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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...can offer assurances that no terrorists are being admitted, including via FBI background investigations. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the vetting process should be made stronger if possible and the White House was looking...
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Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...government's fiscal woes."It is past time that we do away with the harmful, draconian sequester cuts," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "We must also ensure that there are equal defense and nondefense increases."At the White...
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GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood for defense and non-defense," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.In the final months of the...The ice could be breaking between Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who met for 20 minutes...
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White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

...General Assembly meeting this month, where countries could pledge aid money and to accept some of the migrants.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the U.S. should increase the number of refugees it resettles next year by more...
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Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections

...Mississippi, Republican poultry and cattle farmer Vince Mangold made his political debut by ousting Democratic House Minority Leader Bobby Moak, who had been in office for 30 years.Republicans targeted Moak with mailers displaying his photo next...
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House minority objects to Arctic drilling complaint

...government's cancellation of oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic Ocean.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage and the House Minority Leader, said it was inappropriate to consider a joint resolution covering Arctic drilling during a special session with...
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New day for House as Ryan becomes the 54th speaker

...lawmaker, Doug LaMalfa, getting behind the Wisconsin congressman.The final tally showed 236 votes for Ryan, 184 for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democrats' candidate, and nine for Republican Daniel Webster of Florida.Webster...
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Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom

...videos remains unidentified, but she has obtained a prominent attorney - Todd Rutherford, who also serves as House minority leader in South Carolina's legislature.Rutherford contradicted the sheriff's claim Tuesday that the girl "may have...
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Fresh starts as GOP taps new speaker, OKs budget deal

...still must prevail in a vote of the full House on Thursday, when Democrats will have a say, too, and will back the minority leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California.Still, the only real suspense surrounds Ryan's margin of victory, as he is...
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Cable news pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

...Simmons was identified on air on Fox radio as a "Fox News contributor." In a 2009 Fox News clip, he calls House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "a pathological liar" in a segment about CIA interrogation techniques.A Fox News spokeswoman, Carly...
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