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NEWS of Monday's murder of PSNI constable Stephen Paul Carroll provoked strong condemnations from several prominent US politicians.
Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, who heads the Friends of Ireland grouping on Capitol Hill, said that he was "outraged".
So a few weeks ago, upon Rep. Pete King's return from GITMO, the Homeland Security ranking member wrote an Op-Ed in the NYPost about his trip/findings. Within that, he wrote: "Detainees have access to live TV, books and two daily Arab newspapers plus USA Today. (I suppose it would be inhumane to subject them to The New York Times.)"
House chairmen and ranking members were invited to a dinner at the White House on Thursday night.
The menu was chichi, with everything from celery soup with wild mushroom crisps to salmon with toasted saffron couscous pearls and, for dessert, a milk chocolate velvet cake.
The killing of the two British soldiers has stunned supporters of the peace process in the United States.
Most major US papers including the Washington Post, New York Times, and LA Times carried reports about Saturday's killings both in their print and on-line editions. The attack was also covered by major electronic media outlets as well.
Federal lawmakers are threatening to retaliate against several countries - including Iran, China, India, Jamaica and Vietnam - for refusing to take back some 140,000 of their citizens, including criminals ordered deported after serving their time.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff used to get an earful from Democrats when he’d tell Congress that customs wouldn’t be able to meet a 2012 deadline for inspecting every shipping container arriving in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan bill that would consolidate and centralize data about how banks use the government's $700 billion financial bailout was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.
HAVING just re turned from leading a con gressional delegation to the terrorist-detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, I am more convinced than ever that President Obama's executive order to close Gitmo by next Jan. 22 is wrong and misguided and, if fully implemented, will threaten American security at home and abroad.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's first budget, due to be released Thursday, will seek $634 billion over 10 years as a down payment on health care reform, a senior administration official said yesterday.