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Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

4 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." (...)
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Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." (...)
Categories: Politics

Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce. (...)
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Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on a key House committee said Friday that the broadest bipartisan trade bill in years — and President Barack Obama's effort to sell it to his congressional allies — is in trouble unless it is rewritten to accommodate concerns over American jobs and the environment. (...)
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US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:55am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. (...)
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US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:17am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. (...)
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US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:56am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is getting a boost from the first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator. (...)
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Developer jailed for kickbacks among Menendez contributors

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:26am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks. (...)
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Developer jailed for kickbacks among Menendez contributors

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:30am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks. (...)
Categories: Politics

Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hardest sell for President Barack Obama will be persuading members of his own party to back a bipartisan agreement on global U.S. trade policy. (...)
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Developer jailed for kickbacks among Menendez contributors

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:57pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks. (...)
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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. (...)
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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. (...)
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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. (...)
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Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations. (...)
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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation has acknowledged he has a private, personal relationship with an airline industry lobbyist. (...)
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Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. (...)
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Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. (...)
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Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations. (...)
Categories: Politics