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Massive spending bill and tax plan passes US Congress
www.bbc.co.uk
The 2016 government funding bill is heading to the White House for signature after passing both the Senate and the House of Representatives. [...]
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GOP senators would back Trump as Republican nominee
thehill.com
Even the most prudent senators say they would back Trump in the general election. [...]
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As Embassies Open, a Further Thaw in Cuban-U. S. ties Faces Hurdles in Congress
www.wsj.com
The embassies have reopened, but more substantial steps in normalizing U.S. ties with Havana now will largely depend on Congress. [...]
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Kerry Warns Congress on Iran: ‘This Is a Choice Between a Diplomatic Solution and War’
www.bloomberg.com
Secretary of State John Kerry is warning lawmakers before his Senate testimony next week that a vote against the Iran deal may leave the U.S. largely helpless to curb that nation’s nuclear program. [...]
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White House says restoring Cuba ties has strong support in Congress
www.euronews.com
U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba has strong support in Congress except for a vocal minority with “entrenched partisan interests” who have tried to block the moves, the White House said on Friday. [...]
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Analysis: Congressional Republicans on track to oppose Iran deal, with or without reading it
www.usnews.com
Republicans fall into two camps when it comes to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Some are against it, while others want to read it before announcing their opposition. [...]
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5 questions Fed Chair Yellen will face from Congress
www.thedailytimes.com
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the central bank's mid-year economic outlook this week to Congress, where she will face grilling from House and Senate lawmakers. [...]
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Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal
www.postbulletin.com
President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord. [...]
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Time for Congress to fast-track open Internet protection
www.freep.com
News that the U.S. Senate has passed "fast-track" trade legislation gives us hope that Congress might be able to turn to other pressing legislative issues, as well. [...]
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Lee H. Hamilton: There is a way forward for Congress
www.tulsaworld.com
There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. [...]
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How Congress Can Cure Alzheimer’s
www.thedailybeast.com
Why Republicans and Democrats are finally coming around to the idea that it costs less to cure diseases like Alzheimer’s than to treat them. [...]
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Myth vs Facts on Fast Tracking Trade Authority
www.opednews.com
Article I, Section 8 gives the Congress power over trade, or more specifically it allows Congress to "regulate Commerce with foreign Nations." Article II, Section 2 grants the president the power "to make Treaties." [...]
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Ross, Sparks run for Congress
www.desototimes.com
In today's issue, the DeSoto Times-Tribune is continuing its series of articles focusing on the 13 candidates running for U.S. Representative in the First Congressional District. [...]
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U.S. business groups to urge Congress to approve fast-track trade authority
kfgo.com
Almost 300 business groups from across the United States are urging swift passage of a bipartisan bill in Congress that would "fast-track" trade deals, in a letter ... [...]
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Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood urges bipartisanship, cooperation in Congress
www.theeagle.com
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood believes Congress is in dire need of leaders willing to cross the aisle and challenged future policy makers to put constituents before parties. [...]
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