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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...know about how the federal government screens refugees.MICHIGAN (195)Gov. Rick Snyder had bucked many fellow Republican leaders by welcoming refugees to Michigan, which has a large Arab-American population. But he said Sunday that the state...
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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...process."Among governors now balking at the program, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, who had bucked many fellow Republican leaders by embracing the initiative, said he was suspending the welcome until federal officials reviewed security procedures...
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After Boehner: Can House GOP be led?

...challenged Boehner are "not going to be satisfied until there is total chaos."The situation has come about even as Republican leaders and outside groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have worked diligently in recent cycles to elect mainstream...
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McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

...such a measure to the GOP-controlled House just a day or two before a potential shutdown seems aimed at giving Republican leaders in the House the push needed to roll over recalcitrant tea partyers opposed to a bill that fails to take on Planned...
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GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders scrambled Thursday to head off a politically damaging government shutdown in two weeks over rebellious conservatives' demand that...
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Presidential candidates duel on Iran; House GOP in turmoil

...Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Conservatives long...this year giving lawmakers the right to review it. Republican leaders did not sound receptive to conservative attempts...
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Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...added, "oil and gas will remain important parts of our overall energy mix."Ahead of Obama's visit, state Republican leaders emphasized the need for more energy development and urged Obama not to exploit the state's stunning scenery for...
No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open December.Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure by 277-151 - a lopsided vote...hitting our military and middle class, even the Republican leader agrees," said top Senate Democrat Harry Reid of...
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Senate Dems block vote to disapprove of Iran deal

...recognized Israel as a state and released U.S. prisoners held in Iran."Either way this debate will continue," the Republican leader said.Despite McConnell's maneuver on a politically fraught measure certain to show up in campaign ads and fundraising...
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Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...and our Gov. Bill Walker, support an expansion and reform bill that's been blocked from a vote by Alaska's Republican leaders.Let's do this to save money. Allow a vote on the Medicaid expansion and reform bill that legislators have now...


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