U.S. House leader Boehner points to Senate on security funding

World / Politics Feb 26, 2015

U.S. House leader Boehner points to Senate on security funding

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called on counterparts in the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could face a partial shutdown unless the congressional funding fight is resolved by Friday. The House is in ...

TPP, Hague treaty, Senkakus to top agenda for Kennedy

National Sep 24, 2013

TPP, Hague treaty, Senkakus to top agenda for Kennedy

by Eric Johnston

At her Senate hearing last week, Caroline Kennedy, tipped to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, faced numerous questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, tensions over the Senkaku Islands, and what she would do about nearly 400 cases of American children allegedly abducted ...

National / Politics Sep 12, 2013

Confirmation hearing for Kennedy opens next week

Caroline Kennedy, nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be America's next ambassador to Japan, will take questions next week during a confirmation hearing on her appointment, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday. The hearing Thursday will be Kennedy's first chance since her nomination ...