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"Lucifer in the flesh" - a US political heavyweight isn't a fan of Ted Cruz
“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
A huge row over abortion caused this senior US politician to quit today. Here's why...
House speaker John Boehner sensationally quit today. So what’s going on?
It'll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today
Enda Kenny will meet US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown
The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.
US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers home, museums and national parks are shut, much scientific research is on hold and the shutdown is now threatening already sluggish economic growth.
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.
Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'
The budget blueprint will never become reality but marks White House’s entry into what is likely to be another intense showdown over spending cuts and taxes with Republicans in Washington.
10 best memes from the 2013 Obama inauguration
Sasha and Malia, Bill Clinton, BEYONCÉ. The moments from the inauguration that went global.
Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims
Obama signed a bill approving billions in emergency disaster aid for victims of the superstorm, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.
New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks
Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.
Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor
New Jersey governor Chris Christie pulled no punches in condemning “toxic internal politics” within his own Republican party.
Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House
Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.
Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? explains…
'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails
Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.
Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts
Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.
Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems
Jackson has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for potential misuse of campaign funds.
Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.
Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives
John Boehner will remain as the Speaker, as the Republicans are set to keep a clear majority in the 438-member House.
Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China
“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.
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.
US Senate delays vote to sanction China over 'currency wars'
A bill placing economic sanctions on China for devaluing its currency is delayed, and may not make it through the House anyway.
US debt talks continue amid signs of optimism
Negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling continue at the White House as Tuesday’s default deadline looms closer.
Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal
Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.
Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default
John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.
A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling
Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.
The US has one week to avoid default
The 2 August deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling is drawing closer without any sign of a deal.
Gallery: Obama and Boehner team up to win golf summit
Putting partisanship aside the US president and the House Speaker enjoyed a round of golf on Saturday.
Congress leaders agree four-year extension to PATRIOT act
The controversial laws that allow wire-tapping and court-approved access to business records will be extended until 2015.
US to stop pension payments as national debt reaches $14.3 TRILLION legal limit
Timothy Geithner tells Congress that the US has reached its legal limit for debt – and he’ll need to take drastic action.
Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction
After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.
US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending
The ‘historic’ agreement came just an hour before government funding was due to run out forcing thousands of government workers to take leave.
United States prepares for overnight government shutdown
Last-minute talks between Democrats and Republicans remain stalled – with family planning funding the sticking point.
Obama announces budget with plans to cut $1.1tn over a decade
The announcement was met with predictable criticism from Republicans who said Obama’s budget does not go far enough.
Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit
The Republican Party gains 60 seats to win control of the US House of Representative – but the Tea Party costs it the Senate.