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  • Say on pay: House says yea

     
    by Richard Simon Responding to the public furor over bonuses paid to executives of Wall Street firms bailed out by taxpayers, the House today voted to give shareholders a bigger say over compensation in the first piece of President Obama's...
  • War on Islamic State finally gets House floor debate

    WASHINGTON Three House lawmakers wanted a robust debate on whether there should be boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria. On Wednesday, they got their wish. After nearly two hours of debate, the House voted down a privileged resolution directing...

    Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

    The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's...

    House rejects bid to force troop withdrawal in Iraq, Syria

    The House on Wednesday refused to order the withdrawal of U.S. forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year. The measure was defeated, 288-139. It would have directed that troops be withdrawn within 30 days of...

    Cuba may lose 'sponsor of terrorism' designation

    Cuba may lose 'sponsor of terrorism' designation
    President Obama said Thursday that his State Department had finished a review of whether to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, potentially the first step in formally changing U.S. policy toward the island nation at a time of warming...