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Is Courting Congress the Stuff of Movies? Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Think So

While the White House isn’t so convinced getting to know one’s adversaries pays off in politics, Hillary Clinton is signaling that if she does run in 2016, she may offer as a selling point her willingness to persevere with Congress in ways President Obama has been reluctant to do. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Plan for Young Migrants at Impasse in Congress

Republicans in the House and Senate have rejected a Democratic funding plan, saying it did not include any changes to immigration law to address the overall problem. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin had challenged the right of the federal government to continue making […]

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Whirlpool Wants Congress to Ban Class-Action Suits Tied to Energy Star Program

The appliance manufacturer is threatening to pull out of the troubled labeling program unless Congress bans class-action lawsuits. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos gives a thumbs up during the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao arena

Colombia’s Santos opens ‘Congress of peace,’ urges deal with rebels

By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war. "This will be – there's no doubt – the Congress of peace," said Santos, […]

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Speaker of the House John Boehner walks from the podium after speaking to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington

Boehner unsure Congress can act on border crisis this month

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed doubts Congress would agree by the end of this month on an emergency response to the crisis involving an influx of thousands of child migrants at the U.S. southern border. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, has requested $ 3.7 billion in […]

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Turley Scolds Congress For Not Stopping Obama: “This Body Is Moving From Self-Loathing To Self-Destruction”

JONATHAN TURLEY, LAW PROFESSOR: Frankly it's difficult to discuss these quaint constitutional issues in what is often a poisonous political environment. As a people we've become — we've come to the point where we can't just simply disagree, we have to despise each other. We subscribe to the worst motivations of our opponents and elevate […]

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U.S. Treasury urges Congress to act on corporate tax dodge deals

Calling for a new sense of "economic patriotism," U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Wednesday to take steps quickly to discourage U.S. companies from moving their tax domiciles abroad to avoid federal taxes. "Congress should enact legislation immediately," Lew told a business conference in New York hosted by cable television channel CNBC. "We […]

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Obama Official Won’t Testify to Congress

In a letter to the chairman of a House committee that had subpoenaed the director of political strategy last week, the president’s top lawyer said Tuesday that the director had immunity as a member of the executive branch. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Obama Chides ‘Careening’ Congress Over Highway Bottleneck

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he supports a short-term fix that will keep federal highway funds flowing to states, but chided Congress for not adopting a long-range plan to invest more in roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Full News here – Washington Wire

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