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2006-04-13 06:18:14

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A member of the powerful U.S. Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Intelligence said on Thursday he doubted whether the United States would use military force to settle a row with Iran over its nuclear program. Senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska, said during a visit to Pakistan that military action was "not a viable, feasible option." "I do not expect any kind of military solution on the Iran issue," Hagel told a news conference at the U.S....

2006-04-10 17:15:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George W. Bush said on Monday he would spend the rest of his presidency working as hard as he could for the American people and would stay neutral in the battle among fellow Republicans to succeed him. Answering questions after a speech at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, Bush said he assumed he would be "roped into" campaigning for the eventual Republican presidential nominee in 2008. But until there was a nominee, "I'm...

2006-04-10 12:33:27

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress was likely to pass a landmark nuclear energy deal with India, but the vote might be delayed until January after the American midterm elections, a leading senator said on Monday. Chuck Hagel, chairman of the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Sub-Committee, told a news conference in the Indian capital he expected the deal would ultimately be approved without amendments. "It's conceivable that this would have to be put off until the beginning of...

2006-03-09 14:52:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators on Thursday filed a measure to require congressional investigators to study whether lobbying activities by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac further the companies' federally mandated mission of supporting homeownership. The measure from Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel and New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu was filed as an amendment to a lobbying reform bill. It also would require the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department to conduct an audit of...

2006-02-08 21:24:09

By Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A suspected nerve agent set off an alarm at a U.S. Senate office building on Wednesday night, forcing the evacuation of about 200 people, including several senators, police and witnesses said. Tests on the material showed it was not a nerve agent, police said, and no one was showing any symptoms. Tests were continuing. The Russell Office building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol where Congress meets, was evacuated after an alarm...

2006-02-08 20:39:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Capitol Senate office building was evacuated on Wednesday for tests on a possible nerve agent, CNN reported. Sources said an initial test at the Russell Office Building was positive, although a second test on the agent was negative, the network reported. Capitol Hill police told Reuters about 200 senators and staffers were evacuated to a nearby parking lot. Among the seven senators quarantined were Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, and...

2005-12-21 21:46:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on Wednesday to extend for six months key provisions of the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act set to expire in 10 days. The accord, to be voted on later on Wednesday, would provide time for Congress to try to resolve differences over safeguards for civil liberties before making most of the provisions the Bush administration deems necessary for its war on terror permanent. Democrats and Republicans who helped...

2005-11-07 12:56:16

By Tabassum Zakaria PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States will do what it takes to protect itself but "we do not torture," President Bush said on Monday in response to criticism of reported secret CIA prisons and the handling of terrorism suspects. Bush defended his administration's efforts to stop the U.S. Congress from imposing rules on the handling of terrorism suspects. He did not confirm or deny the existence of CIA secret prisons that The Washington Post disclosed last...

2005-11-07 11:28:46

By Tabassum Zakaria PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States will do what it takes to protect itself but "we do not torture," President Bush said on Monday in response to criticism of reported secret CIA prisons and the handling of terrorism suspects. Bush defended his administration's efforts to stop the U.S. Congress from imposing rules on the handling of terrorism suspects. He did not confirm or deny the existence of CIA secret prisons that The Washington Post disclosed last...

2005-10-25 15:24:13

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Republican Senator introduced legislation on Tuesday that would allow many of the estimated 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens in the United States to eventually gain legal status, in a proposal that broke with the Bush administration. Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel, who is considering running for president in 2008, put forward four separate bills to address border security, employment security, create a guest worker program and...