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Thomas R. Carper

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  • Senate approves Sarah Saldana as chief immigration enforcer

    WASHINGTON The Senate narrowly approved Sarah Saldana, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, on Tuesday as head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, despite opposition from her home state senators. The 55-39 vote in her favor...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • Bitcoin executive Charlie Shrem is accused of money laundering

    NEW YORK — The federal government has arrested one of the biggest names in the bitcoin community in the latest crackdown on digital currencies and their illicit use. Charlie Shrem, chief executive of digital currency exchange BitInstant, stands...
  • Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief

    WASHINGTON — In its last workday of the year, the Democratic-controlled Senate overcame GOP objections Friday to confirm two high-profile Obama nominees to the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, but put off final...
  • Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage

    Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage
    WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
  • Smooth confirmation hearing for Homeland Security nominee

    Smooth confirmation hearing for Homeland Security nominee
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department soared through his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday with little of the usual partisan politics that have blocked many of the president's recent nominees....
  • U.S. officials urge greater oversight of virtual currency Bitcoin

    U.S. officials urge greater oversight of virtual currency Bitcoin
    WASHINGTON — Warning that virtual currencies are attracting money-launderers and drug dealers, U.S. officials called for greater government oversight of Bitcoin and other peer-to-peer payment systems during the first-ever congressional hearing on...
  • Obama's Homeland Security nominee easily advances to full Senate

    Obama's Homeland Security nominee easily advances to full Senate
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security moved a step closer to confirmation Wednesday, advancing to the full Senate after a swift committee vote. At a time when many top presidential appointments have been...