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Big changes to immigration bill fended off

Big changes to immigration bill fended off

WASHINGTON - After eight hours of debate, the bipartisan Senate immigration bill emerged mostly intact Thursday, despite Republican-led efforts to make substantial alterations in the first of what is certain to be many long committee meetings to work through the 844-page proposal.

May 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Parties come together, vote to keep federal government open

Parties come together, vote to keep federal government open

WASHINGTON - Sending President Obama a bill Thursday that averts a government shutdown, Congress proved that it can, in fact, function. Not long ago, this was considered an unlikely outcome.

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GOP retreats on payroll-tax cut

WASHINGTON — Surrendering to political reality, House GOP leaders did an about-face and said they were willing to extend a payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans without insisting that it be paid for.

February 13, 2012 9:09 pmLoading…

Abortion, EPA issues stall talks on budget

WASHINGTON-The federal budget stalemate that could trigger a government shutdown shifted Thursday from a debate over spending cuts to a fight over abortion and environmental regulation, which have divided Democrats and Republicans for years.

April 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Obama, Palin dig hard for precious votes

Obama, Palin dig hard for precious votes

WASHINGTON - With early voting under way in many states, President Obama concluded a multistate campaign swing Saturday urging voters to the polls, while Sarah Palin rallied the Republican faithful in the final dash to the midterm elections.

October 24, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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