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Let the bashing begin

An election year is hard on Wall Street and hard on millionaires -- at least this election year is.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Jobless benefits for rich questioned

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The bipartisan Congressional Research Service said barring millionaires from receiving unemployment benefits would have negligible gains for the U.S. budget.
Republican rips into vets jobs bill

Republican rips into vets jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A senior Republican U.S. senator Wednesday dismissed a veterans jobs bill put forward by Democrats as just political posturing.
HSBC exec resigns in wake of investigation

HSBC exec resigns in wake of investigation

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- An HSBC executive said he will resign after it was found the bank's U.S. affiliate became a "gateway" for money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit transactions.
ALI DURKIN, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
Bill bans tax funds for party conventions

Bill bans tax funds for party conventions

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., say they're sponsoring legislation to end funding to party conventions in presidential elections.

Senate OKs conference spending reforms

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday approved reforms in federal spending on conferences such as the one at the center of a General Services Administration Las Vegas junket.
Fewer bill signing ceremonies politics?

Fewer bill signing ceremonies politics?

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Some Senate Republicans say politics is behind U.S. President Obama's cutback in the number of bills he ceremonially signs into law in public.
GAO: Duplicate work costs U.S. billions

GAO: Duplicate work costs U.S. billions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office Tuesday released its 2012 Annual Report indicating duplicate programs cost the government tens of billions of dollars.
Obama renews call for 'Buffett rule'

Obama renews call for 'Buffett rule'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The most pressing business for the U.S. Congress is ensuring the payroll tax holiday is extended until the end of the year, President Obama said Tuesday.

Coburn calls for Binder & Binder review

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., called on the Social Security Administration to examine cases of disability claimants represented by a high profile legal firm.
Dems offer new payroll tax-cut proposal

Dems offer new payroll tax-cut proposal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats Monday offered a new payroll tax cut extension plan, which one Senate Republican said had no chance of passing.

'Adult baby' cleared of disability fraud

WASHINGTON, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A California man who lives part-time as a baby with a large crib and high chair says he has been cleared of collecting federal disability fraudulently.
Obama jobs bill moves to Plan B after Senate defeat

Obama jobs bill moves to Plan B after Senate defeat

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama moved to Plan B Wednesday after the Senate defeated his $447 billion jobs bill by refusing to let it come up for a vote.
Senate waylays Obama jobs bill

Senate waylays Obama jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill was blocked by the U.S. Senate Tuesday night, failing to receive the 60 votes needed to proceed to debate.
Coburn undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Coburn undergoes prostate cancer surgery

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is expected to recover fully from surgery for early-stage prostate cancer, a spokesman said.
Obama signs FAA, highway-funding bill

Obama signs FAA, highway-funding bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama signed a bill that extends funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and federal highway projects Friday.
Coburn happy he can't bring gun to Senate

Coburn happy he can't bring gun to Senate

PRYOR, Okla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told constituents economic stagnation will persist and suggested Medicare is unconstitutional.

Coburn offers $9 trillion plan

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Monday put forth the mother of all federal deficit reduction proposals -- $9 trillion over the next 10 years.
Senate votes to end ethanol tax credits

Senate votes to end ethanol tax credits

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday overwhelmingly approved an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to end an ethanol industry tax break.

Ethanol subsidy survives Senate vote

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted not to kill $6 billion in ethanol subsidies as part of the tax reform debate.

Gang of 5 hints at budget plan progress

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's "Gang of Six" -- minus one -- Thursday offered their colleagues "elements" of their plan to reduce the country's long-term debt.
Sen.: 'Adult baby' cheating disability

Sen.: 'Adult baby' cheating disability

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. senator said an Oklahoma man who likes to dress and act like a baby may be improperly collecting Social Security disability insurance.

$500,000 spent on shrimp treadmill study

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A Republican senator's report on the National Science Foundation criticizes the group for projects including a $500,000 study involving a shrimp on a treadmill.
Durbin pushes bipartisan deficit effort

Durbin pushes bipartisan deficit effort

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday deficit reduction talks must go on despite the defection of Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., from the so-called Gang of Six.
The Gang of Five

The Gang of Five

In Washington, compromise is made in small rooms, away from the glare of flashbulbs and the self-righteous hum of TV cameras.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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