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Senate invokes cloture on Ukraine aid bill

Senate invokes cloture on Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The Senate voted to invoke cloture on a bill to provide aid to Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia Monday, 78-17.
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New Jersey's rock salt held up at Maine port because of maritime law

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New Jersey officials say they've been unsuccessful getting a federal waiver to allow shipment of 40,000 tons of rock salt to the state before the next snowfall.

U.S. seeks to rescue Iraq's Maliki with $6.2 billion Apache deal

BAGHDAD, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The United States wants to sell Iraq 24 state-of-the-art AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 500 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in a $6.2 billion deal to help Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki crush a swelling insurgency led by al-Qaida that threatens his embattled government.

Republicans want market-driven reforms in healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Republican legislators said Sunday they'd like to see the Affordable Care Act replaced with a different healthcare system that includes market-driven reforms.

Kerry urged not to be too anxious for Iran breakthrough

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he was concerned the Obama administration was too anxious to strike a deal with Iran.

U.S. said to have canceled drone delivery to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Washington canceled delivery of 10 Predator drones to Turkey after Ankara divulged the names of 10 Iranians who spied for Israel, a Turkish newspaper reported.
Assad: I'm not giving up chemical weapons out of fear of U.S. attack

Assad: I'm not giving up chemical weapons out of fear of U.S. attack

MOSCOW, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Syria's agreement to put its supply of chemical weapons under international control was not made because of U.S. threats, Russian TV reported Thursday.

EU's blacklisting Hezbollah's military arm draws praise in Washington

BRUSSELS, July 22 (UPI) -- The European Union ministers' blacklisting of the military arm of militant Hezbollah drew praise from the Obama administration and congressional leaders Monday.

Bipartisan furor over North Korea, Cuba

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Bipartisan leaders in the U.S. Senate called on the White House to send a strong message in response to Cuban weapons shipments to North Korea.
Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted down an amendment that would have required border security triggers before immigrants be given legal status.
Report: Menendez probe comes up short

Report: Menendez probe comes up short

MIAMI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A tip involving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic has led to a dead end, The Miami Herald reported.
'Entire' Seaside Heights economy at risk

'Entire' Seaside Heights economy at risk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno told Vice President Joe Biden the "entire economy" of the Seaside Heights resort, struck by superstorm Sandy, may be at risk.

County GOP group asks for Menendez probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Middlesex County, N.J., Republicans filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez less than a week after the Garden State Democrat won re-election.
Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- JPMorgan Chase chief James Dimon apologized before a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday for the bank's big investment blunder but said no clients lost any money.
Terror victims seek slice of sanctions pie

Terror victims seek slice of sanctions pie

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers and lobbyists for terrorist victims are at odds trying to make sure their clients get a share of Iranian assets that remain frozen in a U.S. bank.
Rubio seeks to block new flights to Cuba

Rubio seeks to block new flights to Cuba

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has joined another Cuban-American lawmaker in opposing plans to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens.
Pro-Cuba embargo PAC money going to Dems

Pro-Cuba embargo PAC money going to Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Those who support continuing an economic embargo against Cuba have heavily shifted their campaign contributions to Democrats, a U.S. watchdog group says.
Obama links healthcare, immigration reform

Obama links healthcare, immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Healthcare reform is crucial for Hispanic Americans because reforming the U.S. healthcare system is linked to immigration reform, U.S. President Obama said.

Airlines unlikely to drop fuel surcharges

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. airlines are unlikely to lower ticket prices even though the price of jet fuel has dropped significantly since summer, industry observers say.

Menendez assails Bush on Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Saturday rebuked President George Bush, saying he's failed to be honest with Americans since taking the country to war in Iraq.

Dean accuses GOP of 'pre-9/11 mindset'

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean said Republicans have a "pre-9/11 mindset" regarding security at U.S. seaports.

Sen. Menendez knocks Bush's budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Saying President George W. Bush's budget hurts the middle-class, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., called for support for reform and Democrats in Washington.

Poll: Republican leads in N.J. Senate race

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An early poll finds that Republican Tom Kean has an 11-point lead over Democrat Bob Menendez in the race for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.

Rep. Pallone to run for Senate from N.J.

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., jumped into the race to replace New Jersey Democrat Jon Corzine in the Senate now that Corzine is running for governor.

Menendez wants intel reform passed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Saturday castigated the Republican House of Representatives leadership for stalling passage of an intelligence reform bill.
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