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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Papers from Bill Clinton presidency show White House in spin mode

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... recommended making the hearings difficult for reporters to cover, and using Democratic lawmakers to conduct a "spin operation". Additional reporting by The Washington Post ...

  2. News - World - US POLITICS

    Defeat of US House Republican leader Eric Cantor starts scramble for jobs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:10pm by Reuters

    ... a handful of Republican lawmakers began to be mentioned as a possible successor to the Texas Republican as head of the panel. The possible contenders include Representatives Ed Royce of California, ... and banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawmakers also like being on the committee because it gives them a way to help bankroll ...

  3. 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

    ... Associated Press in Washington Discrimination in Republican base blamed for blocking US immigration bill Democrat cites racism as bar to reform bid An overhaul to the broken US immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism", the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House ...

  4. News - World - US POLITICS

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

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

    ... the use of such measures. Under a device that allows lawmakers to assert they did not vote for raising the ceiling, Obama would notify Congress that he is raising the US debt limit, giving lawmakers the opportunity to override him with a two-thirds vote of each chamber. But that is unlikely to happen. Spending: Extends federal spending at current levels until January 15. The deal ...

  5. News - World - US POLITICS

    US Senate clears first hurdle to avert shutdown with vote on spending bill

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

    ... Associated Press in Washington Showdown looms over provision in spending bill to derail Obama's health care overhaul Senate clears first hurdle to avert shutdown The Democratic-led US Senate easily cleared a hurdle to averting a government shutdown after a Republican lawmaker ended a 21-hour speech aimed at using the measure to derail President Barack Obama's signature ...

  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    Hillary Clinton criticises 'divisive' politics that led to deadlock

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:09am by Bloomberg

    ... great, what kind of leadership is required to keep it great," she said. Lawmakers last week voted to pass legislation permitting the US to pay its debts, benefits and salaries, shifting ...

  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    House of Representatives threatens Obamacare amid budget tensions

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US lawmakers vote to ransack healthcare law as battles over funding bill and debt ceiling resume Republicans set up Obamacare showdown A familiar Washington melodrama- will they or won't they shut down the government- took centre stage on Friday when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government, but only ...

  8. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama presses for passage of spending bill as deadline looms

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington As fiscal deadline looms, Obama presses Republicans not to shut government down over political wish list, especially on health care 'Don't blow up the entire economy' As the US government careers towards a potentially devastating shutdown, President Barack Obama has urged intransigent lawmakers to end their brinkmanship and pass ...

  9. News - World - US POLITICS

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

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

    ... the government and raising the debt ceiling- and head off any internal party backlash. Republican lawmakers say Boehner has assured them privately that he will not permit a default. His backers say he ...

  10. News - World - US POLITICS

    Republicans' big shutdown gamble to target Obamacare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... of Obamacare. The other, usually veteran lawmakers or those from swing districts, would rather debate the issue at another time and keep the government open. Party members on Tuesday tried to emphasise ...




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