British prime minister Johnson’s fixation on a no-deal exit from the European Union is without justification. Brexiteers claim a trade relationship with the US will redefine trade for the world in the 21st century.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019
US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ireland next month on behalf of President Donald Trump, the White House has confirmed.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
Leon Gast’s 1996 When We Were Kings is one of the great sports films, indeed it may be one of the greatest of all films.
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
says describing Donald Trump’s racist baiting of four new Democratic congresswomen of different ethnic backgrounds as ‘strategic’ gives him too much credit.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
The mother of a man who drowned alongside his young daughter while trying to reach the US has said she is comforted by how they clung to each other in their final moments.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
As the US Congress returns from a 10-day break, the question of whether the House of Representatives (controlled by the Democrats) should formally commence the process of impeaching US president Donald Trump for misdeeds committed during his tenure — and perhaps before — has split the party.
Sat, 08 Jun, 2019
Things have gotten ugly in Washington since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election — and they’re about to get uglier.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
On her recent visit to Europe, Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, addressed members of the Dail.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
If Nancy Pelosi had listened to her mother she might be a nun today — or more likely a Reverend Mother — but instead she set her sights firmly on politics and is now the most powerful woman in American political history.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
“A lot of people were standing... including children.” Eyewitness Emmet Doyle, recounting what happened in Derry on Thursday night, said he saw the young woman being shot.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
Tributes have been paid to 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Derry last night.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
Our two nations may be divided by distance but are united by history.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
The U2 frontman was in attendance to hear United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi speak.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said no trade deal between Britain and the United States which undermines the Good Friday Agreement is possible.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives emphasised the US was a “guarantor” of the Good Friday Agreement.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
There would be no chance of a US-UK trade deal if there was any weakening of the Good Friday Agreement, a senior American politician has said.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
Nanci Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is to address the Dáil next Wednesday.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
Despite Donald Trump’s by now familiar bluster in the face of opposition to his plans, House speaker Nancy Pelosi stood firm — and won, writes Elizabeth Drew
Wed, 30 Jan, 2019
US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi stating that he will go ahead with his State of the Union address to Congress.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
The president tweeted that he had said ‘bye-bye’ after his opponents said they would not fund his border wall.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2019
Donald Trump has accused Democrats of being "un-American" and maybe even treasonous for failing to applaud him during his State of the Union speech.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2018
Republican congressman Steve Scalise is "in some trouble" after being shot at a baseball field but "he's going to be okay, we hope", Donald Trump said.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017
The US House of Representatives has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step towards allowing internet providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
Democrats demanding action on gun control continue to stage a sit-in on the floor of the US House of Representatives with one saying she would stay "until hell freezes over".
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
President Barack Obama is poised in the next few days to ask Congress for new authority to use US military force against Islamic State (IS) militants.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
Barack Obama and US political leaders believe the president does not need Congress’ permission to take certain measures to quell the al Qaida-inspired uprising sweeping through Iraq, the Senate’s top Republican and others have said.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2014
Barack Obama is hosting senior Republicans today to seek an opening in an impasse that has shut down much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013
House of Representatives Republican leaders have offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
US President Barack Obama and the top Republican in Congress appear no closer to giving ground in negotiations aimed at avoiding the December 31 austerity measures of big tax increases and deep spending cuts that threaten to push the nation into a new recession.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
Barack Obama and House of Representatives speaker John Boehner met at the White House amid talks to avert America’s impending “fiscal cliff” as a growing number of Republicans in Congress appeared to be veering towards accepting the president’s demand that the wealthy must pay more tax.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012
Highly-rated United States youth international Marc Pelosi will join Liverpool’s academy set-up after signing a deal with the club.
Tue, 08 Nov, 2011
At least 10 Somalis, among them refugees, were killed during a firefight that broke out in Mogadishu when troops and residents looted truckloads of food meant for famine victims, two witnesses said.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
DEMOCRATS in the US House of Representatives might decide not to support a last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling when they meet today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said last night.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
Representative Anthony Weiner announced yesterday he is entering professional treatment at an undisclosed location and requested a leave of absence from the US Congress as he came under fierce pressure from fellow Democrats to resign in a sex texting scandal.
Sun, 12 Jun, 2011
CHINESE President Hu Jintao heard concerns about China’s human rights and economic policies as he wrapped up his visit to Washington with meetings on Capitol Hill.
Fri, 21 Jan, 2011
Michelle and Barack Obama welcomed a mix of Hollywood A-listers, captains of industry and prominent Chinese-Americans to the White House as they threw a “quintessentially American” state dinner for the president of China, complete with apple pie, ice cream and jazz music.
Thu, 20 Jan, 2011
The Republican party is poised for head-to-head clashes with President Barack Obama as it takes charge of the US House of Representatives today, promising an era of smaller government and less spending.
Wed, 05 Jan, 2011
NANCY PELOSI, the first woman to serve as US Speaker of the House, appeared out of a job after a short but productive four years in office, as Republicans retook the chamber she ran with gusto.
Thu, 04 Nov, 2010
Organisers kicked off San Francisco's 40th annual gay pride weekend with a celebration last night in front of City Hall.
Sun, 27 Jun, 2010
Barack Obama consoled relatives of the 11 workers killed in the Gulf oil spill disaster, acknowledging their "unimaginable grief" and assuring them that he would stand with them.
Fri, 11 Jun, 2010
The Democratic-controlled US Congress has approved historic legislation extending healthcare to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and cracking down on insurance company abuses.
Mon, 22 Mar, 2010
US President Barack Obama is leading his Democratic allies in an all-out campaign to win over wavering lawmakers ahead of a cliffhanger vote tomorrow on his historic healthcare overhaul.
Sat, 20 Mar, 2010
The leader of the House of Representatives said today that she lacks the votes to move the Senate’s sweeping healthcare reforms Bill through the House, dealing a jarring blow to Democrats’ hopes of finally speeding US President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority through Congress.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2010