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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senator Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes made at lunch in Las Vegas

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologised for jokes he made about Asians during a lunch for business leaders in Las Vegas last week. The senator was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience: "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580152/us-senator-harry-reid-apologises-over-asian-jokes-made-lunch-las-vegas
  2. News - World - U.S. POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Republican Party senators beat midterm conservative rivals

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Wins by beleaguered Republican establishment over conservative challengers in midterm primaries counters the sour view of Congress Senators' victories give fillip to Party Primary season for this year's midterm election is nearly closed, with an outcome not been seen in years: incumbent Republican senators have beaten all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570739/republican-party-senators-beat-midterm-conservative-rivals
  3. News - World - US POLITICS

    Jim DeMint ends US Senate career leaving a trail of conservatives

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Jim DeMint, a kingmaker for conservative US Congress hopefuls and presidential candidates, is leaving the Senate after 14 years of service Old-style mentor ploughs new turf In typical blunt fashion, US Senator Jim DeMint recently warned of the dangers to America from the "lame duck", "zombie" Congress that's poised to resolve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1100092/jim-demint-ends-us-senate-career-leaving-trail-conservatives
  4. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Outrage over probe showing that CIA broke into Senate committee database

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Bipartisan fury after probe reveals agency broke into Senate database Outraged lawmakers want CIA chief's head An internal CIA investigation has prompted bipartisan outrage and calls for spy chief John Brennan to resign, after it confirmed allegations that agency personnel intruded into a protected database used by Senate committee staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564446/outrage-over-probe-showing-cia-broke-senate-committee-database
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California state senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to graft charges

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco US state senator pleads not guilty to graft charges Leland Yee, a prominent California state senator previously charged with bribery, has pleaded ... of a Senate committee considering the bill and told the agent he controlled two votes. The agent boasted of his connection to an unidentified owner of a professionaol football team. Yee encouraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564447/california-state-senator-leland-yee-pleads-not-guilty-graft-charges
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    CIA hid harsh post-9/11 interrogation techniques, Senate investigation finds

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Harsh interrogations also kept from then secretary of state, Senate inquiry finds CIA kept Powell in dark on 'black sites' A US Senate report ... interrogations of al-Qaeda detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell their superiors at the State Department, the document says. The 6,300-page Senate report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563601/cia-hid-harsh-post-911-interrogation-techniques-senate-investigation
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California State Senator Leland Yee faces new charges in Chinatown corruption case

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Senator charged again in Chinatown graft case A US federal grand jury charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping crime and corruption case centred in San Francisco's Chinatown. A new indictment charged Senator Leland Yee with racketeering and conspiracy "to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559769/california-state-senator-leland-yee-faces-new-corruption-charges
  8. News - World - POLITICS

    PTSD caused plagiarism in thesis, US senator and Iraq veteran John Walsh claims

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Helena, Montana John Walsh says he had post-traumatic stress while copying work of other scholars in paper Senator blames Iraq war for his thesis cheating US Senator ... said on Wednesday they remained "100 per cent behind Senator Walsh" in his campaign against Republican congressman Steve Daines. Walsh said that when he wrote the thesis he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558331/ptsd-caused-plagiarism-thesis-us-senator-and-iraq-veteran-john-walsh
  9. News - World - CANADA

    Canadian senator charged over cheque from PM's chief of staff

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ottawa Criminal case opened against Mike Duffy over payment from PM's chief of staff Canadian senator faces 31 charges Canadian police have laid a raft of criminal charges against a member of the country's Senate who was once a close political ally of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The 31 charges laid against Senator Mike Duffy on Thursday are the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556214/canadian-senator-charged-over-cheque-pms-chief-staff
  10. News - World

    Senate officials say Senate to be shut down while Navy Yard shooter is sought

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 03:11am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate officials say Senate to be shut down while Navy Yard shooter is sought. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1311270/senate-officials-say-senate-be-shut-down-while-navy-yard-shooter-sought

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