Tag: US Senate

Georgia Republicans move closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county

CNN —   Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County – a...

Senate confirms Joe Biden’s choice for UN ambassador

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden‘s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda Thomas-Greenfield reflected a divide...

‘Too early to say’, says Donald Trump on running for President again in 2024

Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday repeatedly dodged questions about his political future, saying it’s “too early to say” whether he will run for...

Former British Governor-General of India finds mention during Trump’s impeachment proceedings

WASHINGTON: Prosecutors seeking to impeach Donald Trump for a historic second time on Tuesday invoked the trial of Warren Hastings, the first British Governor-General of...

Paris climate agreement: Biden signs executive order rejoining Paris climate agreement

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change, a commitment that he made during his...

A simple twist of fate: Kamala Harris may preside over Trump trial

(This story originally appeared in on Jan 14, 2021) WASHINGTON: At a time he was riding high politically in 2020, US President Donald Trump, unchallenged...

Armed guards, fences, boarded windows: Washington under heavy security

Washington, Jan 14, 2021 -Downtown Washington was fenced off and boarded up Wednesday, with concrete barriers blocking avenues, police at street corners, and armed National...

Final Election Day: Georgia deciding US Senate control

ATLANTA: Georgia voters are deciding the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe...

Joe Biden: Donald Trump, Joe Biden to rally in Georgia ahead of high-stakes Senate races

President Donald Trump travels to Georgia on Monday in a bid to keep the U.S. Senate in the hands of his Republican Party, after his...

Joe Biden heads for Georgia, Trump the Midwest as American election enters final week

WASHINGTON: Democrat Joe Biden was campaigning in the once reliably Republican state of Georgia on Tuesday and President Donald Trump was hopscotching across the Midwest...

Donald Trump set for Supreme Court boost in election final week

President Donald Trump‘s struggling reelection campaign receives a major boost Monday with the expected confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body...

The stakes are too high to ignore in confirming Ginsburg’s SC replacement

By Michelle Cottle Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, delights in confirming Republican-nominated jurists. District courts, appeals courts, most especially the Supreme Court — he...

Explainer: How ending Hong Kong’s ‘special status’ could affect U.S. companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a U.S. revocation of the former British colony’s “special status” under...

There’s a long way to go before China Inc abandons US listings

By Julia Fioretti and Ishika Mookerjee The US fired its latest shot across the bows in its escalating rivalry with China when the Senate overwhelmingly...

Fed, Treasury chiefs face heat over uneven U.S. coronavirus response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin found themselves in the hot seat on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers grilled...

In nod to grim U.S. outlook, Fed’s Powell calls for more fiscal support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Federal Reserve warned on Wednesday of an “extended period” of weak economic growth, vowed to use the U.S....

U.S. House meets to pass $500 billion in coronavirus relief as unemployment soars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered in Washington on Thursday to pass a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill,...

U.S. House to pass nearly $500 million more in coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a $484 billion coronavirus relief...

U.S. Senate sees possible Tuesday coronavirus vote, Pelosi said optimistic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress inched toward a $450 billion deal to help small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, with House...

U.S. senators press Saudi officials to put oil cut in motion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. senators from oil states who recently introduced legislation to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia said on Saturday they had...

U.S. senator to liquidate individual stock shares after coronavirus flap

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) who sold off millions of dollars in stock after a coronavirus briefing, waits for an interview to begin after...

U.S. oil state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts...

Wobbly U.S. fiscal response could deepen coronavirus recession

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a send-money-and-don’t-sweat-the-details flood of cash to...

Trump administration seeks $250 billion more in aid for small U.S. businesses: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from...