Latest in Tag: Congress Highlight

Latest in Tag: Congress


Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib set to become first Muslim woman in Congress

Democratic candidate Rashida Tlaib is about to make history by becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. She said that although people “can’t pronounce my name, they remember the thing that I do for them.”Former state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to the US Congress after winning …

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US Congress passes bill complicating Obama’s plans to close Guantanamo

A bill that extends the ban on transferring Guantanamo prisonors to the US mainland has sailed through Congress. Its passage will complicate President Barack Obama’s efforts to close the notorious prison. The US Senate on Tuesday passed the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with a vote of 91-3, a week after …

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Iran showdown in Congress damages US credibility

The White House has secured enough support in the Senate to successfully veto a resolution that would “disapprove” of the Iran nuclear deal. But it is a hollow victory, as a presidential veto could damage US credibility. The votes have been tallied. At least 34 US Senators will support the Iran nuclear deal, and back …

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Guantanamo: Where US terror prisoners occupy Cuban soil

Barack Obama would like to close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba before the end of his term. The Cubans would like to have the entire base back. And the US Congress is opposed to both ideas, Kersten Knipp writes. Oh the things that Cuba could offer! Pineapples, coconuts, oranges and bananas, as well as potatoes, lettuce and…

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