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#Senate

# senate - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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 6,741 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.

# senate - Friday 30 August, 2013

Close call for minister and senator as large branch misses them by inches at Dáil
# Close Shave
# Close Shave

Close call for minister and senator as large branch misses them by inches at Dáil

Aug 30th 2013, 3:19 PM 13,047 Views 73 Comments

Minister of State Joe Costello, Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan and his brother Michael Coghlan were standing under the tree when a large branch fell.

# senate - Friday 16 August, 2013

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad
# Abolition
# Abolition

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad

Aug 16th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,331 Views 29 Comments

The party has confirmed its intention to support government policy and a Yes vote on 4 October but its chief whip says that there is a 50-50 split in the parliamentary party over the future of the Seanad.

# senate - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy
# Wikileaks Party
# Wikileaks Party

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy

Jul 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,893 Views 71 Comments

The Wikileaks founder said a victory for his candidates would be like putting the country’s best investigative journalists in the Australian Senate.

# senate - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Texas passes strict anti-abortion law despite protests
# Texas
# Texas

Texas passes strict anti-abortion law despite protests

Jul 13th 2013, 1:10 PM 6,700 Views 57 Comments

The bill includes a ban on terminations starting at 20 weeks after conception and mandates that a doctor must be with a woman when she takes a pill to induce abortion.

# senate - Friday 28 June, 2013

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 2,440 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.

# senate - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: What immigration reform will mean to undocumented Irish in the US
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What immigration reform will mean to undocumented Irish in the US

Jun 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 55 Views 20 Comments

Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella explains what the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, being discussed by US government now, will mean for undocumented Irish people living in America.

# senate - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Immigration reform set to pass first hurdle in US Senate - so what's in it?
# Immigration
# Immigration

Immigration reform set to pass first hurdle in US Senate - so what's in it?

Jun 11th 2013, 8:08 PM 7,667 Views 2 Comments

Here’s a quick guide to the proposals which will face their first vote among the 100-member Senate this evening.

# senate - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US
# Online Shopping
# Online Shopping

Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US

Apr 23rd 2013, 8:59 AM 7,293 Views 15 Comments

The bill, which was being debated in the US Senate yesterday, could lead to the recouping of $11 billion in lost annual sales taxes.

# senate - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'A pretty shameful day for Washington' - Obama angry at Senate gun vote
# Gun Laws
# Gun Laws

'A pretty shameful day for Washington' - Obama angry at Senate gun vote

Apr 17th 2013, 11:25 PM 21,379 Views 150 Comments

The father of a Sandy Hook victim also spoke about the rejected Senate measure on gun checks at the White House today.

US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks
# Gun Laws
# Gun Laws

US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks

Apr 17th 2013, 9:45 PM 7,703 Views 119 Comments

The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.

# senate - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre

Apr 4th 2013, 8:11 AM 8,165 Views 90 Comments

Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.

# senate - Friday 1 March, 2013

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts
# Sequester
# Sequester

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts

Mar 1st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,162 Views 14 Comments

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.

# senate - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Julian Assange to run for Australian senate, his mum says he'll be 'awesome'
# Australia
# Australia

Julian Assange to run for Australian senate, his mum says he'll be 'awesome'

Jan 30th 2013, 11:07 AM 4,743 Views 43 Comments

The Wikileaks founder intends to run in the September poll even though he is currently holed-up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

# senate - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor
# Superstorm Sandy
# Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor

Jan 3rd 2013, 9:00 AM 4,809 Views 3 Comments

New Jersey governor Chris Christie pulled no punches in condemning “toxic internal politics” within his own Republican party.

# senate - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

Dec 27th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,707 Views 15 Comments

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…

# senate - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons

Dec 18th 2012, 8:09 PM 9,311 Views 86 Comments

The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.

# senate - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Julian Assange plans to run for Australian Senate
# Australia
# Australia

Julian Assange plans to run for Australian Senate

Mar 17th 2012, 2:25 PM 1,625 Views 4 Comments

The 40-year-old founder of Wikileaks will have to overcome the obstacle of being under virtual house arrest in England and facing sex crime allegations in Sweden.

# senate - Friday 24 February, 2012

Eighth US State legalises same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Eighth US State legalises same-sex marriage

Feb 24th 2012, 11:31 AM 1,906 Views 23 Comments

Maryland Senate passed the gay and lesbian marriage bill yesterday.

# senate - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Tánaiste hopeful of 'early progress' on US visas for Irish
# Immigration
# Immigration

Tánaiste hopeful of 'early progress' on US visas for Irish

Feb 9th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,116 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore joins Enda Kenny, Richard Bruton and Bill Clinton for a forum urging “influential friends” to invest in Ireland.

# senate - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Former US governor Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years for corruption
# Corruption
# Corruption

Former US governor Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years for corruption

Dec 7th 2011, 7:06 PM 2,368 Views 20 Comments

Blagojevich famously tried to auction off Barack Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder.

# senate - Friday 18 November, 2011

Taoiseach backs plan to rename bridge after Mary McAleese
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Taoiseach backs plan to rename bridge after Mary McAleese

Nov 18th 2011, 4:02 PM 6,266 Views 51 Comments

Senator Jim D’arcy has called for Boyne Bridge to be renamed after the former president and says he has the support of Enda Kenny.

# senate - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill
# US Jobs
# US Jobs

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill

Oct 12th 2011, 3:25 PM 359 Views 12 Comments

The demise of Obama’s jobs package was expected, despite his campaign-style efforts to swing the public behind it.

# senate - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling
# US Debt
# US Debt

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling

Aug 2nd 2011, 6:43 PM 164 Views 2 Comments

The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal

Aug 2nd 2011, 7:05 AM 675 Views 0 Comments

The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.

# senate - Monday 1 August, 2011

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default
# US Debt
# US Debt

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default

Aug 1st 2011, 6:55 AM 487 Views 7 Comments

But not everyone’s happy including the president.

# senate - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Jul 30th 2011, 10:29 AM 391 Views 7 Comments

Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.

# senate - Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

Jul 18th 2011, 5:39 PM 389 Views 3 Comments

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

# senate - Thursday 12 May, 2011

US lawmakers attempt to block openly gay military service
# Don't Ask Don't Tell
# Don't Ask Don't Tell

US lawmakers attempt to block openly gay military service

May 12th 2011, 10:05 AM 589 Views 0 Comments

Amendments to a defence bill aim to maintain the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, which bans openly gay military service. The recognition of same-sex unions in the military is also under attack.

# senate - Sunday 8 May, 2011

Seanad expected to see out term despite referendum
# Seanad
# Seanad

Seanad expected to see out term despite referendum

May 8th 2011, 1:42 PM 602 Views 0 Comments

Holding a referendum on the issue of abolishing the Seanad is a lengthy process, says government spokesperson.

# senate - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

'Pure gombeenism'
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

'Pure gombeenism'

Aug 3rd 2010, 9:09 AM 356 Views 0 Comments

More calls for Ivor Callely to resign.

# senate - Thursday 29 July, 2010

85 TDs, senators miss committee meetings since recess
# Politics
# Politics

85 TDs, senators miss committee meetings since recess

Jul 29th 2010, 6:34 PM 105 Views 0 Comments

But who missed the most?