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# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 25 September, 2020

US Republican leader says there will be an 'orderly transition' after election following Trump remarks

Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transition if he loses in November.

# mitch-mcconnell - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash Ukraine This post contains videos

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

# mitch-mcconnell - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump likely to begin next Tuesday

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the House of Representatives to send the articles of impeachment through to the upper chamber tomorrow.

# mitch-mcconnell - Monday 23 December, 2019

Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio as McConnell says he's not ruling out witnesses in Senate trial

Ohio, once an extremely competitive swing state, has trended more towards voting Republican in recent years.

# mitch-mcconnell - Monday 22 January, 2018

Hopes that the US government shutdown would be just for the weekend have been dashed

The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, had already cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

# mitch-mcconnell - Monday 13 November, 2017

'I believe the women': Top US Republican Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore should drop out of race

Moore has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenage girls.

# mitch-mcconnell - Monday 16 October, 2017

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

# mitch-mcconnell - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

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

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.

# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 1 March, 2013

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.

# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 4 January, 2013

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.

# mitch-mcconnell - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline

The new budget package can’t take effect just yet – because the House of Representatives didn’t wait around.

# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 28 December, 2012

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House

Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.

# mitch-mcconnell - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter? Let's Get Fiscal This post contains videos

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…

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.

# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 20 April, 2012

'Hopes fading' on bid to open US visas to Irish immigrants

Legislation which would extend E3 visas to Irish applicants is set to stall, it is reported, because of a lack of Republican support.

# mitch-mcconnell - Monday 13 February, 2012

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget

The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.

# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 3 February, 2012

Senator stalls US plan to grant up to 10,000 visas to Irish workers

A Republican senator from Iowa puts a hold on legislation which he fears would lead to renewed immigration in the US.

# mitch-mcconnell - Friday 29 July, 2011

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

# mitch-mcconnell - Thursday 28 July, 2011

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling

A bipartisan Congress prepares for yet more gridlock, as the clock ticks down on staving off a United States default.