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Tea Party takes another stab at US Senate upset

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 11:33

Several US states hold primary votes Tuesday ahead of November`s mid-term elections, with the Tea Party eying perhaps its best remaining chance to bounce an establishment Republican incumbent from the Senate.

US House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 04:15

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts on federal agencies and replace them with more targeted government savings.

Indian-American negotiator quits as aide to top Republican

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 23:05

A key Indian-American Republican aide who played a key role in avoiding possible government shutdown in the US over disagreement on the national debt in the Senate, is set to quit his job.

US politician takes on group for criticizing wife

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 11:45

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell lambasted a liberal group for criticizing the Asian heritage of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, calling its Twitter messages "racial slurs" and "the ultimate outrage."

US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 08:48

The Senate and House of Representatives voted separately to extend the ban on all imports from Myanmar, first imposed in 2003.

US confirms Derek Mitchell as Envoy to Myanmar after 22 yrs

Last Updated: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 17:08

Derek Mitchell, who was till now the Special US Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar, is expected to leave for that country soon.

Buffett to US Republicans: if you pay, so will I

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 15:12

Warren Buffett is willing to put his money where his mouth is, if only congressional Republicans would join him.