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  • Senate panel approves Massad to head CFTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to head an agency overseeing some of the riskiest corners of the financial world has moved closer to Senate confirmation. The Senate Agriculture Committee voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Timothy Massad as chairman of the Commodity...

  • Unemployment benefits extension clears Senate but faces challenges in House

    The Senate on Monday evening passed legislation to temporarily extend long-term unemployment benefits that expired late last year, though the bill faces a rocky path in the House. The upper chamber approved the measure 59-38, with six Republicans siding with Democrats to support the measure,...

  • Ad wars heat up in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

    The contentious battle for the Republican nomination in Mississippi's Senate race is now playing out in earnest on television, with three new ads released Monday hitting both incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and his opponent, Chris McDaniel. In a year that has produced remarkably few serious...

  • Senate panel to meet again to discuss patent reform measure

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Senate version of a patent reform bill will continue to be discussed at a committee meeting this week. The Senate Judiciary Committee will “mark up” the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, or Senate Bill 1720, at an executive business meeting...

  • Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy raises $1.2 million in first quarter

    Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., raised more than $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the strongest fundraising haul yet for the conservative frontrunner in the race against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. The Washington Examiner obtained the fundraising figures in advance of...

  • White House splits from some Senate Democrats on natural gas exports

    Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region led to calls for the administration to green light more natural gas exports, to lessen Europe's dependence on Russian energy.

  • Electric grid security gets renewed attention on Capitol Hill

    Congress is leading a manhunt at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Lawmakers are livid because of a FERC leak of sensitive information about vulnerabilities in the electric grid to the Wall Street Journal last month. The article noted that a coordinated attack on nine key -- but...

  • Senate committee OKs release of CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully. The result sets the stage for...

  • White House vows to quickly release CIA torture report --- with redactions

    The Obama administration vowed to release a summary on CIA torture practices after a Senate panel earlier Thursday voted to declassify portions of the report, but the White House stressed it would redact any information that harmed national security. “Our position remains that the executive...

  • Senate Intelligence panel votes to make CIA torture report public

    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to make public a summary of their critical report on the CIA's interrogation tactics used on terror suspects following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The panel voted 11-3 to send the report's 450-page summary and 20 conclusions and findings to the...

  • Senators urge US to deny visa to Iran ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine Republican senators have written to President Barack Obama urging him to deny a visa to a former hostage-taker who is Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations. The senators said Thursday that the United States should not allow entry to an individual who...

  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader...

  • Jobless benefits bill set to pass Senate on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared a final Senate hurdle before a vote on passage set for Monday. The vote was 61-35 Thursday to advance the bill, one more than the 60 needed. Most Republicans voted against advancing the bill,...

  • Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

    The Senate intelligence committee has voted to release parts of a classified report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11. The vote to declassify the 6,300-page review's summary was 11-3.

  • Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn 'optimistic' in first TV ad

    In her first ad of the election cycle, unveiled Thursday, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn introduces herself to Georgians as an "optimist" and touts her work with former President George H.W. Bush to boost her centrist credentials.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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