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2005-12-21 19:22:28

By Richard Cowan and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tortured, year-long debate in Congress over legislation to cut spending took a new twist on Wednesday after Senate Democrats succeeded in forcing the House of Representatives to take another vote on the controversial $39.7 billion bill.

2005-12-21 16:46:48

By Richard Cowan and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tortured, year-long debate in Congress over legislation to cut spending took another twist on Wednesday after Senate Democrats succeeded in forcing the House of Representatives to take another vote on the controversial $39.7 billion bill.

2005-12-21 12:44:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to muster enough votes to keep a measure to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a $453 billion defense spending bill.

2005-12-21 04:41:27

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney will be on hand on Wednesday in case his vote is needed to break a tie on legislation to cut spending in what is expected to be a close budget vote.

2005-12-20 20:17:27

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney cut short a Middle East trip on Tuesday to return to Washington in case his vote is needed to break a tie on legislation to cut spending or open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling.

2005-12-20 17:31:27

By Charles Abbott and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Tuesday they had nearly enough votes to force the Senate to drop from a military spending bill a plan to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

2005-12-20 13:34:27

By Charles Abbott and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats have nearly enough votes to force Republicans to drop a provision attached to a massive defense spending bill that would allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the chamber's second-ranking Democrat said on Tuesday.

2005-12-20 12:48:47

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney cut short a Middle East trip on Tuesday to return to Washington in case his tie-breaking vote is needed in the Senate on a White House-backed spending cut bill and to help usher through a measure to open the Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling.

2005-11-02 18:50:18

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Senate Democrat on Wednesday questioned the independence of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito but several members of a key bipartisan group of senators praised the conservative judge. Sen.

2005-11-01 17:19:08

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With interest groups across the spectrum gearing for a battle over conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, the fate of the nominee may well rest in the hands of the Senate's bipartisan "gang of 14." The "gang" of mostly centrists, striving to reduce tensions over President George W.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.