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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Is Jeb Bush about to seek Republican nomination to run for US president in 2016?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... are at the beginning of a very serious conversation," the strategist said. A former Bush campaign aide who remains in contact with the former governor said this year's speculation is more warranted than that of previous years. "I think he's giving it a real, serious look now," said the aide. Former Republican senator Mel Martinez of Florida, who was secretary of housing ...

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    Government shutdown would lay off three-quarters of Obama's staff

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... White House aides, political appointees and officials requiring Senate confirmation are permitted to work. Of the total, 438 people work directly for the president. Under a shutdown, 129 could ...

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    Soros backs push for Hillary Clinton for US presidency

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... was founded this year by a former aide in Clinton's unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. The group had raised US$1.25 million by July and now claims to have ...

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    Democrats, Republicans reach deal on filibusters

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Democratic aides said. They said Republicans have agreed to allow confirmation by August 1. "I'm pleased that the administration is going to send up two [new] nominees," McConnell ... three will be confirmed, aides said. Filibusters have long been a tool in the Senate to permit the minority party to extend debate and pressure the majority to compromise. But in recent years, ...

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    US House speaker John Boehner to 'take single bullet' on spending, debt

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Boehner has faded, carried away by the "tea party" current that swept him to power and is now pulling him from the moorings of his past. Aides to Boehner, however, say he has a clear ...

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    United States House vote brings government shutdown closer

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... likely rejection of the House bill in the waning hours of the fiscal year, a Republican aide acknowledged that a temporary shutdown was the likeliest scenario. House Democrats, a minority force ...

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    Scandal-tainted Sanford back with Congress win

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... an aide said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. But he was in Buenos Aires with his Argentine lover. But Sanford mounted a comeback, portraying himself as a changed man, and fought his way ...

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    Attack on US Senator Mitch McConnell’s wife triggers China race row

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Aides to top Republican US Senator Mitch McConnell voiced outrage on Tuesday after a left-leaning group suggested that he supported China over the United States due to his Taiwan-born wife. McConnell, who faces re-election next year, is married to former labour secretary Elaine Chao. She was born in Taiwan to parents who fled mainland China ...

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    US Senator Mitch McConnell slams liberal group for criticising Asian wife

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 02:54pm by Associated Press in Winchester, Kentucky

    ... fact, she had to go through a lot more to become an American.” McConnell’s aides had already criticised the tweets. “Secretary Chao and her family are shining examples of the American dream: ...

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    Hillary Clinton expected to make full recovery from blood clot in her head

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... said a top aide, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines. He said that America's top diplomat was "eager to get back to the office". Earlier, Clinton appeared ...




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