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  • 4 years later, tougher US food safety law yet to yield overhaul

    WASHINGTON Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law sweeping changes designed to improve U.S. food safety and prevent outbreaks similar to the one involving Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell, in which three people have died after eating contaminated ice cream.
  • House Republicans slam FCC net neutrality proposal, tout own bill

    House Republicans slam FCC net neutrality proposal, tout own bill
    House Republicans warned that tough new regulations for online traffic, expected to be adopted Thursday, risk years of legal uncertainty and argued that the GOP's more restrained legislation was the best way to protect the Internet. Rep. Joe L. Barton...

    John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks

    John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday for funding most of the government — but not the immigration agencies — through the end of the...

    Zealous conservatives appear unlikely to compromise in next Congress

    After November's midterm election, polls found that most Americans wanted their members of Congress to seek compromise — anything to end the gridlock that has plagued Washington. An NBC-Wall Street Journal survey found that even among Republicans,...

    Boehner floats plan to fight Obama on immigration, avert shutdown

    Boehner floats plan to fight Obama on immigration, avert shutdown
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by GOP opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday that would fund most of the government -- but not the immigration agencies -- through the end of the...