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# no joke
Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid
The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.
# Emigration
New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America
A US Senator is proposing a bill today which would grant work visas to thousands of Irish people every year.
# Kennedy
Ted Kennedy’s only daughter dies at 51
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.
# Buffet Rule
Obama proposes new minimum tax for the wealthy
The new tax will ensure that millionaires pay at least the same rate as middle income taxpayers.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Today’s main news and other bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Weiner-fail
Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans
Anthony Weiner was forced to step down in June following a Twitter sex scandal. His seat had been held by Democrats since the 1920s.
Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal
Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.
Obama uses Twitter to press Republicans on the debt ceiling
The US president’s Twitter account is being used to ask followers to urge Republicans to reach a compromise on the debt ceiling.
US is six days away from debt default
Time is running out for an agreement on lifting America’s debt ceiling…
# More peas?
Pass the salt please, Mr. President
US President Barack Obama is giving his supporters the chance to join him for an intimate dinner. He’s also asked his Twitter followers what they’d like to discuss over their lasagne.
# Weiner
Disgraced US congressman Anthony Weiner says he will resign
Friends say that Anthony Weiner will resign from the US congress after revelations of lewd online exchanges with women.
# Sarah Palin
'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid
US media jumps on house purchase in Arizona and new doc on Sarah Palin to suggest she will take a run at the White House
# Walkout
'Fleeing' Democratic politicians to return to suspended Indiana House
Dozens of members of Indiana’s state congress return to duty, ending a weeks-long standoff over Republican anti-union bills.
# United States
Environmentalists see red as Republicans scrap green initiatives
Environmentally-friendly items – including biodegradable cutlery and recyclable cups – set to be changed by Republicans.