The US Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the nation`s first black female attorney general Thursday, installing an aggressive counter-terrorism prosecutor as the top law enforcement official for President Barack Obama`s final 21 months in office.
Religious freedom in India has slipped since last year's General Elections in the country, US senators were told even as the administration insisted the issue was an important agenda on its foreign policy as reflected in the blunt speech by US President Barack Obama during his visit to New Delhi in January.
Making light of a threatening letter to Iran sent by Republican Senators, President Barack Obama has derided the opponents and said that it was “ironic” to see some Congress members forming an “unusual coalition” with Iranian hardliners.
California`s Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris, a "good friend" of President Barack Obama, has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2016 race to replace fellow Democrat veteran Barbara Boxer in the US Senate.
The lawmaker behind the explosive US Senate report on enhanced interrogation techniques presented several torture prevention proposals on Monday to President Barack Obama including a ban on the CIA holding detainees.
Indian-American Louisiana Governor and rising Republican star Bobby Jindal has said the release of a Senate committee report on CIA's detention and harsh interrogation techniques is aimed at attacking former president George W Bush.
In the wake of growing public debate over CIA's detention and interrogation programme, it would be difficult for future American leadership to roll back the policy on torture enforced by US President Barack Obama, the White House has said.
The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.
Riding on a wave of seething discontent among voters, coupled by plummeting approval ratings for President Barack Obama, the Republicans romped to victory in US mid-term elections, winning the Senate for the first time in eight years.
Iran`s state television broadcaster is reporting that some 100 lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the government to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent if new sanctions are imposed on the Islamic Republic.