A top Democratic lawmaker has urged the US Senate to quickly confirm the nomination of Dr Vivek Murthy as the country's Surgeon General, who is the leading official and spokesperson on matters of public health.
A second senator, the son of a former president ousted in 2001 on corruption charges, turned himself in to authorities on Monday after an anti-graft court ordered his arrest for the misuse of congressional funds.
The Obama administration only finalised the exchange of the last remaining US prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said today.
An Arizona state senator revealed that he was gay on Wednesday, saying he felt compelled to make his sexual orientation public because of the recent battle over legislation in the state that would have allowed businesses to refuse sevices to homosexuals.
Hollywood loves political dramas and the next to get a biopic could be outgoing secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton as a script focusing on her younger days features in the list of favourite future films.
Ben Affleck, whose name cropped up as a possible contender to fill the seat to be vacated by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry’s appointment as secretary of state, may not be running for office after all.
A powerful American senator has
demanded suspension USD 3 billion aid to Pakistan, until the country answers how Osama bin Laden was able to live so close to Islamabad and proves it stands by the US in war against terror.
A US senator on Thursday postponed a trip
to Myanmar, saying it is a bad time to visit because of new
allegations that its military regime is collaborating with
North Korea to develop a nuclear program.
A US senator is to meet detained
democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her colleagues as well as
members of Myanmar`s junta during a visit to the
military-ruled country starting on Thursday, officials have said.
A US senator who secured the release of an American prisoner convicted of sneaking into the house of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will return to
Myanmar for talks with the country`s military rulers.