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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got. (...)
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Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative. (...)
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Senate GOP tries to repeal NLRB rule on union elections

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate moved Tuesday to try to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union's request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. (...)
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CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government's borrowing cap until the fall. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. (...)
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Excerpts from Israeli leader Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday warning against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons: (...)
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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she was so upset she was near tears during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress about the threat posed by Iran. (...)
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Congress sends Obama bill to fund Homeland Security through year's end, without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sends Obama bill to fund Homeland Security through year's end, without conditions. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies. (...)
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FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday. (...)
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Senate GOP tries to repeal NLRB rule on union elections

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate have moved to try to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union's request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union. (...)
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House nears passage of Homeland bill without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House overcame last-minute opposition from GOP critics on Tuesday and moved toward final passage of legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without restrictions on immigration. (...)
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Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama. (...)
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No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus. (...)
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Israeli leader: Deal 'doesn't block Iran's path' to nuclear bomb; 'it paves path' to bomb

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli leader: Deal 'doesn't block Iran's path' to nuclear bomb; 'it paves path' to bomb. (...)
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Israeli leader: World must unite to 'stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli leader: World must unite to 'stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror' (...)
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GOP: House to vote on Homeland bill without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration. (...)
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Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world. (...)
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