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Opponents ramp up fight against Obama climate plan

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Republican lawmakers and industry groups are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's climate change plan and its first-ever emission limits on new power plants. But they're finding their options are limited

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Obama: To honor victims, we 'have to change'

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Gun control measures Obama had backed failed to pass earlier this year and showed no new momentum in the days following the rampage at the Navy Yard, a military installation just blocks from the Capitol.

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NRA: Get 'homicidal maniacs' off streets

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association official responding to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings said Sunday.

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Blame already being cast over budget fight

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Even before a budget deadline arrives, leaders from both parties are blaming each other — and some Republicans are criticizing their own — for a government shutdown many are treating as inevitable.

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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Posted: 09/23/2013 - President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts.

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House to vote on stopgap funding bill, 'Obamacare'

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The GOP-controlled House is cruising toward a vote to gut President Barack Obama's health care plan as part of a temporary funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.

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Industry sounds alarm on piracy

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google aren't doing enough to stop them.

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Emboldened House GOP presses fight on 'Obamacare'

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Emboldened conservatives who forced House Republican leaders to push a stopgap spending bill that unravels President Barack Obama's health care law are digging in for a long fight.

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Haslam disappointed in superintendents' petition

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam says he was disappointed to hear of a petition signed by nearly half of the states' school superintendents that raised serious concerns about Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

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Obama's climate plans to get airing in Congress

Posted: 09/18/2013 - President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming are heading to their first test, a House hearing in which administration officials make their case before skeptical lawmakers.

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A revised GOP attack on 'Obamacare'

Posted: 09/18/2013 - It's a strategy fraught with political risk for Republicans, who could find themselves bearing the blame for any partial government shutdown that results from an impasse with the Senate.

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House conservatives back 'Obamacare' alternative

Posted: 09/18/2013 - A large group of House conservatives intends to unveil legislation providing an expanded tax break for consumers who purchase their own health coverage and increasing the government funding for high-risk pools.

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Report: Budget cuts hurt tax collections by IRS

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Collections from delinquent taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012, due in part to budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service, the agency's inspector general said.

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Shooting reignites gun talk, but bills still cold

Posted: 09/17/2013 - As Senate office buildings were closed to visitors Monday following the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, lawmakers from both sides of the debate offered sympathy for the victims.

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Congress looks to relax mandatory prison terms

Posted: 09/17/2013 - Mandy Martinson was at a low point in her life, her mother said, addicted to methamphetamine when she allowed a drug dealer she was dating to move in with her. Within weeks, police raided her house.

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Daley abruptly ends race for Illinois governor

Posted: 09/17/2013 - Just months ago, former White House chief of staff William Daley was among several influential Democrats threatening primary challenges to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn from within his own party.

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In budget faceoff, Obama warns of 'economic chaos'

Posted: 09/17/2013 - A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they demand a delay of his health care law

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Obama to tout economy while marking Lehman fall

Posted: 09/16/2013 - President Barack Obama is seeking credit for an economic turnaround, using the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank to highlight signs of recovery

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In Iowa, Biden touts diplomatic progress in Syria

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration's pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

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Obama: Syria debate is diplomacy lesson for Iran

Posted: 09/16/2013 - President Barack Obama says his administration's approach to Syria's chemical weapons should show Iran that there's the potential for diplomatic solutions to arms standoffs.

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