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  • Special Report: Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

    By Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through...
  • It's time to kill the lame duck session

    It's time to kill the lame duck session
    The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone...
  • Boehner calls for shift in military strategy, as Hagel replaced

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies. "This...
  • Latino voters strongly support Obama immigration action, poll finds

    President Obama's decisions on immigration last week have angered Republicans, but have drawn strong support from a key audience, Latino voters, according to a new survey. Roughly nine in 10 Latino registered voters said they supported Obama's move to...
  • Kerry says progress in Iran talks with major powers, tough road ahead

    By Louis Charbonneau and Jonathan Allen VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran and the six world powers had made substantial progress toward a final deal over its nuclear program, but the talks would remain difficult in...
  • Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide

    Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide
    As President Obama looks to take legacy-defining actions while facing a hostile Congress, one of his more challenging decisions involves what goes into the fuel tanks of America’s cars. For months, the administration has dismayed innovators and...
  • Rand Paul wants Senate vote on declaring war on ISIS

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul has upped the ante in the debate over the role of Congress in the fight against the Islamic State. The Kentucky Republican announced Monday he would be introducing a resolution to formally declare war against the terrorist group...
  • GOP could move to replace Obama's immigration actions: White House

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives hold the "trump card" on immigration if they choose to use it, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. Earnest reiterated President Barack Obama's call for Congress to pass legislation that...
  • Republicans push for more Iran sanctions as talks are extended

    WASHINGTON Monday's seven-month extension of talks about the Iranian nuclear program makes it very likely the Senate will vote on strengthening sanctions against Iran in the first part of 2015. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican who will be...
  • Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

    A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. Christoph Schaeublin of the...
  • Obama defends legal reasoning behind his new immigration plan

    President Obama argued Sunday that his plan to suspend enforcement of U.S. immigration law for certain violators won't clear the path for a future Republican president to take similar executive actions regarding tax laws he or she doesn't like. In an...