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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks."Pause" was the word used by both new House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, urging at least a temporary halt in...
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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...program and threatened to try to stop it in legislation that must pass by Dec. 11 to keep the government running. New House Speaker Paul Ryan neither endorsed nor ruled out that course.? Other Republican presidential candidates, already skeptical...
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Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...Utah's House of Representatives, becoming the first openly gay state lawmaker. Conservative activists urged the House speaker not to swear her in, arguing she likely was breaking state sodomy laws."There were several legislators who wouldn't...
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Rubio, Ryan back off total immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON - Two of the Republican Party's rising young stars - House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio - made similar calculations on the way to political advancement: Both abandoned...
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GOP faces chaos it hoped to avoid illegally - a policy prescription experts suggest would be difficult if not impossible to achieve.Incoming House Speaker Paul Ryan said over the weekend there would be no immigration bill until 2017, at the earliest. But Trump, who has...
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Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

...shouldn't be near as long.""This is good news for the future of the gasline and the future of our state," said House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski.The Legislature is expected to convene at 11 a.m. Saturday and hold its first hearings...
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Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP accusing Obama of putting politics ahead of the troops."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...
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Lawmakers plan hearings instead of mass briefing

...first day of the special session in place of a mass briefing by Gov. Bill Walker's administration.In a release, House Speaker Mike Chenault says he appreciates Walker's willingness to hold a briefing for the full Legislature.But he says...
House Republicans return to Capitol to face leadership mess

...who is under pressure from party leaders to run for House speaker - a job he repeatedly has made clear he does not want...confrontation with Obama.It may be difficult for any House speaker to satisfy those demands, with Obama still in the White...
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Benghazi prober: Clinton showdown about facts

...lapses, the military response and the administration's initial, inaccurate accounts of why the attacks occurred.House Speaker John Boehner, the driving force behind creation of the committee in May 2014, said he chose Gowdy, a member of the...
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