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#US Senate

# us-senate - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Former WWE chief Linda McMahon fails in second Senate bid

Will Linda McMahon break out the steel chair, having failed to win a Senate seat at the second time of asking?

# us-senate - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

US Senate candidate: 'Pregnancies by rape are something God meant to happen'

Richard Mourdock is under fire for making the comment while defending his opposition to abortion.

# us-senate - Friday 21 September, 2012

US Senate condemns Microsoft for 'dubious' Irish tax operations Tax

US Senate condemns Microsoft for 'dubious' Irish tax operations

A Senate committee memo criticises the software giant for manipulating international tax laws, including through Ireland.

# us-senate - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race

The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.

# us-senate - Monday 20 August, 2012

US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy

Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.

# us-senate - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

VIDEO: Protesters disrupt Senate testimony of JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon This post contains videos

VIDEO: Protesters disrupt Senate testimony of JP Morgan CEO

Jamie Dimon testifying to US Senate about how America’s biggest bank lost $2 billion in six weeks.

# us-senate - Thursday 24 May, 2012

US aid to Pakistan cut over jailing of doctor who helped CIA

Dr Shakil Afridi was convicted of conspiring against the state of Pakistan after he helped the CIA in their search for bin Laden.

# us-senate - Saturday 28 April, 2012

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.

# us-senate - Friday 30 March, 2012

Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring' George Galloway This post contains videos

Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring'

The controversial former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was the surprise winner of the Bradford West vote last night.

# us-senate - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America

A US Senator is proposing a bill today which would grant work visas to thousands of Irish people every year.

# us-senate - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

China slams US currency bill as threat to trade

Beijing has descried a US currency bill as a threat to a shaky global economic recovery -and warned that trade ties will be “severely damaged” if it becomes law.

# us-senate - Friday 7 October, 2011

US Senate delays vote to sanction China over 'currency wars'

A bill placing economic sanctions on China for devaluing its currency is delayed, and may not make it through the House anyway.

# us-senate - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Illinois governor tried to sell Obama's Senate seat

Two-term governor of Obama’s home state was convicted of a range of corruption charges yesterday.

# us-senate - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Hacker group LulzSec calls it a day but why?

It could be a sign of nerves in the face of law enforcement investigations.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In your 9 at 9: Minister in sack threat; the universal social charge is here to stay; the end of LulzSec; the senator and the passport row; and the world’s ugliest dog.

# us-senate - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking

An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.

# us-senate - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

US Senate website taken out by 'Lulz' hackers

A security review is ordered after the Senate’s website is compromised by the loosely-aligned Lulz Security group.

# us-senate - Saturday 23 April, 2011

US senator in Nevada resigns and will avoid questions over sex scandal

John Ensign would have faced questions from a Senate ethics committee over a pay-off that followed a previously revealed sex scandal.

# us-senate - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'

The Republican House and Democratic Senate are at odds over spending cuts – with a total shutdown a realistic prospect.

# us-senate - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

US Senate approves resolution demanding Gaddafi's resignation

Senators unanimously pass a resolution seeking regime change in Libya, and calling on the UN to impose a no-fly area.

# us-senate - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Judgement day for Obama as mid-term reckoning arrives

The entire US House of Representatives is up for election, as well as 34 Senate seats, in a major test for President Obama.

# us-senate - Friday 8 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Republican candidate reassures the public she 'didn't go to Yale' Campaign This post contains videos

Republican candidate reassures the public she 'didn't go to Yale'

US Senate candidate in Delaware Christine O’Donnell attacks Democratic opponent Chris Coons in latest campaign advertisement

# us-senate - Friday 16 July, 2010

THE UNITED STATES Senate has passed new measures that will tighten financial regulations across  the country.

The votes were cast in the Senate on Thursday night at 60 votes to 39. The decision comes as a significant victory for President Barack Obama.

Ombama proposed the reforms in response to the global financial crisis sparked by the collapse of the US property market, however he has came up against major resistance from Wall Street.

The Wall Street lobby’s efforts were undermined by the hefty bonuses that were paid out just months after the US government agreed to a $700b bailout for the banks; bonuses for the city’s bankers rose by 17% in 2009, provoking public outrage.

Obama said that reform would empower Americans, by providing  clear and concise information regarding the purchase of financial products. He added:

“The American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes… Unless your business model depends on cutting corners or bilking your customers, you have nothing to fear from this reform.”