Congress

Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections

WASHINGTON and MILWAUKEE: Voters chose nominees on Tuesday in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November's congressional elections draw near. Wisconsin Republicans tapped state senator Leah Vukmir to battle incumbent ......

Congresswoman-elect kidnapped in Mexico: Official

PACHUCA, Mexico: An incoming member of Mexico's Congress was kidnapped at gunpoint on Tuesday (Aug 14), an official said, the latest violent episode surrounding the Jul 1 elections, the bloodiest in the country's history. Azucena Rodriguez Zamora, who was elected to the lower house of Congress for...

Beijing Denies Accusations of Rights Abuse at Xinjiang Camps

Recent months have seen an increasing amount of international attention and criticism of China’s targeted persecution of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang, where an ongoing anti-terrorism campaign has been revealed to include the mass detention of ethnic minorities in a system of extralegal political...

US economy seen strong in 2018, to slow in 2019: CBO

WASHINGTON: U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration's 3 percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected on Monday. In an updated economic outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget ......