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2005-12-17 13:08:40

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.

2005-12-17 08:38:43

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied President George W. Bush on Friday by blocking renewal of the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.

2005-12-16 20:18:36

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied President George W. Bush on Friday by blocking renewal of the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.

2005-12-16 12:52:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied President George W. Bush on Friday and blocked legislation to renew the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.

2005-12-07 19:22:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday pushed for the Justice Department to release more documents about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito as some liberal advocacy groups prepared to come out against his nomination.

2005-11-16 14:45:00

Republicans in the U.S. Congress said on Wednesday they were moving ahead with legislation that would speed up executions in the United States by limiting the ability of those sentenced to death to appeal to federal courts.

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.

2005-11-03 19:55:53

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday brushed aside White House requests for an early hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito and scheduled hearings and a vote in January.

2005-11-03 18:42:14

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brushing aside White House requests for a vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito before Christmas, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled hearings and a vote in January.

2005-11-02 18:50:18

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Senate Democrat on Wednesday questioned the independence of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito but several members of a key bipartisan group of senators praised the conservative judge. Sen.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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