By Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators kicked off the new U.S. Congress with legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the White House promptly threatened a veto. With Republi...Read More »
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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More macroeconomic projections will be included in cost estimates for major fiscal legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives under a rule change approved on Tuesday, a move critics said could mask the true ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the new Congress' first day, the House unanimously approved Republican legislation Tuesday making it easier for smaller companies to avoid providing health care coverage to their workers by hiring veterans.Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story published on Jan. 6 and 7, The Associated Press reported that Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, in his new book, proposes an overhaul of the nation's immigration system that would allow people living in the country illegally to apply for permanent residency, but not citizenship. The story should have made clear that, while the book does not specifically address the question of citizenship, current U.S. law allows for immigrants who win permanent residency to later apply to become U.S. citizens.
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A US federal judge sentenced former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell to two years in prison Tuesday for accepting lavish gifts and loans from a businessman in exchange for political favors. US District Judge James Spencer ordered McDonnell to report to prison on February 9. "Unlike Pontius Pilate, I can't wash my hands of it all. McDonnell, a one-time Republican rising star, had been tipped to become Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 elections.
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Republican John Boehner was re-elected and sworn in Tuesday as speaker of the US House of Representatives, overcoming a surprisingly robust attempt to oust him by two dozen hardcore conservatives. Boehner received 216 of the 408 votes cast in the chamb...Read More »
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fl (Reuters) - Florida governor Rick Scott began his second term Tuesday with a promise to expand the state's ports and highway systems, cut $1 billion in taxes and improve education, in an aggressive campaign he said was...Read More »
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first congressional Republican attempt to weaken Obamacare with legislation boasting Democratic support appeared to be headed for troubled waters on both sides of the partisan aisle on Tuesday, only days befor...Read More »
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first congressional Republican attempt to weaken Obamacare with some Democratic support appeared to be headed for trouble with both parties on Tuesday, only days before an expected vote. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House...Read More »
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of probation on Tuesday for a federal corruption conviction. McDonnell, the first Virginia governor to be sentenced for bribe-taking,...Read More »