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House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

...has backed the general concept. But negotiations between Ryan and Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader, failed to produce an agreement. Such a one-time cash infusion also wouldn't solve the trust fund's long-term...
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Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP

...Congress should not allow this veto to stand," said House Speaker John Boehner.Yet the White House and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi insisted Democrats had the votes to ensure Obama's veto stays in place. Barring a veto override...
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White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

...accepted far more refugees after the Vietnam War and could do so again.Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democratic leader, said he would be surprised if Pope Francis does not raise the refugee issue when he visits separately with Obama...
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California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

...boards' members are mostly appointed by the governor and have broad influence over the state's economic life.Democratic leaders blamed a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign by oil companies, which raised fears of job losses, for defeating...
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Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

...spokesman Marshall Wittmann.The disapproval resolution would be sure to pass the GOP-led House, but there, too, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has pledged to muster enough votes to sustain Obama's veto - which could only be overturned with two-thirds...
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Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

...the paper of unfair treatment of his campaign.The storm over Trump is proving to be fodder for Democrats.Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing his comments on...
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At workshop, 'ordinary people' consider seeking office

...campaign. Making sure dates are hit and books are kept can make or break a campaign.Some attendees, like Juneau Democratic leader Nancy Courtney or Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest organizer Alyson Currey, attended to learn more about campaigning...
Sen. Schumer squeezed on Obama's Iran nuclear deal

...political straddle that reflects the 64-year-old New York senator's competing roles as next-in-line Senate Democratic leader, unquestioned congressional ally of Israel, leading fundraiser and strategist for his party, and lawmaker from...
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US: 21M affected by govt. data breach

...Still, the government declined to say who was behind the attack.Numerous U.S. lawmakers, including Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, have said China was behind the attack. But Michael Daniel, Obama's cybersecurity coordinator, said...
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GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...prospective deal with Iran but other international agreements as well.With Cotton presiding over the Senate on Monday, Democratic leader Harry Reid spoke out, saying Republicans were driven by animosity toward Obama and unwilling to recognize that American...
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