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2006-03-29 17:46:37

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers would be prohibited from accepting meals or gifts from lobbyists under a bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday to clean up how the U.S. Congress operates. Critics said it did not go far enough.

2006-03-21 17:20:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional watchdog group filed a suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a $39 billion spending-cut law that passed each chamber of Congress in different forms. Under the U.S.

2006-03-21 12:50:00

A congressional watchdog group filed a suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a $39 billion spending-cut law that passed each chamber of Congress in different forms.

2006-03-09 12:20:40

By Steve Holland and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (R

2006-03-06 10:54:47

Please read in second paragraph .... special interest spending ... instead of ... special spending ... A corrected version follows. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W.

2006-03-06 10:55:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush announced on Monday he would propose legislation to Congress to give him a line-item veto, or the power to cancel specific items in federal spending bills.

2006-03-05 22:02:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will soon make a formal request to Congress for a line-item veto -- authority that would give him power to cancel specific spending items in budget bills, an administration official said on Sunday.

2006-03-02 17:36:31

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate took a step on Thursday toward imposing new controls on lobbyists following a major lobbying scandal, but a key committee rejected the creation of a public integrity office to monitor Congress.

2006-01-05 19:18:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush bypassed Congress to appoint a new top legal officer on intelligence matters whose nomination had been blocked by a Senate protest over detainees, officials said on Thursday.

2005-12-15 15:47:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration warned on Thursday that Congress must strengthen legislation aimed at overhauling traditional pension funding rules if it wants to avoid a presidential veto. Shortly before the U.S.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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