The U.S. Senate voted to let states require out-of-state Internet retailers and catalog companies to collect sales taxes, a victory for brick-and-mortar businesses that have been lobbying on the proposal for more than a decade.
The Senate defeated a plan to expand background checks for firearm purchasers, imperiling President Barack Obama’s bid for new gun-control measures four months after 20 schoolchildren were shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut.
Washington went into terrorism- alert mode as authorities reported preliminary tests showed a letter sent to President Barack Obama contained the poison ricin and suspicious packages triggered a temporary lockdown in parts of two Senate office buildings.
Washington went into terrorism alert mode as authorities reported preliminary tests showed a letter sent to President Barack Obama contained the poison ricin and suspicious packages triggered a lockdown in parts of two Senate office buildings.
It seems like an idea all Republicans would love: the U.S. sells the largest federally owned power company, paying down debt and ending a project begun at the height of the New Deal’s government expansion.
Peter A. Diamond , a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1966 and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, last year shared the Nobel Prize in economics and was invited to throw out the first pitch at a home game in Fenway Park.
Republican Senator Richard Shelby said he and Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd are close to reaching a bipartisan agreement on financial overhaul legislation the Senate plans to begin considering this week or next.