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  • Senator Elizabeth Warren publicly rebuked Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, accusing her of overseeing a corporate disclosure project that puts companies' interests ahead of investor protection. "Your job is to look out for investors, but you have put the interests of the Chamber of Commerce and their big business members at...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Leading U.S. Senate Democrats on Monday urged quick passage of legislation defeated last year to impose additional gun controls in the wake of the weekend mass shooting in Florida. Four Democratic senators, led by Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, called for immediate passage of a bill preventing people on "terror watch lists"...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 11- Republicans on a U.S. House of Representatives panel said they were making progress on a Puerto Rico debt relief bill that will take the same basic approach as an earlier failed version, despite cancelling plans to unveil new legislation on Wednesday. The House Natural Resources Committee said more time was needed to refine the...

  • SAN JUAN/WASHINGTON, May 10- Congressional Democrats circled their wagons on Tuesday, a day before Republicans unveil an updated Puerto Rico debt bill, by focusing attention on the island's humanitarian crisis while hinting at an unwanted bailout if the legislation fails to pass. Raul Grijalva, the Democratic leader of the HNRC, told Reuters during a visit to...

  • A statue sits on a flag pole in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Even Justice Scalia would disagree with the GOP's decision to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee, says attorney Michael Hahn.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican and former federal judge, is being considered by President Barack Obama for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, a source close to the process said on Wednesday, as Obama sought to overcome Senate Republican resistance to any nominee. The Republican-dominated Senate must confirm any high court...

  • 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...

  • Iranian hackers claim responsibility behind New York dam attack

    SOBH Cyber Jihad says they breached a dam control system in 2013

  • Caffeinated peanut butter under investigation

    Senator Chuck Schumer calls for an investigation by the FDA for STEEM peanut butter.

  • Steem Caffeinated Peanut Butter

    Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the FDA to investigate possible harmful effects of a caffeinated twist on a childhood classic.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves after a House Republican Conference meeting October 20, 2015 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Here's why Paul Ryan's run as speaker of the House may be short-lived, explains says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

    Whether its Jeb or Hillary in the White House, here's why tax reform will be the big winner in 2016, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • A power station of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, in San Juan.

    Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, also known as PREPA, reached a deal with creditors to make a $416 million payment

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill with, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Harry Reid wants his deputies to "just relax" in their dispute over leadership posts after his retirement, reports John Harwood.

  • Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 17, 2015 in Washington.

    Senator Charles Schumer wants regulators to look into reports that some Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring is unsafe, NBC reports.

  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015.

    House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.

  • Sen. Charles Schumer

    Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal investigations of high airfares, questioning why they're not dropping along with fuel costs.

  • First responders wear full biohazard suits while responding to the report of a woman with Ebola-like symptoms at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station October 18, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    The first wave of people who had contact with the original Dallas Ebola patient who died were taken off a watch list early Monday.

  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington.

    High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Pierson to resign.

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products.