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Senator warns of 'war' among Republicans over Trump border wall

The South Carolina senator said the fate of the border would be the "defining moment" of Trump`s presidency.

Feb 05, 2019, 10:29 AM IST

US government shuts down after Senate blocks spending bill, Donald Trump slams Democrats

In a late-night session, senators blocked a bill to extend government funding through Feb. 16. The bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but only 50 supported it.

Jan 20, 2018, 10:52 AM IST

Donald Trump candidate loses Alabama GOP primary runoff

US President Donald Trump's pick for Alabama's Senate race has lost the state's Republican primary to a firebrand Christian conservative.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

US Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Donald Trump

US Republicans failed in their latest effort to dismantle Obamacare .

Jul 28, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

United States Senate to delay vote on Republican healthcare bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed the move on Saturday night, reports CNN.

Jul 16, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Donald Trump suggests just repeal Obamacare, then try to replace it

Trump's suggestion has the potential to harden divisions within the GOP as conservatives like Paul and Sasse complain that McConnell's bill does not go far enough in repealing Obama's health care law while moderates criticise it as overly harsh in kicking people off insurance roles, shrinking the Medicaid safety net and increasing premiums for older Americans.


Jul 01, 2017, 08:42 AM IST

Donald Trump attacks New York Times for carrying 'false story', labels it 'fake news joke'

United States President Donald Trump has attacked The New York Times again for carrying another "false story" and labeled the paper as a "fake news joke" .

Jun 28, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no''

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is designed to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form.

Jun 24, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch coasting toward Senate showdown

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, after two smooth days at his confirmation hearing, will cruise into Wednesday's session with any questions about his prospects likely shifting from the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Donald Trump says Vice President Mike Pence will lead voter fraud panel

President Donald Trump said in remarks broadcast on Sunday that he would put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a commission to probe what he believes was voter fraud in last November`s election.

Feb 06, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

Antonin Scalia, longest serving US Supreme Court judge, dies at 79

Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election.

Feb 14, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

No intention of pushing for new war powers vote: Mitch McConnell

The Senate won't take up President Barack Obama's request for new war powers to fight the Islamic State group, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today, to avoid tying the hands of the next president.

Jan 11, 2016, 02:24 AM IST

US Senate Democrats block effort to kill Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama achieved perhaps the greatest foreign policy victory of his six years in office on Thursday, when a Republican-backed effort to kill the Iran nuclear agreement was narrowly blocked in the US Senate, clearing the way for the deal`s implementation.

Sep 11, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Approval of US envoy to Cuba unlikely: Senate majority leader

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said it is "unlikely" his Republican party will support the confirmation of a US ambassador to Cuba, just a day after both countries announced the opening of their embassies after more than 50 years, Efe news agency reported.

Jul 03, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

Cyber security measure blocked in US Senate

The US Senate failed on Thursday to advance legislation to strengthen protections against cyber attacks, as Democrats banded together to oppose the measure`s inclusion in a defense policy bill President Barack Obama has threatened to veto.

Jun 12, 2015, 08:36 AM IST

Barack Obama signs bill reforming surveillance program

President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation passed by Congress earlier in the day reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans` telephone records.

Jun 03, 2015, 09:24 AM IST

Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking US surveillance reforms

 US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation.

May 30, 2015, 11:57 AM IST

U.S. Senate rejects bid to consider Iran nuclear deal a treaty

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected an effort to require an international nuclear agreement with Iran to be considered a treaty, which would have forced any deal to be approved by two-thirds of the Senate`s 100 members before it could take effect.

Apr 29, 2015, 04:53 AM IST

With two years left, Obama getting tough on critics

Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name.

Apr 18, 2015, 22:33 PM IST

US Senate planning Iran vote despite Barack Obama warning

 Republican US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday criticized the landmark deal on Iran`s nuclear program, confirming that lawmakers opposed to the pact planned a formal response to the agreement.

Apr 07, 2015, 05:22 AM IST