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  • President Obama will host an awkward meeting with President-elect Trump at the White House in their first public step toward a peaceful transition of power.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "It's certainly not going to be brought up this year," McConnell said of the 12- country Trans-Pacific...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. While there are many Republican supporters of free trade and TPP in Congress, McConnell and House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-rim trade deal would see a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "It's certainly not going to be brought up this year," McConnell said of the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership...

  • McConnell: Proud of the races we won

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses yesterday's election and the party's efforts to hold on to the Senate.

  • The U.S. Capitol building

    Fallout from Congress's veto override of a bill allowing US citizens to sue Saudi Arabia for damages related to 9/11 is already apparent.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday deeper trade ties between the United States and Mexico will help both economies to grow and President Barack Obama's free trade deal will keep them globally competitive. The United States and Mexico cannot reject globalization despite the stresses it causes some industries, towns and workers on both sides,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first of Obama's eight years in...

  • If senators, as expected, are supportive, the Senate could promptly vote on passage, sending the measure to the House of Representatives. Earlier, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to...

  • Earlier, Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House had vowed to oppose the CR until...

  • Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House have vowed to oppose the CR until Republicans agree to an aid package...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, or CR, which would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, or CR, which would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. A successful override requires support from two-thirds of lawmakers in both the Senate and House of Representatives, which are controlled by Republicans.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said.

  • Vice President Joe Biden looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 22, 2015.

    Vice President Joe Biden said he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

  • Sept 21- Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before the next administration takes office in January. Biden, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said that the brief "lame duck" session of Congress after the Nov. 8...