Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures

ShareThis Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures 07 Nov 2013 A new Senate bill authorizing the next year’s worth of intelligence operations would force the public disclosure of civilian deaths in drone strikes and add protections for spy-sector whistleblowers that are being hailed by advocates. The bill, which was approved in the Senate intelligence […]

Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama’

ShareThis Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama‘ 23 Mar 2013 Senators rammed through a whopping 101 amendments and took 70 roll call votes in a late night “vote-a-rama” session that lasted until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The budget plan, proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, only narrowly passed by a 50-49 vote. The blueprint […]

US senator calls to prosecute Assange

ShareThis US senator calls to prosecute Assange 02 Jul 2012 The head of the US Senate’s powerful intelligence oversight committee has renewed calls for Julian Assange to be prosecuted for espionage. The US Justice Department has also confirmed WikiLeaks remains the target of an ongoing criminal investigation, calling into question Australian government claims that the […]

US Senate blocks bid to restore $4.5 billion for food aid

ShareThis US Senate blocks bid to restore $ 4.5 billion for food aid 20 Jun 2012 The US Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bid to preserve some $ 4.5 billion in food stamps funding, as part of the massive farm bill. The request to keep that spending in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or […]

Senate Will Investigate National Security Leaks About Terrorism ‘Kill List’

ShareThis Senate Will Investigate National Security Leaks About Terrorism ‘Kill List’ 05 Jun 2012 The Senate will investigate recent national security leaks to the news media in the wake of articles in The New York Times about a “kill list” for terrorists and the use of cyberweapons against Iran, a Senate official said on Tuesday. […]

Republicans block Senate proposal to keep student loan rates low

ShareThis Republicans block Senate proposal to keep student loan rates low 08 May 2012 The political battle over President Obama’s plan to keep student loan interest rates from skyrocketing escalated as Senate Republicans [Grade ‘A’ sociopaths] blocked a Democratic proposal to tax wealthier earners to pay for it. Republicans stopped the effort with a filibuster. […]

Senate Bill Pushes to Aid Irish Migrants

AZ Central | Congress may have finally found an immigration issue it can agree on in an election year: letting in more Irish people.              

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate

ShareThis WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate 17 Mar 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is planning to run for election to the Australian Senate. Mr Assange, an Australian citizen, is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations. He strongly denies the […]

Senate Republicans Warn IRS Against Scrutiny of Tea Party

By Jonathan D. Salant, BusinessWeek.com Senate Republicans today expressed concern that the Internal Revenue Service was singling out Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny in deciding whether to grant them tax-exempt status. “It is critical that the public have confidence that federal tax compliance efforts are pursued in a fair, even- handed, and transparent manner […]