A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has agreed on legislation to extend the government’s financial backstop of terrorism insurance for seven years.
Diplomats searching for a long-term accord over Iran’s nuclear program, including the future of a reactor that could produce weapons material, began two days of scheduled talks in Vienna.
U.S. House Republicans are showing no sign that they’ll move forward legislation the Senate passed restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed.
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year.
President Barack Obama’s plans to confront Russian aggression and aid Ukraine are complicated by a domestic roadblock: House Republicans wary of bailouts and suspicious of empowering the International Monetary Fund.
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive.
Senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year, Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed announced.
These days, most dispatches from Washington focus on petty partisanship, posturing, impasses and a political culture that rewards confrontation.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission are spilling over into the U.S. midterm elections.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois suffered a stroke that probably will leave him with permanent physical damage, his surgeon said.
"Rather than forfeiting our diplomatic leverage, we should increase it by intensifying sanctions until Iran suspends its nuclear and ballistic missile programs."
- Mark Kirk on Nov 15, 2013