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2009-07-18 14:10:00

President Barack Obama stated on Saturday that his health care plan is financially secure and that Congress should not waste the opportunity to take action. Republicans refuse to concede in their opposition of his plan, calling it an expensive burden. For a sixth day in a row, Obama encouraged the focus to remain on his leading domestic priority despite conflict on Capitol Hill. White House officials are concerned that a tougher road lies ahead than first thought. "This is what the debate...

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2009-07-13 05:30:00

President Barack Obama's renovation of the US healthcare system will most likely not be finished by the White House's August deadline, lawmakers announced Sunday, as Congress focuses on other things. Democrats and Republicans both said the administration's health care requests are going to Capitol Hill, but they will not hurry into a plan that could cost trillions of dollars in the next decade without more work. Obama's health and human services secretary remains positive that Congress will...

2008-07-31 18:00:48

WASHINGTON - It is my intention to celebrate a legislative and moral victory - the reauthorization and expansion of America's massive effort to fight global AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria - with an apology. Two months ago, I made a rather vivid attack on a group of United States senators I called "the Coburn Seven," who were blocking consideration of this measure. I was convinced that Tom Coburn - known in the Senate as "Dr. No" for objecting to nearly all spending increases - intended to...

2008-07-30 18:00:00

By Michael Gerson WASHINGTON - It is my intention to celebrate a legislative and moral victory - the reauthorization and expansion of America's massive effort to fight global AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria - with an apology. Two months ago, I made a rather vivid attack on a group of United States senators I called "the Coburn Seven," who were blocking consideration of this measure. I was convinced that Tom Coburn - known in the Senate as "Dr. No" for objecting to nearly all spending...

2008-07-14 06:00:18

By Tony Batt By TONY BATT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Despite a stunning setback in his effort to roll back a ban on Internet gambling, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., says the issue is not going away. "At this point, I'm waiting to see what the Republicans, who voted against this, plan to do after getting the heat for killing it," Frank said this week. Opponents of the ban were oozing confidence on June 25 as the House Financial Services Committee prepared to vote on an...

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...

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2006-07-25 16:20:00

By Tom Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling appears unlikely to win U.S. Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4, two Republican leadership aides said on Tuesday. They said backers of the legislation were trying to build support for it and resolve differences as the Senate focuses on other legislative matters and gets ready for a summer break. The bill was not among the priorities outlined by Senate Majority Leader Bill...

2006-07-11 11:43:11

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House on Tuesday was expected to approve a Republican-written bill to crack down on Internet gambling, in what critics said was an election-year appeal to the party's conservative base. The bill aimed to ban most forms of Internet gambling, which generates some $12 billion annually worldwide. It is part of the Republican party's emphasis on moral values as congressional elections approach this fall. "This is a scourge on our society....

2006-07-11 16:44:44

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House on Tuesday approved a Republican-written bill to crack down on Internet gambling, in what critics said was an election-year appeal to the party's conservative base. The House voted 317-93 to impose a ban on most forms of Internet gambling by making it illegal for banks and credit card companies to make payments to online gambling sites. Internet gambling generates some $12 billion annually worldwide, half from American gamblers....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.