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Obama threatens veto of Republican Volcker-delay bill

U.S. President Barack Obama talks about his Buy Secure Initiative on consumer financial protection while at the Federal Trade Commission in WashingtonBy Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House warned on Monday that President Barack Obama would veto Republican-backed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would scale back financial reforms, including the Volcker rule. Revamping the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law is a top priority for Republican Party leaders, who took control of both houses of the U.S. Congress this year following big wins in November's midterm elections. ...


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Paul Ryan says won’t run for US president in 2016

Rep. Paul Ryan in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014Republican US congressman Paul Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee, said Monday he will not run for president in 2016. "After giving it a lot of thought, I've decided not to run for president," Ryan said in a statement. Ryan earlier Monday told NBC News he was "at peace" with his decision to not seek the White House. The nine-term congressman's bowing out comes after his former partner on the ticket, 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, told donors Friday that he was considering another White House run.


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White House issues veto threat for House Regulatory Accountability Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday issued a veto threat for the Regulatory Accountability Act from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, saying the bill would add "layers of additional procedural requirements" for gover...

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Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan says he’s not running for president in 2016: NBC News

Within hours of the new Congress being gaveled into session, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., goes before the House Rules Committee as Republicans move forward with plans to advance legislation approving the embattled Keystone XL oil pipeline, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, the party's vice presidential nominee in 2012, said on Monday he will not run for president in 2016 in order to focus on his new role in Congress as chairman of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. Ryan told NBC News he made the decision to pass up a White House bid "weeks ago," well before his former running mate, Mitt Romney, said on Friday he was considering another presidential bid. "I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016," Ryan said in a phone interview with NBC. ...


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Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid

In this photo taken Dec. 1, 2014. for Republican presidential canadiate Mitt Romney smiles on the field before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins in East Rutherford, N.J. Mitt Romney is reaching out to former staff and supporters as he considers a third run for president. Romney and his wife, Ann, phoned former backers in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa to gauge their support over the weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney and his wife reached out to former staff and supporters in key states over the weekend, making contact just hours after shocking many by signaling interest in a third run for president.


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Conservative lawmaker who voted against Boehner raps his leadership

Boehner pauses during remarks to reporters at a news conference following a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the conservatives who last week took part in a rebellion against House Speaker John Boehner's re-election castigated the Speaker's leadership style on Monday, calling him "ineffective." "I can respect the man and certainly the office he holds, but I would be lying if I said I respected his leadership. He simply hasn’t earned it," Representative Rich Nugent, a Republican from Florida, said in a letter to his constituents published online in the Tampa Bay Buzz. ...


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U.S. House Republican optimistic about Obamacare replacement plan

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustrationWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans believe they can replace Obamacare with their own healthcare reforms, if the Supreme Court strikes down a key segment of the current healthcare law in a ruling expected in June, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Monday. Representative Tom Price, Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, told a conservative forum that the high court's anticipated ruling in the case known as King v. Burwell could cause President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy to unravel quickly. ...


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U.S. House Republican optimistic about Obamacare replacement plan

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustrationWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans believe they can replace Obamacare with their own healthcare reforms, if the Supreme Court strikes down a key segment of the current healthcare law in a ruling expected in June, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Monday. Representative Tom Price, Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, told a conservative forum that the high court's anticipated ruling in the case known as King v. Burwell could cause President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy to unravel quickly. ...


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Christie lands RNC fundraising chief for possible ’16 bid

Divisional Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Green Bay PackersTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Republican National Committee's top fundraiser is stepping down this week as he prepares to join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's prospective presidential campaign.


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