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US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release. Alan […]

12/03/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Reid considering change to nominations rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested […]

11/19/2013

(New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, AP Graphic)

As ban on printed 3-D guns ends, extension sought

ALBANY, New York (AP) — As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire. Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’s seeking an extension of the […]

11/17/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted […]

08/11/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expresses his dismay at Russian Vladimir Putin leader granting asylum to American secrets leaker Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Surveillance critics confront Obama in Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama was confronted by congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations […]

08/01/2013

US Senator of Vermont Patrick Leahy (AP Photo)

Senator calls Morsi a “great disappointment”

WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading senator is calling deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi a “great disappointment” to his people and says Morsi squandered an historic opportunity. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said in a […]

07/03/2013

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Study: Immigration bill would help Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration bill pending in the Senate would strengthen the Social Security trust fund by adding millions of workers to tax rolls, and provide a boost to the overall economy, according […]

05/09/2013

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Tempers flare at immigration hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.

04/22/2013

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Letter to Miss. senator tests for ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, authorities said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after the Boston bombings.

04/16/2013

US Senator of Vermont Patrick Leahy (AP Photo)

Leahy sworn in as president pro tempore of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in Tuesday as president pro tempore of the Senate. As the longest serving Democrat now in the Senate, Leahy moved to third place in the line of presidential succession.

12/18/2012

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