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Senate approves veterans jobs aid

WASHINGTON — The normally polarized US Senate united Thursday to approve a measure aimed at helping US armed forces veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to get jobs, and aiding government contractors. The overwhelming 95-0 vote set the stage for the legislation’s approval by the House of Representatives, which…

Senate advances modest jobs measure

WASHINGTON — The polarized US Senate closed ranks Monday to advance a small item in President Barack Obama’s jobs plan that lawmakers also aimed to use to help armed forces veterans struggling to find work. By a lopsided 94-1 margin, Obama’s Democratic allies and Republicans voted to advance a bill…

Obama looks to cut deal with GOP on Bush tax hikes

President Barack Obama on Saturday assured angry US voters who routed his Democratic allies this week that he got their message and urged jubilant Republicans to work with him on a tax-cut deal. “Your message was clear,” the president told Americans in his weekly radio address. “You’re rightly frustrated with…

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