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Republican Ron Paul to explore presidential run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Ron Paul, who ran for president in 2008, said on Monday he will form an exploratory committee to consider pursuing the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The Texas congressman confirmed to Fox News Channelthat he would formally announce his plans on Tuesday in Iowa. “We’re going to announce that I’m going to…

Nevada Sen. John Ensign resigns amid ethics probe

Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) announced Thursday he will resign his seat on May 3, due to a Senate ethics committee investigation over his extramarital affair with a former campaign aide. “It is with tremendous sadness that I officially hand over the Senate seat that I have held for eleven…

Rand Paul: Fox can’t decide ‘what they love more, bombing the Middle East or bashing the president’

Senator jabs at Newt Gingrich’s flip flops on Libya WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joked Wednesday night that the Fox News Channel can’t seem to reconcile their dislike for President Barack Obama with their support for his military intervention in Libya. “There’s a big debate going on over at…

Senator calls for moratorium on US nuclear plants

WASHINGTON – The United States should “put the brakes” on the development of nuclear power plants as the disaster in Japan unfolds, key US senator Joe Lieberman said Sunday. “I’ve been a big supporter of nuclear power because it’s domestic — it’s ours and it’s clean,” Lieberman told the CBS…

Oregon Senator: Police should get warrants for mobile data

Law enforcement should obtain warrants before seizing location information from citizens’ mobile devices, a US senator from Oregon argued recently. “If you asked most Americans, I think they would tell you that surreptitiously turning somebody’s cell phone into a modern-day tracking device … and using it to monitor their movements,…

GOP Rep. accuses Obama of advancing ‘slavery reparations’

A Republican congressman from Iowa has accused has accused President Obama of publishing “slavery reparations” through Congress. “Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he’s going to run for president, and what does he do?” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked on…

Feds may move to ban alcoholic energy drinks

Senator: Feds may move to ban alcoholic energy drinks after several incidents Federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week, according to a New York senator. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, who has pushed the Obama administration to ban the beverages, said Tuesday…

Sen. Sanders wants Comcast-NBC deal halted

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders thinks MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann was suspended for a “bogus” reason and wants to know: “What will prevent the same thing from happening to Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and other progressives?” The Independent senator, who caucuses with Democrats, explained that the whole fracas over Olbermann’s political…

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold set to fall, according to exit poll

Update: NBC projects Johnson over Feingold At 10:45 p.m. ET, NBC News projected that Russ Feingold had lost his bid for re-election to the Senate. Originally story continues below… Russ Feingold, the iconic Democratic senator from Wisconsin, is set to lose his Senate seat in tonight’s election, according to an…

Senator: 6K graves at Arlington could be wrong

Senator: As many as 6,600 graves at Arlington Cemetery could be misidentified A Senate Democrat says that as many as 6,600 graves at Arlington National Cemetery could be misidentified because managers there didn’t do their job properly. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., spoke at a hearing Thursday, where the cemetery’s former…

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