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2006-05-26 10:05:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. Charles Schumer said on Friday he would delay the confirmation of Susan Schwab as U.S. trade representative over concerns on China trade issues. The New York Democrat said he was stalling the confirmation -- which the Senate had been expected to approve before it left for its weeklong Memorial Day recess -- because he was concerned about issues related to China. Schwab, currently deputy USTR for Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, was nominated to...

2006-05-24 17:29:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. Charles Schumer objected on Wednesday to the speedy confirmation of Susan Schwab as U.S. Trade Representative because he was concerned she won't push China hard enough to open its markets, a spokesman for the senator said. "He basically said he had some real concerns about how strong she'll be in opening up China to real trade and he was pretty disappointed with her answers to his questions at the hearing" last week on her nomination to the top U.S. trade...

2006-05-18 12:05:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China faces an increased chance of a protectionist backlash in the U.S. Congress unless it moves more quickly to a market-based exchange rate, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Thursday. In testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Snow also said Treasury could label China as a currency manipulator unless the yuan appreciates more in the first half of 2006 than it did in the last half of 2005. Under questioning from Sen. Charles Schumer, Snow...

2006-05-11 16:29:01

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved White House aide Brett Kavanaugh for an appeals-court seat on Thursday, clearing the way for a likely confirmation vote by the full Senate. Kavanaugh won approval from the committee on a 10-8 party-line vote as Democrats said he was too partisan and inexperienced for the job. Kavanaugh, 41, has been a White House aide since 2001. Democratic senators had asked for an unusual second hearing on his...

2006-05-11 12:43:22

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved White House aide Brett Kavanaugh for an appeals-court seat on Thursday, clearing the way for a likely confirmation vote by the full Senate. Kavanaugh won approval from the committee on a 10-8 party-line vote as Democrats said he was too partisan and inexperienced for the job. Democratic senators had asked for an unusual second hearing on his nomination to question his involvement in White House policies...

2006-05-04 05:40:58

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Thursday that he respected the decision of a U.S. jury to sentence Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison and not to death as the government had demanded. Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a U.S. court in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks, should spend his life in prison instead of being executed for his role in the hijacked airliner assaults, the jury decided on Wednesday. "We certainly respect that...

2006-04-25 22:03:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush has picked Fox News Radio host Tony Snow as his new White House press secretary and is expected to announce the choice as early as Wednesday, a Republican official said on Tuesday night. Snow will replace Scott McClellan, who announced his resignation last week as part of a staff shake-up engineered by new White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten aimed at reviving Bush's presidency. Sources familiar with the situation said Snow wrestled with the...

2006-04-19 09:44:18

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation on Wednesday and political adviser Karl Rove gave up his policy role in a shake-up of President George W. Bush's senior aides. The moves were part of an effort by new White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, who started his job last weekend, to help Bush rebound from sagging poll numbers and bolster American confidence in his leadership. "I have given it my all, sir,"...

2006-04-19 09:11:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Karl Rove, one of President George W. Bush's most trusted political advisers, is giving up his policy role as part of a White House shake-up, administration officials said on Wednesday. Rove has been deputy White House chief of staff for policy development and Bush's top political adviser. His policy role will be taken over by Joel Kaplan, currently the deputy White House budget director, two administration officials said.

2006-03-31 17:07:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean said on Friday that U.S. President George W. Bush's domestic spying program raised more concerns about abuse of power than the Watergate scandal that toppled his boss Richard Nixon. Dean, who served time in prison for his role in Watergate, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of a seemingly futile Democratic bid to censure Bush for the eavesdropping program that is part of his war on...


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