WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, on Monday said he agreed with President George W. Bush’s decision to the $289 billion farm bill because it did not cut subsidies to wealthy farmers enough.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee said on Monday they had reached a deal on legislation to create a multibillion dollar mortgage rescue fund and a new regulator for housing finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Reuters – The U.S. envoy to the United
Nations on Monday welcomed the visit of a special U.N. human
rights investigator to probe racism but said the Human Rights
Council should focus on “real problems” elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Monday said White House pressure may have influenced the Environmental Protection Agency to reject a bid by California to impose strict limits on emissions from new cars and trucks.
Reuters – The United States is prepared to
make “tough political choices” to reach a world trade deal by
the end of the year, if other countries do the same, a U.S.
trade official said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is prepared to make “tough political choices” to reach a world trade deal by the end of the year, if other countries do the same, a U.S. trade official said on Monday.
AP – France acknowledged on Monday that it had informal contacts with Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that the United States and the European Union consider a terrorist organization for its campaign of violence against Israel.