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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...even "orphans under 5" should be let in because the government can't be trusted to check people properly.? Republican lawmakers called for suspension of the federal Syrian refugee program and threatened to try to stop it in legislation that...
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Congress, Obama avert gov't shutdown

...weekly meeting after nearly five years as speaker and a quarter-century on Capitol Hill.During the meeting, Republican lawmakers had a parting gift for Boehner: a golf cart with Ohio license plates reading "MR SPKR".Boehner told them he...
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Prospective speakers multiply in House as all wait on Ryan

WASHINGTON - Every day another Republican lawmaker seems to wake up and decide that he - and in at...Now into it are stepping a growing number of Republican lawmakers from around the country, some relative newcomers...
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US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

...would have to appropriate money to pay for the additional effort, Kerry pointed out. Intelligence officials and Republican lawmakers have expressed concerns that Islamic State militants could seek to slip into Europe or the U.S. posing as migrants...
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Muslim group doesn't fault school, police for detention

...involving anti-Muslim sentiment, including a backlash against a proposed Muslim cemetery northeast of Dallas and a Republican lawmaker who told her staff to ask visiting Muslims to declare allegiance to America.Also, the Irving City Council endorsed...
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EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

WASHINGTON - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency dismissed complaints Wednesday by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.EPA Administrator...
Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio has been criticizing the deal as he travels the country by bus raising money for Republican lawmakers.But the deal has picked up scattered support from Republicans outside of Congress, including former Sen. Richard...
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...searching for a solution with many of the same Republicans lawmakers who decry the health care law.The unusual coalition...divisions between the Democratic White House and Republican lawmakers."It's going to give the White House some...
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Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

ANCHORAGE - Republican lawmakers in Alaska's state House are calling for more budget cuts instead of new taxes in light of Alaska's troubled fiscal situation...
Health law sign-ups growing; uninsured rate falls

...insisted they would scrap the law, but they would face the prospect of stripping millions of their insurance. Republican lawmakers also talk of replacing the Affordable Care Act, but the GOP has yet to rally behind an alternative.Thursday's...
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