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Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.
# insurrection
Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal
Legislators are pushing for an independent commission to prevent any repeat of the insurrection.
# impeachment trial
McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him
The five-day trial concluded last night as expected – with most Republicans declaring Trump not guilty.
# qanon
Republicans say they will stand by congresswoman who supported bizarre conspiracy theories
There have been calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be punished for her online embrace of racist views and bizarre conspiracy theories.
# insurrection
Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed
Ahead of an insurrection on 6 January, Trump told thousands of his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results.
# Mitch McConnell
Biden congratulated as president-elect by top Republican as inauguration to have 'extremely limited' crowds due to Covid
Mitch McConnell said “the Electoral College has spoken”.
# Mitch McConnell
US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.
# Mitch McConnell
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.
# Ukraine
US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.
# impeachment
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.
# impeachment
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.
# happy anniversary
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
'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.
# whopper
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.
# United States
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Barack Obama
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.
# Fiscal cliff
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.
# 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? TheJournal.ie 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.
# Immigration
'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.
# US
'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.
# Legalise the Irish
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.
# Debt Crisis
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.
# Debt Ceiling
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.
# United States
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.