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US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress President Barack Obama's plan to provide vetted Syrian rebels with weapons and strategic military aid has gained traction in Congress.
24 июля 2013
U.S. congressman calls to investigate Rakhat Aliyev American congressman Brad Sherman has called the European Commission to investigate into the allegations of human rights violations against Rakhat Aliyev.
22 мая 2013
Outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. ©REUTERS/Jason Reed IRS chief insists abuses were not political The outgoing head of the IRS told Congress Friday that the US tax agency made "foolish mistakes" in targeting conservative groups, but insisted the action was not politically motivated.
18 мая 2013
US leaders urge Congress to ratify IMF reforms Nineteen US leaders, including former Treasury secretaries, urged Congress Tuesday to ratify International Monetary Fund (IMF) reforms and remove the key obstacle to its implementation.
07 марта 2013
Obama's emotional gun control push at heart of speech President Barack Obama brought the wounds inflicted by the recent spate of shooting deaths to Congress Tuesday, ending his State of the Union address with an emotional plea for tougher gun control.
13 февраля 2013
'Dysfunction' in Congress puts US at risk: Panetta Chronic deadlock in Congress threatens to derail the US economy, damage national security and undermine public trust in its leaders.
08 февраля 2013
US lawmakers introduce gun trafficking bill Lawmakers from both parties unveiled a bill Tuesday cracking down on "straw purchasers" who traffic firearms to criminals, the first in a series of new gun control measures expected in Congress.
06 февраля 2013
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. ©REUTERS US House Republicans back 3-month debt limit rise Republicans proposed a three-month increase to the US debt ceiling Friday as they mulled breaking a protracted fiscal impasse, but warned any long-term deal would require Congress to pass a budget that cuts spending.
19 января 2013
Obama denies being aloof, says 'I like a good party' President Barack Obama on Monday dismissed the perception that he is aloof and disdains the backslapping bonhomie a US leader sometimes requires to drive his priorities through Congress.
16 января 2013
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. © Bernanke urges Congress to lift debt ceiling US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday urged Congress to raise the nation's borrowing limit as Democrats and Republicans battle over the federal budget.
15 января 2013
US Congress less popular than cockroaches: poll The little loved US Congress, fresh off its fiscal cliff budget crisis, is now less popular than cockroaches and lice, a survey released Tuesday found.
10 января 2013
Fresh start for Congress, but fiscal battles loom again With nearly 100 new members, the US Congress convened Thursday fresh from the year-end "fiscal cliff" fiasco, as lawmakers cast a wary eye towards the tough budget battles ahead.
04 января 2013
US fiscal cliff deal boosts world markets World markets soared Wednesday after a tense New Year break, relieved after US lawmakers agreed a last-minute deal to avert massive tax hikes and pull their nation back from the fiscal cliff.
03 января 2013
Obama says fiscal cliff deal made tax system fairer President Barack Obama said Tuesday he had fulfilled a campaign promise to make the US tax system fairer with a deal to avert the fiscal cliff crisis that passed after a fierce duel in Congress.
02 января 2013
Obama, Boehner meet in fiscal cliff talks President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner held surprise talks Thursday, as time ran short for hopes of a pre-Christmas deal to solve a fiscal crisis that could cause a recession.
14 декабря 2012
©REUTERS White men to head all committees in US House US House Republicans, ruing a presidential election loss in which it failed to attract enough women and minorities, has picked leaders for the 19 committees in the upcoming Congress, and they are all white males.
29 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of Musicians blast bill to trim Pandora royalties A group of 125 leading musicians is calling on the US Congress to kill a bill backed by online broadcaster Pandora that would slash royalties on Internet radio.
18 ноября 2012
Money flowed in for 2012 elections, but with little gain Despite their funding deluge from wealthy donors, Republicans failed to overwhelm President Barack Obama and Democrats at the ballot box. So was throwing all that money at the 2012 election worth it?
10 ноября 2012
Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal US House Speaker John Boehner expressed confidence Thursday that he and his Republicans can work with President Barack Obama to hammer out a comprehensive deal on immigration.
09 ноября 2012
US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). ©REUTERS Record number of women elected to US Congress One of America's most male-dominated clubs is about to become a little less so, after historic election gains that will see the largest number of women ever seated in the US Congress.
08 ноября 2012

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