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Republicans go 'nuclear,' clear way for Trump court pick

Washington - US Republicans ditched decades of tradition Thursday by changing Senate rules to ensure Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court, bypassing the first-ever successful opposition blockade of a high-court nominee.

US Senate moment of truth nears with Gorsuch vote

Washington - The US Senate prepared to take its most consequential step in years with the procedural vote Thursday on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.Democrats made last-minute pleas against changing rules to ram through the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

Senate confirms 'climate change denier' Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Washington - The United States Senate has confirmed Scott Pruitt, whose skepticism about human-caused global warming and close ties to the fossil fuel industry have led critics to label him a "climate change denier," to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Temer ally elected Brazil Senate speaker

Bras - An ally of Brazilian President Michel Temer, millionaire businessman Eunicio Oliveira, was elected Senate speaker Wednesday, despite being named in the investigation into the Petrobras corruption scandal that ensnared his predecessor.

Unprecedented: Cory Booker testifies against Sessions nomination

Washington - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) became the first sitting US senator in history to testify against a fellow senator's cabinet confirmation when he delivered an impassioned plea to lawmakers to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) attorney general nomination.

Biden steals show in final US Senate swearing-in

Washington - Most politicians accept the daily grind of pressing the flesh and making small talk about their jobs or campaigns as an unwelcome necessity that comes with the territory. Not Joe Biden.

Brazil judge suspends Senate leader in blow to Temer

Bras - A supreme court judge in Brazil on Monday suspended the Senate's powerful speaker, a key ally to President Michel Temer, before he goes on trial for alleged corruption.

Pacquiao meets with suspected drug lord

Neophyte Philippine senator Manny Paquiao met with Kerwin Espinosa, a suspected drug lord Friday at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police a few hours after Esoinosa arrived from Abu Dhabi where he sought refuge for several weeks.

Pacquiao back in hometown after Vargas fight, senate session

One week after his fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has finally landed in his hometown of General Santos City to the rousing welcome of his local constituents.

Florida Republican Rubio re-elected to US Senate: networks

Washington - Republican US Senator Marco Rubio, once a rival to Donald Trump for the party's presidential nomination, won his bid for re-election in Florida, a state disappointed Democrats had hoped to reclaim, networks projected Tuesday.

Sen. Pacquiao earns praises for action that ousted fellow senator

Neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao has earned praises for his recent action in a senate session that triggered the ouster of fellow senator Leila de Lima as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Senate president clears Manny Pacquiao to fight again

Philippine senate president Franklin Dillon has confirmed that neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao sought his permission to fight again, following Bob Arum's disclosure that he has reserved a fight date and venue for his return fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Pacquiao to help create Department of Sports in the Philippines

Philippine senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is set to work on the creation of the Department of Sports once he is sworn into office on June 30, 2016 to serve a six-year term along with 11 other newly elected senators.

Rogues' gallery to decide fate of Brazilian leader

Rio De Janeiro - One Brazilian is accused of taking bribes, another with hiding a secret bank account, a third with trying to help a man escape prison.So who are they -- hardened conmen? Mobsters?

Manny Pacquiao virtually elected as Philippine senator

In the April 18-20 survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) nationwide, incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao landed in the No.3 spot of the Top 12 list of possible winners in the May 9 general elections.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum's wish for Manny Pacquiao getting closer to reality

About five years ago, Bob Arum disclosed to media his wish for Manny Pacquiao and if that wish comes true in the future, it will be the biggest achievement of his career as boxing promoter spanning more than 50 years.

Brazil Senate forms impeachment committee

Bras - Brazil's Senate met Monday to form a committee that will consider whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who has accused her opponents of mounting a constitutional coup.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao need not campaign to win a senate seat if he wins

Fighting congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao need not travel to the countryside to ask the electorate to vote for him as senator in the coming May 9 general elections in the Philippines if he wins in his April 9 fight against Tim Bradley.

Comelec ruling motivates Pacquiao to train hard to ensure victory

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is delighted to hear about the ruling of the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) on March 29 not to block the airing of his April 9 fight in the Philippines.

Senate leader rejects action on Obama high court nominee

Washington - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected action Wednesday on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, minutes after President Barack Obama announced his pick.

Pacquiao back to winning circle in latest senatorial poll

Filipino boxing superstar and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao is back in the winning circle of the latest Pulse Asia survey on senatorial candidates for the upcoming Philippines national elections.

U.S. House bans microbeads in personal care products by 2019

Washington - Several states have passed legislation to put and end to the use of tiny microbeads in beauty products, but now the rest of the nation is catching up. It's all part of an effort to keep the tiny plastic beads out of the ocean and our seafood.

Former DILG Secretary Rafael Alunan files candidacy for senator

Manila - Former Phl Secretary of the Department of Interiors and Local Government Rafael Alunan has finalized his plan to seek a senate seat in next year's elections by filing his Certificate of Candidacy on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Comelec office in Manila.

Senate takes up case of MEK refugees trapped at Camp Liberty

Washington D.c. - Members of the Senate Armed Services committee heard the case of the Mojahedin e Khalq. Over 2,000 members of the MEK are trapped in Iraq, facing threats from the ongoing instability in the country, and potential attacks from pro-Iranian forces.

Manny Pacquiao may join administration party for senate seat

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao may join the administration's Liberal Party as one of its senatorial bets in the upcoming national elections in the Philippines.

NY: You and pooch may soon get to dine outside at area eateries

If you live in New York, have a dog and don't like eating at restaurants by yourself, you and Fido may be in luck. New York's state Senate has passed legislation that amends state health laws to allow diners and their dogs to eat in outdoor dining areas.

Haiti first lady barred from running for Senate

Port-au-prince - Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly can't run for the Senate due to questions over her nationality, authorities said Wednesday.New York-born Martelly had provided election authorities with documents showing she had renounced her American citizenship.

U.S. parties flip-flop on experience in White House race

Washington - Back in 2008, a freshman senator named Barack Obama got savaged for his inexperience.As Republicans prepare their 2016 presidential races, political messaging has flip-flopped as they face the most seasoned woman in American politics.

Op-Ed: U.S Republicans make science pledge

Contrary to reports issued by the U.S. Democrats, the Republican Party has declared that it is committed to science, despite the call within its ranks to cut science spending. Not everyone is convinced.
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