Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal

...of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal...lifting sanctions imposed previously by lawmakers, a step that would likely cause Iran...dispatched hundreds of its members to prod lawmakers to disapprove of the deal.On the other...
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Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions

...long after they return in September, lawmakers must vote on President Barack Obama's...a brutally divisive issue that many lawmakers expect will dominate voter town halls...current spending levels, which gets lawmakers back to the prospect of a shutdown showdown...
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Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...this year. The Legislature's top attorney and state attorney general have said that language added to the state budget by lawmakers seeking to restrict spending for expansion could be unconstitutional.In a statement following Walker's announcement last...
Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

...expand Medicaid, calling the move his "final option" after lawmakers had tabled his bill for further review.In an interview Monday...within the Medicaid program in March, at the prodding of lawmakers who rejected his attempt to simply advance expansion as part...
My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

...activity is contributing to warming the planet. That's one more contradiction that says we shouldn't trust Republican lawmakers with regulating the food we eat. What's really behind this bill is big business' money. In America, that speaks louder...
Greece tackles final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

ATHENS, Greece - Greek lawmakers debated into the early hours Thursday...main problem lies with hard-line lawmakers in his party, many of whom see the...not a normal process," he told lawmakers. "But the essence is that...
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Clashes break out as Greek lawmakers debate austerity bill

...outside parliament Wednesday, as Greek lawmakers began debating contentious measures needed...the country.Large numbers of Syriza lawmakers are almost certain to vote against the...parliament. More than 30 of Syriza's own lawmakers have publicly voiced objections.Tsipras...
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Social Security disability fund to run dry next year

...benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential...cutting benefits. But some in Congress note that the longer lawmakers wait, the harder it gets to address the shortfall without...
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Anchorage lawmakers want open container laws to include pot

...Anchorage marijuana smokers may soon need to treat pot like an open container under new rules proposed this week by city lawmakers.The proposed rules will be introduced Tuesday by assembly members Ernie Hall and Amy Demboski and would require drivers...
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Signatures submitted for air quality rules ballot question

FAIRBANKS - An Alaska lawmaker has turned in more than 2,500 signatures in an attempt to put a question on the municipal ballot in the fall that would restrict...


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