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Republicans advance bill to prepare for debt ceiling fight

24 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON A key committee of the House of Representatives approved a measure on Wednesday designed to make it easier for Republicans to again withhold approval of a rise in the government debt ceiling to extract spending cuts from President Barack Obama.

Republicans advance bill to prepare for U.S. debt ceiling fight

24 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON, April 24 A key committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure on Wednesday designed to make it easier for Republicans to again withhold approval of a rise in the government debt ceiling to extract spending cuts from President Barack Obama.

Obama's nominee to lead budget office sails toward confirmation

17 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget appeared Wednesday to be on a clear path toward Senate confirmation.

Obama's nominee to lead budget office sails toward confirmation

17 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON, April 17 President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget appeared Wednesday to be on a clear path toward Senate confirmation.

Republican Senator Paul fuels ideas of presidential bid in '16

17 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Rand Paul, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, fueled speculation on Wednesday that he will follow in his father's footsteps and run for president in 2016.

House Republicans aim to weaken gun bill, focus on mental health

15 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON As the Senate prepares to debate a gun-control bill for the first time in two decades on Monday, Republicans in the House of Representatives are devising ways to delay and weaken gun legislation they see as limiting Americans' right to bear arms, congressional sources say.

Both parties wary of Obama's proposal to cut Social Security

12 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themselves Thursday from President Barack Obama's proposal to trim Social Security and other safety-net benefits, illustrating yet again the difficulty of reaching a bargain to reduce spending and tame the deficit.

Both parties wary of Obama's proposal to cut Social Security

12 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themselves Thursday from President Barack Obama's proposal to trim Social Security and other safety-net benefits, illustrating yet again the difficulty of reaching a bargain to reduce spending and tame the deficit.

Both parties wary of Obama's proposal to cut Social Security

12 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON, April 11 Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themselves Thursday from President Barack Obama's proposal to trim Social Security and other safety-net benefits, illustrating yet again the difficulty of reaching a bargain to reduce spending and tame the deficit.

Young Republicans seek bigger role, different message for 2016

17 Mar 2013

WASHINGTON Young Republicans still stung by Mitt Romney's defeat in November are looking for a White House candidate with a message they can run with. For some, that means going back to basics - and leaving divisive social issues behind.

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