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Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...although environmental issues once produced bipartisan agreement in Congress, consensus on...said Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center.Grumet said voters support...Species Act and the Clean Air Act won bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but in today's...
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Hello policy fights, bye budget goodwill keep the government running, reviving the possibility of a holiday season shutdown.The goodwill that emerged from the bipartisan budget-and-debt bill that President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday could be short-lived. Filling in the details...
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House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

...House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo.The bill, approved on a bipartisan vote of 363-64, authorizes $325 billion in spending through the 2021 federal budget year. But it provides money for only...
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Rubio, Ryan back off total immigration overhaul

...legislation with President Barack Obama in the White House. Rubio, in campaigning for president, has repeatedly sworn off the bipartisan Senate immigration bill he co-authored two years ago, and he is now rising in the polls.Both Ryan, 45, and Rubio...
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My Turn: Alaska, U.S. small businesses deserve better

...and boost jobs here and across the nation ahead of political considerations.We are grateful to Rep. Young and the entire bipartisan majority in the House that stood up to those who favor gridlock and dysfunction.For decades, Rep. Young has been a fighter...
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

...measure.McConnell immediately offered a bipartisan stopgap spending bill free of the Planned...clear the Senate next week by a wide bipartisan margin. He has for almost a year promised...individuals."The Senate's vote, and the bipartisan measure that followed, cranks up the...
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Congress, Obama avert gov't shutdown

...the middle class and national security."It's an actual bipartisan compromise, which hasn't been happening in Washington a...on its head. In addition to moving toward passage of the bipartisan budget deal, the House was expected to vote late Tuesday...
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...liabilities for participating in the voluntary program.The House passed its version of the bill earlier this year with strong bipartisan support. The two versions of the bill will need to be reconciled before being sent to the White House for the president's...
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GOP faces chaos it hoped to avoid

...immigration reform. If we do not, our party's appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only."After a bipartisan group of senators failed to turn immigration legislation into law, Republicans on the campaign trail - including those involved...
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Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances

...the start of November, in what will likely be tens of thousands to benefit from drug sentencing changes last year. In rare bipartisan fashion, Congress is considering legislation cutting sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, an effort the White House...
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