 Views 16 Comments

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions
# US 2012
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

Aug 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,370 Views 10 Comments

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans

Aug 13th 2012, 2:50 PM 4,655 Views 23 Comments

Speaking about Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick for the first time, Obama praised Ryan as a decent family man.

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old
# Young Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Young Politics

Top 10 reasons not to vote for Obama – according to a 6-year-old

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 8,005 Views 70 Comments

Young Republican, Isaac Anthony, explains why he doesn’t want four more years of Obama.

Protesters to perform the Vagina Monologues after V-word controversy
# Hoohah
# Hoohah

Protesters to perform the Vagina Monologues after V-word controversy

Jun 18th 2012, 2:20 PM 7,845 Views 34 Comments

Almost 3,000 people have signed up to attend a protest tonight in support of a US politician was silenced after she used the word ‘vagina’ during a debate on abortion.

6 super-rich people who say 'tax me more'
# Tax Us
From The Daily Edge
# Tax Us

6 super-rich people who say 'tax me more'

May 7th 2012, 8:00 AM 7,900 Views 46 Comments

Higher taxes for higher earners – what a silly thought, right? But some of the world’s richest are in agreement.

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Apr 28th 2012, 4:05 PM 2,624 Views 9 Comments

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?

Mar 7th 2012, 10:50 AM 2,310 Views 20 Comments

The United States is moving into White House fever after Super Tuesday – but do you think a change of US President (or not) come November will have any impact on Ireland?

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid
# No Joke
From The Daily Edge
# No Joke

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid

Feb 3rd 2012, 2:15 PM 4,596 Views 12 Comments

The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.

New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America
# Emigration
# Emigration

New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America

Dec 13th 2011, 2:26 PM 6,848 Views 42 Comments

A US Senator is proposing a bill today which would grant work visas to thousands of Irish people every year.

Ted Kennedy’s only daughter dies at 51
# Kennedy
# Kennedy

Ted Kennedy’s only daughter dies at 51

Sep 18th 2011, 11:44 AM 1,751 Views 6 Comments

The eldest of the senator’s three children, Kara Kennedy died on Friday at age 51, collapsing after her daily workout at a Washington health club.