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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. (...)
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Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration. (...)
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Democrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for now

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March. (...)
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Obama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, India and many other countries. (...)
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Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says the inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration. (...)
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Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' in Congress' opening weeks

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:00am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Democrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for now

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats have told the White House that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:42am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top trade official says Congress must return enhanced negotiating powers to the White House in order to cut important trade deals with Pacific-rim nations and others. (...)
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Top Democrat tries to slow Iran sanctions bill

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate banking committee wants to put the brakes on legislation to levy more sanctions on Iran if no diplomatic agreement can be reached by July to prevent Tehran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:47am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:40am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former U .S. statesmen in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:58am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Push for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debate

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:43am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:17am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:08am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former U .S. statesmen in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama: US must balance human rights, security with Saudis

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:40am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he traveled to the kingdom to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama: US must balance human rights, security with Saudis

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:23am
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he traveled to the kingdom to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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Obama: US must balance human rights, security with Saudis

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:07am
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must balance its advocacy for human rights in Saudi Arabia with the need to cooperate with Saudi Arabia on counterterrorism and security. (...)
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