Person: Mitch McConnell
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US government officials said they are crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes" following the president's calls for Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Aides included a section in Mr Trump's briefing materials for the Tuesday morning call stating: "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," a senior administration official has said.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life - but in death, the Rev Billy Graham received a rare tribute from America's top political leaders under the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC.
Wed, 28 Feb, 2018
Wall Street took investors on a turbulent ride as stock indexes veered into a steep slide that knocked 350 points off the Dow Jones industrial average before the market eventually clawed back most of its losses.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
Donald Trump has engaged in a furious exchange of tweets and counter-tweets with a Republican senator, saying he "couldn't get elected dog catcher" while the congressman fired back that the president was "utterly untruthful".
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
Experts say the city of Houston has sunk by two centimetres due to the amount of rain that fell during Hurricane Harvey.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
Handing the immigration hot potato to a chaotic, factionalised majority party on Capitol Hill
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
The US president, Donald Trump, will begin a major push, next week, to convince the American public of the need for tax reform, shifting his focus to fiscal policy in an effort to win a big legislative victory by the end of the year, it has been reported.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Impasse is an undervalued resource. This is a great time for not getting things done. In our always-on world, inactivity isn’t a value that’s believed in. We know of no usefulness except the doing of things.
Wed, 09 Aug, 2017
Failure to repeal Obamacare has exposed the fault lines in the US party, writeand
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
President Donald Trump has again threatened to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era healthcare law.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Senators in the US have rejected a measure to repeal parts of former president Barack Obama's healthcare law after a night of suspense, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
Applause and cheers greeted Senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle Obamacare.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
Donald Trump has told his fellow Republicans they must not go off on their summer holidays without sending him an Obamacare repeal bill to sign.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Former US presidential candidate Senator John McCain has promised to beat the brain cancer he has been diagnosed with after having a blood clot removed.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
The latest Republican effort to repeal "Obamacare" was fatally wounded in the Senate when two more party senators announced their opposition to legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
Donald Trump has sent out an encouraging message to his son, who had a harrowing day after releasing a chain of emails about his meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2017
Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's healthcare law but ran into trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it.
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
Donald Trump's national security adviser has insisted the US president's revelations to Russian officials about the terrorist threat from Islamic State were "wholly appropriate" and amounted to a routine sharing of information.
Tue, 16 May, 2017
US senators like to participate in governing, as opposed to showing up and having their vote tallied in support of their party and Trump would do well to remember that says.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
Donald Trump has tweeted that the US government "needs a good shutdown" in September to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signalling his displeasure with a temporary spending Bill that Republican congressional leaders - and the president himself - are praising as a major accomplishment.
Tue, 02 May, 2017
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House, the Trump administration is going back and forth over whether its vision for Middle East peace includes a Palestinian state.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
The top Senate Republican says that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called "ridiculous".
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016
Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting up the possibility the US Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016
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Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
No state can always protect its people from acts of evil mania. But the US chooses to put the means of perpetration within easy reach,
Wed, 15 Jun, 2016
Mon, 13 Jun, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
Having cemented a remarkable triumph as his party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, vowed to unite the splintered Republican party, even as he was bitingly dismissive of members who have been critical of his campaign.
Fri, 06 May, 2016
The GOP’s leading candidates for the US presidential nomination are the equally despised authoritarian billionaire Donald Trump and religious zealot Ted Cruz, says
Tue, 29 Mar, 2016
NationBuilder lets politicians use a template for electoral success and find out what voters want, writes
Sat, 05 Mar, 2016
Rivals candidates vow to fight on despite Super Tuesday setbacks
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
The US National Security Agency lost its authority to collect phone records in bulk, with intelligence officials warning it could jeopardise Americans’ safety.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
A US$1.1 trillion (€882.5m) spending Bill is on its way to US president Barack Obama for his signature.
Sun, 14 Dec, 2014
A groundbreaking agreement struck by the US and China puts the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
President Barack Obama said he has heard the message from voters who put Republicans in power in the US Senate and extended their majority in the House of Representatives in a mid-term election that was a clear repudiation of his leadership.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
Republicans have won control of the US Senate, seizing seats from Democrats in mid-term elections shaped by deep voter discontent with President Barack Obama.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014