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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at a news conference to warn about the abolishment of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the proposed budget put forward by Senate Republicans

Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, […]

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U.S. Senate votes unanimously for amendment to send message on Iran

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday for a non-binding amendment to a budget bill intended to make it easier to reimpose sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear deal. The vote was 100-0 for the amendment, sponsored by Republican Senator Mark Kirk, which would establish a fund to cover the cost of imposing sanctions if […]

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and George Miller listen before the signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

U.S. House okays bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

By Susan Cornwell and Caroline Humer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven forward by Republican House Speaker John Boehner […]

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U.S. Caught In Middle East Proxy War

First Read: “Talk about the United States being in a difficult place. One hour, the U.S. is conducting airstrikes to combat Sunni extremists — ISIS — in Iraq… The next hour, it’s helping aid Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign against Shiite extremists — the Houthi rebels — in Yemen.” “The backdrop, of course, is the clear […]

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U.S. Role in Middle East Revamped as Chaos Engulfs Yemen

In the span of a week, upheaval in the Middle East has again redefined the role of the U.S. and its key allies and rivals in the region, particularly in developments in Yemen. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Opening New Iraq Front, U.S. Strikes ISIS in Tikrit

American warplanes began airstrikes against Islamic State positions in the Iraqi city, aiding a three-week offensive by a coalition of Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS In Tikrit

U.S. warplanes began hitting the Islamic State extremist group in Tikrit on Wednesday, in what U.S. officials said was a sign of the failure of Iranian-backed forces to retake the city. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of the U.S. Congress in Washington

U.S. House Republicans face test of unity in budget votes

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a test of party unity, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday are set to vote on the federal budget, using an unusual format meant to overcome lingering internal disagreements over defense spending. Known as a "Queen of the Hill" vote, the process will let lawmakers […]

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U.S. Aids Iran-Backed Fight to Retake Tikrit

The U.S. has started providing Iraq with aerial intelligence in the stalled battle to oust Islamic State from Tikrit, drawing the American military into closer coordination with Iranian-backed militias spearheading the offensive. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Obama shakes hands with Ghani after their joint news conference at the White House in Washington

Obama slows withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Afghan requests to slow the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan. Capping a day of VIP treatment for Afghan […]

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