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Senate plays politics in shaken Washington


August 24th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) In the midst of an earthquake that shook Washington, the US Senate met briefly in a basement near Union Station to prevent President Barack Obama from ... Read more...

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Obama cuts a debt deal with Congress (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have reached an eleventh hour agreement to raise the $14.3 trillion federal debt limit in two stages by as ... Read more...

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Senate Republicans allow India to momentarily breathe easy on outsourcing front


September 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.29 (ANI): India, a key outlet for global outsourcing, especially from the United States, has been given some breathing space with Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocking a Democratic plan to encourage ... Read more...

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Read ‘body shops’ for ‘chop shops’, says senator


August 14th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US Senator Charles Schumer, the prime mover behind the controversial law to hike worker visa fees, has amended his remarks branding Indian IT firms like Infosys ... Read more...

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Post-WikiLeaks, US to amend law to curb media


August 4th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Alarmed with the expose of Afghanistan war secrets by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, US lawmakers are working on a legislation to amend a law which shields journalists from revealing ... Read more...

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Longest serving US Senator Byrd dies at 92


June 29th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (DPA) Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of US Congress ever, died early Monday at the age of 92 after an illness, his office said. Byrd, who represented West Virginia ... Read more...

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Obama’s “Internet ‘kill switch’ bill” moves forward


June 26th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): The US Homeland Security committee has unanimously approved a cyber-security bill on Thursday, that had earlier prompted concern about a presidential "Internet kill switch."The bill, titled ... Read more...

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Florida’s Mike Bennett caught viewing porn on Senate floor


May 6th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Florida State Senator Mike Bennett was caught opening an email containing a picture of partially nude women on his laptop during an abortion debate in the Senate.Bennett, 65, ... Read more...

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Senator caught watching porn on Senate floor


May 6th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A senator, caught looking at pornographic images while sitting on the US Senate floor, says he was looking at an email as he was "just sitting there, bored". Senator ... Read more...

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US Senate panel approves sweeping financial reform bill


March 23rd, 2010 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (DPA) The Senate Banking Committee Monday approved an overhaul of US financial regulation that aims to prevent another Wall Street-fuelled crisis from engulfing the US economy. The committee approved ... Read more...

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Obama, golfers talk shop and putt


January 13th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.13 (ANI): Golfers Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer met with US President Barack Obama, took a photo with him and gave him a putter.According to Politico, the 12 U.S. Ladies ... Read more...

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Obama may get health-care reform vote by Christmas


December 20th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) With the last Democratic holdout on health care throwing his support behind a reform bill, hopes were raised for final passage by Christmas of President ... Read more...

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Senator Byrd Attends Kennedy’s Funeral Mass


August 30th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Senator Byrd, who was an old colleague of Senator Edward.M.Kennedy (who passed away on 25th August), was present at the funeral ceremony of Kennedy in Boston.Among the former members of ... Read more...

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Sotomayor makes history as first Hispanic top judge in US


August 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first nominee to the nation's apex court, made history as the Senate confirmed her to become America's first Hispanic Supreme ... Read more...

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F-22 Gives Way To F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Planes


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD
The U.S. senate voted to end the production of "Lockheed Martin Corp.'s" F-22 fighter jets after President Barrack Obama threatened to veto any measure containing money to build more. This decision will ... Read more...

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US Senate committee clears 1.5 B dollar per year aid for Pakistan


June 17th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): The US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee has passed a bill that allows Pakistan to receive 1.5 billion dollars non-military assistance every year for the next five years.The bill, ... Read more...

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US Congress strikes deal on $789 bn stimulus plan


February 12th, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Racing against the clock to meet President Barack Obama's Monday deadline, Congressional leaders have struck a deal on a $789 billion stimulus plan after scaling down the versions ... Read more...

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US lawmakers strike deal on trimmed down stimulus plan (Lead)


February 7th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Faced with mounting job losses, Democratic and Republican senators have struck a deal to pave the way for the approval of a trimmed down $780 billion dollar economic ... Read more...

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Obama getting tough on ‘Wall Street idiots’


January 31st, 2009 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A day after President Barack Obama bashed bailed-out banks for giving huge bonuses, the White House pledged action against such "irresponsible" behaviour and a Democratic senator proposed capping ... Read more...

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Defiant Burris insists he will be Obamas replacement in US Senate from Illinois


January 6th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Jan.6 (ANI): Former Illinois Attorney General Ronald Burris has defiantly said that he is the legally appointed junior senator from the state. Calling himself "the magic man," Burris on Monday said ... Read more...

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Honour killing cases register dramatic increase in Balochistan


December 30th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Dec. 30 (ANI): A non-governmental organisation, working for womens rights, has claimed that violence against women has intensified drastically in Balochistan in 2008. Aurat, a Pakistan based NGO, said that 115 ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain hail NSG waiver, seek quick Congressional action


September 7th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Both US presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain, have welcomed the nuclear cartel's waiver for India and asked the Bush administration to present the India-US civil nuclear ... Read more...

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Tears, shock over Kennedy’s brain cancer diagnosis


May 22nd, 2008 - 9:15 am ICT by admin
By Pat Reber Washington, May 22 (DPA) Stunned silence swept across the US Congress, observers said. One colleague wept. Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, left-wing icon and champion of the rights of workers and ... Read more...

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Ted Kennedy diagnosed with malignant brain tumour


May 21st, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 21 (ANI): Democrat Senator Edward M. Kennedy has been admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and been diagnosed with a malignant form of brain tumour. According to ... Read more...

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Some US troops will be moved out of Iraq within 60 days of my becoming President: Hillary Clinton


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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