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From TheJournal.ie Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him Capitol Hill

Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him

Trump was at Congress to attend a weekly Republican luncheon and push his proposal for sweeping tax cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill Washington

Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill

A female bystander suffered what police said appeared to be minor injuries and was hospitalised.

From TheJournal.ie Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event Not Tonight Mate

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event

The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish Emigrants

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish

The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’ Capitol Hill

Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying' Spying

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

From TheJournal.ie Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown Us Shutdown

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

From TheJournal.ie Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget Stalemate

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator America

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator

The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.

From TheJournal.ie Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack Hillary Clinton

Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack

Emotional at times, Clinton said the events in Benghazi were highly personal to her.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President Four More Years

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow Inauguration

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation USA! USA! USA! This post contains images

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation

Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.

From TheJournal.ie Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address SOTU This post contains videos

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address

The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.

From TheJournal.ie Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months White House

Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months

Bill Daley, the Irish-American former commerce secretary, quits after just 355 days as Barack Obama’s right-hand man.

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?

A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals Scandal This post contains videos

'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals

Watergate and other political scandals that have rocked the US, and the world.