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  • Obama should stay the course

    Obama should stay the course
    With the elections over, we hear a chorus of mainly Republicans telling President Obama to respect the views of the voters and capitulate to the new Congress. But in 2008 and again in 2012, these same politicians did everything they could to defy the...
  • 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...
  • Majority of Swiss oppose strict immigration limits ahead of vote: poll

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Most Swiss voters oppose proposals to place strict limits on immigration but support is rising before this month's national vote on the issue, a closely-watched survey showed on Wednesday. The initiative, launched by environmentalist...
  • Another Florida meltdown? Elections chief worries about aging voting machines

    Another Florida meltdown? Elections chief worries about aging voting machines
    TALLAHASSEE — Decade-old voting equipment is quickly aging in nearly half the state's counties, and there has been a struggle at the local level to secure money to cover the replacement costs. Secretary of State Ken Detzner said he will meet...