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Latest Senate Items
The House ethics committee says it will comply with a Justice Department request to take no action in an investigation of Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat.
A key leader of Russia's democratic opposition said this week that Russians are unsure of President Obama's position on support for democracy and human rights in Russia.
President Obama's bid to win ratification of a new strategic arms pact with Russia suffered a major blow on Tuesday when a key Republican senator came out against holding a vote before the Senate adjourns at the end of the year.
The House on Monday voted to ban so-called "crush" videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals.
President Obama will play host to American Indian leaders at a White House conference on Dec. 16.
Nearly 15 percent of the world's Internet traffic, including that of many U.S. government and military sites, was briefly redirected through computer servers in China in April, according to a congressional commission report due out this week.
Five winners of special House and Senate elections are being sworn in before the rest of the freshman class.
Bowing to political pressure from conservatives in his party and to voter anxiety over the federal budget, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday reversed course and supported a temporary ban on earmarks in order to show he is serious about cutting federal spending.
The resignations of four Italian Cabinet members Monday threw Rome once again into political chaos, as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi prepared for a confidence vote he is likely to lose and the early elections that would follow.