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Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis. The vote was 338-88, and House Republican and Democratic leaders have insisted the Senate act on their bill.But McConnell and several other top Republicans...
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Senate puts trade bill back on track

...agreements.Ironically, Pelosi's proposal would erase one of the bill's selling points with rank-and-file House Republicans, who are highly reluctant to grant new authority solely to Obama and who hope he is replaced by a member of their...
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House uses Tax Day to pass bills targeting IRS

...424-0. It would require federal contractors to certify that they don't have a "seriously delinquent tax debt."House Republicans said the bills were part of their efforts to "rein in the IRS.""This marks a major step forward in our common...
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Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget

...Georgia, top negotiator for House Republicans, as he touted the version he...for a big budget battle, but House Republicans have opened the door to using...known as a reconciliation bill. House Republicans have told 13 committees to examine...
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Planes will fly without DHS budget

...fight in Congress over President Barack Obama's executive order to defer deportation of undocumented immigrants. House Republicans included in their budget bill that DHS money may not be used to implement the order; Democrats in the Senate refuse...
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...administration's upcoming plan for offshore leasing - or at least announced at the same time."According to the White House, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower was the first to use presidential authority to withdraw acreage from offshore drilling...
5 things to watch for on Election Day

...a shot at winning back the House. The question is how big a majority the GOP will run up. The catchy slogan for House Republicans is "Drive for 245" - a pickup of 11 seats. That would top the 2010 tea party wave that led to 242 GOP representatives...
My Turn: Ready to Work for you

...many Alaskans, he's become increasingly disappointed with our State Legislature. Over the last six years, the House Republican majority has been busy undermining citizens' initiatives, short-changing public education, denying people their...
Legislature calls it a day without finishing

...cry this session - the Base Student Allocation.House Republicans were adamant that they would not support a bill without...session's late end. A bill, HB384, from the House Republican leadership was introduced late in the session to...
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Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...been led to believe: ballot initiatives "... may be amended at any time."Opponents of HB384, introduced by House Republicans to raise the state minimum wage, worry the bill is a precursor to history repeating itself and not the result of...
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