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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

18 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years. (...)
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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. (...)
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In surprise, Wyo. senator to head budget committee

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years ended his effort Wednesday to become the panel's chairman, clearing the way for a colleague from Wyoming to lead the committee when the GOP controls Congress next year. (...)
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AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. (...)
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In surprise, Wyo. senator to head budget committee

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years says he is stepping aside so a colleague can chair the powerful panel next year. (...)
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AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. (...)
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AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. (...)
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AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" was devastating his state's economy. (...)
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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations. (...)
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AP Interview: McConnell cool to Obama's Cuba move

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is criticizing the Obama administration's plans to normalize ties with Cuba. (...)
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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations. (...)
Categories: Politics