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  • House Republicans propose extend Ex-Im Bank through mid-2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export...
  • Fed's Plosser says doubts legislation forcing Fed to adopt rule-based policy

    AMELIA ISLAND Fla. (Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser said on Saturday he has doubts about proposed legislation on Capitol Hill that would force the U.S. central bank to adopt a rule-based policy in setting interest...
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry's oldest daughter was killed...
  • Fever chart: A report from Arkansas

    Remember the good old days when political campaigns and the general hysteria they kicked off didn't begin to mount till after Labor Day? It wasn't just customary, it was almost official -- like the beginning of football season or the college term. Or even...
  • Republicans consider using reconciliation if they take the Senate

    WASHINGTON Republicans are beginning to focus on what they could accomplish through budget reconciliation next year if the GOP takes control of the Senate. They could use the filibuster-proof reconciliation process to pass budget-related measures...
  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Obama tells lawmakers he has authorization for Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told congressional leaders on Tuesday that he had the authority he needed to take action to destroy the militant group Islamic State, signaling again that the White House will not ask Congress to vote to...
  • Robert J. Fisher: American history offers insight into Ferguson shooting, riots

    On March 5, 1770, a contingent of British soldiers fired on a crowd of unarmed protesters who were threatening a sentry. Five colonists were killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Committees of Correspondence were formed to publicize news...
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children

    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children
    HAZLETON — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is introducing a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities. Various federal and other programs have brought 450 young...
  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • Websites 'slow down' to protest FCC net neutrality plan

    WASHINGTON Popular websites including Netflix, Mozilla, reddit and Kickstarter launched a daylong online protest called Internet Slowdown Day on Wednesday to oppose the controversial proposed changes to net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications...