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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the U.S. territory on its next debt payment. "This bill is not perfect, but it is a critical first step toward economic recovery and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the U.S. territory on its next debt payment. "This bill is not perfect, but it is a critical first step toward economic recovery and...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, May 19- As Bayer AG joins the agricultural sector's scramble to consolidate, its bid for Monsanto Co may be a tipping point for U.S. farmers, federal lawmakers and regulators concerned the tie-ups may harm the farm economy. Jeffrey Golman, vice president at Mesirow Financial, said the sheer size, scope and number of these deals would inevitably...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Senator Chuck Grassley and other U.S. lawmakers are pushing for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have a formal role in weighing ChemChina's planned take over of Switzerland's Syngenta, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The White House on Wednesday tried to ratchet up pressure on the Republican-led Senate to allow a vote on President Barack Obama's choice to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democratic president has argued that the Senate has a constitutional duty to consider his impending...

  • RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb 16- President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the Supreme Court and chided Republicans who control the U.S. Senate for threatening to block him from filling the pivotal vacancy. The court said Scalia's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court building on Friday before his funeral Mass at...

  • RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb 16- President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to pick an indisputably qualified nominee to the Supreme Court and urged the Republican-led U.S. Senate to move forward on the nomination despite the rancor of Washington politics. "When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president of the United States is to nominate someone.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The Republican head of the Senate panel that weighs U.S. Supreme Court nominations said on Tuesday he will wait until President Barack Obama names his pick to fill the vacancy left by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia's death before deciding whether to hold confirmation hearings. Grassley has offered mixed messages since Scalia's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The Republican head of the Senate panel that weighs U.S. Supreme Court nominations said on Tuesday he will wait until President Barack Obama names his pick to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death before deciding whether to hold confirmation hearings. Republicans have threatened not to act on any nominee put forward by the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. If Obama's nominee is not confirmed by the Senate, the White House could use the process to energize Democratic voters ahead of the presidential and congressional elections in...

  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next...

  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL "The American people should have a voice in the selection...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama should not nominate a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. "The fact of the matter is that it's been standard practice over the last 80 years to not confirm Supreme Court nominees during a presidential election year," Grassley said in a statement. "Given the huge divide in the...

  • Healthcare

    An audit said there were ineffective internal controls to ensure that $2.8 billion given insurers was accurately disbursed.

  • HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

  • Two U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Treasury Department bureau may have flouted federal hiring rules.

  • Grassley: Bring Cohen before Congress

    In light of the federal indictments against SAC, Sen. Chuck Grassley says that he would want to see founder Steven A. Cohen testify before Congress.

  • Mexico catches drug cartel leader

    Sen. Chuck Grassley says IRS officials targeted political candidates for audits, and a major player in the Mexican drug trade has been caught. CNBC's Josh Lipton has tonight's headlines; and Retired General and former drug czar Barry McCaffrey, weighs in.

  • $70 Million Controversy At the IRS

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS is now poised to pay $70 million in bonuses to some employees. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) says the report is accurate. "The priorities at the agency are certainly not the taxpayers," he says.

  • Oct 25- Medical device maker Medtronic Inc edited health journal articles and paid doctors millions of dollars for company-sponsored studies of its Infuse bone-grafting product used in spinal surgery, according to a U.S. Senate report published on Thursday.