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U.S. gov't in shutdown as Senate misses midnight funding deadline

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:51 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The upper chamber of Congress reopens in the dark of night for a new session at 12:01 am Friday, February 9, launching a new effort to pass a bill to extend federal funding for 6 more weeks

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Two more U.S. senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows US Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins speaking to a reporter as she makes her way to the Senate subway at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:14 AM

The senator says he could not 'support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it'

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. Senator John McCain is not voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party s efforts to revamp Obamacare derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Republicans debate how to defeat jihadists, rivals hit Trump

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The debate is the first since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks – violence that has brought national security concerns to the fore

DEBATE. A shot of the US Republican Presidential candidate debate at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 15 December 2015. Photo by Ruth Fremson/EPA

Trump, Carson 'fantasy' policies derided in Republican debate

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED The 10 White House candidates on stage were quick with the personal barbs sign of the rising tension between the country s established politicians and political neophytes

BEFORE THE FACE-OFF. Presidential candidates Jeb Bush (L-R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump grabs center stage as Republicans open 2016 debates

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:28 AM

UPDATED Trump is later asked to roll back disparaging comments about women to which he replies I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct

TRUMP AT THE DEBATES. Businessman Donald Trump speaks with reporters following a Republican presidential candidates debate at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance; Obama signs into law

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:26 AM

UPDATED The US Senate passes landmark legislation that ends the government s bulk telephone data dragnet reining in the most controversial surveillance program since the 9 11 attacks of 2001

FILIBUSTER. Senator Rand Paul (C) speaks to the media after speaking on the Senate Floor on 31 May 2015. The US Senate convened a special session on 31 May afternoon to take up intelligence legislation that includes reforms to the National Security Agency (NSA) just hours before existing legislation is to expire, amid warnings from President Barack Obama and the intelligence community. Photo by Pete Marovich / EPA

With US Senate in knots, spy provisions expire

Jun 01, 2015 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED Despite the Senate advancing a reform measure the USA Freedom Act it fails to get the Patriot Act over the finish line in time

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Clinton in Iowa on humble campaign tour

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:59 PM

It is in Monticello a small town of 4 000 inhabitants in the key Midwestern state that the former top US diplomat will hold her first small roundtables with middle class voters after crowding into a van traveling from New York

READY. Hillary Clinton in a scene from her campaign video. Image via Clinton's official page on Facebook

Marco Rubio dives into US presidential race

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Rubio: I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake and I can make a difference as president

HE'S IN. A file picture dated 18 April 2013 shows Republican Senator from Florida Marco Rubio laugh during a press conference in Washington, DC, USA. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Hillary Clinton to launch White House bid Sunday

Apr 11, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Clinton is expected to announce her candidacy via social media and a video message several media reports say followed by a low key campaign swing through key state Iowa

DEEPER ENGAGEMENT. Analysts say if Hillary Clinton succeeds Obama, she will push for deeper engagement with the Asia-Pacific. File photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images North America/AFP

Rand Paul joins US presidential race

Apr 07, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Conservative US Senator Rand Paul announced he is running for the Republican Party s nomination for the 2016 presidential race

FOR PRESIDENT. Republican Senator Rand Paul speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' conference in Washington, DC, USA, 20 June 2014. The three-day conference featured many potential 2016 presidential candidates who are courting the religious conservative audience. Photo by Drew Angerer / EPA

Rand Paul to become second Republican to enter US presidential race

Apr 07, 2015 - 3:06 PM

In recent days Rand Paul s team has left little doubt as to his presidential ambitions

In this file photo, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks in support of Georgia Republican US Senate candidate David Perdue at a campaign rally in McDonough, Georgia, USA, 24 October 2014. Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Congress pulls US back from brink, averts default

Oct 17, 2013 - 7:06 AM

UPDATED The US Congress approves a measure that should end the US government shutdown and averts a potentially catastrophic default

DEADLINE LOOMING. A view of Capitol Hill October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US senators scrambled together an eleventh hour compromise Wednesday that they hoped might protect Washington's battered financial standing by heading off fears of a default. AFP/Brendan Smialowski

For one Filipino, a long wait for a US green card

Apr 30, 2013 - 1:54 PM

Foreigners seeking to immigrate to the United States under a family reunification program may see changes on the horizon

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), district office on January 29, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

US immigration deal gains steam on Capitol Hill

Mar 21, 2013 - 7:28 AM

Lawmakers from both sides of the US political divide expressed optimism this week about striking a deal on immigration reform in 2013 but a potential pathway to citizenship remains a hurdle

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), district office on January 29, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

John Brennan confirmed as CIA director

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:14 AM

The Senate voted 63 34 with several Republicans approving Brennan following a dramatic 13 hour stall tactic called a filibuster the night before by Senator Rand Paul

Senator's filibuster of CIA pick ends after 12 hours

Mar 07, 2013 - 2:46 PM

A Republican senator seeking to block President Barack Obama s pick to lead the CIA over concerns about drone strikes on US soil completed a nearly 13 hour speaking filibuster early Thursday

Courtesy of Sen Rand Paul's office.

Hagel confirmed as next US defense chief

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:30 AM

After Hagel s bruising confirmation hearing and a 10 day delay thrown up by Republicans Senators voted 58 41 to confirm the former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran to replace outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta

MR SECRETARY. US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES