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The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Four U.S. senators has asked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to refrain from featuring e-cigarettes.
Kate Stanton

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 panel considers shadow regulators

Senate panel considers shadow regulators

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- An overload of Washington insiders at Wall Street consulting firms then hired by federal regulators arouses suspicions, Sen. Sherrod Brown said.

The status quo

Asking how Tim Geithner did as the U.S. treasury secretary, one week after he has stepped down, is a question of tone and detail.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

No power changes in Senate, House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.
Ohio puts Obama over the top

Ohio puts Obama over the top

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ohioans voted for President Obama Tuesday, and the state's 18 electoral votes sent the Democratic incumbent to victory over his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
U.S. Senate races tighten in key states

U.S. Senate races tighten in key states

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Surges by U.S. Senate candidates in at least two races thought to have been pretty much decided have turned the races into nail-biters, political observers say.

Obama holds 50-45 percent lead in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama holds a 50 percent to 45 percent lead over Gov. Mitt Romney in the crucial swing state of Ohio, a Quinnipiac/CBS News poll released Monday says.

Beijing upset by U.S. rights report

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that a U.S. congressional report on China wasn't in line with the facts.
No love for extending payroll tax holiday

No love for extending payroll tax holiday

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A consensus is forming in the Democratic caucus of the U.S. Senate that the payroll tax holiday should not be extended for one more year, aides said.
USOC: Uproar over uniforms 'nonsense'

USOC: Uproar over uniforms 'nonsense'

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee called an uproar over the U.S. team's China-made ceremonial uniforms "nonsense" while a top U.S. lawmaker said they should be burned.
Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- JPMorgan Chase chief James Dimon apologized before a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday for the bank's big investment blunder but said no clients lost any money.
Tempest in a teapot

Tempest in a teapot

The headline is predictable: "JPMorgan Knew of Risks," and under that, the subhead is familiar: "Concerning $2 billion loss."
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Senate no puffing zone includes entrances

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Smokers no longer can take shelter from the elements at entrances to the U.S. Senate wing of the Capitol under new rules enacted before the Memorial Day break.
Money threatens Democrat control of Senate

Money threatens Democrat control of Senate

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- A disparity in advertising firepower due to funding from third-party groups threatens Democratic control of the U.S. Senate, Democratic Party sources say.

Air Force to get 1st woman 4-star general

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, given Senate approval to head the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, will become the branch's first female four-star general.

Senators want more rules for super PACs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Federal Election Commission needs to draw up stricter disclosure rules for donors to super PACs, a group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators said Tuesday.
Group plans protests ahead of China visit

Group plans protests ahead of China visit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A coalition of U.S. labor unions, Democratic politicians and trade advocacy groups is planning a trade protest ahead the Chinese vice president's U.S. visit.
Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Holdouts disagreed with U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, who said prosecutors were close to a deal with U.S. banks over their foreclosure practices.
Let the political ad battle begin...

Let the political ad battle begin...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ad wars among outside interest groups have begun in several U.S. congressional races -- about a year before Election Day.
Ohio collective bargaining bill important

Ohio collective bargaining bill important

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Political pundits say an Ohio collective bargaining bill could have an impact on the 2012 presidential elections.

Senator wants closer look at green laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) -- Environmental laws in the United States need to be drafted in a way that protects competition and economic growth, an Ohio lawmaker said.

VA agrees to pay wounded vet's bill

WARREN, Ohio, March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. government, under prodding from Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has agreed to pay $3,000 to settle a medical bill for a soldier seriously wounded in Iraq.
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