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U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor. Presenting his plan for a sweeping revamp of social safety net programs, Ryan […]

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Republican lawmaker to grill U.S. SEC over Ackman tactics

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker will pressure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to consider a raft of reforms, after William Ackman's aggressive efforts to take over Allergan Inc raised concerns about loose rules governing disclosure and shareholder voting. Republican Representative Edward Royce of California plans to grill […]

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Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities. Ryan, his party's vice presidential candidate in […]

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Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Campaigning as an outsider who would shake up Washington, a former Fortune 500 chief executive defeated an 11-term congressman in a Georgia runoff election on Tuesday between two Republicans seeking to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. David Perdue, former chief executive of Reebok, Dollar General and Pillowtex, led […]

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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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Meet the Press: Rand Paul is Republican Presidential Frontrunner

CHUCK TODD: For most of us, summer travel takes us to theme parks or beaches. For presidential wannabes, it's anywhere they can find potential supporters. And this week was particularly buys. Chris Christie in Iowa, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren wooing progressives in Detroit. And of course Hillary Clinton finishing her book tour. New NBC […]

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Republican Party Goes Round the Bend

Sally Kohn, CNNRepublicans are just being obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee will debate a draft resolution to file a lawsuit against President Obama, wasting taxpayer dollars in what is plainly a political stunt. Their complaint? That President Obama did not implement the employer mandate in Obamacare quickly enough. […]

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Despite Insurgent Attacks, Republican Senatorial Committee On Record Fundraising Pace

WASHINGTON — The soft-spoken, mild-mannered Republican operative opened his mouth, and out came knives. Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, sat at a long table with the heads of the other four Republican Party committees during a Wednesday press conference. All five committees have had to fight like hell over the […]

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U.S. lawmakers, lawyers argue over House Republican plan to sue Obama

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican effort to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive powers got under way in Congress on Wednesday at a hearing where lawmakers and constitutional law experts bickered over the move in a taste of the politicking to come. The House of Representatives' Rules Committee is […]

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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

Yellen defends Fed independence, faces House Republican criticism

By Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank's independence on Wednesday at a U.S. congressional hearing, handling tough questions from Republican lawmakers who want to rein in the Fed's authority. Yellen's prepared remarks on the economy and Fed policy were identical to those from her […]

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