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  • Senate passes bill temporarily renewing tax breaks

    Dozens of temporary tax breaks, including big ones for business research, wind power and foreign profits, were renewed by the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday, putting to rest worries that further delays in dealing with the so-called tax extenders might foul...
  • U.S. Senate confirms Obama nominee for senior State Dept post

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Antony Blinken as the country's No. 2 diplomat on Tuesday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's choices for government posts before Republicans control Congress next year. Senators...
  • Is the Clock Ticking on Amy Pascal?

    Amy Pascal has led Sony Pictures for more than a decade. She's endured activist investor Daniel Loeb's calls for her head and the twin disasters that were "After Earth" and "White House Down." She's experienced the highs of the first "Spider-Man"...
  • U.S. torture report puts Romania's role under scrutiny

    The lawyer for a man tortured by the CIA said Romania's authorities should acknowledge the role they played after a U.S. Senate report pointed to Romania as the site of the secret CIA jail where the man was interrogated. The report did not name countries...
  • U.S. Senate confirms Obama pick for immigration job despite tussle

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice for a senior immigration enforcement job, defying Republicans who tried to block the nomination to protest Obama's executive order granting deportation relief to undocumented immigrants....
  • Obama likely to sign two bills that could impact arms sales

    U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign in coming weeks two bills passed by Congress despite concerns raised by U.S. officials that they could add time and cost to the already complex process for approving foreign arms sales. One bill would...
  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the...
  • Are the Democrats allowing Social Security to twist in the wind?

    In these waning days of the Democratic Senate, the majority is taking advantage of a muffed procedural maneuver by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to confirm a passel of otherwise stalled executive branch appointees. Carolyn W. Colvin, who President Obama ...
  • Obama to sign new Russia sanctions bill by end of week

    U.S. President Barack Obama will sign legislation authorizing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and providing weapons to the Kiev government by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh...
  • Kathleen Kane confident in her re-election

    Kathleen Kane confident in her re-election
    Attorney General Kathleen Kane acknowledges some "bumps in the road" from legal and political challenges, but pledged to finish the remaining two years of her term as the first Democrat and first woman to serve as Pennsylvania's top legal officer. "I'...
  • McCain understands moral weight of torture report

    McCain understands moral weight of torture report
    As a former prisoner of war who experienced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, John McCain has more standing, by far, than any of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate when it comes to rendering judgment about the CIA's Bush-era "enhanced...