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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Democrat says racism in Republican base is blocking reform of US immigration system

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:09pm by AP

    ... of a contentious debate on the divisive issue, which could anger their core voters and undercut potential electoral gains in the November elections when control of Congress will be at stake. "I think ...

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    US ‘tea party’ celebrates fifth anniversary and plans poll impact

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... a fight," said Lee, who ousted a Republican incumbent senator in 2010. "We have to win a debate, and to do that, we need more than guts; we need an agenda." That plan, according to tea ...

  3. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obamacare to cost Americans an average of US$328 per month

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Figure finally put on plan amid debate over whether cost is low enough to attract uninsured Obamacare to cost US$328 per month on average Americans will pay ... takes full effect next year. The prices of the new plans are at the heart of a political debate over whether they will be affordable enough to attract millions of uninsured Americans when ...

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    Obama and Romney trade jokes for charity

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Obama and Romney take a break from political debate at Catholic event to help needy children Candidates trade jokes for charity Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney poked fun at themselves and each other for a charitable cause, two days after more serious attacks on each other in their second presidential debate. The pause for jokes ...

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    Republicans hope 'tea party' is chastened by futile Obamacare fight

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:10pm by NYT

    ... for effectively turning over the debate to the extreme "tea party" flank of his party. Now, near the end of a governing crisis that crippled Washington and dismayed a nation already deeply ...

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    Is Ted Cruz steering a course for the US presidency?

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by MCT, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... cause. But Cruz's marathon session did not win over senators from either party, and the drama ended with the unanimous vote to cut off debate and proceed to consideration of a bill passed ... an assault weapons debate earlier this year; or his claims against former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing to become defence secretary that he took money from foreign ...

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    United States House vote brings government shutdown closer

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

    ... require hundreds of thousands of federal workers to stay at home. After hours of raucous debate, the House approved the measure, voting largely along party lines. "Now that the House has ...

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    Mitt Romney's son jokes about wanting to punch Barack Obama

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Romney's son wanted to hit Obama Mitt Romney's eldest son Tagg told a radio station that the back-and-forth debate sniping between his father ... super-charged debate and hear Obama "call your dad a liar", Tagg Romney (pictured) said it made him want to "jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take ...

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    Polls differ on US election leader

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... In a shorter tracking survey of three days immediately following their October 3 debate, it called the race a tie. The conflicting results underscore the lack of clarity in an environment in which, ... in last week's first presidential debate in Denver. There's little consensus, though, on how deep or enduring that change in the race's dynamic may be. "Romney clearly has ...

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    US Senator Ted Cruz resorts to filibuster to block Obamacare

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... to oppose debating a measure they backed. "We'd be hard-pressed to explain why we were opposed to a bill we're in favour of," said Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader. ...




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