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Obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 14 2013, 7:30pm CDT | by IANS

Obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said Monday.
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Senate Follies Almost Derail Confirmation Of New U.S. Ambassador To Russia

Jul 31 2014 10:54pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In the midst of major political turmoil, fiery rhetoric, sanctions, violence in eastern Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, America's new diplomatic envoy to Russia almost didn't get confirmed by the Senate. On Thursday night, a Republican senator refused to confirm John F. Tefft as the new ambassador to Russia as payback for a procedural change made by the Democrats last year, The Associated Press reported. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) said he ...
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Permit needed for media to cover forest fire?

Jul 31 2014 10:23pm CDT | Source: WND

(Courthouse News) A proposed federal law that would force journalists to get a permit before reporting from public lands appears to have been killed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – killed by partisan bickering, not by First Amendment concerns. Senate Bill 2362 , The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, set its sights on preserving public land, but when a dispute over gun control amendments broke out in July, Reid filed cloture on t ...
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Two women injured in Pakistan acid attack
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A woman and her daughter were injured Friday in an acid attack in Pakistan's Punjab province. | by IANS
Family of six murdered in China
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) At least six members of a family were murdered Friday in China's Hunan province, a police official said. | by IANS
14 Palestinians killed in Gaza
Gaza, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 14 Palestinians were killed and 29 injured Friday in Israeli airstrikes, hours before the start of a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. | by IANS

Harry Reid to Senate: Get ready to work weekends

Jul 31 2014 10:22pm CDT | Source: WND

(Politico) Majority Leader Harry Reid warned that the Senate will work on weekends in September, even as the chamber prepares to go on a five-week recess in a matter of hours. The Democratic leader said that the chamber will return to vote to fund the government past Sept. 30, reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and pass a defense authorization bill. Reid also said the chamber will vote on a series of measures that have little chance of becoming law: Raising the mi ...
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The Wrestling Match Called Congress Moves To A Picnic Shed In Kentucky

Jul 31 2014 8:53pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

PADUCAH, Ky. –- On paper, the U.S. Senate race here shouldn’t be a race at all. The incumbent is Sen. Mitch McConnell, 72, a five-term powerhouse and the Republican leader in the Senate. He is in line to become majority leader if, as is possible, the GOP picks up a net of six seats in November’s elections. His challenger is a relatively inexperienced woman not even half his age, running in a state with a Democratic governor, but also five of six GOP congressmen, two GOP senators (Rand P ...
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Robbing Peter to pay Pedro

Jul 31 2014 6:36pm CDT | Source: WND

When it comes to the vexation of immigration, the goalposts have shifted in mere weeks. Overnight has the barking fest on TV turned from how much immigration and amnesty the country can sustain, to an acceptance of a borderless America as the American way. “No deportation without representation,” declared the minority leader in the lower chamber. Unabashed, Nancy Pelosi had previously held a meet-and-greet with the inco ...
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'Drinking And Talking' Learns How Lobbyists Make And Scare Friends In Washington

Jul 31 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Lobbying. Depending on who you talk to, it is either the most reviled of political trades or a dramatically misunderstood and overly stigmatized profession. For critics, the image that comes to mind is of Jack Abramoff decked out in a three-piece suit, driving with the top down along K Street to his own restaurant, Signatures, with a Bluetooth in one ear, his eyes split between the road and the stack of dolla ...
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Bill Kristol to House Republicans: Kill Boehner's Border Bill Or Face Wrath Of Your Constituents

Jul 31 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: Big Government

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has advised House Republicans on Thursday morning that should vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s border crisis bill. “The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill,” Kristol wrote Thursday morning. ”The policy objections to the bill seem convincing to me—among them that it seems to appropriate more money, on a pro-rated monthly basis, than the president's proposal; that it might well make ...
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Source: Boehner's border bill dead on arrival

Jul 31 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: WND

House Speaker John Boehner WASHINGTON – Republican House leaders are not serious about stopping illegal immigration and there is nothing much conservatives can do about it, according to a highly-placed Capitol Hill source who was at a strategy meeting Wednesday night between Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and conservative lawmakers. The bill House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is pushing as a “fix” to the current border crisis is going nowhere, according to the source, if for no other r ...
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