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US Senator Rockefeller Announces Retirement

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Five-term U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the great-grandson of a famous 19th century American oil tycoon, says he will not seek a sixth term in 2014. Rockefeller, a 75-year-old liberal Democrat, announced his decision Friday in his home state of West Virginia. He described 2014 as “the right time to find new ways to fight” for […]

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US Senator Rockefeller Announces Retirement

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Five-term U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the great-grandson of a famous 19th century American oil tycoon, says he will not seek a sixth term in 2014. Rockefeller, a 75-year-old liberal Democrat, announced his decision Friday in his home state of West Virginia. He described 2014 as “the right time to find new ways to fight” for […]

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Schatz Sworn In As Hawaii’s New Senator

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pacific island state of Hawaii has a new U.S. senator, 40-year-old Democrat Brian Schatz, who succeeds the late Daniel Inouye. Vice President Joe Biden led the swearing-in of Schatz Thursday in Washington. Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz, who was his lieutenant governor, on Wednesday. Schatz left Hawaii late Wednesday on Air Force One […]

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US Senate Rejects 5 Different Budget Plans

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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As expected, the U.S. Senate Wednesday rejected five separate budget plans for 2013, including one that mirrors a budget blueprint offered by President Barack Obama. The lawmakers unanimously turned down the plan submitted by Republicans and based on the president’s budget, 99-to-zero. Mr. Obama’s Democratic Party called the vote a political stunt, saying it was […]

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US Senators to Debate Budget Plans

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senators are set to discuss and vote Wednesday on five different budget plans in an attempt to break a deadlock over how to cut spending and reduce the federal debt. All five plans scheduled for debate are offered by Republicans, even one that closely mirrors a budget blueprint offered by the White House earlier […]

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US Senate Fails to Approve Contested Canadian-US Oil Pipeline

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has failed to approve a measure that would have bypassed U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Republican-sponsored amendment to a federal transportation bill would have allowed Calgary-based TransCanada to move forward on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without the administration’s […]

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Tymoshenko’s Daughter: Former Ukrainian PM Ill-Treated In Prison

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says her mother is being ill-treated in prison, but she remains strong in spirit. Eugenia Tymoshenko testified Wednesday in Washington before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on European affairs at a hearing on Ukraine. She said that during visits to her mother in prison she has to […]

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Senate Republican Leader to Step Down

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, a Republican, says he will step down from the number three minority position in the Senate in January, to do more to make the Senate more effective. Alexander, the Republican conference chairman, made the announcement Tuesday in remarks before his colleagues. Last week, a CBS/New York Times poll found congressional approval […]

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