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Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’s attempt to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according to a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).<p>Obama on Friday vetoed the bill, which would allow courts …

Mitch McConnell

While you were busy watching the Trump circus, Congress stopped showing up to work

This was supposed to be the year that members of Congress finally started acting like grown-ups.<p>Instead, while most of the United States has been distracted by the circus of the presidential campaign, Congress has regressed further into childishness, proving itself lazier, more incompetent and more …

Ronald Reagan

It looks like Congress thinks Hillary Clinton won the debate

Immediately after the first presidential debate, congressional Democrats were elated.<p>House and Senate Democrats said unequivocally that their candidate had won the first face-off: Hillary Clinton, they said, came across as strong, presidential and well prepared.<p>Yes, that's the usual post-debate …

Government

US victims of terror attacks will be able to sue foreign governments, after Congress overrides Obama

The US Senate and House voted overwhelmingly today, Sept. 28, to override president Obama’s veto of a controversial bill about the victims of terror attacks.<p>Now officialized, the “Sept. 11” bill allows victims and their families to sue the Saudi government in a US court, for its alleged role in the …

Saudi Arabia

Enter the lawyers

UNDER pressure from families bereaved by the terror attacks of September 11th 2001, and with the threat from Islamic extremism a potent talking-point …

U.S. lawmakers may change September 11 law after rejecting veto | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad.<p>A day after a rare overwhelming …

Middle East

Congress Passes Funding Bill to Avert a Government Shutdown

The U.S. Congress approved a stop-gap funding bill on Wednesday that averts a looming federal government shutdown and provides urgently needed money …

New evidence suggests Earth was formed by a huge planetary collision 4.5 billion years ago

Much of what we understand about the formative years of planet Earth may be wrong. UCLA researchers released details of a study that finds modern …