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Senate to work longer under GOP control next year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending a stern signal to senators used to long weekends and frequent vacations: The Senate is going to work longer hours under GOP control next year. (...)
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Senate to work longer under GOP control next year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending a stern signal to senators used to long weekends and frequent vacations: The Senate is going to work longer hours under GOP control next year. (...)
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Congress can't 'de-fund' Obama on immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican said Thursday that it's impossible to "defund" President Barack Obama's upcoming moves on immigration in an upcoming spending bill. (...)
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Congress can't 'de-fund' Obama on immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says that it's impossible to block President Barack Obama's upcoming moves on immigration in a spending bill. (...)
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Panel predicts China will keep confronting US

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. and China have deepened during the rule of China's president, Xi Jinping, and the risk of an inadvertent military clash in the Asia-Pacific is growing, a congressional advisory panel said Thursday. (...)
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Support builds for ending benefits to former Nazis

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporting is growing on Capitol Hill to strip suspected Nazi war criminals of their Social Security benefits. (...)
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Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday. (...)
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Vets' moms to Congress: Boost suicide prevention

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Clay Hunt was just 26 when he committed suicide, following tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. (...)
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Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday. (...)
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Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday. (...)
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Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top adviser of President Barack Obama says limits on the duration of military efforts in Iraq and Syria and potential use of U.S. ground forces would be appropriate elements of a war authorization against the Islamic State. (...)
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Vet's mom to Congress: Boost suicide prevention

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Clay Hunt was just 26 when he committed suicide, following tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. (...)
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Vet's mom to Congress: Boost suicide prevention

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a Marine Corps veteran who killed himself in 2011 is urging Congress to bolster mental health service for veterans to slow a suicide epidemic that takes the lives of an estimated 22 veterans every day. (...)
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Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats rebuffed her effort Wednesday to elect a close ally to an important committee post. (...)
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Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats rebuffed her effort Wednesday to elect a close ally to an important committee post. (...)
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Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats have rebuffed her effort to elect a close ally to an important committee post. (...)
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