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President Obama lobbied senators by phone Monday to back an arms treaty with Russia that he's called a national security imperative, as a top Senate Democrat conceded "house by house combat" would be needed to win enough GOP votes to prevail.
This was the year the Earth struck back.
Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrats, said Monday that the votes are there for Congress to approve a scaled-back bill providing extra benefits to emergency workers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The military's joint chiefs closely watched U.S.-Russian arms talks and rejected Moscow's call for banning new conventionally-armed long-range missiles in the START arms accord, but accepted some curbs, according to a letter from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
New York's two senators said Monday that the votes are there for Congress to approve a scaled-back bill providing extra benefits to emergency workers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center.
President Obama and senior administration officials pressed Republican senators on Monday in a last-ditch effort to win Senate ratification of an arms- control treaty with Russia in the closing days of the lame-duck session.
South Koreans breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after a test-firing of artillery in the Yellow Sea passed without North Korea's threatened retaliation. But as the smoke clears and tensions simmer, the crisis is far from over.
Key Senate Republicans on Sunday announced that they do not support ratification of a U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, upsetting White House plans to win passage of the pact during the lame-duck session of the Senate.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said Sunday that Senate Democrats have enough votes during the lame-duck session to pass the Obama administration's new nuclear arms treaty with Russia.