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  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions on nine U.S. officials and lawmakers on Thursday as tension over Moscow's annexation of Crimea mounted, warning the West it would hit back over "every hostile thrust."

  • *Moscow says U.S. will be "hit like a boomerang". WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, March 20- U.S. The extension of visa bans and asset freezes into Putin's inner circle came as Moscow rushed to consolidate the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula, seized from Ukraine last month, and to boost its military presence in the region.

  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions on nine U.S. officials and lawmakers on Thursday as tension over Moscow's annexation of Crimea mounted, warning the West it would hit back over "every hostile thrust."

  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions on nine U.S. officials and lawmakers on Thursday as tension over Moscow's annexation of Crimea mounted, warning the West it would hit back over "every hostile thrust."

  • *Moscow says U.S. will be "hit like a boomerang". President Barack Obama announced sanctions on Thursday against prominent Russians including close allies of President Vladimir Putin, as Moscow raced to complete its annexation of Crimea and built up its forces in the region.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday a U.S. Senate plan to extend long-term unemployment benefits retroactively "is simply unworkable" after a state officials group warned of implementation problems.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday a U.S. Senate plan to extend long-term unemployment benefits retroactively "is simply unworkable" after a state officials group warned of implementation problems.

  • Fannie, Freddie: Shareholders status left to courts Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    The bill, written by Democrat Tim Johnson and Republican Mike Crapo, would replace the companies with a new industry-financed agency.

    A bill to wind down mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would leave a decision on how to treat their private shareholders to the courts.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- A draft bill to wind down government-run mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, released by two leading senators on Sunday, would leave a decision on how to treat their private shareholders to the courts.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- A draft bill to wind down government-run mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, released by two leading senators on Sunday, would leave a decision on how to treat their private shareholders to the courts.

  • New bipartisan breeze in U.S. Senate, but will it last? Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 12- The normally divided U.S. Senate moved forward on Wednesday with a new, bipartisan agreement designed to ease partisan gridlock. I'm optimistic, "said Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A standoff between the United States and Japan is holding up talks on a sweeping Pacific free trade pact and a lack of authority to push an eventual deal through the U.S. Congress without amendment may be undercutting Washington's hand.

  • MORGANTOWN, West Va., Feb 26- As the Obama administration readies rules to force all U.S. power plants to lower the rate at which they produce greenhouse gases, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a major coal state, is trying to steer a bill through the Senate that he said would hold off the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Veterans healthcare bill advances in U.S. Senate Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25- An expansion of healthcare and education programs for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cleared its first procedural hurdle on Tuesday, as Democrats in the U.S. Senate attempted to win passage of the legislation this week.

  • The letter was prompted by a Wall Street Journal investigation into a night-time sniper attack in April 2013 on the Metcalf substation in southern California which threatened to blackout power to thousands of homes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday acknowledged concerns by fellow Democrats, including the top two in Congress, about President Barack Obama's free-trade agenda but defended the U.S. pursuit of a proposed pan-Pacific trade pact.

  • President Barack Obama' s party spoke out on Wednesday against a proposal to give the White House power to fast-track trade deals, delivering another blow to the chances of getting the bill through Congress quickly.

  • Second top Democrat opposes U.S. fast-track trade power Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    President Barack Obama' s party spoke out on Wednesday against a proposal to give the White House power to fast-track trade deals, delivering another blow to the chances of getting the bill through Congress quickly.

  • The Democratic-controlled Senate at 1:45 p.m. will take a procedural vote on the "clean" debt ceiling hike passed on Tuesday by the House of Representatives, where Republicans hold the majority. Should the legislation receive the required 60 votes to advance, the Senate will move immediately to a final vote on the measure, said Reid, a Democrat.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a new bid by Democrats to restore long-term unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans, and make millionaires ineligible for such aid.