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2006-02-02 17:33:35

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Co-sponsors of a controversial U.S. Senate bill to create a $140 billion asbestos injury fund warned on Thursday it was the last chance for such a measure to pass Congress in the foreseeable future. But Pennsylvania Republican Sen.

2006-01-25 12:10:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales what steps are being taken to protect Americans' privacy rights as the Justice Department demands information about Internet searches.

2006-01-24 15:25:00

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate.

2006-01-24 12:52:04

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate.

2006-01-24 09:55:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate floor debate on a bill to create a $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos victims will begin on February 6, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said on Tuesday.

2006-01-20 20:32:08

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told Republican Party activists on Friday night that U.S.

2006-01-19 14:20:06

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three top Senate Democrats said on Thursday they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito because they fear he would not provide an effective check to what they described as President George W. Bush's bid for expanded power.

2006-01-19 11:48:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced his opposition on Thursday to Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Leahy charged that President George W.

2006-01-13 16:13:18

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito picked up the endorsement of a key Republican on Friday and Democrats were running out of options to block Senate confirmation of a judge they fear would tilt the court too far to the political right.

2005-12-17 14:52:50

By Caren Bohan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush defended a secret order he signed allowing for eavesdropping on people in the United States, as he fought on Saturday for the renewal of the anti-terror USA Patriot Act.


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  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
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