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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, urging at least a temporary...meeting of the House GOP task force Tuesday, aides to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the focus of legislation would...
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Rubio, Ryan back off total immigration overhaul is very negative."Ryan's efforts to find a House GOP consensus on immigration fizzled after former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was upset in his primary race last year by a conservative who accused him of backing amnesty...
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Pipeline plan passes

...TransCanada buyout might have been contentious, once we got here, we realized it was the right thing to do," said House Majority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage.Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, best summarized the decision before the Legislature...
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Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...vulnerable GOP senators from states including Illinois and Wisconsin will face similar considerations when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings up legislation aimed at blocking the power plant plan, as he's promised to do. Democrats...
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Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections

...outsider, one who was self-funded and shunned by Kentucky's political establishment after he challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP Senate primary. It's an approach that fits with the outsider appeal of Trump and...
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Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...second year."Let's declare success," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told Republicans...stand-alone measure."Fiscal negotiations are ongoing," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said as he opened the...
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House Freedom Caucus supports Ryan for speaker

...45-year-old never wanted but is exploring, he says, out of a sense of duty after Boehner announced his resignation and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew from the running to replace him.Ryan has made clear that he does not want to be...
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Ryan to seek speakership if embraced

...drove Speaker John Boehner to announce his resignation by threatening a floor vote on his speakership, and scared Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy into abruptly withdrawing from the race to replace him.That left Ryan, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential...
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Lawmakers plan hearings instead of mass briefing

...had said Walker's office would hold an hours-long legislative briefing on session agenda items Saturday.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett says she hadn't been invited to anything, and said lawmakers are ready to work on legislation...
House Republicans return to Capitol to face leadership mess

...who pushed current Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to announce his resignation and scared off his heir apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., could throw up obstacles to Ryan, too.It also leaves any resolution unclear for...
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