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Al-Qaida threat prompts U.S. review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security summoned military and defense analysts to examine al-Qaida's presence in the Middle East.
First school shooting victims buried

First school shooting victims buried

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Townspeople in Newtown, Conn., Monday began burying the 26 victims of last week's massacre at an elementary school -- two 6-year-old boys.
Obama: 'Newtown, you are not alone'

Obama: 'Newtown, you are not alone'

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama went to Connecticut Sunday to console the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Ayotte vows to block any Clinton successor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will block any secretary of state nominee, not just front-runner Susan Rice, until she is satisfied on the Libya U.S. mission attack.

Sen.: W.H. cut al-Qaida in talking points

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. senator said testimony on the Libyan consulate attack left him believing the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al-Qaida's role.

Obama wins Conn.; Dem. wins Senate seat

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won in Connecticut while Democratic Rep. Christopher Murphy trounced wrestling magnate Republican Linda McMahon to win a Senate seat.

Bomb kills 6 near mosque in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A motorcycle bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in Damascus, killing six people and injuring others, Syria's state-run news agency reported.
Secret Service director apologizes

Secret Service director apologizes

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan apologized Wednesday for the April prostitution scandal in Colombia and said national security had not been compromised.
Secret Service chief to testify on scandal

Secret Service chief to testify on scandal

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Secret Service director will offer details to a Senate panel about the agency's Colombia prostitution scandal investigation, the panel chairman said.
Official: Army may lay off 29,000 soldiers

Official: Army may lay off 29,000 soldiers

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Budget cuts may make the U.S. Army lay off 29,000 enlisted soldiers and officers, a Pentagon official said as GOP lawmakers sought to restore defense funding.

Carney: No WH misconduct in Colombia

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Spokesman Jay Carney said Monday an investigation of the White House advance team in Colombia turned up no wrongdoing.

Lieberman: 'Sickened' by GSA abuse

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., said Sunday he is "sickened" by the General Services Administration scandal, which did nothing but increase American cynicism.
Syrians fight on as truce deadline passes

Syrians fight on as truce deadline passes

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 10 (UPI) -- UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan pressed for a ceasefire Tuesday as a deadline for troop withdrawal under a U.N.-brokered peace plan in Syria passed unheeded.

Husain Haqqani says he fears for his life

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Husain Haqqani, who had to quit as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States over the so-called memo scandal, says he now fears for his life.
Democrats back slap at Obama on Israel

Democrats back slap at Obama on Israel

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Democrats will support a Senate resolution countering President Barack Obama's call for basing Mideast peace on the 1967 borders, senators say.

U.S. senators urge arming Libyan revolt

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman Sunday called on the United States to arm the rebels in Libya.

Senators eye improved mood on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Three moderate U.S. senators Sunday expressed hope for bipartisan cooperation in Congress after the president's State of the Union address.

Vets lobby for repeal of openly gay ban

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Some military veterans are lobbying Congress to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" ban against openly gay and lesbian military service members, organizers say.

Graham won't move ahead on climate bill

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says he won't move forward on a bipartisan climate bill he co-wrote because Democrats have made immigration a higher priority.
Graham threatens to dump climate bill

Graham threatens to dump climate bill

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Saturday he will not push for a climate bill if the Obama administration insists on an immigration vote first.

Senate plan would ditch cap-and-trade

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate plan to ditch the "cap-and-trade" approach to climate legislation may represent the best shot at passing a bill this year, the Sierra Club said.
DHS contract employees concern senators

DHS contract employees concern senators

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators say it is unacceptable the federal Homeland Security Department hires more contract workers than full-time employees.

Senators seek security accountability

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., say those at fault for breakdowns in airline security need to be held accountable.
Franken cuts Lieberman off on healthcare

Franken cuts Lieberman off on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Al Franken, one of the U.S. Senate's newest members, forced veteran Sen. Joseph Lieberman to cut short his remarks on healthcare Thursday.

Lieberman: Will move on Fort Hood probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will move ahead with an investigation into last week's mass shooting at the Army's Fort Hood, a senior senator says.
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