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Mitch McConnell withdraws key Trump judge nominee over racially insensitive writings

Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew a high ranking judicial nominee from the floor on Thursday after some Republicans would not vote for his confirmation. Ryan Bounds, an assistant US attorney from Oregon, h.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 19th, 2018

Hawaii"s U.S. Senate delegation reacts to resignation of embattled EPA Administrator Pruitt

Hawaii's U.S. Senate delegation took parting shots at outgoing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt after his resignation on Thursday. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he accepted Pruitt's.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After 80 Years Of Prohibition

Authored by Carey Wedler via, On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to legalize hemp, an industrial crop that has been banned for dec.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 30th, 2018

Striking photos show demonstration where hundreds of women occupied a US Senate building to protest family separations

More than one thousand women from all over the US marched in the streets and occupied the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. They were pr.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 29th, 2018

Powell To Testify Before Senate on July 17

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, the committee said Thursday......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 28th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Senate OKs $867 billion farm bill, but omits food-stamp work requirement

The Senate on Thursday passed a five-year bill to reauthorize farm programs, aiming to complete work important to a key GOP constituency well before the midterm elections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 28th, 2018

Hawaii to benefit from federal ocean management funds

Hawaii will receive a portion of the federal Commerce, Science, and Justice Appropriations Bill, which the Senate Appropriations Committee passed on Thursday. The bill includes $1 million to preserve Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, more th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 14th, 2018

French railway reform bill to be adopted into law after Senate vote

French senators adopted on Thursday, by a large majority of 245 vot.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJun 14th, 2018

Who Is James A. Wolfe? Former Senate Intel Panel Security Director Indicted for Lying to FBI

Wolfe, 58, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly lying to the FBI about leaking classified information to reporters......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 8th, 2018

Top Senate Intel Staffer Arrested In Leak Probe; NYT Journo"s Records Seized

Longtime former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James A. Wolfe, was indicted and arrested Thursday night .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 7th, 2018

Bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 24th, 2018

Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Russia's largest aluminum producer, United Company Rusal Plc , said on Thursday its chief executive and seven board members have quit, and warned it may have problems servicing its debt due to the impact of U.S. sanctions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 23rd, 2018

Missouri Legislature votes to cut personal taxes

The Missouri House and Senate voted Thursday night to pass a bill that would cut individual income taxes. The bill now goes to Gov. Eric Greitens, who is expected to sign it into law. Under the bill, Missouri's top individual income tax rate would g.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, making her the first woman to lead the nation’s premier spy organization......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 17th, 2018

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel To Head CIA

The CIA has a new boss, and for the first time, it's a woman. On Thursday afternoon, despite vocal opposition from many senators over her involvement in the Bush-era "enhanced interrogation", i.e. t.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 17th, 2018

Chuck Schumer shades Trump in hilarious tweet noting irony in Melania Trump"s "Be Best" campaign

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded to President Donald Trump on Twitter Thursday morn.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 10th, 2018

A fifth Republican announces plans to leave the state Senate

A fifth Republican has announced that he won't seek re-election to the New York state Senate. Sen. Bill Larkin made his announcement Thursday in Newburgh. The 90-year-old has represented parts of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Mike Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state, ending one of the most divisive confirmation battles for the nation’s top diplomatic job in recent memory......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee approves bill to protect Mueller

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Thursday that.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2018

Stock market gains gather steam as Senate confirms Pompeo as secretary of state

U.S. stocks added to gains Thursday afternoon, with a slight accelera.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2018