The U.S. Senate blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the government’s top civil rights enforcer after Republicans and law enforcement groups objected to his role in the case of a Black Panther activist convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer.
The word repeal appears 278 times in the summary of Representative Dave Camp’s ambitious plan to revamp the U.S. tax code. Credit unions and pipelines are among the businesses relieved that the slashing doesn’t apply to them.
The U.S. and China are discussing ways to improve communication between their militaries to avoid potential conflict at a time of heightened tensions in the region, departing U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke said.
U.S. President Barack Obama sought to keep up pressure for religious freedom on China as he met with the Dalai Lama, balanced with a desire to maintain a working relationship with the Asian superpower.
They’re senior senators from two of the nation’s top oil-producing states, longtime friends who are about to begin a partnership that has environmentalists uneasy and industry lobbyists counting on a shift in energy policy.