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Republican budget seeks to boost defense spending, ease repeal of Obamacare

U.S. Senator Bob Corker walks inside the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans unveiled the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Wednesday, aiming to boost defense spending, eliminate deficits by 2024 and ease a repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law. Their prescription to slash domestic spending by more than $5 trillion over 10 years appeared headed for final passage by Friday or early next week after endorsement was secured from Republican Senator Bob Corker. The document directs the two Senate committees and three House committees with jurisdiction over the law to find savings of at least $1 billion each. Repeal or replacement of Obamacare has long been a goal for Republicans, and budget procedural tools allow them to pass such legislation with only a simple majority in the Senate, rather than a nearly impossible 60-vote threshold.


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Ohio man accused of threat to Boehner competent for trial

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that an Ohio bartender is competent to stand trial on a charge that he threatened to kill U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner. Michael R. Hoyt was indicted in January for allegedly threateni...

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Former Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker dies, 92

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Illinois Governor Daniel Walker, a Democrat who walked across the state talking to voters before his 1972 election and later went to prison for bank fraud, has died at the age of 92, the state's current gov...

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul moves to block new ‘net neutrality’ rules

Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul speaks to supporters during a campaign event at the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkU.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican presidential hopeful, on Wednesday introduced a resolution to block new regulations on Internet service providers, saying they would "wrap the Internet in red tape." The "net neutrality" rules, which are slated to take effect in June, are backed by the Obama administration and were passed by the Democratic majority of the Federal Communications Commission in February. Paul's resolution, if adopted, would allow the Senate to fast-track a vote to establish that Congress disapproves of the FCC's new rules and moves to nullify them. The move marks the most proactive position yet by Paul, a libertarian from Kentucky, on net neutrality, the principle that Internet providers should treat all Web traffic equally.


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Majority of Republicans would attend a loved one’s gay wedding: poll

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. Republicans would attend the same-sex wedding of a loved one, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, highlighting the political risks for Republican presidential candidates who stake out positi...

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Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign

In this April 28, 2015, photo, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at an event organized by Town Hall Los Angeles in Los Angeles. Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. It remains to be seen how much Jeb Bush and Rubio will use their fluent Spanish in the campaign. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English.


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Marchers demand justice, police reform in Baltimore

By Scott Malone, Ian Simpson and Warren Strobel BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Baltimore on Wednesday demanding justice and police reform as 3,000 troops stood by to enforce a curfew imposed after Monday's civil unrest over...

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White House slams GOP defense budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to changes in weapons systems.

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Senate rejects bid to toughen Iran nuclear review bill

Negotiators of Iran and six world powers face each other at a table in the historic basement of Palais Coburg hotel in ViennaBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected an effort on Tuesday to require any nuclear agreement with Iran to be considered an international treaty, which would have forced any deal to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate's 100 members. The Senate voted 57-39 to reject the measure, which Republican Senator Ron Johnson offered as an amendment to the Iran Nuclear Review Act, a bill requiring an Iran nuclear deal to be reviewed by Congress. The amendment's backing by 39 Republicans signaled that there could be intense debate in the coming days as the Senate hammers out its final version of the legislation.


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White House slams GOP defense budget

The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging ...

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