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Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:57:44 GMT2016-10-25T18:57:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation....

Lawmakers: Russia's violation of nuke treaty has 'worsened'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:40:07 GMT2016-10-19T21:40:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's violation of a key nuclear arms control treaty has become more egregious, two top Republican congressmen said in a letter released Wednesday that urged the Obama administration to confront and impose penalties against Moscow....

Grassley: GOP can't stonewall a Clinton Supreme Court pick

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:35:18 GMT2016-10-19T16:35:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans "can't just simply stonewall" nominees to the Supreme Court even if the president making the choice is Democrat Hillary Clinton, says the GOP chairman of the Judiciary Committee in a reaffirmation of the Senate's advise-and-consent role on judicial picks....

Warren seeks removal of SEC head; White House rejects idea

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:07:47 GMT2016-10-14T18:07:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on President Barack Obama to replace Mary Jo White as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warren says White has refused to issue a rule requiring public companies to disclose political contributions....

Senators call for criminal investigation of Wells Fargo

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:53:15 GMT2016-10-06T21:53:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fourteen senators are calling on the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation of Wells Fargo executives after revelations that bank employees opened millions of fake bank and credit card accounts....