Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional delegate from the Virgin Islands says it's a "shockingly disgusting" invasion of her privacy for private images of herself, her husband, and their family to be stolen and leaked on the internet. Del. Stacey Plaskett issued the statement...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term Democrat from Hawaii, died Wednesday after battling cancer. Takai, 49, died at home surrounded by his family. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, said Rod Tanonaka, Takai's chief of staff. Born on Oahu, Takai served in the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term Democrat from Hawaii, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. Takai, 49, died at home surrounded by his family. He announced in May that he would not seek re-election. Born on Oahu, Takai served in the state House of Representatives...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi officials are hoping that the release of a top secret chapter of an early congressional inquiry into 9/11 will end accusations of Saudi complicity in the attacks — allegations that have never been substantiated. Those who pushed for its release say it's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials — allegations that were never substantiated by later U.S. investigations...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an election year featuring loud demands for change, Congress and its Republican leaders have delivered more of the same. More of the partisanship and dysfunction that have kept congressional approval ratings at 20 percent or below for years. More of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is pushing for the renewal of a decades-old law that allows the United States to hit companies with economic sanctions for doing business with Iran. In a statement Friday, the lawmakers announced legislation to extend the Iran...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is pushing for the renewal of a law that allows the United States to hit companies with economic sanctions for doing business with Iran. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland is the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee. In a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A law designed to extend federal and state reviews of "cold cases" of racially motivated killings during the civil rights era is one step closer to being renewed. A unanimous Senate voted Thursday evening to permanently renew a 2007 law that calls for a full...