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A Senate panel has approved a foreign aid budget for next year that cuts U.S. assistance to Pakistan and Egypt.
In a fresh warning to Pakistan, a Senate panel approved Tuesday a foreign aid budget for next year that slashes President Obama's request for assistance to Islamabad by more than half and threatens further reductions if it fails to open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to find out if taxpayer dollars received by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office through a federal grant program were used by his deputies to illegally detain Hispanics whom the government alleges were the victims of racial profiling.
Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D).
The Senate on Thursday handily passed a bill to renew the federal government's main program to prevent domestic violence, but many Republicans declined to support it because they said it was loaded up with too many new provisions that were unneeded or unconstitutional.
House Republicans said Wednesday that they intend to swiftly pass a domestic-violence law and remove the issue from election-year politicizing, though the Democrat-led Senate is prepared to vote on a different bill on the issue Thursday.
The Senate is poised to take up this week a bill addressing domestic violence, but past bipartisan support for reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has frayed and two Republican lawmakers are preparing their own alternative measure.
An Illinois Roman Catholic diocese whose bishop compared President Obama's treatment of the church to the actions of totalitarian regimes defended the comments Thursday, calling them "historical context" in an ongoing debate over religious liberty.
The Democratic chairman and the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said at hearing Wednesday that the prosecutorial misconduct uncovered by a special counsel in the Justice Department's prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, "cannot be tolerated."