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Manny Pacquiao to quit boxing if elected as senator

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will give up boxing if he wins a seat in the Philippine Senate in a national elections that is set for May 2016.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat for higher political agenda

Two years ago, Manny Pacquiao admitted he has plans to run in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections. Now Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has confirmed the incumbent congressman from Sarangani is indeed running for president in 2022.

Senator takes on antibiotic resistant organisms Special

Washington - With so-called “super bugs” on the rise, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill aimed at slowing down the rate of antibiotic resistant microorganisms.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Justin Trudeau reforms Senate by removing Liberals from caucus

Ottawa - In a surprise move on Wednesday morning, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added more independent senators to the upper chamber when he removed 35 senators from the Liberal caucus.

Florida legislators introduce bills to legalize medicinal pot

Parrish - Legislators in the Florida state House and Senate have introduced bills that would allow residents of the state to use marijuana for certain medical conditions

Tennessee State Senator reintroduces 'Don't Say Gay' bill Special

Nashville - A Tennessee State Senator is finding himself in the middle of a yet another controversy, introducing a bill that would force school counselors and educators to "out" gay students.

Video: John Kerry did a guest spot on the sitcom 'Cheers'

Boston - As John Kerry is confirmed as the new Secretary of State with a 94-3 vote, it is interesting to note that he once had a guest spot on the popular sitcom "Cheers" in the 1990's.

Video: Biden, 'Spread your legs, you gonna be frisked'

While VP Joe Biden posed for photos with families of newly sworn-in senators Thursday, a photographer asked Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's husband to drop his hands. Biden offered a recipe for a photogenic snap: "Spread your legs, You're gonna be frisked."

WWII Medal of Honor hero Daniel Inouye, dead at 88

Bethesda - Senator Daniel Inouye, Pearl Harbor survivor, Medal of Honor recipient and member of the "Greatest Generation", has passed away at the age of 88.

Sen. Scott Brown pulls out of debate in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Boston - As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he will not be debating his challenger, Elizabeth Warren (D), on Tuesday.

South Dakota senator George McGovern has died

George McGovern, former US presidential candidate and South Dakota senator, has died at a hospice in Sioux Falls aged 90.

Former U.S. moderate Republican Senator Arlen Specter dead at 82

Philadelphia - Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has died at the age of 82, according to a statement from the family. Specter died in his family home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Brazil Senator: Do what I say, but I’ll do what I want!

Very many politicians all over the world are known for their involvement in corruption, for taking advantage of their positions to become wealthy (or wealthier!) and Brazil’s politicians definitely can’t avoid being associated with this stereotype

Woman arrested for burning down 3,500-year-old tree

The fifth oldest individual tree in the world, as well as the largest Pond Cypress in America, ended up being burned from the inside out on January 16.

Senator says keeping teacher pay low 'a biblical principle'

According to Alabama state Senator Shadrack McGill, raising teacher salaries is against the Bible and would only lead to the selection of less-qualified teachers.

Nigeria: PDP senator arrested on charges of sponsoring Boko Haram

Abuja - The Nigerian State Security Service says it has arrested Senator Ali Ndume, after a leader of the Boko Haram, the militant Islamic sect responsible for the recent bombings in Nigeria, implicated him as one of the politicians sponsoring the group.

FEC orders John Edwards to repay $2.3 million in public funds

Washington - The Federal Election Commission has ruled that former Presidential candidate John Edwards misstated the financial activity of his campaign in 2008, thereby receiving over $2.2 million he was not entitled to in matching public funds.

Hawaiian senator: Obama's true birth father may be 'real issue'

With the talk around President Obama's birth certificate elevated most recently by potential Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, Hawaiian Republican Sam Slom says 'the real issue' may be Obama's true birth father.

Sen. Scott Brown reveals he was sexually abused as a child

In an interview with 60 Minutes, Senator Scott Brown told Lesley Stahl he was the victim of sexual abuse when as a child.

Nevada Senator Reid wins over Angle, Pacquiao's support helped

US Senate Majority Floor Leader and Bob Arum's friend Harry Reid has won his fifth term as Senator for the state of Nevada, after a fierce challenge from Republican candidate Sharron Angle.

President Aquino grants amnesty to a senator and rebel soldiers

Philippine president Noynoy Aquino has granted amnesty to soldiers who participated in the military uprising in 2003 and 2006 in protest of alleged graft and corruption under the watch of the then president Gloria Arroyo.

Prankster emails Senators phony obituaries to the media

Washington - At least three Democratic senators have been the targets of phony email reports of their deaths over the past few days, prompting the U.S. Capitol Police to open an investigation into the matter.

Op-Ed: West Virginia‎ Senator Robert C. Byrd dead at 92

Washington - It's with much sorrow that we report today the passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd. A son of West Virginia, Byrd devoted his life to the Mountain State. His enduring dedication to improving the lives of each person he represented will live on forever.

Philippine senator Francis Pangilinan aims for senate presidency

Philippine senator Francis Pangilinan is few steps away from the senate presidency as some senators who are not members of his Liberal Party have decided to support his campaign.

Sen. Noynoy Aquino proclaimed 15th president of the Philippines

Senator Noynoy Aquino was proclaimed as the Philippines 15th president in a ceremony held at the Batasan Pambansa (National Legislature) shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Philippine president-in-waiting Aquino sought by world leaders

World leaders have been sending requests through their local embassies for an opportunity to speak with president-apparent Sen. Noynoy Aquino who just met Friday with the US ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas, Jr.

Sen. Aquino Predicted to Win Philippine Presidency by Landslide

If presidential elections in the Philippines were held last week, Senator Noynoy Aquino of the Liberal Party will come out winner by a wide margin according to a poll survey by Pulse Asia, a leading Philippine opinion research company.

Californian Senator with anti-gay voting record reveals he is gay

A Republican member of the Californian State Senate, known for voting against measures that would enhance gay rights, admitted on Monday that he himself is gay.

A U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas and an Independent's pursuit Special

With Republicans seeking a big Senate seat win in Arkansas, one man - a former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan - has put his hat in the ring as an Independent candidate for senator, demonstrating why democracy still matters.
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