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Congress eager to tackle border funding, but obstacles could sink it

Congress eager to tackle border funding, but obstacles could sink it

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Congress is moving quickly to take up legislation to meet President Obama's request for emergency funding to handle the influx of undocumented children.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --The Senate pushed through a bill that will allow veterans to seek care outside the VA health system just after hammering out a compromise from opposing bills.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.
Johnson files suit over Obamacare exemption

Johnson files suit over Obamacare exemption

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin Republican is suing the federal government for underwriting a portion of the cost for health plans for congressmen and their staffs.
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
JCPenney shows poor earnings but prepares for strong holiday season

JCPenney shows poor earnings but prepares for strong holiday season

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- JCPenney shares rise as investors believe marketing and inventory can start to turn the company around after its two-year struggle under former leadership. Profits and earnings were poor for the last quarter, but not as poor as expected.
Sonali Basak
GOP: Obama used 'fraudulent marketing' to pass healthcare law

GOP: Obama used 'fraudulent marketing' to pass healthcare law

WASHINGON, D.C., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Republican senator accused President Obama Saturday of "fraudulent marketing" of the Affordable Care Act and urged passage of a bill to fix flaws in the law.

Obama: I'm sorry, didn't mean to dupe you on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said he didn't mean to dupe anyone about the healthcare law, but apologized to those forced off their plans despite "assurances from me."
U.N. finds 'clear and convincing' evidence of sarin gas in Syria

U.N. finds 'clear and convincing' evidence of sarin gas in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A U.N. team of scientists said Monday it has found "clear and convincing evidence" of chemical weapons use in Syria.

Report: J.C. Penney shelving deal with Martha Stewart

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney has decided to shelve its relationship with Martha Stewart without waiting for a judge's ruling on a dispute with Macy's, the New York Post reports.

Philippine police inadvertently arrest suspected drug smuggler

MANILA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Korean man arrested last week for holding his one-month-old child hostage and beating his Filipino partner is being held on suspicion of international drugs trafficking.

Ackman dumps all his J.C. Penney stock

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Investor Bill Ackman is dumping his J.C. Penney Co. stock two weeks after quitting the board in a failed campaign to overhaul the struggling U.S. retailer.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Penney's board 'flying blind,' investor Ackman says

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co.'s board is "flying blind" and needs to oust Chairman Tom Engibous, investor Bill Ackman said in a letter Friday to the U.S. retailer's board.
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