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# tax reform
'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech
He described how Apple, among other companies, were keeping billions of dollars offshore.
# official title
LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"
Senator Lindsey Graham has no children and has never been married.
# Surveillance
The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now
Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.
# a hard rain's a-gonna fall
UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture
“It is now time to take action.”
# War on Terror
The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations
Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.
# Spying
CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers
The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.
Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven
Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.
# Syria
US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims
The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.
Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?
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.
# Irish in America
Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer
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
US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill
Shouts of ‘Yes we did!’ came from the public galleries after the vote to approve the legislation was announced.
Column: What immigration reform will mean to undocumented Irish in the US
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
Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate
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
Immigration reform set to pass first hurdle in US Senate - so what's in it?
Here’s a quick guide to the proposals which will face their first vote among the 100-member Senate this evening.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?
Apple, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, pays a tax rate of less than two per cent in Ireland.
# Hollyhill Industrial Estate
Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'
The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.
# Illegal Irish
Blow to hopes of illegal Irish as immigration officers slam bill
The union representing immigration service employees say proposals to reform US immigration ‘will damage public safety’.
# Gun control law
US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law
The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.
# 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.
# The Kennedys
Ted Kennedy's son says he won't run for US Senate seat
The Massachusetts seat, left vacant by the departure of Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, has been the subject of much speculation with Ben Affleck even mentioned as a possible candidate.
# Legitimate rape
'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful
Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.
# US Senate
Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate
Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.
# Massachusetts
Democrats win back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat
Elizabeth Warren has won back the seat sensationally taken by the Republicans’ Scott Brown in 2010.
# Steel chairs ahoy
Former WWE chief Linda McMahon fails in second Senate bid
Will Linda McMahon break out the steel chair, having failed to win a Senate seat at the second time of asking?
# US 2012
US Senate candidate: 'Pregnancies by rape are something God meant to happen'
Richard Mourdock is under fire for making the comment while defending his opposition to abortion.
# Tax
US Senate condemns Microsoft for 'dubious' Irish tax operations
A Senate committee memo criticises the software giant for manipulating international tax laws, including through Ireland.
# Legitimate rape
Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race
The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.
# Abortion
US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy
Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.
# Jamie Dimon
VIDEO: Protesters disrupt Senate testimony of JP Morgan CEO
Jamie Dimon testifying to US Senate about how America’s biggest bank lost $2 billion in six weeks.
# Pakistan
US aid to Pakistan cut over jailing of doctor who helped CIA
Dr Shakil Afridi was convicted of conspiring against the state of Pakistan after he helped the CIA in their search for bin Laden.
# Cyber Security
US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data
Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.
# George Galloway
Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring'
The controversial former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was the surprise winner of the Bradford West vote last night.
# 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.
# China
China slams US currency bill as threat to trade
Beijing has descried a US currency bill as a threat to a shaky global economic recovery -and warned that trade ties will be “severely damaged” if it becomes law.
# US Senate
US Senate delays vote to sanction China over 'currency wars'
A bill placing economic sanctions on China for devaluing its currency is delayed, and may not make it through the House anyway.
# Blagojevich
Illinois governor tried to sell Obama's Senate seat
Two-term governor of Obama’s home state was convicted of a range of corruption charges yesterday.
# No more Lulz
Hacker group LulzSec calls it a day but why?
It could be a sign of nerves in the face of law enforcement investigations.
# LulzSec
19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking
An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.