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  • U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report

    28 March 2015, 12:49 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report.
  • Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

    28 March 2015, 12:06 am

    (Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.
  • Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

    27 March 2015, 10:53 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the…
  • Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader

    27 March 2015, 9:39 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office.
  • Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

    27 March 2015, 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the…
  • Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

    27 March 2015, 6:56 pm

    (Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.
  • Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader

    27 March 2015, 5:37 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office.
  • Pentagon vows 'demanding but fair' in F-35 talks with Lockheed

    27 March 2015, 5:36 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday said it will be "demanding but fair" in negotiations with Lockheed Martin Corp for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, one of the Pentagon's largest-ever sole-source contracts.
  • U.S. ethics panel probes Kentucky lawmaker over wife's lobbying

    27 March 2015, 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A special investigative panel will probe allegations that a Kentucky lawmaker helped his wife lobby on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday.
  • Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

    27 March 2015, 3:31 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the…
  • Kerry orders probe of U.S. State Department email procedures

    27 March 2015, 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the department's inspector general to look into procedures for handling emails by State Department employees, the department said on Friday.
  • White House pans Senate-passed budget for 'gimmicks,' funding cuts

    27 March 2015, 10:48 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized the budget passed by the Republican-led U.S. Senate on Friday for boosting military funding while cutting domestic spending on education, job training and manufacturing programs touted by President Barack…
  • Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts

    27 March 2015, 4:26 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.
  • Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks

    27 March 2015, 4:10 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate will wait more than two weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21 percent cut in payment rates.
  • Japan PM Abe to address joint session of Congress

    26 March 2015, 10:28 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so.
  • Senate tries to score political points on way to budget vote

    26 March 2015, 8:23 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday launched a marathon session that will end with a vote on a budget plan after lawmakers weigh in on dozens of amendments that are likely to have more effect on campaign ads in 2016 than the final spending plan.
  • Indiana governor signs religious freedom bill that could affect gays

    26 March 2015, 7:42 pm

    (Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a controversial religious freedom bill that could allow businesses and individuals to deny services to gays, in a move that prompted protests from some business leaders.
  • Boehner, Pelosi show gridlock is not U.S. Congress's only option

    26 March 2015, 7:04 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maybe it was the kiss that John Boehner planted on Nancy Pelosi's cheek that early January day in front of the entire House of Representatives that should have provided a clue.
  • Head of U.S. Chemical Safety Board resigns: White House official

    26 March 2015, 7:02 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has resigned weeks after lawmakers with oversight of his agency accused him of hostility toward his staff, a White House official said on Thursday.
  • U.S. House okays bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

    26 March 2015, 6:46 pm

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.

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