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2006-07-12 11:44:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate have struck a deal with key party members including Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida that would allow the chamber to vote on opening the eastern Gulf of Mexico to energy exploration, Senate aides said on Wednesday. Sen.

2006-07-10 15:13:55

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay will not be moved to U.S. soil or tried in civilian courts and are in a "holding pattern" after a Supreme Court ruling against a military tribunal system, the White House said on Monday.

2006-07-09 09:22:20

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers returning from a weeklong break on Monday will take up a long list of unfinished -- and possibly insurmountable -- tasks that could help decide whether voters will re-elect them in November.

2006-06-29 13:15:00

Nearly a year after Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist made his surprise endorsement of a bill to allow federally backed stem cell research, he has whittled down many obstacles to Senate passage, senators and aides said on Thursday.

2006-06-27 17:17:01

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans, lacking the support needed to pass a compromise bill that would eliminate most taxes on inherited wealth, on Tuesday abandoned plans to vote on it this week.

2006-06-22 11:22:35

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate on Thursday rejected Democratic plans to start the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq as senators cast votes expected to resonate in November elections to determine control of Congress. Republicans, embracing President George W.

2006-06-22 11:14:33

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate on Thursday rejected Democratic plans to start the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq as senators cast votes expected to resonate in November elections to determine control of Congress. Republicans, embracing President George W.

2006-06-13 15:29:40

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate sought to jump-start stalled pension reform talks on Tuesday by meeting with lawmakers who have been haggling over the legislation since March, but no headway was reported.

2006-06-09 10:02:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday said he hoped the Senate would vote on the nomination of Henry Paulson for U.S. Treasury Secretary by July.

2006-06-06 18:40:24

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate proposal for a privately funded trust to pay asbestos injury claims is laden with uncertainty and taxpayers risk footing the bill, the former head of the Congressional Budget Office plans to tell a Senate committee on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.