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The reluctant socialist: Why it's not a good idea to write off Bernie Sanders yet

Mar 19, 2016

The reluctant socialist: Why it's not a good idea to write off Bernie Sanders yet

Sanders has to now win over 72 per cent of the delegates in the remaining primaries to be in the reckoning again — but that is a tall order #Barack Obama #Congress #InMyOpinion #Hillary Clinton #Senate #George Bush #Obamacare #2016 US elections #Bernie Sanders #Democratic party primaries #Burlington
Same-sex union bill: In risky move, Italy's PM to push watered-down version through Senate

Feb 25, 2016

Same-sex union bill: In risky move, Italy's PM to push watered-down version through Senate

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi bowed to Catholic pressure to remove stepchild adoption rights from the text to ease its passage through parliament. #NewsTracker #Italy #parliament #Senate #Gay Rights #Five-Star Movement #same-sex union bill #Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
US Senate votes against more gun background checks after San Bernadino shooting

Dec 04, 2015

US Senate votes against more gun background checks after San Bernadino shooting

A polarised Senate voted against expanding background checks for more gun purchases, rejecting the proposal a day after the latest US mass shooting left 14 people dead in California. #US #NewsTracker #Shooting #California #Senate #Gun control #San Bernadino
Obama pleased after Senate passes trade deals

May 15, 2015

Obama pleased after Senate passes trade deals

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the decision of the Senate to move forward on his ambitious trade deals, saying its absence would make American businesses #Obama #NewsTracker #Senate #US President #Trade deals #Democratics #Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
CIA's torture program: Both Senate and agency agree it was mismanaged

Dec 24, 2014

CIA's torture program: Both Senate and agency agree it was mismanaged

Both reports from the Senate and the CIA largely agree on one major CIA failure: the agency's mismanagement of the now-shuttered program. #United States #US #CIA #NewsTracker #Senate #US Senate #CIA torture program
CIA torture report shows detainees left with long-term psychological scars

Dec 23, 2014

CIA torture report shows detainees left with long-term psychological scars

Whatever it's labeled, specialists say the brain clearly can become conditioned by extreme fear and stress, notwithstanding CIA assertions that what was done would not cause any permanent mental or physical harm. #9/11 #CIA #NewsTracker #USA #Senate #Torture #Sleep deprivation #US Senate #Torture report #confinement
US Senate avoids govt shutdown, passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Dec 14, 2014

US Senate avoids govt shutdown, passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

US Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown with the Senate agreeing to a two-day extension of current funding levels to consider a $1.1 trillion spending bill. #NewsTracker #US congress #Senate #spending bill #government shutdown
CIA director John Brennan defends agency, says interrogation methods abhorrent

Dec 12, 2014

CIA director John Brennan defends agency, says interrogation methods abhorrent

The CIA chief has defended the techniques used by the interrogators on terror suspects post 9/11 attacks but admitted that in limited number of cases the methods had not been authorized #CIA #NewsTracker #Senate #John Brennan #CIA Director #agency #interrogation #Torture report
Post 9/11 shame: Horrific CIA torture report released, hundreds brutalised

Dec 11, 2014

Post 9/11 shame: Horrific CIA torture report released, hundreds brutalised

The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the Sept. 11. #9/11 #CIA #NewsTracker #USA #Senate #Torture #Sleep deprivation #US Senate #Torture report #confinement
Senate report on CIA: UN rights chief urges nations to dump torture strategies

Dec 11, 2014

Senate report on CIA: UN rights chief urges nations to dump torture strategies

The UN human rights chief on the international Human Rights Day on Wednesday urged all states to act unequivocally in their effort to stamp out torture. #CIA #UN #Senate #UN Human Rights Chief #CIA torture strategies #Senate report on CIA