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2010-10-08 15:30:00

Outspoken police chief reportedly to be freed, but may not be free to return to Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria to see his family or speak for peace with other Sahrawis WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joining other Congress members and international human rights advocates expressing concern for the safety of Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, the outspoken Sahrawi leader whose whereabouts are still...

2010-08-26 15:57:00

Fort Knox location marks five years of service to community. FORT KNOX, Ky., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02), praised the work of the AbilityOne Program and the Office Eagle Base Supply Center (BSC) in a letter of recognition presented at a 15th anniversary celebration at Fort Knox. The Office Eagle BSC employs people who are blind or disabled who support the mission of American servicemen and women stationed at Fort Knox. Office...

2010-02-26 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky GOP Sen. Jim Bunning's one-man filibuster of a bill that would extend unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans is triggering nationwide outrage, including a call for his ouster from baseball's Hall of Fame. "One United States Senator, Jim Bunning, is adding a ton of pain to America's jobless," declared Rick Sloan, acting executive director of Ur Union of Unemployed, a grass roots organization for unemployed Americans....

2009-08-24 16:04:00

Lashes out against colleagues over flag desecration LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Jim Bunning's term in office will come to an end in December 2010. In the meantime, he plans to do everything in his power to gain passage of a constitutional amendment prohibiting the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Speaking in Louisville at The American Legion National Convention, where Bunning was presented with the organization's James V. Day "Good Guy" Award on Monday,...

2009-06-08 16:06:00

Public Campaign Action Fund analysis finds that nine Republican Senators took nearly $2 million on average over their careers WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nine Republican Senators who sent a letter today to President Barack Obama to express their opposition to a central part of his health care plan have benefited greatly from health care and insurance industry donations, a new analysis from Public Campaign Action Fund shows. The Senators have collectively taken $17.7...

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. Efforts to move a House-passed measure through the Senate have run into opposition from lobbyists representing casino owners and horse- and dog-racing interests in recent days. Some Republican senators have broken ranks and...

2006-06-28 17:31:32

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Declaring that "loose lips" kill Americans, a top congressional Republican leader said on Wednesday the House of Representatives would debate a resolution condemning the U.S. media for exposing details of secret intelligence programs. The move heaps more criticism on The New York Times and other newspapers that reported last week on a secret program by the U.S. Treasury Department that monitors private bank records in an effort to track...

2006-06-16 15:00:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. banking group on Friday congratulated Federal Reserve Board Governor Donald Kohn on his confirmation to be vice chairman at the central bank. The only problem: the Senate has yet to vote on the nomination. The Senate on Thursday did approve a number of nominees that had been considered by the Senate Banking Committee. But Kohn's nomination did not clear the hurdle needed to be considered by unanimous consent, as the other nominees had. Any senator can...

2006-06-16 08:58:22

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate, dubbed "the world's most exclusive club," is also one of the most elderly, with more than a third of its 100 members at or well past 65 with no plans to leave anytime soon. While most elderly Americans are retiring, senior senators still wield considerable power, tackling tough issues from war to taxes, some more effectively than others. "Some of these old people are probably wonderfully wise and some of them, maybe, should...

2006-04-03 16:25:17

By Matt Spetalnick CINCINNATI (Reuters) - George W. Bush, briefly setting aside troubles that have beset his presidency, indulged his passion for baseball on Monday by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of America's 2006 Major League season. On a cool, gray day, Bush took to the mound before a capacity crowd of more than 40,000 at Cincinnati's Great American Baseball Park, hurling a ball high-and-inside to open a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. With...