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# washington - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?

Sun 8:00 PM 13,260 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.

# washington - Friday 17 June, 2022

January 6th rioters came within 40 feet of Mike Pence, committee hears
# 6 January
# 6 January

January 6th rioters came within 40 feet of Mike Pence, committee hears

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,177 Views 0 Comments

New evidence has highlighted Pence faced as rioters outside the Capitol chanted ‘hang Mike Pence’.

# washington - Sunday 1 May, 2022

White House correspondents' dinner returns after two years
# Washington
# Washington

White House correspondents' dinner returns after two years

May 1st 2022, 9:31 AM 17,893 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden poked fun at his slumping poll ratings and took several digs at his predecessor Donald Trump.

# washington - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Nancy Pelosi tests positive for Covid-19
# US
# US

Nancy Pelosi tests positive for Covid-19

Apr 7th 2022, 7:32 PM 16,970 Views 32 Comments

Pelosi, 82, received a positive result a day after attending a bill signing event at the White House with President Joe Biden.

# washington - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity
# Washington
# Washington

Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity

Mar 30th 2022, 8:05 PM 10,552 Views 0 Comments

El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, is accused of involvement in the murders of two American journalists and two aid workers.

# washington - Friday 18 March, 2022

Taoiseach says Biden 'can't wait to come back to Ireland' but no date set for visit
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach says Biden 'can't wait to come back to Ireland' but no date set for visit

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 3:31 PM 25,428 Views 64 Comments

Officials would like to get the Taoiseach back to Washington later in the year with another trip to the White House perhaps on the cards.

# washington - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'

Mar 15th 2022, 5:02 PM 14,026 Views 10 Comments

Martin said he expects the European Commission to suggest alternative cost-cutting measures by the end of the month.

# washington - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Commanders is new name of Washington's NFL team
# NFL
From The42
# NFL

Commanders is new name of Washington's NFL team

Feb 2nd 2022, 1:45 PM 5,536 Views 9 Comments

The move comes 20 months after the club “retired” the name Redskins.

# washington - Thursday 6 January, 2022

'We are in a battle for the soul of America': Joe Biden marks one year since US Capitol riots
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

'We are in a battle for the soul of America': Joe Biden marks one year since US Capitol riots

Jan 6th 2022, 2:45 PM 17,993 Views 45 Comments

A series of remembrance events are due to take place to mark the event.

# washington - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Last-minute interception secures third straight win for Washington
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Last-minute interception secures third straight win for Washington

Nov 30th 2021, 8:05 AM 3,323 Views 1 Comment

Washington’s Kendall Fuller picked a pass from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in the final three minutes of the game.

# washington - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up
# Washington
# Washington

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up

Nov 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,121 Views 0 Comments

The meetings took place last week.

# washington - Friday 24 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit

Sep 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 18,727 Views 27 Comments

Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.

# washington - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Record breaking temperatures scorch US Pacific northwest for second consecutive day
# Sweltering
# Sweltering

Record breaking temperatures scorch US Pacific northwest for second consecutive day

Jun 29th 2021, 9:15 AM 21,773 Views 22 Comments

The temperatures were unheard of in a region better known for rain.

# washington - Thursday 10 June, 2021

El Chapo’s wife pleads guilty to drugs charges
# Washington
# Washington

El Chapo’s wife pleads guilty to drugs charges

Jun 10th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,233 Views 0 Comments

Emma Coronel Aispuro admitted conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for several years.

# washington - Friday 2 April, 2021

Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC
# Washington
# Washington

Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC

Updated Apr 2nd 2021, 8:12 PM 48,980 Views 48 Comments

Authorities say that attack did not appear to be terrorism.

# washington - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back

Mar 16th 2021, 7:50 AM 5,815 Views 6 Comments

Fencing and National Guard members have been used to protect the building since the 6 January riots.

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises

Mar 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 15,839 Views 28 Comments

Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.

