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Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. (...)
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Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying cases

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has dispatched two senior advisers to Germany in an apparent effort to soothe tensions following new allegations of American spying. (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to add $10.8 billion to the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds to prevent them from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill next year. Critics say the legislation relies on budget gimmicks. The measure's financing provisions are: (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to add $10.8 billion to the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds to prevent them from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill next year. Critics say the legislation relies on budget gimmicks. The measure's financing provisions are: (...)
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2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. (...)
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2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. (...)
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Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. (...)
Categories: Politics

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. (...)
Categories: Politics

Boehner: No border money without policy changes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the public won't support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster. (...)
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Boehner: No border money without policy changes

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the public won't support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster. (...)
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Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:20am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. (...)
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Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. (...)
Categories: Politics

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. (...)
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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. (...)
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GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:49pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber. (...)
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