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2006-01-17 17:35:53

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans proposed a tightening of lobbying laws on Tuesday in the wake of a mounting influence-peddling scandal that threatens their ability to retain control of Congress in November's elections. Details of the House of Representatives Republican proposal were still being worked out, but Speaker Dennis Hastert said leaders hoped to have legislation up for consideration by March. "We need to reform the rules so it's clear...

2005-12-18 13:33:39

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid called the Republican-led Congress "the most corrupt in history" on Sunday, and distanced himself from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, at the center of an escalating probe. The Justice Department is investigating whether Jack Abramoff directed illegal payoffs to lawmakers, including Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, who was forced to step down as House Republican leader in September after indicted in his home state of...

2005-12-12 18:35:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Monday that Republicans were denying lawmakers a chance to get new information on Iraq and the Bush administration's treatment of prisoners by having Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice give an unclassified briefing. But Republicans said they were giving lawmakers a chance to hear from Rice about the administration's plans in Iraq and discuss that freely with their constituents in her briefing scheduled for Wednesday. Senate...

2005-11-16 12:55:10

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid urged his Republican counterpart on Wednesday to withdraw a threat to change Senate rules to assure a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Reid said he had "early concerns" about Alito, describing President George W. Bush's nominee as "one of the most conservative federal judges in the country." But Reid said it was premature for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to threaten to...

2005-11-15 19:00:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Budget Committee leaders are seeking to further delay action on legislation to create a $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos victims, saying in a letter released on Tuesday that they are worried the program could run short of money. "There are potentially serious costs to federal taxpayers from this legislation," the committee's chairman, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, and ranking Democrat, Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, said in a...

2005-11-08 20:31:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Vice President Dick Cheney under mounting fire, his office together with the White House and the Republican Party responded with a coordinated counter-attack on Tuesday, accusing Sen. Harry Reid of malicious conduct "unbecoming" his role as Democratic leader. The White House response -- unusual in its hostile tone and coordination -- was sparked by Reid's charges that Cheney manipulated pre-war intelligence about Iraq and was "behind" the leaking of...

2005-10-30 17:08:23

By Randall Mikkelsen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, whose top adviser Karl Rove remains in jeopardy in a CIA-leak probe, needs to shake up his White House staff if he hopes to revive a presidency reeling from multiple setbacks, Republican and Democratic lawmakers said on Sunday. The lawmakers also urged Bush to investigate the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, whose chief of staff, Lewis Libby, resigned on Friday and was indicted on perjury and other...

2005-10-17 14:18:20

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Monday urged President Bush to tap the government's emergency stockpile of heating oil to help bring down high heating fuel prices. Democrats have repeatedly criticized the White House for not doing more to tamp down high energy prices or to support bigger federal funding to help poor families pay winter heating bills. The Bush administration has encouraged consumers to conserve energy by installing more...

2005-10-06 17:42:27

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats stepped up attacks on what they called Republicans' "culture of cronyism and corruption" on Thursday, trying to capitalize on a spate of ethics scandals and the Bush administration's heavily criticized response to Hurricane Katrina. Although congressional elections are still more than a year away, Democratic leaders -- often accused of not being able to articulate a clear party message -- held a series of news events in...

2005-09-21 16:39:53

By Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders warned President George W. Bush on Wednesday his next Supreme Court nominee will likely face a far more contentious confirmation battle than conservative John Roberts, who is poised to become U.S. chief justice. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, emerged from a White House meeting to say he had advised Bush to hold off on making his second nomination for the...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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