Federal Reserve policy makers have publicly debated whether to maintain their bond-buying pace since well before Janet Yellen was named last month to succeed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. One voice has been missing: Yellen’s.
Two top Senate backers of added U.S. sanctions against Iran said the Obama administration failed to persuade them to put their legislative push on hold during international efforts to negotiate curbs on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.
The U.S. Senate backed away from an immediate vote authorizing a military strike against Syria as President Barack Obama sought time for international talks on eliminating that country’s chemical weapons.
The election-year arithmetic in U.S. Senate races is growing increasingly complicated for Republicans, diminishing the party’s prospects of winning a majority that earlier this year was seen as within its grasp.
The Nevada Supreme Court upheld a ruling allowing state Republicans to nominate one candidate to represent the party in a special election to fill the House of Representatives seat vacated by U.S. Senator Dean Heller.