Impunity sparked African crises, Pillay says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday a culture of impunity may be partly responsible for violence in Africa's Great Lakes region.
African envoy Feingold headed to fragile DRC

African envoy Feingold headed to fragile DRC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. special African envoy Russ Feingold is headed to the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess the prospects for peace, the U.S. State Department said.

DRC not out of the woods, U.S. warns

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The end of the March 23 Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a beginning but more work is needed, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

M23 rebels surrender in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Uganda is waiting for a formal peace deal in neighboring DRC before it decides whether or not to hand over M23 rebel fighters, a spokesman said Thursday.

DRC peace brigade lauded by regional envoy

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo was a good test case for a U.N. brigade mandated to use force, a U.S. special envoy to the region said.

U.S. calls for M23 disarmament

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Members of the rebel March 23 Movement fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo are called on to disarm immediately, the U.S. government said.

Avoid Democratic Republic of Congo, U.S. warns

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Thursday travel to eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo should be avoided at all cost.

WFP may scale back work in DRC

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Support for people in the Democratic Republic of Congo will start to dwindle in November because of budget woes, the World Food Program said.

DRC rebels fire on U.N. peacekeepers

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Friday an unarmed helicopter used by the mission was hit by rebel forces.

West pressed hard for end to Congo war

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring Rwanda, protagonists in Africa's deadliest war, say they have made "significant progress" toward finding a settlement to the seemingly endless bloodbath in the eastern Congo.

U.S. sends Russ Feingold to DRC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S State Department announced special envoy to the DRC Russ Feingold arrived in the region to help drive the effort to bring peace to the country.

Violence the new normal in DRC, envoy says

UNITED NATIONS, July 26 (UPI) -- Violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has become the "accepted normal" because of the lack of attention, envoy Mary Robinson said.

Patience with DRC conflict eroding

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Patience with ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is wearing thin among U.S. lawmakers, a Republican leader said.
Hastert 'majority of the majority' rule wielded in immigration debate

Hastert 'majority of the majority' rule wielded in immigration debate

The unofficial rule of not bringing up a bill for a vote in the U.S. House unless a majority of the majority party supports it -- the so-called Hastert rule -- has pushed to the fore recently as a coterie of Republicans say they want the tradition invoked concerning any immigration reform legislation.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Kerry names Feingold special envoy for African region, including DRC

Kerry names Feingold special envoy for African region, including DRC

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry named former Sen. Russ Feingold special representative for Africa's Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Russ Feingold
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) delivers his opening statement during Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold (pronounced /ˈfaɪn.ɡoʊld/; born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served as a Democratic party member of the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2011. From 1983 to 1993, Feingold was a Wisconsin State Senator representing the 27th District.

He is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, and cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain–Feingold Act), a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation. He was the only Senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act during the first vote on the legislation.

Feingold had been mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2008 Presidential election, but following the November midterm elections of 2006 he chose not to run. In 2010, Feingold lost his campaign for re-election to the US Senate to Republican Ron Johnson .

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