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Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

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U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: New Yorker 21 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday.

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British Labour Party leader Miliband meets with Obama 21 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday and said they had a wide-ranging discussion touching on relations with Russia and the Ukraine crisis.

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Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals 12:10am BST

WASHINGTON - As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.

U.S. Senate nears deal to vote on $10.9 billion transportation bill 21 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders were nearing an agreement to vote this week on a $10.9 billion transportation funding extension already passed by the House of Representatives, signaling a desire to minimize drama over road construction money this summer.

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U.S. congressman raps Boeing, trade group on Ex-Im bank 12:00am BST

WASHINGTON - A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."

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Central America leaders to ask Obama for plan to stem child exodus 19 Jul 2014

TEGUCIGALPA - Central American leaders will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to support a regional development and security plan to stem the tide of illegal child migrants to the United States at a meeting next week, a Honduran minister said on Saturday.

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U.S. House committees demand info from Ex-Im bank 18 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives committees demanded extensive information from the Export-Import Bank on Thursday, including communications on reported allegations of kickbacks there, as Congress grapples with whether to reauthorize the bank's charter.

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Boehner uncertain Congress can act on border crisis this month 18 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed doubts Congress would agree by the end of this month on an emergency response to the crisis involving an influx of thousands of child migrants at the U.S. southern border. | Video

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New York mayor takes it on the chin in city media 18 Jul 2014

NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio won his job in a landslide last November, but is finding out that staying so popular is not easy.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.