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# us-senate - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Democrats take control of Senate as Jon Ossoff secures victory in second Georgia race
# Two Out Of Two
# Two Out Of Two

Democrats take control of Senate as Jon Ossoff secures victory in second Georgia race

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 9:00 PM 97,431 Views 95 Comments

“It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate,” Ossoff said.

# us-senate - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,520 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# us-senate - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Battle for US Senate to continue until Georgia run-offs in January
# US Senate
# US Senate

Battle for US Senate to continue until Georgia run-offs in January

Nov 11th 2020, 10:20 PM 21,815 Views 4 Comments

Republicans won a seat in Alaska today, meaning neither party can assume a majority until the Georgia run-offs.

# us-senate - Monday 9 November, 2020

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results

Nov 9th 2020, 9:57 PM 51,841 Views 65 Comments

The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.

# us-senate - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Final makeup of US Senate to be settled in January as second Georgia race heads to run-off
# Senate Race
# Senate Race

Final makeup of US Senate to be settled in January as second Georgia race heads to run-off

Nov 7th 2020, 7:28 AM 18,185 Views 2 Comments

Two Senate races in the battleground state did not meet the required results to declare a victor.

# us-senate - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Democrats' odds on regaining control of US Senate take another blow as Susan Collins holds Maine seat
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

Democrats' odds on regaining control of US Senate take another blow as Susan Collins holds Maine seat

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 7:40 PM 54,231 Views 15 Comments

The Democrats appear to have fallen short of the three to four seat gains they needed.

# us-senate - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch
# US Senate
# US Senate

The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch

Nov 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 20,986 Views 8 Comments

A third of the US Senate seats are up for grabs – here’s some interesting races to watch.

# us-senate - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package
# Rescue Plan
# Rescue Plan

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

Mar 25th 2020, 7:01 AM 19,689 Views 63 Comments

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

# us-senate - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial
# Capitol Punishment
# Capitol Punishment

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial

Jan 22nd 2020, 9:07 AM 13,110 Views 44 Comments

A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.

# us-senate - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong
# Democracy
# Democracy

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

Nov 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 8,449 Views 22 Comments

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

# us-senate - Monday 17 December, 2018

Saudi Arabia denounces US Senate vote over war in Yemen as 'blatant interference'
# US Senate
# US Senate

Saudi Arabia denounces US Senate vote over war in Yemen as 'blatant interference'

Dec 17th 2018, 7:07 AM 11,716 Views 10 Comments

The US Senate separately held Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Khashoggi’s killing.

# us-senate - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote
# Cindy Hyde-Smith
# Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote

Nov 28th 2018, 7:03 AM 23,508 Views 70 Comments

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.

# us-senate - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff

Nov 27th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,578 Views 23 Comments

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the nooses were accompanied by handwritten signs referring to today’s election.

# us-senate - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court

Oct 7th 2018, 7:28 AM 15,800 Views 47 Comments

Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice yesterday in Washington after a fraught nomination that sparked protests.

# us-senate - Saturday 6 October, 2018

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight
# KAVANAUGH
# KAVANAUGH

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight

Updated Oct 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 24,040 Views 141 Comments

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh in a major win for Trump.

US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today
# Confirmation
# Confirmation

US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today

Oct 6th 2018, 9:48 AM 8,798 Views 81 Comments

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court.

# us-senate - Thursday 4 October, 2018

War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh
# US Supreme Court
# US Supreme Court

War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh

Updated Oct 4th 2018, 9:07 PM 36,196 Views 107 Comments

A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court is expected to take place on Saturday.

# us-senate - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits
# US Supreme Court
# US Supreme Court

'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:12 AM 35,090 Views 71 Comments

It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

# us-senate - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
# Senate Hearing
# Senate Hearing

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'

Sep 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 8,553 Views 19 Comments

It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.

# us-senate - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
# Gina Haspel
# Gina Haspel

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

May 17th 2018, 9:27 PM 13,396 Views 55 Comments

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

# us-senate - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate
# Aww
# Aww

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate

Apr 19th 2018, 10:28 PM 21,394 Views 44 Comments

Tammy Duckworth’s vote was her first appearance in the Senate since giving birth.

# us-senate - Friday 23 March, 2018

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown
# Shutdown Averted
# Shutdown Averted

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:46 AM 8,238 Views 12 Comments

The bill will now go to the White House for Donald Trump’s signature.

# us-senate - Thursday 15 February, 2018

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat
# Dreamers
# Dreamers

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

Feb 15th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,140 Views 21 Comments

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

# us-senate - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Senator accused of sexual misconduct to make statement as female colleagues demand resignation
# Calls To Resign
# Calls To Resign

Senator accused of sexual misconduct to make statement as female colleagues demand resignation

Dec 6th 2017, 6:10 PM 22,475 Views 14 Comments

A number of his Democrat colleagues have said he should step down as soon as possible.

# us-senate - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations
# John Conyers
# John Conyers

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations

Dec 5th 2017, 4:08 PM 12,808 Views 46 Comments

John Conyers has also endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in office.

# us-senate - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech
# Tax Reform
# Tax Reform

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech

Nov 30th 2017, 8:22 AM 25,968 Views 73 Comments

He described how Apple, among other companies, were keeping billions of dollars offshore.

# us-senate - Thursday 11 June, 2015

LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"
# Official Title
# Official Title

LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"

Jun 11th 2015, 8:46 PM 12,396 Views 14 Comments

Senator Lindsey Graham has no children and has never been married.

# us-senate - Monday 1 June, 2015

The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now

Jun 1st 2015, 8:55 AM 7,484 Views 18 Comments

Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.

# us-senate - Friday 12 December, 2014

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

Dec 12th 2014, 1:08 PM 8,130 Views 73 Comments

“It is now time to take action.”

# us-senate - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Dec 9th 2014, 5:09 PM 6,015 Views 57 Comments

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

# us-senate - Thursday 31 July, 2014

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers
# Spying
# Spying

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers

Jul 31st 2014, 7:14 PM 5,381 Views 26 Comments

The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.

# us-senate - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven

Feb 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 54 Views 56 Comments

Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.

# us-senate - Sunday 8 September, 2013

US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims
# Syria
# Syria

US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims

Sep 8th 2013, 9:26 AM 11,376 Views 159 Comments

The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.

# us-senate - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?

Jul 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 126 Views 28 Comments

The consequence of tax avoidance and evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals is higher income taxes for the rest of society, writes Dr Tom McDonnell who says Ireland is certainly not a haven for the average taxpayer.

# us-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 2,422 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.

# us-senate - Thursday 27 June, 2013

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill
# US Senate
# US Senate

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill

Jun 27th 2013, 10:16 PM 6,928 Views 14 Comments

Shouts of ‘Yes we did!’ came from the public galleries after the vote to approve the legislation was announced.

# us-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 43 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.

# us-senate - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate
# US Senate
# US Senate

Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate

Jun 11th 2013, 9:58 PM 9,875 Views 38 Comments

It is hoped the Senate will pass the bill, which provides a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million living illegally in the United States, by the July 4 break.

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 7,650 Views 2 Comments

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

# us-senate - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?

May 22nd 2013, 10:08 AM 10,683 Views 131 Comments

Apple, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, pays a tax rate of less than two per cent in Ireland.

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