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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.

2006-07-20 17:48:00

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agreement on a final version of U.S. legislation to strengthen employer-provided pensions remained out of reach on Thursday with final details unsettled and negotiators working to attach tax cuts.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.