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  • White House says Boehner broke protocol with Netanyahu invitation

    The White House says House Speaker John A. Boehner broke with protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without first notifying the Obama administration. “The typical protocol would suggest that the...
  • Boehner invites Netanyahu to address Congress weighing Iran bill

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month as lawmakers weigh legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran. The invitation to Netanyahu comes...
  • Obama allies vow to fight his State of the Union plea on trade

    WASHINGTON Some of President Barack Obama's staunchest allies are vowing to fight legislation he requested to expand his power to negotiate trade agreements. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said she supports Obama's initiatives aimed at strengthening the middle class,...
  • In Canada, Clinton declines to offer opinion on Keystone XL pipeline, citing ongoing review

    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department. "We have differences and you won't...
  • Obama tax agenda widens partisan gulf as he seeks redistribution

    WASHINGTON Democrats are abandoning what was once an area of promising bipartisan agreement on tax policy: lowering individual tax rates and broadening the base. The party, led by President Barack Obama, is instead increasingly viewing tax policy as a...
  • Iowa Sen. Ernst vows new GOP-led Congress will focus on Americans' concerns

    The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, a newly minted GOP senator is promising. Making calls...
  • Republicans accuse Obama of ignoring November's election results as he outlines 2015 agenda

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month as lawmakers weigh legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran. The invitation to...
  • Obama to propose overhaul of capital gains and dividends taxes

    President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class...
  • Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power. "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
  • Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union

    Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama outlined an aggressive agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday, drawing sharpcontrastswith the new Republican majority in Congress and setting the stagefor a tumultuous two years leading into the next presidential election....