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2006-07-19 13:20:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush cast the first veto of his 5 1/2-year presidency Wednesday, saying legislation easing limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research "crosses a moral boundary" and is wrong. "This bill would support the taking of innocent human life of the hope of finding medical benefits for others," Bush said at a White House event where he was surrounded by 18 families who "adopted" frozen embryos not used by other couples, and then used those leftover embryos...

2006-07-17 15:36:09

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With President George W. Bush threatening his first veto, the Senate opened debate on Monday on a bill to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research beyond the narrow limits set by the president in 2001. Advocates of expanded federally funded research, including Nancy Reagan, the widow of former President Ronald Reagan who had Alzheimer's disease, say the science holds enormous potential for new cures and treatments for a host of...

2006-07-17 16:55:41

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Bush has told Mexican President Vicente Fox that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass immigration reforms before elections in November, Fox said on Monday. The Mexican president asked Bush about the negotiations in Congress over an immigration overhaul when the two leaders met at the G-8 summit in Russia at the weekend. Bush cautioned that time was running out. "He pointed out that this period is very short, there are only two or three weeks before...

2006-07-17 13:39:52

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Bush told Mexican President Vicente Fox the U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass immigration reforms before November congressional elections, Fox said on Monday. The Mexican president asked Bush about Congress' negotiations on immigration when the two leaders met at the Group of Eight summit in Russia during the weekend. Bush cautioned that time was running out. "He pointed out that this period is very short, there are only two or three weeks before...

2006-07-14 13:31:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday gave less than even odds that Congress would pass an immigration law overhaul before the November congressional elections. The Tennessee Republican said that election year politics and lack of movement by the House of Representatives toward a comprehensive approach sought by the Senate and President George W. Bush complicate negotiations for final legislation and that odds for a bill this year were "less than...

2006-07-14 14:10:00

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON -- Majority Leader Bill Frist predicted on Friday the U.S. Senate would pass legislation next week expanding federal stem cell research, likely triggering a veto from President George W. Bush with unpredictable political repercussions. Bush has vowed to cast his first veto to block the research that many believe could lead to new treatments for diseases including diabetes and Parkinson's. The president says it is morally unacceptable to destroy an embryo even for...

2006-07-14 09:29:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate majority leader Bill Frist on Friday predicted easy passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act extension by the Senate this year. "We know what the outcome will be," the Tennessee Republican told a small group of reporters the morning after a 390-33 vote in the House of Representatives. Most of the landmark 1965 civil rights legislation is permanently in law but some sections have to be periodically renewed by Congress. Republican and Democratic leaders in...

2006-07-12 15:48:20

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote this month on a bill to open about 8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida to oil and natural gas drilling after Republican leaders on Wednesday agreed to bar drilling closer than 125 miles from Florida's coast until 2022. The bill, backed by Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, the energy committee chairman, could be the Senate's sole response before summer recess to public anger over soaring U.S. crude oil...

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. Pete Domenici, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, is pressing for a vote this month on a plan that would develop the Outer Continental Shelf off Florida, including a controversial area known as "Lease Sale...

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. The Bush administration is trying to determine how to proceed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the tribunal system it set up to try the terrorism suspects was illegal. Most of the inmates have been held for more than four...


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