A group of Irish-American Democratic members of Congress spoke out yesterday about the role played by Irish immigrants in the United States in a public push for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Image

A group of Irish-American Democratic members of Congress spoke out yesterday about the role played by Irish immigrants in the United States in (...)

Senate majority leader Harry Reid speaks to the press after the weekly Senate Democrats policy luncheon yesterday in  Washington, DC. Photograph: Getty

An assault weapons ban sought by US president Barack Obama ran into serious trouble last night when Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged there w(...)