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2006-08-03 23:29:50

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic senators blocked their own goal on Thursday of raising the U.S. minimum wage for the first time since 1997 after Republicans added a huge tax break for the rich to the legislation, actions sure to reverberate in this election year.

2006-08-03 23:50:08

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tennessee Republicans chose a well-financed former mayor on Thursday to face off against a well-known black Democrat bidding to take back the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Bill Frist.

2006-08-03 21:43:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators blocked legislation on Thursday that would have raised the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, because it also would have permanently cut estate taxes paid by the rich.

2006-08-01 17:04:31

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to shore up the U.S. private pension system must pass the Senate without amendments this week so it can be signed into law by President George W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday.

2006-08-01 11:24:58

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to shore up the U.S. private pension system must pass the Senate without amendments this week so it can be signed into law this month by President George W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday. "Pensions ...

2006-07-31 23:55:33

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Concern about airline relief included in a final bill to overhaul the U.S. private pension system will soon be discussed by key senators, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Monday.

2006-07-26 16:23:52

By Peter Kaplan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects have dimmed for swift U.S. Senate passage of a bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling as industry trade groups and lawmakers raise objections, congressional sources said on Wednesday.

2006-07-26 14:51:20

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter introduced legislation on Wednesday to challenge President George W. Bush's assertion that he can bypass sections of bills that he signs into law.

2006-07-25 19:19:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved by voice vote adding North Korea to a law aimed at stemming the nuclear weapons ambitions of Iran and Syria.

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2006-07-25 16:20:00

A bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling appears unlikely to win U.S. Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4, two Republican leadership aides said on Tuesday.


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  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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