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President Barack Obama speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama challenges GOP to accept corporate tax deal

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered congressional Republicans a new corporate tax cut and jobs spending package he said might “help break through some of the political logjam in Washington,” only […]

07/30/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama proposes ‘grand bargain’ for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments. […]

07/30/2013

Harry Reid

Reid: GOP can avoid rules change if they confirm 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans must confirm at least seven presidential appointees they’ve been blocking if they want to avoid a controversial change in Senate rules as early […]

07/15/2013

Student loans

Back to negotiations after student loan plan fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students […]

07/10/2013

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White House says deficit is shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that the federal budget deficit for the current fiscal year will shrink to $759 billion. That’s more than $200 billion less than the administration predicted just three […]

07/08/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry won’t seek re-election in 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history who famously muttered “oops” after forgetting during a 2011 presidential debate the third of three federal departments he’d pledged to close, announced Monday […]

07/08/2013

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Biden rouses Va Dems, gives GOP a tea party label

RICHMOMD, Va. (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden continued a busy political pace Saturday, appearing with Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate at the swing state’s premier party fundraiser and ridiculing this fall’s conservative Republican statewide ticket […]

06/29/2013

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Ex-teen mom heads filibuster versus abortion limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To lead their nearly 13-hour filibuster attempt aimed at blocking a contentious abortion bill, Texas Democrats turned to a 50-year-old lawmaker who pulled herself up from a tough background as a […]

06/26/2013

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Texas Republicans on verge of passing abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster […]

06/24/2013

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Gov’t report: Smooth launch unsure for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no guarantee that President Barack Obama’s health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress. But in a report […]

06/18/2013

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