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From TheJournal.ie 'Three years of embarrassment and a waste of time': Trump gloats after Mueller testimony Russia

'Three years of embarrassment and a waste of time': Trump gloats after Mueller testimony

Robert Mueller told Congress he had not exonerated the US president of obstruction allegations, but again declined to accuse him of a crime.

From TheJournal.ie Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion Questions

Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion

Questioning of the special counsel is expected to last for over six hours.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud Factcheck

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing First Responders This post contains videos

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing

Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.

From The42 GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress Fix The Fixtures

GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress

The fixtures issues continues to rage at club and county level.

From TheJournal.ie Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege Mueller Report

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the demands were “unlawful and reckless”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony Capitol Hill This post contains videos

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony

Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.

From The42 'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress Not Happy

'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress

A proposal to seek representation on the CCCC received just 15% support from delegates.

From The42 Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports Vote

Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports

The motion to stop Dublin using Croke Park as a home venue was defeated in Wexford today.

From The42 GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players Paul Flynn

GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players

Negotiations between the GAA and the GPA on a new deal will take place later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely Border Wall

Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely

The deal offers nearly $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) for construction of the wall as well as additional border security measures.

From TheJournal.ie US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding Ringfenced

US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding

Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.

From The42 'We felt we had been bullied into a course of action that we might well have taken anyway' Liam Miller Match

'We felt we had been bullied into a course of action that we might well have taken anyway'

GAA Director-General Tom Ryan today addressed last summer’s controversy over the Liam Miller Tribute match.

From TheJournal.ie US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

From TheJournal.ie Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall No Deal

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall

Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

From TheJournal.ie Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives Land Of The E3

Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives

It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.

From TheJournal.ie There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress E3 Visa

There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress

This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC A Night Of Firsts

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

From TheJournal.ie 'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today Congress

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today

Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

From TheJournal.ie 'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released Data Breach

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released

Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.

From The42 Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress Round-Up

Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress

We run through all the big decisions from day two of Congress at Croke Park.

From The42 'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life' GAA Congress 2018

'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life'

Addiction counsellor Alan Martin speaks to The42 about his work with gambling addicts and a motion going before GAA Congress about sponsorship.

From The42 'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem' CPA

'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem'

Former Cork footballer Derek Kavanagh is hoping the CPA motion garners support this weekend.

From The42 'This motion is an insult to Congress' - Cork county board opposes CPA motion on recording votes Cork Says No

'This motion is an insult to Congress' - Cork county board opposes CPA motion on recording votes

Chairperson Tracey Kennedy and secretary Frank Murphy both spoke against the motion.

From The42 'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football Restructuring

'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football

Clare club Cooraclare are proposing an overhaul of the U17 grade at this weekend’s GAA Congress.

From TheJournal.ie US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown US Politics

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US Blame Game

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

From TheJournal.ie US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants' Standstill

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions' No Comment

Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions'

This is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe around Trump’s campaign involvement with Russia.

From TheJournal.ie US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Tax Reform

US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

He also signed short-term funding bill into law that that will keep the federal government running until 19 January.

From TheJournal.ie Trump hails 'historic' victory as Republican tax plan passes through Congress Tax

Trump hails 'historic' victory as Republican tax plan passes through Congress

Republican lawmakers were headed to the White House later today to celebrate with the president.

From TheJournal.ie Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations John Conyers

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations

John Conyers has also endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in office.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers Roy Moore

'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers

US Senate hopeful Roy Moore is accused of sexually inappropriate conduct with a string of teenage girls.

From The42 A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system The West's Awake

A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system

The motions were passed at Special Congress in Croke Park today.

From The42 Round-robin provincial hurling formats set to start in 2018 for a three-year term Change Is Coming

Round-robin provincial hurling formats set to start in 2018 for a three-year term

The Special Congress has taken place at Croke Park today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm back' - politician returns to work in Washington after being shot and left at death's door in June Steve Scalise

'I'm back' - politician returns to work in Washington after being shot and left at death's door in June

Steve Scalise made his way into congress on crutches for the first time in three months and hailed his survival as a ‘miracle’.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US? Dreamers

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US?

Dubbed ‘cruel’ by Obama, the decision now leaves Congress with six months to come up with an alternative.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble' Steve Scalise

Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble'

Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was shot and wounded at a Republican charity baseball game yesterday.

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