Headlines
Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday signed into law a stopgap spending measure to fund the federal government through Saturday so senators can pass the U.S. budget.
Supreme Court halts gay marriage in Utah

Supreme Court halts gay marriage in Utah

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The United States Supreme Court has put a hold on gay marriages in Utah, pending appeal in federal court, handing down an order Monday morning.
Gabrielle Levy

Flurry of weddings in wake of Utah gay marriage ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hundreds of couples flooded Salt Lake City Hall in a rush to marry that a witness described as "a madhouse" after a judge struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.
Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."
Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday hailed the long-delayed confirmation of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Tupelo, Miss., man arrested in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker

Tupelo, Miss., man arrested in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The FBI Wednesday arrested Kenneth Curtis in the mailing of letters to President Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., that tested positive for ricin.

ADL: Ricin related to homegrown, often right-wing extremists

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The Anti-Defamation League said ricin -- in the news since a letter sent to a U.S. senator was laced with the toxin -- is popular with domestic extremists.
GOP senators stall spending bill

GOP senators stall spending bill

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Two Republican senators have blocked a bipartisan proposal to keep the government funded with a $984 billion spending bill, officials said.
White House declines GOP demand on Hagel

White House declines GOP demand on Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The White House Thursday rejected a demand by 15 U.S. senators to withdraw the nomination former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.
House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed the "fiscal cliff" deal approved earlier in the Senate, raising taxes on upper-income households.

U.S. to Cuba: Relations depend on freedoms

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Washington is willing to talk with Havana about ensuring political rights of expression if Cuba wants to improve U.S. relations, the State Department said.

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.
Obama taps finance monitor amid GOP threat

Obama taps finance monitor amid GOP threat

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama nominated a former Ohio attorney general Monday to lead a new Wall Street watchdog, but Republican senators threatened to block him.

GOP vows to block consumer agency nominee

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans vowed to block any nominee tapped to lead the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless changes are made to the federal agency.
Shelby, Bentley win in Alabama

Shelby, Bentley win in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby was re-elected and GOP nominee Robert Bentley won the governorship in Alabama Tuesday.
Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. tried very hard not to eat crow Monday, explaining that the Nobel Prize is not a gimme for Federal Reserve Board candidates.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Dodd: Wall Street drop hurt 'Main Street'

Dodd: Wall Street drop hurt 'Main Street'

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., says computerized automated trading that triggered a nearly 1,000-point drop on Wall Street shows the need for financial reform.
Shelby: GOP opposes financial reform bill

Shelby: GOP opposes financial reform bill

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., says Democrats have chosen to ignore small business opposition in their push to enact sweeping financial reform.
Consumer agency amendment defeated

Consumer agency amendment defeated

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday rejected a Republican effort to limit consumer protections from abuses by lenders as part of a financial reform package.
A debate point

A debate point

Let the debate begin, said Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, who has thrice seen Republicans turn down that offer.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Reid plans to go ahead with reform vote

Reid plans to go ahead with reform vote

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to go ahead with a procedural vote on a financial reform bill Monday, his office said.
Dow flat, financial firms up Thursday

Dow flat, financial firms up Thursday

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones industrial average fell flat but bank shares rose Thursday after President Barack Obama spoke in New York to pitch regulatory reforms.

Dodd, without GOP, to present bill

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said Thursday he would press forward with a regulatory reform bill despite the lack of Republican support.
Dodd, Corker to work together on reform

Dodd, Corker to work together on reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said Thursday he would negotiate with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to draft a financial reform bill in the Senate.
Prev
Page 1 of 4
x
Feedback