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Army investigating groping claim against top sex crimes prosecutor

Army investigating groping claim against top sex crimes prosecutor

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army's sex-crimes prosecutor is being investigated on claims he groped a female lawyer during a sexual-assault conference in 2011, Army officials said.
Senate blocks military sex assault bill

Senate blocks military sex assault bill

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- A bill to remove military commanders from military commanders from the decisions over the prosecution of sexual assault cases failed in the Senate.
Gabrielle Levy
Senator blocks debate on sexual assault bill to vote on Iran sanctions

Senator blocks debate on sexual assault bill to vote on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., blocked debate on the military sexual assault bill so the Senate could vote on new sanctions against Iran.
Aileen Graef
Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Political memory sure has been aided and abetted by the Internet, where nothing really is deleted, removed or otherwise pulled out of the public arena.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Senate panel holds hearing on Army recruiting fraud

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday began investigating the possibility of fraud in an Army recruiting program in which recruiters allegedly received kickbacks.

U.S. senators: Karzai 'delusional,' 'not essential'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators are urging the White House not to negotiate an agreement on keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan until President Hamid Karzai leaves office.
U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- At least three Senate committees are fighting for the right to filet U.S. retailer Target for its massive security breach, aides to the various committees said.

Hillary Clinton, Claire McCaskill allegedly had mutual, deep hatred

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton and Sen. Claire McCaskill once had such hate the Missouri Democrat said she feared being in an elevator with the former first lady, a book says.

Reid backs Gillibrand on military sex-assault bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he backed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to strip U.S. military commanders' power to pick which sex-assault cases to try.
Supporters seek release for Muslim grocer who violated Iraq sanctions

Supporters seek release for Muslim grocer who violated Iraq sanctions

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A Muslim grocer jailed for violating U.S. sanctions by sending money from Missouri to family and friends in Iraq should be released, say his supporters.
Capitol Hill suspect shot dead identified as Miriam Carey of Conn.

Capitol Hill suspect shot dead identified as Miriam Carey of Conn.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A woman rammed a barrier at the White House, then led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot to death, police said Thursday.

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
Senate minority leader rejects budget filibuster talk

Senate minority leader rejects budget filibuster talk

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not support a GOP effort to filibuster a stopgap spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown.
Navy Yard gunman, Snowden vetted by same firm

Navy Yard gunman, Snowden vetted by same firm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The contractor that vetted Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is the same firm that vetted national security secrets leaker Edward Snowden, the firm said.
Missouri rodeo clown banned for Obama mask flap

Missouri rodeo clown banned for Obama mask flap

SEDALIA, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A rodeo clown Monday was banned from working Missouri's State Fair for wearing a Barack Obama mask and asking the crowd if it wanted to see a bull run over him.

Anti-Obama rodeo incident mars Missouri State Fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An anti-President Obama incident at a Missouri State Fair rodeo brought sharp rebukes from state leaders and an apology from fair officials Sunday.
Chuck Hagel drafts military sex assault policies

Chuck Hagel drafts military sex assault policies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has drafted a series of new policies to stem sexual assault in the military, internal documents indicate.

Suspicious substance sent in letters to 10 U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Mail with a suspicious granular substance sent to 10 U.S. senators was intercepted at a screening facility, the Senate sergeant at arms said Wednesday.
Obama grass-roots campaign developers sign on with pro-Clinton PAC

Obama grass-roots campaign developers sign on with pro-Clinton PAC

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Two developers of President Obama's grass-roots campaign organization announced they have joined the pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC.
Politics 2014: Of PACs, political candidates, pot and phones

Politics 2014: Of PACs, political candidates, pot and phones

Senator ahead of the pack in endorsing PAC supporting the so-far non-candidate Hillary Clinton ... Parties see candidates file to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. ... Granite State may soon be 19th state legalizing medical marijuana ... Groups ask FCC to ban same-day distribution of Lifeline phones to reduce fraud ... news and views you may have missed...
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Missouri senator endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

Missouri senator endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri Tuesday became the latest big-name supporter to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
McCain: Sex assaults so bad I advise women to avoid military

McCain: Sex assaults so bad I advise women to avoid military

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain told the top U.S. military chiefs he could not advise women to join the service with a sexual-assault scourge the military has not contained.

Some senators seek more cuts in U.S. farm subsidies

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators hope to cut even more from the $955 billion farm bill before it comes up for a floor vote.
Lawmakers call for stronger U.S. action in Syria

Lawmakers call for stronger U.S. action in Syria

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers are pressing for U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war, while Democrats call for increased aid but do not rule out military action.

Senators urge cautious action on Syrian conflict

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A trio of U.S. senators said the Obama administration must do more to identify and assist friendly elements of the anti-Assad rebel forces fighting in Syria.
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