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  • Conservatives tell GOP: Look past Obama order on immigration

    WASHINGTON As Capitol Hill prepares for political warfare over President Barack Obama's planned executive order on immigration, a coalition of business executives and prominent conservatives is warning Republican leaders not to get further mired in the...
  • Obama immigration order draws split GOP response from possible candidates

    BOCA RATON, Fla . President Barack Obama's expected action on immigration is exposing different approaches in the Republican Party, evident Wednesday as six potential candidates for the party's 2016 presidential nomination differed in how they would...
  • In new role, Republican Paul Ryan takes aim at tax reform

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy, vowed on Wednesday to start overhauling the U.S. tax code despite Washington gridlock that he says will worsen with President Barack Obama's planned...
  • Republican governors urge Congress to avoid shutdown over immigration

    BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) - Republican governors huddling in Florida on Wednesday warned fellow conservatives in Washington against shutting down the U.S. government in response to President Barack Obama's expected move to ease immigration policy....
  • CBC rallies to defend Brown, Democrats' seniority system

    WASHINGTON It was a good day for the Congressional Black Caucus: In just a matter of hours Wednesday, the powerful group saw Democrats' seniority system a tradition that has long protected minority lawmakers from being passed over for leadership positions...
  • North Carolina's Rep. Butterfield will lead black caucus

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina was elected Wednesday as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and promised to hold the group of African-American lawmakers together as the "conscience of the Congress." "We have...
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...
  • Sri Lanka president pardons five Indian fishermen on death row

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's president on Wednesday pardoned five Indian fishermen who had been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, a move likely to reduce tensions with India. The death penalty triggered a diplomatic row between the island...
  • Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power...
  • Australia's Pauline Hanson returns to lead her anti-immigration party

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Controversial Australian former lawmaker Pauline Hanson, who flashed into prominence in the 1990s with populist right-wing policies designed to combat multiculturalism, has returned to lead the "One Nation" party she founded. Hanson,...
  • Wisconsin's Gov. Walker looks more and more like a presidential candidate

    The contours of a Scott Walker presidential campaign have begun to take shape. Happily abiding speculation that he will run in 2016, Walker has given a series of national television interviews since winning a Wisconsin governor's race for the third time...