# washington - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,870 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

# washington - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol

Feb 16th 2021, 6:51 PM 31,626 Views 17 Comments

It is the first case in an expected wave of litigation over the 6 January riot.

# washington - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,327 Views 250 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

# washington - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Should he stay or should he go? Micheál Martin and the trip to the White House
# Start Spreading The News
# Start Spreading The News

Should he stay or should he go? Micheál Martin and the trip to the White House

Feb 4th 2021, 8:16 PM 50,191 Views 144 Comments

The official line is that nothing has been decided yet.

# washington - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden
# Washington
# Washington

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden

Jan 31st 2021, 6:45 PM 22,598 Views 25 Comments

The Republican senators are suggesting that their plan would give Biden the bipartisan support he wants.

# washington - Friday 29 January, 2021

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:40 AM 206,622 Views 255 Comments

Micheál Martin has so far signalled his plan to proceed with the visit.

Stormont leaders won't visit Washington for St Patrick’s Day - but the Taoiseach still intends to go
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Stormont leaders won't visit Washington for St Patrick’s Day - but the Taoiseach still intends to go

Jan 29th 2021, 8:03 AM 40,050 Views 135 Comments

The Executive Office has confirmed that the annual visit would not proceed this year, amid ongoing public health concerns.

# washington - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
# White House
# White House

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

Jan 17th 2021, 9:31 AM 44,286 Views 45 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

# washington - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

Jan 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,676 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

# washington - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence
# Washington
# Washington

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence

Jan 10th 2021, 7:25 PM 51,004 Views 123 Comments

Some members of Trump’s own party have called for him to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol.

# washington - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests
# Washington
# Washington

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests

Jan 5th 2021, 8:50 AM 51,039 Views 74 Comments

Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said.

# washington - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 11,998 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.

# washington - Friday 27 November, 2020

Watson throws for four touchdowns as Texans brush aside Lions on Thanksgiving
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Watson throws for four touchdowns as Texans brush aside Lions on Thanksgiving

Nov 27th 2020, 8:05 AM 2,839 Views 0 Comments

In the other NFL matchup, Washington moved into first place in the NFC East after beating Dallas.

# washington - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House
# Tensions Brewing
# Tensions Brewing

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House

Nov 4th 2020, 7:04 AM 11,429 Views 4 Comments

Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the US there were no signs of widespread unrest.

# washington - Monday 28 September, 2020

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says
# Mick Mulvaney
# Mick Mulvaney

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 5:26 PM 35,776 Views 18 Comments

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

# washington - Friday 28 August, 2020

Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed

Aug 28th 2020, 10:28 PM 58,287 Views 138 Comments

Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.

# washington - Sunday 5 July, 2020

One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle
# Washington
# Washington

One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle

Jul 5th 2020, 5:58 PM 32,077 Views 47 Comments

Footage of the incident was shared online.

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
# Fourth July
# Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Jul 5th 2020, 7:28 AM 30,721 Views 93 Comments

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# washington - Friday 5 June, 2020

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza

Jun 5th 2020, 9:58 PM 26,807 Views 124 Comments

Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.

# washington - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US
# Washington
# Washington

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Mar 28th 2020, 8:19 AM 18,175 Views 67 Comments

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

# washington - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump

Mar 11th 2020, 6:56 AM 10,020 Views 39 Comments

Varadkar will commence his US St Patrick’s Day trip in Washington DC.

# washington - Friday 6 December, 2019

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden lashes out at Iowa voter who raises son's business activities
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden lashes out at Iowa voter who raises son's business activities

Dec 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 33,790 Views 52 Comments

Biden also invited the man to do “push-ups” and “take an IQ test” to show that he wasn’t too old to run as US President.

# washington - Friday 11 October, 2019

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington
# Fire Drill Fridays
# Fire Drill Fridays

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

Oct 11th 2019, 8:40 PM 21,755 Views 39 Comments

The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.

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