News

Senate Republicans block 9/11 health bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would provide medical care for firefighters and other responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks who developed illnesses from breathing toxic, dust-filled air. Read more

Capehart: DADT repeal failure: next steps

Those who questioned Main Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s sincerity in wanting to repeal don’t ask don’t tell (DADT) got their comeuppance when the Republican from Maine did what she hinted she might do when we talked yesterday: She voted for cloture on the motion to reconsider the defense author… Read more…

Airport pat-down of India envoy appropriate: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An airport pat-down of the Indian ambassador to the United States in Mississippi angered her government but the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday said it was appropriate under the circumstances. Read more

Obama dangled White House visit to ease Ivorian row

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama offered to invite Laurent Gbagbo to the White House if he respected Ivory Coast’s election and stepped down, but has not received a response, a White House official said on Thursday. Read more