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  • 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...

  • SAN JUAN, Jan 27- U.S. Senate Democrats, in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Wednesday called for congressional action on Puerto Rico, demanding that legislation to resolve the island's financial crisis include tools to restructure debt. Republican Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Chuck Grassley of Iowa last month...

  • SAN JUAN, Jan 27- U.S. Senate Democrats, in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Wednesday called for congressional action on Puerto Rico, demanding that legislation to resolve the island's financial crisis include tools to restructure debt. Republican Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Chuck Grassley of Iowa last month...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 20- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has asked for a full explanation from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for an accounting error that led auditor KPMG to withdraw nearly a decade of financial opinions about the agency's accounts. The request comes after Reuters exclusively reported on Tuesday that...

  • Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to raise the debt limit for so-called "family farmer" bankruptcies. Farmers in states like Illinois, Indiana and Iowa are scrambling to secure lending for the 2016 growing season at a time when prices for their corn have halved from three years ago. "The debt limit for Chapter 12 bankruptcies should be raised to at least $10 million,"...

  • *Dow, Du Pont to merge, then split into three. Dec 11- Chemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion in a move that pleased activist investors, would generate tax savings and trigger more consolidation while drawing scrutiny from regulators. The "deal of three centuries," as Wells Fargo analyst Frank Mitsch...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Three Republican Senators on Wednesday introduced a bill to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis, proposing tax relief for workers and financial oversight to help the island gain financial and economic stability, according to a statement from Utah Republican Orrin Hatch's office. Hatch, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the...

  • SAN JUAN, Nov 12- Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday he will convene a hearing on Puerto Rico's financial turmoil on Dec. 1. Lawmakers, however, have signaled that it might take Congress a long time to enact a legislative solution for Puerto Rico, and have urged the U.S. Moody's on Wednesday said it is likely Puerto Rico...

  • 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.